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Kirtimaya Varma

kirti-pix-siliconself.jpgKirtimaya Varma graduated with a degree in electronics and telecom engineering from the University of Pune, Maharashtra, India in 1972. For sixteen years he was an electronics engineer working on jobs that involved the operation and maintenance of satellite earth stations. While in the engineering profession, during his leisure time, he was a freelance writer of short stories, articles, and poems. His writings have appeared in over 50 publications all over the world.

In 1988, Kirtimaya left the engineering profession and became a full-time writer and technology journalist. Currently he is Editor-in-Chief with EDN Asia, a monthly global magazine on electronics design.

Based in India, he is the author of the novel Together in Time published by Resplendence Publishing, Florida, and two technical books brought out by Sterling Publishers, New Delhi.

The author, who has worked in several countries, travels extensively all over the world, and regularly speaks before audiences in various countries. He is married and has two sons.

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 Peace on Terror

Peace on TerrorSadiq is a Pakistani American. He has a love-hate relationship with America and gives himself up to hatred when America declares what he thinks is war on Islam. 

He leads an Islamist group aiming to nuke America. As he is about to bomb Washington, he discovers how much America is in him.  

His conversion from an Islamist to a true Muslim and nationalist American is the novel’s story, set mainly in the U.S., Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.   

The story takes the War to a victory for both the sides, while Islamists discover secularism, democracy, and globalization are concepts as much rooted in Islam as in the West, and must be put into operation in the entire Muslim world.

 Silicon Self

Anderson is developing software to speedily reach the leading edge of IT, not letting normal human living come between himself and his computer. His wife Nora wonders how dangerously close to the edge can he go, and whether the folly of ignorance is less dangerous than that of too advanced technologies? She tries to wean him away, determined to save her family and the world from at least one technology leader.

In the blinding rush to be ahead in technology, Anderson and his peers build up an expensive IT solution, but only to find that there is no problem needing it. To discover or invent a problem for a ready solution is known as “solving the solution.” While striving to solve the solution, their ISP breaks down and they lose Internet connectivity. They struggle to find their worlds outside the Internet. Cut off from virtual reality, they cannot cope up with any reality, and are constantly in conflict with themselves, their colleagues, and their environment. Their encounters create comical situations.