Nazli Hardy

Biography

... wife, mother of Mischief & Mayhem, writer, educator ... and desi to boot. Hope you enjoy these "desi" stories based in Queens, NY and also the "Mopane Tree Lane" stories from Harare Zimbabwe - places filled with humanity, pragmatism, and rich beauty.

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Books

Agony Aunties – Desi Style: a Desi Drive short
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Every culture has its own version of 'agony aunties' as potent as the other. Meet the "desi" versions, Aunty Bela and Aunty Mela, cut from the same sari, but from two different ends. Like their characters, their angle is different, but the affection is from the same source.
Ujala’s Light: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Ujala di is ready to die. But if anyone, she should know that Death heeds to no one's wishes. The only way she can go on living, is by returning home to India, where long ago, her light had been extinguished by the Ganges.
Saris, Selfies, and Social Media: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Shruti Shah is the CEO of the Shah Household. She is a devoted mother and wife and has claimed, unchallenged, the unspoken title of ‘Glamor Queen of Desi Drive'. She has certain golden rules she abides by, like limiting herself to posting only one selfie per day. All is well in her busy world, until the arrival of a family down the street gives her reason to pause.
Khala’amma’s Kingdom: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Khala’amma is round and soft, and as tenacious as a thistle. She is the queen of Queens, as far as she is concerned and makes it her business to know everyone and everything in her kingdom of Jackson Heights. People are slightly frightened of her and regard her with guarded respect, because as any proper desi knows, one never messes with a proper khala’amma (aunty).
Jahangir’s Journey – from ‘Noakhali to New York’
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mr. Jahangir Razzak, or JR as he prefers to be called (inspired by the iconic American TV soap, ‘Dallas’), is a driven man. He tries to encourage his daughters with his “coming-to-Amrica” story. “From Noakhali to New York. Long way baby, long way, hah nah (isn’t that so)?” His daughters don't pay much attention to him, but only because they do not see that he is driven by love for them.
Professor Poppadum’s Principles: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,650. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Professor Pradeep Prabakhar (affectionately and ubiquitously known as Professor Poppadom) is on a special mission during Spring Break; to solve a mystery that has been goading his normally unflappable calm. The situation is provoking in him a mild irritation. Like many problems in life, some proper perspective is in order for Professor Poppadom.
Tul Tul’s Train: a short story from Desi Drive
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Tul Tul has arrived in NYC from Bangladesh. Other than her new husband, who literally leaves her on the curb, she knows no one ... this is the story of her journey.
Mopane Tree Lane: a novel of Zimbabwe
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,900. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Mopane Tree Lane is a compilation of stories about friends and neighbors who live on Mopane Tree Lane, Belvedere, Harare, Zimbabwe. All the characters are completely fictitious, but what they do have in common with the real Zimbabweans, is warmth, big-heartedness, and love for the Zimbabwean soil; traits shared and passed on to family, friends, neighbors and strangers.
Desi Drive: short, interlinked stories
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 49,950. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Desi Drive is a compilation of short stories based in Jackson Heights, NYC. The stories are interlinked; much like the lives of friends and neighbors. Many of these have been published as standalones. This book includes these, and also additional ones that tie into the various story lines of the people who live on Desi Drive, Jackson Heights, Queens, New York. All the characters are completel

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