Ashim Shanker


Ashim Shanker has never been, and probably isn’t yet, but certainly aspires to be. Surely, one day he MIGHT be, but there is no guarantee he WILL be. He was disappointed to find out yesterday upon waking that he still wasn’t, nor would he be for the rest of the day. But still, today has not yet passed. So we must wait and see. In the meantime, we cannot rule out the possibility, however negligible, that he will have been at some point in the distant horizon. Yet, for the present, we are still faced with the bleak and disheartening probability that he never was, nor shall ever be. Whatever comes of such confusing matters, he nonetheless appreciates the interest of the reader and apologizes in advance for any time that is sure to be wasted in pointlessly deciphering the befuddling prose of this trifling wannabe.


Migrations, Volume III: Inward and Toward
Series: Migrations. Price: Free! Words: 352,580. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
The final installment of the "Migrations" absurdist fiction series is here. Bring it to your next virtual book burning!
Building Bridges to the Future: Global Case Studies of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,890. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Organizations & institutions
This book is a collection of profiles of 10 education organizations that are equipping young people to thrive in the 21st century. Together, these 10 organizations reach over 32 million young people in more than 110 countries in all regions of the world. The profiles describe program content organizational practices, recommendations, and challenges.
Migrations, Volume II: Only the Deplorable
Series: Migrations. Price: Free! Words: 161,230. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Metaphysics
Was it possible to feel nostalgic about something that had never happened to him, possible for nostalgia to be taken in by the body as a free pathogen to infect the consciousness with stray sentiments? Perhaps, in his dreams, he had traveled back in time, or even drifted into another dimension of space-time and inhabited the body, experiences, and nostalgia of another.
Migrations, Volume I : Don't Forget to Breathe
Series: Migrations. Price: Free! Words: 96,330. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Movements / existentialism
"...he could imagine the Dust spiraling in corners, plotting en masse an elaborate offensive upon those who sought seclusion from the outside Universe. The Dust: it was older than Time, bound by its allegiance to the Tangible—to the very Physical Substance of creation— to make pointed attacks fueled by conspiracy upon its bitter rival, the amorphously-composed Intangible Will.." (p.202)

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