An Air Force officer who upholds the nation’s dignity, a sister who gives up her life to care for her younger sibling, a bureaucrat who pays with his life for upholding the nation’s values, a father who rises above personal grief…

Only One Life to Give is a collection of stories of such individuals who live by the values of compassion, honesty and dignity. The collection is an attempt to create a circle of influence that encourages us to extend a helping hand to strangers, family and friends.

It is these circles of influence that help us build a tight knit society.

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My short story, Bonding with the Bonded based on true incidents from Only One Life To Give, has been aired on Star Plus as part of the programme – Lakhon Mein Ek – on 27 January 2013.

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