My book is launched!

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The Pune Lit Fest this year was lovely. More so because my book The Gurukul Chronicles was launched by such eminent achievers!

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On Day 2, I was very lucky to have my book’s intro session moderated by the charismatic Dipankar Mukerjee of Readomania, who gave me many valuable tips on book promotion and marketing.

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And here’s the other winner from last year’s contest, Piorre Hart, along with my parents. Her book WHERE THERE IS A WILL is now available at Amazon.

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A big smooch for my best friend Maheshwari Thyagarajan and her daughter Kimaya who made the trip from Mumbai to Pune just to cheer for me as I walked up the stage 🙂

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Last but not the least a big shout out to Pune city for its awesome weather, parks and people! I love it a bit more every time I revisit, and how can one not – just take a look below at one of the fab parks that was near the place I stayed! More pics and details in the next post 🙂

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In Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

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When your room comes with a blessedly green view (complete with chirpy bird sounds) and you finally have the time to open that book you have been forever meaning to read, all the while keeping one ear cocked to soak in the rain splashing against the glass window and slowly, gradually, allowing yourself to get lost in the world created by a master storyteller…. I confess, this is certified nirvana for any writer (or reader!)

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As most of you know, I am in Pune now, to attend the launch ceremony of my debut novel, The Gurukul Chronicles. I will also be speaking about it and reading excerpts on Saturday afternoon at Pune Litfest! I love meeting fellow writers and readers, so do Contact me if you are in Pune and want to connect 🙂

 

P.S.: I and my parents are staying at this cute Treebo property off Bandarkar Road, which boasts a fabulous jogging track right next to it. I just about swooned today morning as I walked in the middle of the track, with tall trees and bamboo around me, the temperature being a cool 23 degrees. More pics will be posted soon 🙂

One year later…

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Exactly 365 days ago, this happened. My debut novel THE GURUKUL CHRONICLES won the manuscript contest at Pune International Literature Festival!

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That’s me on the far right, in the beige kurta top, receiving the good news from Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy (standing next to me is Piorre Hart, the other winner of the manuscript contest).

And now, the book is published and available on Amazon! Here’s the cover page :). Do join me for its official launch at Pune on Sep 8, 2017, at the inaugural session of PILF 2017, to be held at YASHADA, Pune. 

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