Sunday, July 19, 2015

Your chance to get published! 'Write India'

Hi there,
How have you been? My last post was from Goa, where I had been struggling for Internet connectivity and I had said I would share some pictures.

After I came back, I go caught up like crazy in finishing up next book. (Yes!! It is done! I am euphoric!) By then, it seemed too late to share the vacation pictures. If you want to see one of them, I have posted it on my FB page. (click to view)


Remember sometime back I had told you all about an ad that I had shot for?

Well this is what it is about!!

 Write India" is your chance to make your dreams of getting published come true. Eleven authors (Amish, Chetan Bhagat, , Preeti Shenoy, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravi SubramanianTuhin Sinha, Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta, Madhuri Banerjee, Jaishree Misra and Anita Nair) are working alongside the Times of India to find eleven budding writers. The eleven short stories selected will result in a book published by the Times of India. To participate log on to http://www.toi.in/writeindia

And do watch this ad :)



  All  details are on the link: http://www.toi.in/writeindia

All the best!
and I shall blog again soon :-)

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Thursday, July 02, 2015

Holiday destination revealed! (Blog marathon post 30)

Last post!

Again I have a problem with the Internet.
  
My vacation spot: Goa!!



That's where I am right now--struggling to upload more pictures as there is very limited connectivity and even when there is, the Internet is so slow. Shall post more pictures when I get back!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Holiday!! (Blog marathon post 29)

Am on vacation!
At this beautiful spot. As I type this there is the soft patter of rain outside. Crickets chirping. And a lily pond-- with ducks in them. A million shades of green.
Peace, bliss and happiness.

The Internet is well--intermittent. So kindly forgive me for this very short post. I need to send this before the net goes again! (I wanted t post a photo but the net is toooooo slow)

Any guesses where I am? :)

I shall tell you the answer tomorrow---which incidentally will be the last post of this marathon :)
So bye for now---hope your day has been great as well!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Friendships and the part they play in our lives(blog marathon post 28)



When it comes to my books, everybody knows that love and friendship feature prominently. Whether it is a story that involves a mental disorder (my first book Life is what you make it) or my sixth book that is the story of an unwed teen mother (It happens for a reason) friendships always form a prominent part of the protagonist's life.

Many people write in and tell me that they can relate. They have friends exactly like the ones described in my books. They love how important a role friendship and love plays in my books.

And yet there are a few (I must admit--very very few) who seem to think that such friendships exist only in books.

I can tell you that is not true. I have been blessed with some fabulous friendships. A little while ago I was speaking to one of my closest friends (the friendship between Vee and Suchi in 'It happens for a reason is modeled on this friendship of mine) and we were joking in that self-deprecatory manner which only two people who are really close and who know each other really well can.
'Thanks Madam, only you can come up with something like that,' she said.
'Welcome madam, I am glad you appreciate my fine taste,' I replied and we laughed again.

A good friendship is like the anchor as ell as a life boat in a ship. When the ship is sailing in deep waters, they go along, always there. When the ship docks, the anchor holds it firm till it is ready to sail again. And in case of troubled waters, the life-boat bails you out.

I am indeed fortunate to be blessed with great friendships---and my closest friends tell me I am extremely committed, devoted and they feel lucky to have me. My books reflect exactly this.


Here's to great friendships. If you have them in your life, you know what I mean.
Celebrate it. Cherish it. It is indeed a treasure.
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