Friday, July 30, 2010

A much deserved vacation

Hi there,

After weeks and weeks of working way past midnight editing my 2nd book, I am finally taking a much deserved vacation. I am coming to India on a visit. YAY! I can't wait to get there!

Since my first book 34 Bubblegums and Candies went on to become National Bestseller, Crossword Pune wanted me to do a book discussion / book signing session. I have been getting a large number of mails from people, saying they want to meet me when I come to India. I really wish I could meet you all. I connect instantly with anyone who has liked my book, simply because the book was not really a book. They were bits and pieces of my life, not really intended for publication and they were totally from the heart. Each and every word in it is true. Besides, it was written to overcome the deep grief of losing my dad, and the book was dedicated to him. The book is very special to me, indeed. So naturally, the people who write to me, telling me it moved them and they loved it, almost always become my friends.

The exact date of the book signing event, is yet to be fixed but tentatively it is likely to be on 16 or 17th August at the Crossword on Senapati Bapat Marg in Pune. I will announce the exact date on this  facebook page.  (if you have 'Liked' it you will automatically get an update)

If you happen to be in Pune on those dates, do drop in. I'd love to say a hello :-)

I will also be visiting seven other cities including lovely Kerala and beautiful beautiful Amritsar.(Yeah, it seems like a Bharath Darshan..But ooh I do love my India) Almost, every place I am going to, I am staying with very good friends. I can't wait to meet them. I think half the fun is in anticipation and planning, really. :-)

I will have only limited Internet access and I will not be updating my blog or replying to mails till I get back on 21st.

See you when I get back, if I don't see you in India!

Life is really short. Stay Positive.

Love and laughter
Preeti

PS: My 12 year old son clicked this picture of me a few days back. I love his shots of me. He always manages to capture a mood and each of his pictures tell a story. Click here to see more of his photos.




22 comments:

  1. A lot of anticipation happening over here too :)
    Have a Great Trip !

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  3. Have a lovely and safe trip. Have loads of fun. See you when you come back !

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  4. Hey Preeti, Have a great vacation and once again hearty congratulations on your book becoming the national best seller. I wish I could get hold of it and read it soon. take care all of you and God bless. I wish I could meet you once.

    rekha

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  5. hey preeti... wish u a happy vacation in India and enjoy loads :) :)

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  6. no mumbai??

    still, have a safe and joyfull trip

    - A Crooked Smile

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  7. Have a great vacation in India!

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  8. Have a great vacation, Preeti! Wish you could have had a longer Mumbai stay. Anyway, there's always the future to look forward to :)

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  9. are u cmg to bangalore ???
    pls let me know.

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  10. Enjoy your trip and wish you safe travels!

    That pic is stunning.....

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  11. I wish Kolkata was one of your destinations...I would have loved meeting you.

    Yaaay on the book signing and even bigger YAAAYYYY on the bharat darshan and friends.

    This trip promises good things :-)

    And btw, your son has a gift!

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  12. Just signed up for your Facebook page!!

    I’m already following you, but wanted to say Happy Summer! Stop by my blog when you are able.

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  13. oh- will be in pune in first week of sept and in kerala end of aug--would have loved to meet u if those were ur dates :(

    Anyways- u have a gr8 trip
    --Seema

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  14. O! congratulations.
    Have a happy trip here :)

    There is something waiting for you on my blog :)

    http://toblog-withlove.blogspot.com/2010/08/to-blogwith-love.html

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  15. congrats..have a great vacation and have fun...

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  16. Welcome to India, Preethi. Is secunderabad on your itinerary?

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  17. oh..how i wish it was a weekend...coz its very far frm my workplace and the snap your son has clicked is really good!! he has a good photography sense!

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  18. Hey when r u cuming back? missing u n ur posts :)

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  19. Hey when r u cuming back? missing u n ur posts :)

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  20. Nice blog, your words seeem to come from the heart.I am sure I will like your book. When is your second book coming ?

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  21. Hi :) which part of Kerala are you visiting?

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  22. 21'st we are waiting to hear abt ur trip....

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