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The Bangalore launch of 'It Happens for a Reason'

As promised in the last post, here are some pictures from the Launch of 'It Happens for a Reason'. The launch event was just fantastic!

The lovely backdrop. It was at Autumn Hall at Hotel Royal Orchid that we hosted the event.

 I posed for a lot of pictures. You will see them soon in the  papers.

 We released the book after a brief introduction. The book was released by Shinie Antony (one of my favourite authors and also the founder of Bangalore Literature Festival) and Chander Kamal Balje the Founder, and Chairman & Managing Director of Royal Orchid Hotels

It was a lovely discussion and we also had a great audience interaction.

 I hate reading from my own book. But I ended up reading a bit as the audience as well as Shinie wanted me to!

 Then I signed many many copies!
We had wine and snacks and some lovely company!

 All my author friends had come. I felt so happy and thrilled to have them there.
In the picture from left to right--Milan Vohra, Shinie Antony, Vani Mahesh, Madhavi Mahadevan

The team at Westland is awesome! Here is the Bangalore team.

And finally here is Shinie and me! :)

In case you missed this one, there will be another one in January in bangalore. watch my FB page for details. You can also see more launch pictures .HERE

Also tomorrow, between 3.00 pm and  3.30 pm, I will be on Amazon tweetahon ! Follow @amazonIN   and you can talk to me . There are goodies to be won!

Do  read the first few pages of the book using this link

And let's chat on twitter once you have read it :-)

See you tomorrow on Twitter!



  1. Happy birthday mam!!! i am an avid reader of your books and enjoy it reading again and again. Everytime i read your book i discover each time a new thing or u can say expression of feeling which i couldn't get in first place. Amidst of promoting your new book you might be unaware that you have been featured in one of Hindi newspapers article today with starting that its your birthday today. I wanted to share a pic of the same but could not find an option to upload the pic of your featured article. Its in supplement of DAINIK BHASKAR newspaper if you would like too see it.
    And mam keep writing as your books inspire us each having deep message and a nexus of emotions which one could easily relate to.

    1. oh mam i just misssed out to share the link of that e paper in which you are featured

  2. God bless you to have more and more writing-images in your thoughts.


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