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The sulky blog and other things

So it's been 13 whole days since I posted here. No wonder the blog was throwing a major tantrum like a whiny brat in the supermarket who screams and shouts till he is red in the face, sending the decibel levels sky rocketing to the level of a jet plane taking off till the weary parent finally succumbs and gives in.

My blog was  much nicer about it though. It sent me gentle mental reminders. And when that didn't work, it made a cute face at me and I always fall for niceness. So here I am :)

The last few days have been a whirlwind of activities. One of my closest friends visited me (and we have known each other since we were ten). I had my husband's family visiting and  of course the daily pressures of running a home and juggling my writing. My next book is coming along well but it will be a few months before you can have it in your hands. (and this is completely different from anything I have done before and I am excited about it)

Meanwhile my current book has been topping the charts. Those who follow me on FB would know about it as I have regularly been posting screen shots of the Nielsen best-seller lists there (it has consistently been on top ten, each week since release).

KPMG put up the video of the talk that I gave at their corporate office. Since many of you wrote in and asked me about it, here it is. It is about 12 minutes long.

I promise to be a bit more regular from now on. I don't want my blog to sulk.

Show it some love will you? Leave it some nice comments. It hates neglect and thrives on attention. And not just from me :) ____________________________________________________________________

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  1. Nice to read your posts after a long time :) Looking forward to your new book!!

  2. You are the best inspiration for me and you are beautiful, thoughtful and loving person mam.Your thoughts in your books and blogs has changed me and my way of understanding people.Thanks for writing :)

  3. Thanks for yr wonderful write ups ma'am. No wonder yr blog feels neglected n sulk when u r away for long. Also eagerly waiting for yr nxt book. Keep in coming :) must say yr blog n books both are a turn on. I might be in frustrated mood, gloomy mood or even angry n agitated but the minute I read yr write up they all calm down n I am back to my chirpy self. Thank u once again. :)

  4. Hi Preethi

    Saw your video on How you have come along way. Highly inspiring. I want to be like you someday. I too am interested in writing.

    Thanks for posting this video.

    1. Thank you Deepa and good luck with your writing!

  5. Thank you Ma'am for your wonderful speech. Your words make us to move in life. I have been a silent follower of yours, Today I thought to speak up, to say something nice to you which I always feels about you. You are such a strong blogger & author, a sweet mum, a cute dog lover & a lovely person :) :D. I do appreciate your all work either it is quilling or your sketches or a small write up or a poem. I wish you all the very best for your upcoming work.

    1. Thanks so much Lalita! Always wonderful when someone who has been silent speaks up!

  6. Soo excited abt ur next buk...take ur time and make it perfect.... :-)

    1. Thanks Aswin for the very encouraging words! :)

  7. Looking forward for your new world(your every novel). Eagerly waiting .Hope it will be the best mam.

  8. It's just amazing to read ur books. Thank you for writing nd sharing it with the world.

  9. Your video is so impressive and inspiring. .diversity really adds spark to our personality and work...everytime I finish your book I wish for more..eagerly waiting for your new book..

  10. Whenever I read any of your books I can always relate to your lead female characters, their range of emotions and actions. I feel like you are someone known to me and speaking or writing behalf of ne. That's how I feel when I read your books. So grateful to hav such a wonderful author in our country.

  11. I'm excited too....waiting for the next book. It happens for a reason left me breathless. :-) :-) :-)

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  13. Nice to know about the next book also it is exciting to think that it is going to be different! Waiting... :)

  14. i keep on checking your new enteries whenever i get some time.keep writing for we are here to cherish your words

  15. Anonymous12:49 PM


    Could you please get me in touch with the content manager of this website?


  16. Anonymous12:50 PM


    Could you please get me in touch with the content manager of this website?


  17. Didn't actually come back to the blog as was following since days to see but nothing came up. And today I thought of checking and saw that I missed atleast 3 blogs. Will have to keep checking daily. All to be read and responded. The video is really good. Thanks for writing, inspiring and motivating..!!! :)


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