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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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Comments

  1. This is an excellent initiative. Looking forward to it. Thank you for putting this together!

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    1. Hey Dippy--all credits to TOI. I didn't do anything in putting it together really. I just blogged about it :)

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  2. So happy to get a blogpost from you after so many days mam and such a great initiative.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, i think it's a great initiative by TOI.

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  3. Mam its so nice of you and TOI to give aspiring ones a gateway but isn't writing a self art. I mean how can an author write on your thoughts and visions. Just shared it, i know even you would've liked to write on the characters you've given birth too :). I am very happy by your wishes only to make my dreams come true :):)

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    1. Kindly note that I am only a participant in this just like you. It is TOI who has come up with all terms and conditions. And you are more than free and welcome to give birth to your own characters and approach publishers with your work!
      This is a contest and it is TOI who will make the selection of qualifying entries and send some to me ANONYMOUSLY, from which I will pick. So I will directly not have a say in the matter nor will I be able to influence outcome.
      Good luck!! :)

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  4. wow!! it's like a gift coming out of the blue. thanku for letting us know.

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  5. Wowwwww! Looking forward to it.

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  6. It is a useful start.

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