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Dance away your Friday evening.(post 24)

The whole of today, I have been submerged in work, coming up gasping only for air. One of the things that I am doing is completely re-working 34 Bubblegums and Candies which was my first book. It is almost a new book now! I have added many new stories, completely taken out a few and then edited heavily. I really like how it is turning out now. It will soon be launched with a new cover and a new title. Will update you when that happens.

Also have been commissioned for a very exciting project, very close to my heart, by an International Travel magazine. I love the work I am doing for them. However, I won't be able to tell you details yet.

Then there's my newspaper column which kept  me busy.

After being buried in work for more than 12 hours, I want something peppy, something fun. So here's one of my favourite dance videos :) It's an old one. I have no idea what the words mean, but it sure makes me want to get up and join in.
Enjoy!




Have a great weekend! will be back tomorrow.

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  1. Hi preeti mam.how r u??I m big fan of u.plz give me one reply hi .than I will feel gud bez u read my comment

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  3. Excited for your international travel magazine work! Looking forward to know the details. :).

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  4. Excited for your international travel magazine work! Looking forward to know the details. :).

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  5. Best of Wishes for your travel magazine work madam.

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  6. Great you are working on travel magazine work! kudos! Thanks

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  7. Best wishes for your travel magazine. I loved the book 34 Bubblegums and Candies and can't wait for the new version. Surely, it will be a book that I want to buy once its published! Nakka Mukka is a really fast tamil number which I remember listening to a few years back. This song just makes one get up and dance!

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