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Lots of me! An update of what I have been upto, the last two weeks.

Over the last two weeks, I have spent more time in planes, airports, cars and hotel rooms than I have at home. To say that it has been awfully hectic would understating it.
I have been travelling. A LOT. Those of you who follow my Instagram feed, would  know that I had been to Mumbai, Delhi and Jammu over the last two weeks.

In Mumbai, I had an interview with Sonali Bendre. She runs a book club called Sonali's Book Club. They pick up a book, read it, and then discuss it. I was overjoyed that she found my book fascinating. We had an in-depth conversation about the book. It was easily one of the best interviews i have had.
It was live on Facebook as well as Instagram.
In case you missed it, do watch it below:





I also had a live interaction with Midday, and FirstPost.
That was fun as well. You can watch the Firstpost one below:




In Delhi, I had a lovely interaction with InUth. They asked me if I like Durjoy or Ravinder. You can see what i answered in the below video :)


I also had several media interactions. Doordarshan interviewed me for their Iconic Aaj Savere programme. It was great to be on the sets. Here is a picture from the shoot.



Then I had a reading at All India Radio, and it was fabulous to be at their office. It was old world all the way. I posted about it on my facebook page. I am embedding the post below:
Do  click on the pic to read what I said about the whole experience.


Finally, after all these I travelled to Jammu! (With that visit, I can proudly say that I have been to every single state in India)

This was on the invitation of Sahitya Akademi for a writers festival. I read out from A Hundred Little Flames. Here are a  couple of pictures from Jammu.


 Here I am, reading from A Hundred Little Flames




So, as you can see, my life has been a whirlwind for the past many days.

I am now so enjoying being at home, and relaxing.

On 9th (Saturday) and 10th(Sunday) of this month, I will be at various bookstores in Bangalore city.

You can meet me, and get your copies signed. We will also click many selfies :)


Details are in the post above.

If you are in Bangalore, and want to meet me, come! I will be happy to see you.

Leave me comments, once you watch the videos.
As always, I love hearing from you.


Love
Preeti
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Comments

  1. Mam , So excited , please do visit the same way in Chennai please. I already have your signed copy of 'A Hundred Little Flames ' , i want to meet you , this is my small wish :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Happy! I have come to Chennai for various events many times. Yes, will definitely meet :)

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  2. You are on a roll and spreading your wings to conquer. I am a huge fan of Sonali and a long teenage crush on her. AIR's studio is fascinating!

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  3. Ordered "A Hundred Little Flames"..

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