Friday, 8 May 2020
Wednesday, 29 April 2020
A tribute to Irfan Khan By Jui Mandal on World Dance Day 2020
Image Courtesy: Jansatta
We will Miss you Irfaan Khan... Rest In peace
A tribute to this amazing star who ruled the hearts of Millions with his acting excellence
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
ON THE SPOTLIGHT
~~A STORY BETWEEN THE LINES~~
FROM THE BEST SELLING AUTHOR OF
"THE BLUEMOON DAY"
Adi, a soft rebel with a strong mind, challenged the world with his smile. Nila, an innocent girl with a beautiful heart, loved the world with all she had. Love sparkled in the mountains, when Adi's adrenaline lost to Nila’s serenity.
Life struck them hard when Adi woke up to a rude shock. His Nila had disappeared and his memories were lost in an accident that Adi cannot recollect. With memories betraying him, he trusts his love to lead him to Nila.
Running against time, he felt truth closing in from all directions. The more answers he got, the further his destination became. Adi dared the distance, which was a war-torn land, engraved with scars.
Can Adi’s journey lead to his destination? Or was the journey a destination by itself?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Santhosh Sivaraj , a banker based out of Chennai ,started his career as a sailor and eventually ended up wearing many hats in life including that of a teacher, entrepreneur and a trainer. He considers the journey of life to be the destination in itself and that pushes him to seek newer avenues in life every now and then. Absurd Economics interests him and he loves doing standup comedy. He laughs at his own mistakes and loves life unconditionally.
He believes in seeing with the mind , writing with the heart and living through others. This way he says one can live more life per life.
Saturday, 4 May 2019
Book spotlight- They Go To Sleep by Saugata Chakraborty
Published by Notion Press
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A young widow of a drug overdose victim disappears from Goa. Three years later, a British National claims to know her whereabouts minutes before departing for London Heathrow. The Police of two states is pressed into a joint manhunt. 'They Go to Sleep' is a racy thriller on police procedure and criminal psychology.
In the year 2043, when nobody sends a letter anymore, an unlikely candidate decides to write about his springtime memories that are soon going to be erased. When his identity gets revealed, the impact on several individuals and the society at large assumes epic proportions. 'A Man of Letters' is a science fiction with humane emotions at its core.
A promising poet meets his muse on board a train. They share a captivating conversation but forget to ask each other's name. Will they be able to meet again in an Indian metro? 'What's In a Name?' is a humorous look at everything Bengali: gossip, fish, cutlets and the Kolkata Book Fair.
These three stories are joined by nine equally exhilarating tales of ordinary people and the choices that they make under extraordinary circumstances. The compilation will surely compel the readers to keep their midnight lamps burning.
Brought up in the Calcutta of 1980s, Saugata was bitten by the storytelling bug quite early. Narratives by a retired Royal Air Force pilot took him through places that today's kids watch on Nat Geo. From exchanging letters to his school friends from Siliguri to editing their in-house magazines at University College of Arts and Commerce, University of Calcutta and the 2005 batch of RBI Probationers, his bond with creative writing has only strengthened in the past three decades. A traveller, conversationist, photography enthusiast, and a career central banker, Saugata prefers to be called a storyteller.
GET IN TOUCH WITH THE AUTHOR
BLOG- Saugata The Story Teller
The spotlight is a part of the Review program by OUTSET
Thursday, 20 September 2018
to launch Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s debut novel,Paradise Towers, on 10th October 2018
HarperCollins India is delighted to announce that Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’sdebut, Paradise Towers,will release on 10th October 2018, with a book launch event in Mumbai. A heart-warming slice-of-lifenovel set in an apartment building in Mumbai, Paradise Towers, is a riveting read brimming with the drama and intrigue of everyday lives. The book is now available for pre-order on major online retail sites.
About Paradise Towers:
Dinesh opens the door to the Kapoor flat to find Lata, the enchantress who works at Mrs Aly Khan’s, carrying a hot case with freshly made gaajar ka halwa. On the first floor, the inquisitive Mrs Mody wipes the dust off her precious binoculars to spy on the building’s security guard. The Singhs open the doors of their SUV, their four boys creating a ruckus – they are the newcomers, the outsiders. Through the peephole, the ever-watchful Mrs Ranganekar observes their arrival. Welcome to Paradise Towers, an apartment building in central Mumbai. Everyone here has a story to tell. Or maybe they have stories to hide.
Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s quirky, intimate debut explores the intertwined lives in this building – a forbidden romance, an elopement, the undercurrents of tension in corridor interactions and an explosive Diwali celebration. Shweta Bachchan-Nanda’s is a dazzling voice that will draw you into the intoxicating, crazy world that is Paradise Towers.
Speaking about how she came to write Paradise Towers, Shweta Bachchan-Nandasaid, ‘I grew up with my grandfather who was a poet and a writer. Writing and reading was always a very important part of our lives. I’ve been writing a diary ever since I was a little girl, and wrote stories that I nevershared with anyone. Then, one day I just said, I am going to take this plunge. I started writing a column for a newspaper in Mumbai and it gave me a lot of confidence to go ahead and do this full time, and that’s where Paradise Towers comes from.’
Karan Johar, renowned filmmaker, further added,‘Observant, moving, hilarious and exceptionally astute...Paradise Towers is no slice of life...it's an entire loaf. Shweta “builds” her debut novel with the ease of a literary veteran. Go find your Paradise between these pages!’
Shreya Punj, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins India, who acquired the book, said, ‘I fell in love with the story when I first read it. Now, Paradise Towers is ready to meet its readers, and I cannot wait for people to fall in love with this quirky, intimate world Shweta has created. We’re proud to be publishing her debut – it’s fresh, insightful and a story that will resonate with everyone.’
About the author:Shweta Bachchan-Nanda is a columnist for DNA and Vogue. A well-known personality, she is the daughter of actors Jaya and Amitabh Bachchan. Shweta is married to Nikhil Nanda and is the mother of two children. She has her own clothing label, MxS, which launched in 2018. She lives in New Delhi. This is her first novel.
For more information, please contact - Shabnam.Srivastava@harpercollins.co.in
Sunday, 22 July 2018
Book Spotlight- Let You Be My Puppet Once
by Preetika Mehra
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Losing their faith in the System, a group of MNC-employed youngsters decide to take revenge on some politicians and businessmen after having suffered at their hands. Their master plan also exposes the connections of the powerful with the rich, of the mafia with politicians and of those who exploited the poor. All this leads to a war. A war that had never happened.
The Chief of Intelligence had never dealt with such brilliant people who were entangling him in multiple versions of events. After a while, he is unable to differentiate between the real and planted evidence. The clock is ticking. The media is on adrenaline.
The Chief is faced with several questions. How did it all happen? Will he be able to solve the case? Can he get the accused politicians acquitted? Should he find an escape for himself amidst the turmoil?
It's time he found the answers!
About the author
Preetika is a 1990-born, Economics Graduate from the University of Delhi. She completed her MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) Delhi in 2016 and is currently working with an MNC in Chennai, India.
Since her childhood, she has been passionate about social structures, economic policies and philosophy, analyzing and finding connections in all of them. In her free time, she loves reading and learning about Zodiac signs, practicing yoga, and cooking.
This spotlight is a part of ON THE OUTSET
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Your Sister – A Special Blessing Of God You Should Cherish For Life
Having a sister is a great blessing and she affects the life of a brother in more ways than one. The unique bond that brothers and sisters share is not only full of passionate love and care for each other but also moments of bitterness and hatred. Yet, if you have a sister, you know that God has favored you with great blessings due to the following reasons.
· She is You Best Friend For Life: Your sister is definitely your best friend and no matter how old you grow or how far away you live, she will always be there for you in your hour of need. She is the first person you interact with apart from your friends and has been there and seen it all, so she knows you the best, which makes her a perfect friend.
· She Will Stand By You: If there is one thing that you can be sure of, it is that no matter what, your sister will always stand by you. Whether it is during your arguments with your parents or your fall out with friends, she will always be by your side trying to assure you and comfort you.
· You Will Always Feel Needed By Her: Eve if she does not say so often, your sister relies on you much more than you know. She looks up to you for advice and shares her biggest pleasers and secrets with you. You will never feel alone or unwanted until you have a sister to connect with.
· She Adds Fun And Color To Your Life: Your sister was the first person who made you laugh with her stupid antics and cry with her emotional blunders. She has not only taught you to be more sensitive and caring but also be tough when the times demand it. In short, she adds beauty and color to your life.