The more you travel, the clearer your thoughts become | An interview with Anjaly Thomas

Star travel blogger and author of four books, Lonely Planet (Dubai), UAE Country Guide, For You, Almost Intrepid and There are no Gods in North Korea, Anjaly Thomas is a traveler and a lawyer by education, although she never practiced law. She always dreams of traveling – backpacking, trekking, and climbing. Anjaly recently made a trip to the mysterious and elusive land of North Korea and her experience and insights form the book There are no.

Interview with Serial Entrepreneur and Investor- Kashyap Deorah

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Kashyap Deorah is an IIT Bombay Alumnus. Currently, president of FutureBazaar, Kashyap has co-founded an sold 3 startups and is an active face in the Investment circle. In a questionnaire with the serial entrepreneur about the India startup ecosystem on the occasion of his Book “The Golden Tap-The inside story of hyper funded Indian Startups” launch, Here’s what he has to say Q1- Please brief us about Golden Tap. The.

Don’t be a boss – be a mentor, says management guru Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai

Don't be a boss - be a mentor, says leadership guru Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai

  Author of Corporate Chanakya, and winner of the 2009 Sardar Patel Award, Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai is one of the country’s leading Management Gurus. Dr. Pillai has an MA in Sanskrit and is a certified explorer of the magic of Chanakya and the Arthashastra. He is also the Director of The Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership (CIPL) – a training for future leaders inspired by the ancient Indian wisdom. After the runaway success.

Interview with Senior Journalist and Author Kavita Kané

Interview with Senior Journalist and Author Kavita Kané

  Author and senior journalist Kavita Kané has over two decades of writing experience behind her. A self-styled aficionado of cinema and theatre, and sufficiently armed with a post-graduate degree in English Literature and Mass Communication from the University of Poona, the only skill she knows, she candidly confesses, is writing. Kavita quit her job as Assistant Editor of Times of India to devote herself as a full time author. She lives in Pune with her family..

Romance makes my life colourful – Sudeep Nagarkar | Interview

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    Author of five bestselling novels, Sudeep Nagarkar’s romance writing makes Indian youth swoon. An engineer by profession, Nagarkar considers himself a writer by chance and not by choice. His books It Started with a Friend Request and the recent You’re the Password to My Life continue to be on the bestselling fiction lists. Sudeep was the recipient of 2013 Young Achiever’s Award and his collection of books has sold more than half.

Inside the Writer’s Mind|An interview with ‘Grey’ author E.L. James


  The author of one of the most successful publications in the history of book publishing, E.L. James has again topped the bestseller charts with her new book Grey. James’ famous Fifty Shades Trilogy has sold more than 125 million copies worldwide, since the publication of the first book in 2011. Earlier this month, James announced a new book in the series - written from the POV of the male protagonist of.

My compassion as a doctor compelled me to be a passionate writer – Dr. Surbhi Goyal

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  A general physician by profession, Dr. Surbhi Goyal has debuted in writing with her book Hostel-Life. During her stint as a counsellor to students at a premier coaching institute in Kota, she came across hundreds of adolescents every day, most of whom were grappling with the complexity of teen-life. She found many of these children lacking the confidence in taking on life independently. This compelled her to pen down her experiences.

I was advised to write an ‘NRI’ book, but ancient India was my passion – Sumedha Verma Ojha

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  Born in Patna (Patliputra), the ancient capital of the Mauryans, Sumedha Verma Ojha is nothing short of a modern messenger from the court of Chandragupta Maurya. Former bureaucrat in the Government of India, Sumedha now lives in Switzerland and is pursuing her long cherished dream of writing to bring the beauty and nuances of ancient India before the world. Urnabhih: A Mauryan Tale of Espionage, Adventure and Seduction is.

There’s a dearth of serious film literature in our country – Gautam Chintamani

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  Writer and cinephile Gautam Chintamani has recently authored Dark Star, a biography of India’s first and the biggest superstar, Rajesh Khanna. Hailing from a literary tradition that runs deep on both sides of his family, Gautam has been writing on cinema for over a decade now and specializes in writing on Hindi as well as World cinema. Dark Star: The Loneliness of Being Rajesh Khanna looks at Mr. Khanna’s glorious rise.

‘Narendra Modi could be a great host’ – Vishwas Mudagal

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  From an engineering student to the CEO of GoodWorkLabs to a bestselling author, Vishwas Mudagal‘s life story resonates with that of his protagonist Rishi Rai.  At the age of eighteen Vishwas started his first company to educate students in rural Karnataka. After the failure of his startup and battling bankruptcy, he decided to embrace a new journey which came in the form of his debut novel ‘Losing My Religion’.  Rated one of.

The Spirit of an IITian in The Winner’s Curse

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  IIT alumnus, business advisor  and author S.V. Divvaakar recently published his third novel The Winner’s Curse. Written under the pen name Dee Walker, the book is a political thriller about National ID numbers, power and greed. The author’s first two books ‘The Winner’s Price‘ and ‘Beaten by Bhagath!‘ were published in 2012 and his fourth book is about to release shortly. When not writing, Divvaakar indulges in music, food and.

The Nidhi Kapoor Story

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  Marketeer by day and storyteller by night, Saurabh Garg has debuted in the world of words with his first novel, The Nidhi Kapoor Story. A fast-paced thriller set in contemporary Mumbai, The  Nidhi Kapoor Story chronicles the life of a leading Bollywood actress, who starts receiving anonymous threats just when she is to start shooting for her much anticipated film. Below are excerpts from an interview with the first time author..

Towards a Bloody Good Luck | An interview with Ashwin Sanghi

Towards a Bloody Good Luck | An interview with Ashwin Sanghi

  Entrepreneur by day, novelist by night – that’s how his website describes the bestselling Indian thriller writer, Ashwin Sanghi. After the blockbuster success of his recent crime thriller Private India, the author has forayed into the non-fiction genre with his new release 13 Steps to Bloody Good Luck. Through entertaining and informative anecdotes, narrations of personal experiences and vignettes of homespun wisdom, Ashwin gives us a whole new insight into how.

I’m delighted Paro lives on, says celebrated author Namita Gokhale

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  One of the most prominent names in India’s contemporary literary landscape, Namita Gokhale is a celebrated author, founder- director of the Jaipur Literature Festival and director of Yatra Books. She has written six novels, a collection of short stories, and several works of nonfiction. Her first novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, 1984, a satire upon the Mumbai and Delhi elite caused an uproar due to its candid sexual humour. 30 years.

Embracing the Journey Within: An Interview with author Pritam Kumar Goswami

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  Pritam Kumar Goswami is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a partner in ASAP & Associates. He is a Director at CICA (Career Institute of Commerce & Accounts) which imparts coaching/education to Commerce students at mass level. He has been into teaching for past 15 years and till now he has mentored more than 10000 students across India. He is considered to be a fire brand ace trainer at international level. .

Mythology is Subjective Truth, says author Devdutt Pattanaik


  He trained to be a doctor, spent fifteen years in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries and worked briefly with Ernst & Young as a business adviser before he turned his passion into a vocation and joined the think tank of the Future Group as its Chief Belief Officer. 27 books and 400 articles later, Dr. Devdutt Pattanaik is India’s bestselling mythologist and speaker, read and loved by children and.

Movies, Romance and more: An interview with Adite Banerjie

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  Adite Banerjie is a screenwriter and author of two Harlequin romances. Growing up in a home with a filmmaker dad and a voracious reader for a mom, it was inevitable she would fall in love with both films and books. She discovered Mills & Boon romances and drooled over song-and-dance Bollywood romances during her teenage years. As a successful business journalist, she also found the time to indulge her passion for both Bollywood.

Life is always fulfilling – Samit Basu


  Samit Basu is the acclaimed author of the Indian superhero novel Turbulence and the recent children’s book series The Adventures of Stoob. Raised in India and further educated in London,  Basu became a force in writing when in 2003 Outlook Magazine declared him one of the 16 Indian writers under 25 to watch out for. He has written several books including The Simoquin Prophecies and The Manticore’s Secret, as well as having co-written.

He Let the Dork Out: An Interview with Sidin Vadukut


  Sidin Sunny Vadukut, the author of the Dork Trilogy, has recently come out with his latest offering – The Sceptical Patriot: Exploring The Truths Behind The Zero And Other Glories. An alumnus of NIT  Trichy and IIM Ahmedabad, Sidin is currently the managing editor of He writes the hugely popular column, Cubiclenama, a humorous take on corporate life and mainstream corporate culture for Mint Lounge. He regularly contributes to various websites including.

The ‘Billionaire’ Man: An Interview with Aditya Magal


  ‘I am the greatest person in the world.’ This is how Aditya commences his hilarious joyride to becoming a billionaire. No wonder he sells Nothing. Meet Aditya Magal a.k.a. ‘Fake Jhunjhunwala’, one of the biggest online humourists in India.  The famous parody blogger of The Secret Journal of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, that created a furore few years back, Aditya recently debuted as an author with his book How to become a billionaire by selling Nothing. In between trading stocks, he manages to.

The Queen of Dreams

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the acclaimed author of sixteen novels, including Palace of Illusions, Queen of Dreams and the recent Oleander Girl. Her short story collection Arranged Marriage won an American Book Award in 1995, and two of her novels, The Mistress of Spices and Sister of My Heart were adapted into films.  Divakaruni’s works are largely set in India and the United States, and often focus on the experiences of.

India in Love was the need of the hour – Ira Trivedi

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  Ira Trivedi is the bestselling author of What Would You Do To Save the World? (2006), The Great Indian Love Story (2009), and There is No Love on Wall Street (2011).  Her latest book and first work of non-fiction is India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century, a landmark book on India’s new social revolution in marriage and sexuality. Beginning her career at the age of.

‘Everyone of us has a story to tell’ – S.V. Divvaakar

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  S.V. Divvaakar is a business advisor and evaluator hailing from Chennai. An alumnus of the IIT Delhi, Divvaakar also serves on the boards of a few international companies. He writes a blog ‘Life Purpose and Happiness’ and has now ventured into writing, picking up the genre of realistic fiction. His first two books ‘The Winner’s Price‘ and ‘Beaten by Bhagath!‘ were published in 2012 and his next two books are about.

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