Monday, February 11, 2013

Hello World!!

Hello there, lovely people!!
*waves hands frantically* 
Yes, both of us are alive. Apologies for being MIA for so long.  I have so much reading and commenting to do....Sorry people, will be getting to reading your posts asap.
Life has been too happening for sometime now and we both haven't had the time to come back and update things here on the  blog. For all those who know me on Facebook are updated about the few things that have been happening lately.  Here is an update of what I've been up to all this time-

1) Remember the book review I did of Aniesha Brahma's The Secret Proposal? So thanks to www.alotofpages.com (where am a member), I got to interview the author. To say she is one of the sweetest people I know would be an understatement.  I am so glad I found her review request in my spam folder last year and decided to give the book a shot. Getting to meet and know Aniesha has been one of the best things that happened this year.  You can check the interview I attached below (please excuse my panic stricken expression in the beginning, this was my first video ).



2) Attended the Kolkata International Book fair last week and had the awesome-est time. The second year of the Kolkata Literary Meet has been supah dupah cool and I got to meet some great people and talk to them, get my books signed and click pictures with them. (Yeah, am still in the euphoric mood ) 
I got to meet Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, one of the world's leading thinkers on post structural and post colonial theory and gender issues. It was an honor hearing her speak. What bowled me was the lady's amazing sense of humor.
 Gayatri Spivak in conversation with Professor Chinmoy Guha
The cherry on the top was meeting Amitav Ghosh on the 2nd of February and get my copy of The Hungry Tide signed by him and click a pic with him. Yay!!  Amitav Ghosh is the most humble man I've met in my entire life. He was so sweet and patient with his fans, he took the time to sign each and every copy (around 150-200 of them) that his ardent admirers brought in. He also made a point to give a smile every time a fan asked him for a picture. Apart from this, a friend of mine had missed the meet and we had sent him a mail asking if he would be able to sign her copy for us the next day if he attended his wife's session for the meet. And we were thrilled to receive his prompt reply. Sadly, he had to hurry midway and couldn't sign my friend's copy, but his wife, Deborah Baker made it a point to apologise personally to us for his absence and she signed my friend's book with a special apology note on his behalf. that was the sweetest things ever. 

With the man himself 
That is my copy being signed 

That is Deborah Baker for you.
3) A dear friend gifted me (a surprise) the entire set of The Naughtiest Girl by Enid Blyton.  These were my favourite books as a child and I had read them way back when I was about 7 or 8 and re-reading them was the loveliest feeling.  Best-est gift evah!! 


4) Was one of the runners up for the Shoppers Stop Perfect Look Contest held last year. 


So yeah , that is pretty much what has been happenning all this while. Tell me what is up on your side.

30 comments:

  1. Okay, I have to say this - I am downright jealous of you now!!! You've been hob nobbing with the who's who of the literary world :-). Anyways glad to see you back and looking forward to more posts!!

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  2. Someone's been having a nice booked-out time!:)
    The Naughtiest Girl...oooh yay!:)
    Keep going with all the good stuff...Hollla!

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  3. @Fabida_Hehehe... :P The past few weeks were AH-MAZING!! :D And thanks, I missed being here...will get to regular posting from now :)

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  4. Tal_hahaha yeah...How have you been doing? I have to get to reading your posts...missed being here and on ALOP. I have so much reading pending to do :P

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  5. We can tell you enjoy what you do. Good story my friend.

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  6. It was really great reading this post :D
    Looks like you had a blast :D
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com

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  7. Ooooh! Someone's life is on a roll. :D
    Keep up the good work girl! ;)

    I so so love "The naughtiest girl" series. They're my all time favorite!!

    I'm your 95th follower! *chuckles* :D

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  8. @Aliasgar Mukhtiar _ Thanks a bunch :)

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  9. @Andy sir _ haha :P Welcome back :)

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  10. @Shanaya You bet I did :D And congrats on your blog's 10k hits :D

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  11. @Diksha_Welcome to Dreams n Drama, girl :) Thanks much...hope u like what we serve in the future :)

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  12. Wow ... your year started on a great roll :-)

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  13. I am in love with meeting authors!


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  14. @Tallia_ Me too :) Thanks for dropping by.

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  15. Its so great to meet an author,You can learn so much from him and expand your horizons.Nice post and a great blog.Its Rocking.Following it.Here is a link to mine.I had appreciate if you visit an amateur's blog and become a follower if you like.Best of luck!

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  16. @Hassan_It truly was an amazing experience meeting them :) Thanks for dropping in...will visit your blog soon...thanks for the follow :)

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  17. You sure have been keeping busy outside the blog world. It's cool that you got to interview that author.

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  18. And here I am trying to find a strong taut rope to hang myself in ! *JEALOUS* IS THE WORD.
    but jokes apart..
    that is just sooooooo much fun !!!!!!!!!!!! :D
    and all the new books you hav got...well... now I know whose house to rob ! :D

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  19. its a true blessing to meet an author. And then to get the self autographed book.. makes me big time Jealous!
    Gosh. You deserved it :)

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  20. @Cheryl_yeah, it was lovely interviewing her :)Life sure was hectic this while

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  21. @Aditi_Haha come over to my place...you can take away as many you want :P

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  22. @The Purple Assassin_Thanks much ,girl :) Meeting him was truly amazing :D

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  23. Whoa !! Girl u're addicted !! To "words" ofcourse !! :D
    <3
    Reshmi ..

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  24. Lucky you!!! U met Amitav Ghosh!!!

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