Book Launch and Giveaway – Nari: A Novel

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Welcome to the first look and launch of Nari, my fifth novel overall, and my third book out this year. I remember telling people at the beginning of 2015 that it promises to be a busy publishing year, and it is living up to its word so far. In this post, I will tell you a […]

First Look: The Puppeteers of Palem

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Back Blurb The village of Rudrakshapalem awakens, and tells her tale. Five friends return to the village of their childhood to find that nothing seems to have changed, and at the same time everything has. Whose voice is it that called them back, and whose hand is it that now hunts them down, one by […]

Meetup 146: Culture Shocks

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Last Saturday, at Write Club, Ashwin Kumar hosted a session. I couldn’t be there because I was away on a speaking engagement, but I’m assured by people who went that it was great fun. There were three exercises in all: Exercise 1: Tragedy versus humour You’re a student who has failed his exams You’re a […]

Novel Excerpt: Man on a Bike

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Some scenes have a way of sticking in the head, like signposts. This one, taken out of Banquet on the Dead, is one that is close to my heart. My father, after having read the novel fully, said, ‘This is a bad book. You goofed up in many places. But that scene in which the inspector goes […]