3 Dec 2016

Praise for The Last Nomad

It's been three months since the release of The Last Nomad. And without a doubt it has been an amazing journey for me.

For all your love and support, I just have one word: gratitude.

At this moment I would like to share what readers' say about the book.

"Finished reading your book. Well conceived. Well written. Fervently wishing that you achieve success with your debut novel."
- Jayant Kerkar, Goa, 10th Oct '16

'The book is much more than the story of Rahul and Ryan as the cover of the book reads...The author has managed to identify and beautifully pen down the nuances and intricacies of life and struggle in slums..Another beautiful piece in this novel is the protagonist's understanding of a woman... The author sketches the protagonist's different relations to different women in his life and takes you on an emotional roller coaster journey as each of these relations mature..Last but not the least the novella also brings forth the author's love for stories which is the in turn reflected in the protagonist and manages to bring out the same within the reader...These beautiful pieces are intelligently woven together by a thrilling and compelling story telling..A must read..'
- Neeraja Vaidya, Mumbai, 31st Oct '16

'Very well-written in a beautiful & lucid language, it was indeed a gripping one. 
One gets so involved as if we are personally experiencing things, living the characters and getting one with the ambience. 
Keep it up! Awaiting your 2nd novel.'
- Uma M.S, Mumbai, 1st Nov '16

'I completed reading The last Nomad today...awesome story...superb narration. Keep it up dear. 
हा कादंबरी लिहीण्याचा पहिला प्रयत्न वाटू नये इतका छान अनुभव.'
- Swati Nerurkar, Mumbai. 15th Nov '16

What's The Last Nomad all about? Here's a glimpse...

If you are in Bengaluru, you can get your copy at The Bookworm or if in Pune, you can read the book at this amazing book chai cafe Pagdandi.
For more details visit these links:
Bengaluru's The Bookworm: https://goo.gl/Ft7mL8
Pune's Pagdandi - Books Chai Cafe: https://goo.gl/s3eOrs

Get your copy(Paperback,Kindle) today on Amazon, Flipkart, Barnes & Noble.
Paperback Edition

Kindle Edition


Barnes & Noble

Don't forget to share your review on Goodreads or write to me on connectinsight@gmail.com.

Happy Reading!

- हेरंब

Ankur Chakravarty's Ethereel: Book 2 is live!

Following the success of 'Ethereel Book 1: Lights, Captura, Action', author Ankur Chakravarty brings out Book 2: 'Hello, Can You Fear Me?'.

New chapters will be released every Saturday, on the his blog here Read Ethereel Book 2

Happy Saturdays to you!

Here's the synopsis:
Three months since dealing with the Company, Ravi is relaxing into his new life, his responsibilities keeping him busy. But there are events at work in the city that he cannot simply ignore. Events that seem to be affecting even the ghosts in the images. What will Ravi discover when he tries to get to the bottom of it all?

Reading Ethereel for the first time?
Start with Book 1: Lights, Captura, Action.

Get your Book 1 copy here: Ethereel Book 1: Lights, Captura, Action

About the Author

"Ankur Chakravarty is also a huge fan of anime and manga (Japanese animation and comics, respectively). Some of his favourites are Fullmetal Alchemist, Rebuild of Evangelion and Gintama. He has also been self-studying the Japanese language and has passed the N4 qualification of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test.

Ankur is an active cosplayer (costumed-roleplayer), going by the stage-name of “Ankur Encore.” He can often be found at comic conventions across the country, dressed up as fictional characters. He is most known for his cosplays of Dr. Franken Stein from Soul Eater, Ryuk from Death Note, Nnoitra from Bleach and the Fourth Doctor from Doctor Who." Read more.

- हेरंब

27 Nov 2016

Poem: Nomads in Love

Let us wander every inch of this earth
Like nomads in search of nothing
It is silly to gather in this life so brief
How much love will we horde after all?
For all pleasure we seek is love in disguise
And it is never enough to love

- हेरंब

17 Nov 2016

Mini-tale | Who Is The Sculptor?

There was a huge old rock who thought it was being hit unsparingly, broken down, and snubbed by the sculptor, day after day.

Life was going to chisel the rock each day, till all the unwanted parts would be chipped away, to be made into a beautiful sculpture. The sculptor felt like witnessing what life was doing to him and thought, who is the sculptor?

- हेरंब
Meet my novella The Last Nomad 

15 Nov 2016

On the road less taken | The Last Nomad at Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, Pune

Maybe The Last Nomad is meant to meet its readers at places away from the obvious ones.

After reaching Bengaluru, now the book has been welcomed at Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, Pune, thanks to Neha and Vishal Pipraiya (the founders) and Team Pagdandi.

If you are in Pune don't forget to visit this amazing place(open on all seven days). The space offers so much that it can't be covered in this post - workshops and events on poetry(including Urdu!), community story telling, monologue acting and even Madhubani painting. And yes, I have heard Mary's cakes are not to be missed at the cafe.

It takes great courage and passion, Neha and Vishal, to create such space. Punekars have once again become the subject of my envy.

If you are at Pagdandi on 26th November maybe we can catch up. Pagdandi, I'm coming on the road less taken.

Ready to welcome at your book cafe/ book store/ reading circle? Get in touch at connectinsight@gmail.com or on Facebook

Stay updated about Pagdandi: Facebook

*Update: Few pictures from visit to Pagdandi...

Didn't hear about the micro-tale challenge? Participate now to win a copy of The Last Nomad: Take the challenge now: goo.gl/2gMtJa
- हेरंब

14 Nov 2016

दिल खोलके | Come, Tell Me A Story

Hi Friend,

Are you feeling good? Hope things are well in your life and around you as you read this.

Once upon a time being children, we have realised (hopefully) that happy moments are never enough.

What is that one thing you would like to change at this moment that would make you happy? This is with no intention, a survey or a study. Share any story, song, picture that will immerse you in happiness in the comment box below. Tag it with #DilKholke. You can even share it on Facebook(https://www.facebook.com/InsightStories) or Tweet it @insightstories(https://twitter.com/insightstories)

Just thought of talking to you in midst of all the crowd of shares and promotional posts. After all, conversations between friends should never stop.

Once upon a time we were children. Happy Children's Day!

Feel free to share this post wherever you like. No need to share credit. Sunshine, love, grace are free...the best things in life are.

Aaj #DilKholke thodi baatein karle...

Image courtesy: The Learning Community

- हेरंब

13 Nov 2016

Micro-tale Challenge | Update


Congratulations to Mayur Dhondsekar for winning the micro-tale contest. You will receive your paperback copy of The Last Nomad soon.

Here are the entries for #TheLastNomad micro-tale challenge.

- हेरंब

10 Nov 2016

Take the Micro-tale Challenge

For dear readers who found it difficult to spare time writing a lon...nngg post, let's make this challenge little easier (or difficult?).

10 words!
All you have is 10 words (at most) to key in a micro-tale and impress the readers.
An example?
Here's my 6 word micro-tale shortlisted by Penguin India during Tasleema Nasreen's latest book Exile: A memoir's promotional campaign. (https://goo.gl/Gjv82G)

Your tale must include the word 'nomad' anywhere.
Example: Living as a nomad he let go everything, including love.

So, here you go...
  • Visit: https://www.facebook.com/thelastnomadindia
  • Write your tale. (Remember 10 words or less.)
  • Tag it with #TheLastNomad
  • Share it with your friends.
  • The entry with maximum Likes wins a paperback copy of The Last Nomad.
  • Entries close on 30th November.

*Entries open for all resident Indians. Age no bar.

- हेरंब