19 Apr 2017

Magic Happens [Novella: The Last Nomad]

'A reader's genuine review may lack the glamour but it has the magic to give wings to your work.'

Never did I imagine that I would be writing to you about a revised edition of The Last Nomad, when first publishing it in September, last year.

As promised, The Last Nomad revised edition (Kindle and Softback versions) is now live!

Here are your copies at a special price:
  • Softback 
  • Kindle
    (The free kindle app is also available on iOS, Android, Mac and PC)

Why should you read The Last Nomad?
The readers' comments say it all.

The Last Nomad will be soon available at select stores in Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru and under ‘Gift a book’ option. Thanks to Amazon KDP and Pothi.com for giving more power to you and me.

Now I believe in the first sentence in this post even more.

Of course, this isn’t my single-handed achievement. Thank you guys: Akshay Prabhu, Pranav Prabhu, Karan Soni, Gaurav Dhairyawan, Mayur Dhondsekar, Anjana Khare, Ankur Chakravarty, Abhishek Ghag, Vivek Gurav, Kapil Gurav, Pratik Vengurlekar, Swati Sanmukh, Nitasha Naik, Swati Nerurkar, Ram Nerurkar, Neeraja Vaidya, Nikhil Shinde, M.S. Uma, Jayant Kerkar, Gayatri Gadgil,Valentino Gasper, and Shamita Vokkaliga.

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

25 Mar 2017

Poem: Yesterday and Today


Love was...
In the tormenting curves
In the sweet smell of skin
In the pink rosy cheeks
And dimpled chin


Love is...
When in your presence
The way my heart beats
And I see myself again
In your eyes full of love

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

9 Mar 2017

कथा: अगदी पर्वाचीच डिजिटल गोष्ट...

भर दुपारी तळपत्या उन्हात, कासव आणि ससा यांची शर्यत लागलेली. 

दोघे आपापल्या परीने धावू लागले. पण मध्यावर पोहोचल्यावर अचानक दोघे एकमेकांकडे पाहू लागले आणि थांबले. कासवाला आठवलं तो FB वर Live जायला विसरला होता आणि सस्याला आठवलं तो race चे snaps Insta करणंच राहून गेलं होतं. अशा रीतीने ससा आणि कासव दोघे FB live आणि Insta करत करत एकत्र शर्यत जिंकले!

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

24 Feb 2017

कविता: साजणी

गंध मातीचा श्वासात तुझ्या

डोळा निरझराचे पाणी

रातराणी तू दरवळलिस

ओंजळी चंद्राची गाणी

Translation: Your breathe has the fragrance of earth/your eyes have the flowing water of a waterfall/you lingered(last night) like the fragrance of 'raatrani'(jasmine)/leaving songs of the moon in my palms.

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

19 Feb 2017

Creative Writing Workshop at D.G.Ruparel College, Mumbai

It feels glad to share with you that my first workshop on Creative Writing was conducted yesterday, on 18th February, in D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai.

The participation of 42 enthusiastic yet patient students made the session more interesting. Thanks to the Management and Department of English for inviting me - more than an alumni I truly enjoyed every moment as a student, reliving my years as a student, all again.

I wish the students all the very best for their future!

Here is the feedback on the session:

"Hi Sir! This is Nitasha Naik from Ruparel College. I attended your talk and it was amazing and inspiring for those who wish to be writers.
"Sorry for disturbing you on a Sunday.
"But I really wanted to let you know that the novel 'The Last Nomad' is amazing. The story line is so realistic that I actually got connected to it. I could visualize the life story of Shankar and Laxmi while reading the book and the problems they faced are what people are facing in today's developing world.
"The story takes you to a journey of all those people who are fighting for living a good life. Thanks for writing such a wonderful novel."
- Nitasha Naik, Student

"Excellent session, in terms of content as well as presentation. Proud to interact with an author who’s a former DGRC student as well."
- Gayatri Gadgil 
Head, Department of English
D. G. Ruparel College, Mumbai

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

4 Feb 2017

Poem: A Beautiful Woman

To them
A woman is beautiful
Delicate and fragile
With slender little fingers
And soft pink cheeks

To me
A woman is more beautiful
When she is her man’s strength
Having strong wrists and a heart of steel
Fighting his battle, day and night

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad

1 Jan 2017

Poem: One Last Resolution

As the year begins, new resolutions are born
Which become deprived children as the year ends
But this year I made one
My one last resolution

It is not to achieve a six pack
Or an eight figure paycheck
Neither it is to cross the continents
Nor to frame another piece of paper

My one last resolution
Is to live each moment aware
Just like the several thousand moments
This moment too shall pass

To believe happiness is in achievement
Is to live a life miserable
For the moments of achievement are stars in the unending void
Happiness is to do your part and let the result unfold

- हेरंब
Author of The Last Nomad