31 Oct 2016

Mystery in Three Lines

With you time flies like a feather
Without you time is a burden of tons
Which is more mysterious, time or you?

- हेरंब
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28 Oct 2016

फिलहाल एक कहानी

आज बहुत शोर हैं बाहर,
मोहोल्ला हुआ हैं खूब रोशन |
इस रौश्नी और धुए मे,
न जाने तारे कहाँ गुम हो गये |


अजी चाँद तारों की बातें फ़िज़ूल,
हमे खुदसे गुम हुए सदिया बीत गयी |
फिलहाल एक कहानी ही सुनलो
शायद गुम हुए तारे वापस लौट आए |


My novella, The Last Nomad, released on 25th September, is an invitation to meet your true story. 

To participate in The True Story I Met contest and win a copy of book visit: Facebook/TheLastNomad

Share this post and help me spread the word.

- हेरंब
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25 Oct 2016

'The True Story I Met' Contest | Important Update

The last date for submission of entries has been changed to 12th November. Hope to see more and more readers share their stories.

Share this post with your friends and fellow readers to make this contest more exciting!

How do I participate? Click 'The True Story I Met' Contest to share your story.

Get all the latest updates here: facebook/thelastnomadindia.

- हेरंब
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22 Oct 2016

'The True Story I Met' Contest - Win a copy of The Last Nomad!

'The True Story I Met' Contest - Win a copy of The Last Nomad!


Stories born are of two kinds:
The nice and happy ones - which we all dream of living one day, those ending with achieving love, success and happiness.
While the later ones shake us out of our dreams, fantasies and place us in the middle of here and now – the true ones. They show us the way back to our core.
The Last Nomad will lead you into the world of your true story. Have you ever met such a story - be it in books or movies?

Write about a story which gave you a taste of the world around in 'The True Story I Met' and post it on http://www.facebook.com/thelastnomadindia

The top two entries with highest number of votes will win copies of 'The Last Nomad'.

The last date to submit your entries ends on 30th October. The entries will be live for the voting phase from 31st October to 5th November.

The world is waiting to read the true story you met!

Rules:

  • Contest is open for all Indian resident citizens.
  • Age no bar.
  • Word Limit: 500 words.
  • You can also include a link to the movie/novel/story you are writing about.
  • Your post must begin/conclude with the following text:“The Last Nomad by Heramb Sukhathankar is an invitation to meet your true story. Find more about it in The Journey Continues [Novella: The Last Nomad]
  • The winners will be declared on 6th November on http://www.facebook.com/thelastnomadindia

Suggestions & queries? Share them in a comment below or write at connectinsight@gmail.com

- हेरंब
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18 Oct 2016

The Last Nomad | How the story began

We never know which incident might trigger a story, poetry or any creative work.

Here's how the story for The Last Nomad began...

"The story started taking root 9 years ago in the form of a short story, which was published on Pothi.com. The trigger for another story was born a year and half ago on the streets of Mumbai’s blazing summer. It was published on www.insightstories.in as a series- The Story of Ryan. Coincidentally, there seemed a common thread between these two stories which became The Last Nomad."

Does this remind you one of how one of your stories/poems/blog posts was written? What triggers and drives your work? Share with me in a comment below or write to me at connectinsight@gmail.com

This was the first in a series of what The Last Nomad is all about. To receive more of such interesting stories follow The Last Nomad on Facebook.



- हेरंब
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13 Oct 2016

Interview at Partridge India | The Last Nomad

Now, this may seem like narcissism, and I must plead guilty. But this post is nothing more than a note of gratitude to you all. I'm really overwhelmed seeing the response to The Last Nomad.

Feels glad to share my interview at Partridge India with you. Click here to read.

Seeing the several message from my readers all I would like to express my heartfelt thanks. Waiting to hear your thoughts on The Last Nomad.




Available on:
Pothi.com

Amazon

Achara Times Article (newspaper article): http://bit.ly/2dcVXhK

Save it on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2dxn19u


- हेरंब
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1 Oct 2016

Happy to be featured in Achara Times


Feels blessed to share this with you. The Last Nomad got featured in Achara Times - the newspaper from my native place Achara, District Sindhudurg in Maharashtra.

Yes, this does remind me of Malgudi Times (although fictional), from one of my favourite authors, R.K.Narayan's Malgudi Days.


Could there be a better feeling than feeling connected to your roots? Do visit Achara if you happen to be in Konkan. Here's a glimpse of what it can offer you.




- हेरंब
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What Inspires You To Write?


What is it that keeps your pen to the papers, day after day, and your tired fingers glued to those keys and eyes staring at the cursor as your repeatedly press the [Backspace] button, trying to make the first draft better?

I would like to share with you three such things which inspire me to write.

Joy


 [Picture Courtesy: My Aaji (granny) and Rishann - neighbour's grandson]

Every time I see this picture, I remember what my friend Raj once said after seeing it, "Here are two lives: one which has seen what is life is all about and the second which is totally a blank slate, unaware."

Seeing such moments of joy leaves me want to describe everything about them.

Truth


[Picture taken at Malvan, District: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra]

Truth is bitter but important. Imagine talking ideal and good things, about how life is awesome - and suddenly your car halts to ask direction and there is this man toiling hard in his field at noon with the buffaloes grazing in the background.

It is as if the car AC has shut down. You know you can't ignore what you have seen - there are several men toiling like this to provide for all of us.

We never know when truth will pull us down on the ground from our lofty ideas with a thud. The Last Nomad is meant to be one such story.

Magnificience

[Picture taken at Fort Sindhudurg, 2011 - District: Sindhudurg, Maharashtra]

What inspired men to build such huge, impossible seeming buildings and structures when the only way achieving it was toiling hard?

It is when we stand gaping at something huge and majestic, we realize how tiny we are with our petty ambitions and desires. And in that moment when thoughts seem absent we find our minds tinkling with a new story.

What inspires you to write? Do share in the comments below or on the Facebook page.

One thing I have realized in my short experience as a blogger and author which is exactly what Jodi Picoult, the author of Salem Falls, has said.

'The act of reading is a partnership. The author builds a house, but the reader makes it a home.'

The Last Nomad, my new novella published by Partridge India, is live!

Watch more about the book on Youtube or
listen on SoundCloud.

It is presently available on:
Pothi and Amazon


Flipkart
Barnes & Noble

You can also save it on Goodreads' shelf and share with your friends.

- हेरंब
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