It feels excited to share that my novella, The Last Nomad, is now available for readers at Shabd - The Book Gallery, Mumbai.
Shabd has become a space for readers in Mumbai to be often visited with its Shabd Gappa - an annual series of conversations with renowned personalities in the world of literature, films, music and social work. It's magazine Mukt Shabd also offers wonderful thoughts on culture and society.
The American writer and critic Edmund Wilson said,
"No two persons ever read the same book."
So true, Mr. Wilson! Readers find their own special story in each and every page they read.
Won't it be awesome to hear a passage from The Last Nomad in your voice? Let's prove Mr. Wilson right.
Start here.Select a passage you would like to read (from the nine given below)Record it in your clear voice (a voice recording on any mobile/pc/tablet/voice recorder would do. A video recorded at a beach/park/cafe would be simply amazing.)Quickly send it across(maybe along with a nice selfie :-)) using:Message on Facebook: @thelastnomadindiaEmail it on firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line 'The Edmund Wilson experiment | My story in your voice'.Tweet to @insightstories with the hash tag #MyStoryInYourVoiceYou can also share it using Dropbox/WeTransfer/Google Drive to email@example.com.Your stories will be published on Facebook and SoundCloud.
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After the recently held #TheLastNomad micro-tale challenge, here's a chance for us to meet again.
Join me in a live chat on 11th December between 5pm to 6pm IST(the true Indian Standard Time and not the Indian Samjhauta Time!) at facebook.com/thelastnomadindia and freely share your thoughts on passion, identity, fear and love. Because, this is exactly the experience awaiting you in The Last Nomad! Join Sunday Chat on The Last Nomad.
So, what if you haven't read the novella, here's a glimpse in one line: 'an intriguing journey of Rahul and Ryan being set free from the identities they have assumed.'
But before we catch up maybe you'll like to watch the readers' praise for The Last Nomad: https://goo.gl/zOSCOJ
Here's what you can choose to begin with:
Tell me about one of your favourite romantic, thriller, suspense or mystery story.
Or it could be a movie or a song which made you pause and think.
And of course any of your experiences which l…
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For all your love and support, I just have one word: gratitude.
At this moment I would like to share a glimpse of what readers' say about the book.
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
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?
"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-st…