Can you stay without the newspaper, television, radio or the internet for 4 days? Yes, you can. As a friend said, ” You did it and lived to tell the tale.” I did this out of my own choice recently as my wife and I went on a pilgrimage to the temple of Lord Mangesh at a small village called Mangeshi in the south of Goa. Continue reading
That time of the year is fast approaching. We are on December 28 here in Bangalore, India and 2012 will soon end. This is the time people speak of resolutions for the New Year, though more often than not these resolutions become jokes as the days go by and we find we haven’t followed what we swore we would! Continue reading
I was delighted to hear that the 154th Founder’s Day celebrations of my alma mater, The Lawrence School, Lovedale,would have a unique event this year. A Book Reading Festival has been organized in which Old Lawrencians who have written books in recent years would get an opportunity to show case their writing. On May 2 and May 3, five authors , including yours truly, will participate in this event which culminates in our formally presenting our books to the School Library. Continue reading
This being my first post for 2012, I thought it appropriate to share thoughts on my plans for the year as a writer. Generally, we make turns in our lives based on some triggers.I wonder if I hit upon one recently. I realized that my skills as a writer would improve if I were to broaden my repertoire. Was I getting typecast in one mold as a writer of thrillers, I asked myself. Continue reading
My wife and I leave for a trip to the US in a couple of weeks time. My blog posts will be infrequent for the next few months.
Please bear with me. Will be posting updates on my Facebook Page.
It’s with mixed feelings that I transit from my role as a Talent Management specialist and executive coach to my new chosen role of being a full-time thriller writer! One part of me misses the professional work that invigorated me and kept me going through ups and downs for 36 years. Another wants me to put that behind me in one sense and move on to a new life as a writer. Continue reading
I had written some time back about my debut novel being published. It was a proud moment for me on November 29 when It Can’t Be You, my psychological thriller was launched by Subroto Bagchi, Vice-Chairman and Gardener of MindTree Limited. An old dream has come true. You might like to catch a glimpse of the book launch and the book in this YouTube post.
No, it has nothing to do with Talent Management or Executive Coaching, I am afraid! My first published book is a novel and a thriller at that. It Can’t Be You is being published by Cedar Books, imprint of Pustak Mahal, New Delhi, one of India’s largest publishers. The book should be out in the market towards the end of November/early December 2010.
I have started a blog called ” Writing To Be Read ” which I hope many of you will follow. In this I hope to blog about an interest I have had all my life- for reading books and for writing- which have given me countless hours of enjoyment. Convalescing after my heart surgery in July 2010 gave me a fair amount of time for introspection and reflection. I realized that God had been kind to me. As on May 2010, I had worked for 36 years on the trot- 26 years as a corporate executive and 10 years as a first generation entrepreneur.