Then and Now

Dear Reader,
One of the stories of this book – A High, Like Heaven – was first written 23 years ago. How does an author write the same story 23 years later you ask?
For me the transition was a fairly smooth one. For some strange reason, the story always stayed with me, even though I had written it almost two decades ago, as a younger writer and human being.

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A Male author writing stories centered around women…good or bad or simply doesn’t matter?

Dear Reader,
I have always claimed that the nine stories in this book are stories of life in the urban India of today. They are stories of people dealing with the complexity of everyday, volatile relationships. As a male author writing these stories from merely a man’s perspective would have been the most predictable thing to do. But doing the expected is never challenging enough, is it?

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Book Teaser – A High, Like Heaven

Ashish – The man who rarely smiles through life.
Sneha – The woman who smiles often, sometimes even when she does not need to.
Ashish – The man who is sure that to know someone really well, is to love that person. That’s why Ashish thinks he loves Sneha.

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What in the Name of Friendship?

Dear Reader, Friendship Day was celebrated earlier this week, and it compelled me to think – is one day in the entire year enough to celebrate the rare bond that friends share? I don’t think so.

That’s because I believe that friendship is one of the few relationships that any two people can share, irrespective of factors such as age, caste, creed or colour. This is what makes friendship truly special, especially in a country such as ours.

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