|Pic Courtesy: Litomania FB page|
The first day – October 11, 2014 – inauguration, etc., began late and all the shows were subsequently late.
Without meaning to, I attended the inauguration and after that came the programme – What is India reading? It was a discussion by Amish Tripathi, Ashwin Sanghi, Ravi Subramanian and Ravinder Singh. I have read Amish’s Shiva Trilogy; The Rozabal Line, Chanakya Chants & The Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi; If God is a Banker & Devil in Pinstripes by Ravi Subramanian. I got to know that day that Ravinder Singh is a romance author and has written a few books that are very popular with the younger generation. Click Here to know more about this author.
|Author Ravinder Singh Pic Courtesy: http://www.thenational.ae/|
The next programme I attended was a group discussion on the Romance Genre and I was sure I would find a lot of useful inputs here. The participants were Author Madhuri Banerjee; Author Bhaavna Arora and Author-Publisher Amrita Chowdhury with moderator Rachel Lopez. Topic was Is India exploring the 50 shades?
|Author Madhuri Banerjee Pic Courtesy: http://www.fuccha.in/|
|Chef Sanjeev Kapoor Pic Courtesy: http://zoinkmediablog.files.wordpress.com/|
|Author Ravi Subramanian Pic Courtesy: http://iyatingupta.com/|
I went to meet the author and introduced myself, congratulating him on his awesome books. I was pretty thrilled when he recognised my name when I told him that I had sent him his book reviews on my blog. Ravi S did promise to help me with the print publishing of my books. Let’s see.
The last class I attended that day was on When writing mythology, does the writing change the writer? Participants were Amish Tripathi and Ashwin Sanghi while the moderator was Rachel Lopez. I had missed half the discussion as the earlier programme had got delayed. But I still found the discussion very interesting.
What a day!
More info on Day 2 in the next blog