Candid Session with Sudeep Nagarkar

Hello readers,

Today I am going to interview the heart throb of many girls, Sudeep Nagarkar( our Romance King). It took me months to get a proper interview session with him since he was extremely busy with his latest release She Swiped Right Into my Heart. He couldn’t send me a written interview though yet we had a telephonic interview and I must say he was very patient while answering all the questions. It was an amazing experience. The other person I want to thank is Manvi Singh akka Maisha who was with me in this experience. She was the one who linked me with SUdeep Sir and she only converted the recordings into written form as I was stuck with other engagements. A huge hug to you girl..:) So, lets start then ..:)

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  1. When did you realise you wanted be a writer?

    When life threw challenges back at me, and engineering was a ruckus I started penning down my thoughts. In the initial years, it was just me and my diary who knew about my words, soon it spread to my dear ones and that’s when one of them suggested me to go ahead and get it published, that’s how it happened. Somethings never come planned, this is one of them for me. When I started liking my pen more than my computer screen with some IT statistics, I knew this is what I was to be, this is what I’ll be happy in.
    At that time, I had no clue what a bestseller is, I had no clue what one needs to do to be a bestseller.

  2. How you felt when your first published book was in your hand?

    Frankly speaking, I was scared. Since I was in my last year of engineering and my eighth semester exams were on my head, I had no idea what to do and what to prioritise. In addition to that, I had fuming parents who had no clue with what I was doing, plus, the most difficult task was to convince them that the book is a fiction and not a true story, but yes, all’s well that ends well and that has been one of the most memorable moment of my life.
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  3. Since your novels are mostly based on romance, and you’re the present day Romance King, why do you think this genre so special to you?

    You cannot specifically call me the “Romance King” since my stories do have some other important elements and messages to send across to my readers. Every time I’ve tried that there should be something new in the book, for example the new book, She Swiped Right Into My Heart, I’ve tried to punch across the trending LGBT issue which is another stigma to our society because I feel they should be granted with their own rights and justice should be provided to this section of our society since humans are humans and nothing can change that fact. Even in the last book, You’re Trending In My Dreams, I perfectly told people that no women is weak and that’s how they should be treated, i.e. equal.

  4. Would you like to try some other genre?

    For I’d probably need more experience to that because for example a mythological writer might need a lot research work before penning down a book which probably isn’t my thing. I don’t say that I’m a good writer, but yes, I’d say I’m a good storyteller who portrays the reality to the world quite fictionally.

  5. So, tell me something about your recent release, She Swiped Right Into My Heart?

    Technically, the book covers up two major aspects, one is as I told you is LGBT and second is about the major thing which we all do face at some point or the other is our fight to be accepted in our peer group. So, it’s about these three distinct lives who are to emerge from their own personal dilemmas. The title tells a different story, but basically it’s not a love story. Rest, you should definitely read if you haven’t. 😉

  6. What all research work did you do for this novel?

    Okay, since this book has a girl who had acceptance issues, I really had to look into one such being who’d make me get the feel of how it is to be bullied so I did meet one of my friends who had faced this, to know the gist of how it feels to be bullied and also, I had to know a lot about the LGBT groups by them itself so that’s what I did.

  7. Did you refer to any other novels regarding this topic?

    I never really believed in the theoretical part of the LGBT issue. I wanted to put in life into my words so I preferred interacting with actual people who were a part of this group so I may understand their psyche about what’s happening with them and around them.

  8. So far, what has been your struggles to be where you are today?

    Technically everybody has their own set of struggles, there are some who are struggling to get a publisher and sometimes even living up with the quality of writing is also a big task in hand and since I’ve taken writing as a full time job, I guess now I have more time to focus on this aspect of my writing, i.e. the expression of my words and the most important thing is to follow deadlines which is the major task in the whole process.

  9. Do you think publishers these days are exploiting the authors?If yes, then what could be possibly done to stop them?

    I don’t think so that they are exploiting the authors since in my case, they were one of the pillars of success. They helped me reach where I am today and probably that’s the accurate job of a publisher. They’re the ones who suggest me that I should at least publish a book in a year because I have seen authors publishing a new book in a gap of 5- 6 months and probably, it do effect the sales of the previous book, so the publishers who are really exploiting authors, ain’t called to be publishers itself, according to me.
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  10. What is important for a book, good writing or good marketing?

    I guess, the mixture of both is equally important in today’s world as we cannot eliminate any of the two factors and it’s not only about books but movies also, as they also require equal amount of marketing and the same amount of effort in acting and direction of the movie because once the movies or the books is in hand of the reader then probably the reader or the spectator might get disappointed which would effect his sales for the next thing which he endorse.

P.S. Also read my book review of the Book ‘She Swiped Right into mY Heart

https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/06/12/she-swiped-right-into-my-heart-a-special-review/

Book Review :Elements of Life By Inderjit Kaur

Elements of Life A Living Series by Inderjit Kaur is the second book I have read in the series. This is one of the inspirational read I have come across. I got this book from the author in exchange of an honest review. Lets analyse it deeply :

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Cover- The cover surely gives a clue about her important themes which are to be talked in the book. Hence, it fascinates the reader.

Title- Just as elemets of nature work for a proper cycle to be maintained same way, Elements of Life work to make our mind in better way. This is the apt title she came our with.

What the book is about?

Well the book comes under Motivation and Inspiration genre. This book showcase the four elements of life : Air which signifies authenticity; Fire that signifies compassion; Water that signifies courageousness and Earth signifies Gratefulness. These comes under the first section and the author narrates incidents and anecdotes on the base of these elements. The sunject matter revolves arounf this.

The second section includes the JOurnal entries of the author. She focusses on two main things : I Say Yes to Life and Yes, I can. These two parts fills us with new hopes and vibes which help us to forget our hard times. Furthermore, it gives us the strength to move ahead with new spirits and positivity.

The third section includes Rendezvous Reflections where the author has penned down an enthralling poem.

Style – The book is an easy read. The language used is lucid and the author has used pithy style of writing at some places. The narratives are personal as well as impersonal. The descriptions are beautiful. The use of transfer epithets, metaphorical words, allusions, anecdotes, similes makes the reading more fruitful. Every line is a highliter for me and the author’s inspiration towards Paulo Coelho could be noticed as her first page always includes a quote by him :

“And, when you go back, you havw to worry only about the best way of moving forward.”

~Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Other favourites :

“Just enforce the seed of discipline; forge strong self- belief and start scaling success for a very peaceful and beautiful life.”

“Don’t forget that your strength lies in the choices that you make.”

“Socrates once said: THe unexamined life is not worthy living.”

Availability- https://www.amazon.com/Elements-Life-living-Inderjit-Kaur-ebook/dp/B00S2A8214

https://notionpress.com/read/elements-of-life

Book Launch- http://booklaunch.io/inderjit%20kaur/elementsoflife

INterview – http://effrosyniwrites.com/2015/11/30/interview-with-inderjit-kaur/

About the Author

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Inderjit Kaur is an author, motivator with a powerful voice of spreading positive words through her writings. A highly influential blogger and inspirational guide who with her tag line ‘Keep smiling, keep shining’, has brewed up with the original concept of living through her books of A living series.

ALso Read –

Book Review of Kaliedoscope – https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/2016/06/16/kaliedoscope-colours-of-life-a-living-series-book-3-a-review/

Guest POst- https://captivatingmode.wordpress.com/category/guest-posts/

 

 

Book Review of Occult Lines Behind LIfe

Occult Lines behind Life is a fantastic book written by M.P. Pandit. This book is a guide book and has so much to enlighten. It belongs to a spiritual category and the way M.P. Pandit explains by stating anecdotes from life is impeccable. I accidently came across this copy in my college library. It was in philosophy section and instantly picked it up and now I can say that it was the best pick up. I recently recommended this book to my classmates and teachers. I hope they like it too.

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Cover- The cover of the book is simple and doesn’t appeal much yet the reader is interested in reading it as it has some kind of pull in it.

Title- The title of the book surely is intriguing and the reader is interested to know about the reasons of the things behind life.

Blurb- Many things in life are inexplicable as long as one fails to see behind the surface. This world is a Cosmos, with Order and Laws maintaining that Order. Physical science is acquainted with only the external processes. There is a larger, deeper science of the Occult which gives the key to the understanding of life’s mysteries.

My observation- Since we know this book is a non- fiction hence the author has narrated the basic facts and his ecperiences. Many anecdotes are used in it. He has clearly explained the reasons behined various things like, Why things go wrong when we tell everything to someone?; Why bad things happen to good people?; What is the impact of Yoga?

The use of various concepts like Astrology, Yoga, Enlightenment, Change of Seasons. I especially loved the way he used simple and lucid language to explain the basic facts about life. Somewhere or the other many quests of our life are sorted. If you read this book, you will surely feel lighter and enlightened.

Availability of the book – Unfortunately, this book is not available in India now. It was my luck that I got to read this book. Still I am attaching the International Links as some of the Foreign friends can grab the copies.

https://www.amazon.com/Occult-Lines-Behind-Life-Pandit/dp/0941524353

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Occult-Lines-Behind-Life-Pandit/dp/0941524353

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Occult-Lines-Behind-Life-by-Sri-M-P-Pandit-/221820998816

About the Author

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Sri M. P. Pandit served as the personal secretary to the Mother at the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and the Mother became the entire focus of his life. He studied the classical scriptures and living spiritual traditions of India, following in the footsteps of Sri Aurobindo and Sri T.V. Kapaly Sastry. His writing career spanned six decades, publishing over 150 books and many articles on subjects as diverse as philosophy, spirituality, social and political thought, science, religion, mysticism and the classical texts themselves. At the same time he became a commentator on the teachings whose powerful insights went right to depths and essence of the meaning.

To know more about him Visit: http://www.infobuddhism.com/infobuddhism/institute%20for%20wholistic%20education/design/pandithome.htm