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October 2015

Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth – METRO DAIRIES by Namrata

Today we have with us Namrata the author of “METRO DAIRIES” a collection of beautiful love stories that will hold your heart till the last pages. Namrata has a very successful journey as an investment banker, columnist, book blogger,  before turning into a fiction writer. The author in her interview shares with us some of her best experiences and memories. Lets find out more about her.

  •   You have been an eminent part of the publishing industry. Tell us about your journey as an author?

My journey in this publishing industry has been very exciting. I started as a blogger went on to become a book reviewer for some prominent publishing houses. My learning widened a lot at that time as it helped me come out of my shell. I stopped limiting myself to genres and would lap at every book that came to me.  It helped me learn a lot of not only world but also about writing and publishing industry.

My journey as a columnist helped me see things from a neutral position. And then when I wrote I got emotionally involved in it.

Today am fortunate enough to work for publishing house as an editor and marketing segment. I am getting to see things differently from here.  The amount of research that goes behind every book’s marketing is something I am really enjoying.

Starting with few anthologies because a friend felt I could to this book it has been possible because of the faith the readers of my blog showed in me.  As they say faith can move mountains.

From there to here it has been a superb journey. And I don’t know from here to where. All I know is I am loving every moment of what is happening around me. So much to learn!

  •  Your book, Metro Dairies, has a collection of twenty romantic stories. Which one is closest to your heart?

A very difficult choice. I cannot even choose from my own blog posts. For me they are all pieces of my heart.

  •  You have so many feathers in your cap, prolific blogger, an editor to various books,a columnist and an investment banker too . What is the most challenging part of being a author?

I think the most challenging part of being an author is you never have a holiday. In your mind there is always something cooking. Even when you are traveling people, places… pictures everything seems like a story.

  •  Are your planning another book? Tell us something about it.  

I am working on yet another collection called letters returned undelivered. A collection of letters written but yes this is not romance 🙂

Metro Diaries part 2 is almost ready. But again even that is not romance this time.

Apart from that I am working on my travel diaries which have short stories ( as small as 100-200 words) with photographs about all the places I have traveled.

I like having multiple things to work upon just to ensure the ghost called writer’s block doesn’t possess me anytime!

  •   Any advice for the aspiring writer’s?

Read and write. Nothing else helps as much as these two.

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Metro Diaries 
by 
Namrata 
 
The Blurb

Love is one of the most amazing feelings on this earth, one that makes you the most powerful person or the most helpless person in a split second. These stories capture those feelings of despair, longing, love, lust, desire, want, dejection and admiration to create deja vu. Hold onto your hearts as you flip through these pages and take a walk down the memory lane, as “metro diaries” will revive your innermost feelings and imbibe in you the magic of love. Touching, amusing and deeply moving, metro diaries – love classics are tales that will hold you from start till end. 
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Meet the Author

Namrata is a prolific blogger known by the name Privy Trifles in the blogosphere who romances life through her writings and aspires to make love the universal language. She dons various hats between that of a contributing author to 8 anthologies a reviewer for leading publishing houses an editor to various books and a columnist. Apart from that she is also the editor for an online magazine called Writer’s Ezine. Having mastered the nuances of finance till recently she also held the title of an investment banker closely to let it go to embrace her love for writing fully.
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Title: Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty

Author:  Paulami Duttagupta

Blurb: Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty is adapted from the National Award Winning Khasi film by the same name.

Trapped in the limbo between ideology and conscience, Manbha finds him himself part of a terror outfit. An unexpected opportunity, anger, squalor and disillusionment – followed by and armed combat and injury lead to the soul- searching that form the substance of this moving tale.

Rating: 4 out of 5

My Review

A Story of Homecoming

First of all I would like to thank the author for giving me an opportunity to review the book.

Paulami Dutta Gupta has done an incredible job in portraying the city torn in conflict and turmoil due to the separatist group. These groups run mostly on money from extortion, terror outbreak and kidnappings. They have training camps in bordering countries like Bangladesh and Burma and are currently very active in North eastern states. They started with the motto of demanding a free land for their community but today their mission seems aimless.

Nevertheless Ri- Homeland of Uncertainty is the story of Manaba, a young man, who was brain washed to join one such group in the early 2000s. The author very beautifully pens down the emotional turmoil within him when he starts doubting his mission. The author succeeds in delivering the message very clear in her book. Even the other characters are very specific to their part. The story is based in Meghalaya and the narration sways from the present to the past very smoothly deciphering the beauty and virginity of the state along with how the people were affected because of the bloodshed. How difficult it is for the police force alone to restore peace with their hands tied and again how easily a few words of love and kindness can transform a mind. How the act of forgiveness is above all.

I would recommend this story to all who have faith in the system of our country and above all humanity. Together these values can bring a change in the society.

Ideal for those who love stories on critical issues like insurgency or terrorist.

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