I am not a social media person. ISB got me hooked to FB, but only to that peer pressure extent. Uploading pics, status about who, why where, rants and pokes, comments n mad trails but nothing substantial. The friends screamed at me when I wanted to promote A Calendar Too Crowded and made me create a page! Thanks a bunch guys!
But, then nothing after that. Snippets I tried to upload .. but then that’s it! Ashwin Sanghi, when in town for my book launch spoke to me at length the power of Twitter! I remember my sane one also telling me about it.
I signed up for it and then was tempted to tweet and follow a particular person – actor Vinay Pathak*. Don’t know why I felt like telling him about my book and especially the story under August – Sisters by Choice and not by Chance. I thought it would end there, with him replying back with a “Thanks”. But hell no! He ordered the book read it and till now has written back two reviews of the book!
On Sisters by Choice and not by Chance –
Got my book in mail today. And the first story I read was sisters by choice. I can’t begin to tell u the emotional journey it took me onto..Needless to say very well written. The emotional quotient u arrived at was very poignant n touching. I am intrigued about the research u did for the story.
On Naked –
The prose has a poetic and a poignant mystique that gives the reader a whole lot to ponder….
Needless to say am roaming about with a huge grin on my face and yes am logged into Twitter! :))
* P.S: Actor Vinay Pathak stands tall for changing the course of Hindu Law in our country. Before he won his legal battle before the Bombay High Court a Hindu could not adopt a child if he/she had a child of the same gender. He while winning the custody of his younger daughter (adopted) changed the course of law.