Saturday, 27 December 2014

Scavenging from a ghost !

On, albinism is defined as a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. 
In parts of Africa giving birth to a child with little or no skin colour is as good as a death sentence for the little one: for here 'Albinos are called Ghosts'.

People look on them with a mix of abhorance and dread. They are considered bad luck to the community yet ironically body parts of an albino are considered 'magical'. So they are hunted down and hacked up for these magical properties that parts of their body impart to brews and potions cooked up by the 'witch doctor'.

Came across this amazing documentary done by Al Jazeera on the perils the albinos in Tanzania face on a daily basis.
" If this be what the skies see, then let it weep, let it weep."

For the link click on : The Spell Of The Albino

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanium

God is a Gamer 
Ravi Subramanium 

The Blurb
Aditya runs a gaming company that is struggling to break even. A banker slips off a highrise building, plunging to her death. The finance minister has made some promises that he is finding hard to keep. The LTTE has unleashed terror in America that sends the FBI on a wild goose chase, bringing them to Mumbai.

Enter Varun, parttime drug dealer and fulltime genius. He turns around the gaming company before disaster strikes. Meanwhile, the investigators plunge headlong into

the shady world of bitcoins and the Dark Net, websites that only exist for illegal transactions—drugs, sex and money. God Is a Gamer culminates in a stunning climax where money means nothing, assassination is taught by the ancient Greeks, and nothing is as it seems.

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Meet the Author

Described as the ‘John Grisham of banking’, by the Wall Street Journal, Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, is the author of five bestselling commercial novels—If God was a Banker (2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009), The Incredible Banker (2011), The Bankster (2012) and Bankerupt (2013)—based on financial crime. His latest book God is a Gamer, releases on September 12th.

Having been a banker himself, he has a unique insight into the industry he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats

His debut novel, If God was a Banker, won the 2008 Golden Quill Readers’ Choice Award and, more recently, The Incredible Banker won the 2011 Economist-Crossword Book Award in the ‘Popular’ category. He won the Crossword book award for The BANKSTER in 2012.

Ravi lives in Mumbai with his Biotechnologist turned banker wife, Dharini and his fourteen year old daughter Anusha.

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Saturday, 13 December 2014

10 in the TOP 100...way to go Indireads!


10 authors from the Indireads stable on Amazon India's Top 100 bestseller list / Indian writing category.

At :-

15. A Scandalous Proposition by MM George.
16. Love will Find a Way by Parul Tyagi
25. Only a Dream by Jazz Singh.
27.Rapid Fall by Adiana Ray
42. Against All Odds by Jazz Singh.
47. The Perfect Groom by Sumeetha Manikandan.
55. Girl from Fatehpur by Sarita Verma.
56. Done With Men by Shuchi Singh Kalra.
62. Double Jeopardy by Sundari Venkatraman.
96. A Newlywed's Adventures in Married Land by Shweta Ganesh Kumar.

Congratulations ladies!

It is an honour to be with you all.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Move over Ms Rowling, Zoe Sugg is here


Over 78,000 copies of 'Girl Online' sold in its first week.

The highest first week sales of a debut author and the 'neterazzi' have nothing but good to say about her first book.

Way to go Zoe....or is it Zoella?