"A profound unmitigated loneliness is the only truth of life"
- R.K. Narayan

A moment of pride as I take baby steps into the league of published authors. Thanks to the belief and persistent effort of Nivedita (website, blog), from Nivasini Publishers (website, blog), who has been a good friend and a constant reader of my blog, my article 'Oh Calcutta!' is now a part of the book 'Celebrating India' (ISBN 9789350871157)

Celebrating India is an anthology- a collection of short stories, poems, and travelogues by over 50 different writers. Only a few of them are recognized faces; the rest (including me) are unknown names, unheard voices who, in their own way, participate in the dance and drama of this nation. This is Nivasini's attempt to paint the picture of India with new and unseen colors, an effort to see this country through the small eyes of its own common people.

Thanks to Nivedita, and all the folks that never stop inspiring me in so many different ways!

Click on the cover picture to go to the website for online purchase (and also to read details about the book)