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The vision of Wordsbrew is to converge the different real-life narratives of famous and budding writers under one sky. This space will endow the readers and writers with a pedestal to articulate and explore the different hues of an author’s journey.
The flagship literary initiative of Dehradun welcomed this Sunday the much loved and emerging author Rashmi Trivedi. The venue for the session was a sublime café Tonic which was a grateful host for the booknerds hangout. Booknerds contribution to promote reading, readers and storytellers in Dehradun is well known hence this time the theme of the hangout was Feminism which is much more opinionated than understood or applied. To clear the air we had Ms.Rashmi Trivedi a poet, an author, a feminist and an inspiration. She has until now published three books namely Women Everything Will Be Fine, Handful of Sunshine Pocketful of Rain, and From Ashes to Dreams. All of these books are based on the struggles a women experiences while balancing her dreams and simultaneously contributing time to the family, they talk about all these issues plus some pleasant poems to give wings to all. As the session began Rohan Raj, the co-founder of Booknerds and moderator for the session introduced the audience especially students from The Vantage Hall to The Booknerds Hangouts, telling them about how this idea of Booknerds came into being, the vision and why it is necessary. He further talked about BlueRose Publications, whose representatives were also attending the session. Continuing with the motive of the Hangout he introduced the author of the day followed by giving her the honours to begin. Ms Rashmi Trivedi engaged the crowd with a soulful poem with a reference to the various Gods in Hindu mythology. She then talked about her books and her journey as an author and how she overcame all the hurdles to achieve her dreams. She also shared some quick details of her recently released book From Ashes To Dreams. To make the session more engaging a Scramble Contest was organized by The Booknerds based on the eminent women writers of India. As the audience scratched their heads, Mr Ankit Bhandari was able to get maximum correct answers and was rewarded through gift hampers from Blue Rose Publishers. After this delightful competition, Ms Rashmi read an extract from her book From Ashes to Dreams which was a sweet conversation between a daughter longing for the comfort of her mother’s embrace, the mother who is away due to her commitments consoles her with a present for her when she returns. Thus she conveyed to the audience that there will be various moments where the emotional trauma will pull you down but it’s important to hold your ground. After which Mr. Rohan Raj announced the question/answer session and the many ladies present among the crowd put up various questions inquiring and discussing the changing mindset of the country. Concluding the session Mr Rohan Raj welcomed everyone to purchase the book and get it signed by the author the collection of which will go to a charity. On this note, another engaging and inclusive hangout was wrapped up by the Booknerds. This enchanting literary journey of The Booknerds shall continue on September 30, 2018, at Cafe Cibo 12pm-2 pm with a discussion on best selling author Yuval Noah Harari’s 21 Lessons for the 21st Century published by Penguin India.
National Bestseller Rashmi Trivedi at the book launch and book signing event for her book From Ashes to Dreams at The Great Indian Book Tour, Jaipur.
Author Sorav Pati at the launch of his book Stories I Never Told at Oxford Bookstore.
Author Dipan Bhatt at the Book Launch Event of his book The Ordinary Boy.
Author Hukum Singh at the Book Launch Event of his book “विवेक”
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The evening began with kin and kith sharing pleasantries with each other over drinks. They were then welcomed by the host under the blessings of the revered Guruji. This was then followed by the introduction of the author, Mr. Parth Kakkar. The audience was made aware of a secret offer to receive his book free of cost through solving a riddle, which they would receive randomly. This was followed by the main event – the book release – under the blessings of an elder from the Kakkar family, joined by the author’s parents, Mr. Jagjeet Arora and Mrs. Babita Arora, brother Kanishk Kakkar, sister-in-law Rebla Kakkar, niece Kaniraa Kakkar, and extended family.
The event proceeded with the reading of excerpts from the book, The Illusion Called Democracy, after which Mrs. Kakkar recited a self-composed poem. There was a break for 20 minutes, during which the author met with the audience members for drinks and appetizers. The event resumed, and the crowd was addressed by the author’s former teacher, Mrs. D. Singh, who shared her perspectives on Parth’s novel, and extended her blessings and warm regards. This was followed by an interview with the author, where he fielded questions about his novel and the idea behind its conception. Then, there was a celebratory cake-cutting, after which the people proceeded with buying signed copies of the book and clicking pictures with the author.
The attendees gave their regards to the author and his family, and started filtering out, bringing the event to a close.