Monday, March 12, 2012

Book Events at Times of India Wassup! Andheri

The Book Lovers is proud to be associated with Wassup!Andheri, a three day fun filled festival for all. We have an interesting line up of book events for all book lovers. Here goes: 

16th March 2012, Friday

Kids special from 11am- noon: 

Dilip  Mukherjea  -  Focuses  on  writing  interactive  books  that address  brain  skills  for  the  21st  century  with  immediate  & multipurpose application, the prime aim of every skill. Watch him live at Wassup!  Andheri. 

Sathya Saran from 6pm-7pm

Sathya was the Editor of FEMINA for 12 years; she now contributes in leading magazines and newspapers.  As an author she has written three books.
We, at Wassup Andheri, are absolutely delighted to have her join us to read from her book on Guru Dutt. In an hour long session Sathya will take us through the life & times of Guru Dutt interspersed with scenes and songs from his movies. 
Do join us to be enthralled and mesmerized by the legend of Guru Dutt.

17th March 2012, Saturday

Book Reading: The Reluctant Detective by Kiran Manral from 10am-10.45am

Kiran Manral has worked with The Asian Age, The Times of India and Cosmopolitan and currently is a freelance writer, blogger and media consultant. The Reluctant Detective is her first book as an author. She joins us to read from her laugh out loud debut book on mommy escapades.  Do join us for a fun read session.

Panel Discussion: Chicklit& Beyond 11am- noon

We at Wassup get into a panel discussion with three lady authors who have made a smashing debut with their books. We ask them whether Indian women writers are treading beyond chicklit to reach out to a wider Indian audience. 

Our panelists:

Madhuri Banerjee:

Madhuri Banerjee’s debut book Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas has sold over 40,000 copies in the first year of its release and was on the best seller list for over 10 weeks.

Kiran Manral:

Kiran Manral has worked with The Asian Age, The Times of India and Cosmopolitan and currently is a freelance writer, blogger and media consultant. The Reluctant Detective is her first book as an author.

Naomi Datta:

Naomi Datta is the author of The 6pm Slot. Her debut book is a satire on television- news and entertainment. The 6 PM Slot has gone into a reprint and has been written about in Mint, Elle, Hello, People, Femina, Tehelka, DNA, Asian Age, Afternoon & Reuters.

18th March 2012, Sunday

In Conversation with bestselling author Ashwin Sanghi from 4pm-5pm

Ashwin Sanghi—entrepreneur by day, novelist by night- is a well established businessman and a bestselling author of two books, The Rozabal Line and Chanakya’s Chant. Chanakya’s Chant will be a movie soon and will be at cinemas close to home! Ashwin will talk to us on ‘Have talent, will write’ and take us through his journey as a writer.

Sit Down Comedy with Sorabh Pant, author of The Wednesday Soul  from 6pm-6.20pm

Before the panel discussion on Indian writing be ready to laugh out loud with Sorabh Pant! If you are expecting a stand up comedy from Sorabh it isn't, what you get of him at this festival is a sit-down comedy in true Pant style! Fun time guaranteed!

Panel Discussion: Indian Writing sees a new dawn 6.30pm-7pm
The Indian writing scenario has seen a big change in the last 5 years. Lots of new authors, new Indian writing has emerged and Indian readers are lapping it all up. We at Wassup will be in conversation with three such authors who have emerged in the publishing scenario. Our panelists:

Nishant Kaushik is the author of three published novels: 'Watch Out! We Are MBA', 'A Romance With Chaos', and 'Conditions Apply'. His fourth book is under publication and is expected to be out in stores in the latter half of 2012. Formerly a consultant with companies like Infosys and IBM, Nishant has recently quit his day job to focus on his career as a writer. Apart from his novels, he is also working on certain film scripts and short stories

Sorabh Pant has been touted as “one of India’s top six comedians”, by The Times Of India. His show, “Pant on Fire”, has toured 14 cities with 150 shows in two years; though, he’s done it mainly for the frequent flier miles. He’s also written/writing/in the process of having his columns cancelled for Mid – Day, Noise Factory, Yuva, Society, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle.

Parul Sharma is the author of Bringing Up Vasu – That First Year and By The Water Cooler. Bringing Up Vasu centered around the humorous travails of Mira, a first-time mother whose ambition for her firstborn is matched only by her own bumbling ways. By The Water Cooler told the story of two young girls who quit their jobs at an advertising agency to land at a corporate house

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