Monday, January 23, 2017

How my near and dear ones reacted to my first book?

"Hey, Mom I published a book on amazon." I called my mom and said to her.

"Oh… (Long pause) What is amazon?" My mom asked me.

My mom is not at all an online shopper. She is a very simple woman from a small town in Kerala. So I understood her difficulty in understanding what I said.

"Mom, do you remember that I used to buy books online from Flipkart? is just like Flipkart. We can buy things and sell our things." I replied

"Oh, good! How much will you get per month?" The next inevitable question.

"It depends on how many units people buy! Only after 2 months, I can say how much I earned!" I said confidently to my mom

"Oho... So it is not a stable income. What about your teaching job? Aren't you looking for a job in teaching field? You will get easily job there and it is a stable income also. Moreover, you can manage your family also."

Very few Indian parents understand about your passions. Rest all wants you to live a normal life. Study well, get a good job, earn money, get married, continue the job, have kids and so on. I just got married and that is why my parents insist on continuing the job. Not just any job…. A job that gives you fixed salary at the end of the month.

"Mom, this is just a beginning. Wait and see! Where is grandma? I want to talk to her!" I asked mom
Grandma took the phone and started having routine chats with me. I gave her the good news that I published a book on amazon. She also was not aware of amazon. So I explained everything to her. She also insisted that I need to have a consistent income.

I informed my dad about my first book. It didn't surprise me when he asked me what amazon was. After all, my parents are from small town and live a very simple life. Work hard, earn your bread, share it with your family, live a simple life. This is their philosophy.

My sister was amazed to hear my first book. But soon the conversation ended in the job matter.
My friends were well excited about my book. They purchased it and started rating on amazon. I was so happy when I got my first ratings and reviews from them.

They loved my style of writing. They gave me a lot of suggestions. They supported me and encouraged me.

The most important part is that I love writing. Whether there is any reader or reviewer or fan or not, my love for writing never ceases. It sets me free. I love falling in the world of my books and writing.
Yup, I am an introvert but talented.

Friday, January 13, 2017

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

How I fell into the world of Books?

There used to be a mandatory library periods in my school. I utilized the time to talk with my friends. I never thought reading is important. I had a lot to read in study textbooks and notes, why should I again fall back to books?

However, Nancy Drew, Secret Seven, Famous Five and books by Enid Bliton were my school-time favorites. When I was in 9th grade (2015), my friend Thushara gave me a book. She said it is world’s bestselling book and it is pretty good. I looked at the cover page. It was Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. I started reading it and was fascinated by it. I soon became a diehard fan of Harry potter. It is funny to know that I first read the second book of Harry Potter series. Ever since that moment, I started reading more and more books. I am thankful to her who made me really fall in love with the books. Thank you Thushara!

Then I used to read management books when I was doing my MBA. Some books were nice, some books went way over my head. In the Business School Library, I found the book ‘Tantra: The Forgotten Ecstasy’ by Osho, when I started reading the book I was spellbound. Till that time, I have never read a book like that. It was as if Osho was directly speaking to me. There after I started reading more books by Osho. My friend Neeraja, another book lover, used to buy Osho’s books. I used to fight with her to read it first. I kept on reading Osho Books.  It really helped me to understand many things in my life. My emotional dilemma’s, mood swings – I have not yet found another author who explains these things so spontaneously. What made his book more loving is his instant sense of humor. He talks about anything and everything- ‘From Sex to Super consciousnesses.  There after I started meditating and continue it now also.

The things meditation do to you is significant. It helps you to grow in a beautiful way. It helped me to make my thoughts mature. My understanding expanded and so did my level of consciousness. If you ask me who is my favorite author? Osho is always number in the list.

I never stop reading and never will stop writing J

Friday, January 6, 2017

My first Book

'To Be Simple' is my first book. It is not a novel or a short story but a dialogue between an average person and an enlightened master.

What Inspired me to write is a simple quote I read from

"The book that changes you is the book you write."

My book has helped me a lot in many ways.

I am happy that I published my book in amazon kindle.

I felt amazing when I started writing. So I will keep on writing.