This is what I did on the weekend. Shared the dais with some of the most popular writers of contemporary English fiction, namely Ashwin Sanghi, author of The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chants and The Krishna Key, Amish Tripathi, the author of the Meluha trilogy which has created a completely new genre in contemporary writing in English from India, Ravi Subramanian of The Bankster, who sets his books in what seems to be the staid world of banking but makes them pacy enough to be page turners and Manish Gupta whose English Bites is very popular.
This was at a panel discussion at the Mumbai Book Fair 2013 organised by Spandan, and held at Powai, which is not such a long trek away with the JVLR anymore and totally worth the trip for any book lover given the number of stalls on display and given that this is their first year of organising it, a fabulous effort by a group of committed individuals.
We spoke on content, masala and marketing and the discussion was great fun. I will try to get my mitts on a video of the discussion but till then here are a few photographs of the event.