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August 2016

AUTHOR INTERVIEW – SHILPI CHAKLANOBIS!

An interview with Shilpi Chaklanobis,
the author of Panorama.

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Author Shilpi
Chaklanobis

When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or
full-time profession?

No, never.

Who are your books mostly dedicated to?

To my parents who, unfortunately, are no more.

Have any new writers grasped your interest recently?

I will take two names. Both of them are established authors with loads
of fan following. The first name is Dr. Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I
simply love the books written by her and her writing style. The second
name is Ms. Julie Klassen. She writes Regency novels which
are my favourite. Though both of them write about two very different
topics, I love them both.

Is there anything you are currently working on that may
intrigue the interest of your readers?

Currently I am working on two novels and both of them are love
stories. They are not romantic novels but deal with the complexities
of love and how it can change lives for better and for worse.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your
writing?

I like to write stories that strike a chord with people on a personal
level. Sometimes it becomes a bit challenging to tell a relatable
story in an intriguing manner.

People believe that being a published author is glamorous, is
that true?

There are always two sides of a coin. Yes, it is glamorous but at the
same time very few people know how much efforts and hard work goes to
churn out an interesting book.

What is that one thing you think readers generally don’t know
about your specific genre?

Truly speaking, I do not follow any genre. I try to tell my story with
full honesty and in the most interesting way. If you ask me about one
word about my genre then I would say “Life”.

Did the thought to give up writing ever occur to you?

No.

What is your motivation for writing more?

My love for books. And of course, the appreciation by readers and
reviewers act as catalysts.

Any words of encouragement for the upcoming generation?

Writing, like any other work, needs perseverance. During the whole
process of writing a book, you may find some people who will encourage
you and some who will try to put you down. One should not get
disheartened by the criticism. Take them as tips to improve your work.
Believe in yourself and keep writing.

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An interview with and by
Reetika Pandey

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LET THE GAME BEGIN!

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Three words for this book- Amazing, Amazing and AMAZING.
Wait! Did I repeat myself ?
Jokes Apart!

‘LET THE GAME BEGIN’ is the second book of a very talented Indian author- Sandeep Sharma.
The cover of the book where speaks volume about the story; the blurb itself is self-sufficient.
‘LET THE GAME BEGIN’ is a mixture of ‘OHs’ and ‘OOHs’ ; it indeed, is a combination of emotions ranging from friendship, love, betrayal and revenge.

Two kingdoms- Chaturanga and Sarprakt are at war with each other. But for Sarprakt, defeating Chaturanga is not just a piece of cake.

When the king of Chaturanga is blessed with a son, the whole kingdom is drowned in the celebrations; unaware of the unknown stratagem that is cooking in the other kingdom.
From here, starts the game of chess , which further becomes the main reason for the gruesome history, bloodshed and the destruction of a whole kingdom.

Years later, serial killings shock the people. The only evidence, police find every time a murder happens, is a chess piece and a message ( in a strange language ).
The only question that keeps you intrigued with this story is- ‘Why is chess a connecting link between these two different stories ? Is there any link between the unsolved mystery of past and the raising mystery of present..?

This book is absolutely enthralling to read, with all the ingredients of Drama, emotions, twists and turns. It, indeed is a delightful read and leaves the readers with strong ‘wanting-wanting’ feeling of more.

The author has successfully portrayed the elements of suspense and mystery. The story is not build within just a single era, instead along with one more.
The Plotting and the flow is so in pace, that every chapter ends in a cliffhanger.

Although, the major drawback in the book is that of editing and proofreading, but keeping that aside, the book, the plot and all the characters are perfectly made.

Overall, a thrilling read!

RATINGS :

Book Cover : 5/5
Book Title : 4.5/5
Narration : 4/5
Story : 5/5

Overall Rate : 4.5/5

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