The Unadorned

My literary blog to keep track of my creative mood swings with poems n short stories, book reviews n humorous prose, travelogues n photography, reflections n translations, both in English n Hindi.

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I'm a peace-loving married Indian male on the right side of '50 with college-going children, and presently employed under government. Educationally I've a master's degree in History, and another in Computer Application. Besides, I've a post graduate diploma in Management. My published works are:- (1)"In Harness", ISBN 81-8157-183-5, a poetry collections and (2) "The Remix of Orchid", ISBN 978-81-7525-729-0, a short story collections with a foreword by Mr. Ruskin Bond, (3) "Virasat", ISBN 978-81-7525-982-9, again a short story collection but in Hindi, (4) "Ek Saal Baad," ISBN 978-81-906496-8-1, my second Story Collection in Hindi.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

The Saving Grace

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Yes, almost a month has gone without my looking at my darling blog. But then I could achieve something in the meanwhile. Oh, in silence I have been collecting good wishes. “The Remix of Orchid” is no longer a useless mass of text. The first blessing has already come into its bag.

What’s that?

“The Remix” will now carry the foreword of no less a writer than Mr Ruskin Bond. Agreed, it’s poised to become a self-published work, yet it’s not something to be thrown aside. With Mr Bond’s generous remarks, there should be some readers--at least some readers--encouraged to have the book. At the moment I don’t think I should continue creeping about being a neglected first-timer in the world of fiction.

[Want to know about Mr. Ruskin Bond? Try these links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruskin_Bond
http://members.rediff.com/ruskinbond/letsmeetruskin.htm
http://ruskinbond.rediffblogs.com/
http://www.penguinbooksindia.com/AuthorLounge/AuthorDetail.asp?aid=32 ]


To sound a bit authentic, let me quote from the morale-boosting foreword.

The Remix of Orchid’ is the maiden work of prose of Nanda. He has chosen, very intelligently, a theme that few attempt. The Andamans is a place that everybody wants to visit, at least once in a lifetime. It’s a lovely place and people would definitely like to read about it. And I can say this to those who love books: your choice of reading a book on the Andamans should start right here. With ‘The Remix of Orchid’ you will not be disappointed.
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By
A. N Nanda
30/01/2007
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