Monthly Archives: March 2013

BLOG HOPPING FUN: INSIGHT

As, I have said earlier, I am not much of a blogger. I am just someone who enjoys reading blogs and get insight view of their life. That’s it!
But my dear blogger friend, Sandra, keeps encouraging me to write more and recently passed few questions  to me. Its called BLOG HOPPING FUN, I guess.

You can read and follow Sandra’s blog at http://quirkybooks.wordpress.com
Her posts are really an interesting read, I recommend.

So, now, before answering these questions, I wanna thank Sandra for giving me this opportunity. I have always had a fantasy being asked many questions in an interview. So,  I consider this post as my small step towards the BIG INTERVIEW!

Here are the questions and my answers :

What is the working title of your book?
Road To Leh

Where did the idea come from?

My best buddy has very dirty thinking against Muslims (he is a Hindu) and my girlfriend is a Muslim. So, I kind-of want to change his thinking, and others, against Islam.

What genre does your book fall under?

Well, I guess its romantic, funny and has wars too. Which genre does it fall in? Comment and enlighten me 😉
Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I guess Aston Kutcher would be a nice choice to play the protagonist’s part.

About the girl, I think someone new would be more convincing. My story demands a new face.

What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?

“My friend and I were so wrong; Islam is much above Jehad. It is as much holy and divine as other religions.”

Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Haven’t thought about it yet.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

Its still in the writing phase. Have been writing it for the past eight months. So, just wait for a month,  my baby is about to be delivered 😉 haha!

What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

I don’t read much, so its a PASS!
But yeah, its kind of a Chetan Bhagat thing.
Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My friend’s nasty words against Islam inspired me. I just thought how what changes will come into him if he will have to reside in a Muslim place? How would he deal with it? What would he learn if a Muslim family will give him shelter when there’s a India-Pakistan (Hindu-Muslim) war outside?

Also, Leh is a VERY beautiful place, one of the coldest deserts in the world. So, Leh would be nice backdrop for romance.

And, my darling. 🙂
What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?

Although, I never attempt writing comedy in my short stories, I am a fun to be with. The comedy element would be the selling-point.

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Illuminating Blogger Award

Hey all!

Well, before I say anything, I wan to let everyone know that I am just a beginner. Few days back, I was very much unaware of these blogs and their functioning. But all thanks to Sandra, from http://quirkybooks.wordpress.com, that I am catching few things.

Really, I must say, these blogs have a whole of a world into them. I am quite liking it. 🙂
Thanks Sandra!

Besides, I would also like to thank her for nominating me for the lovely Illuminating Blogger Award!
Thank you Sandra! You have a very beautiful blog and you are a very beautiful person too. God bless!

I won!

I won!

As the rule of the award says, I will have to say few things about (which I did in the starting only) and pass it to other five bloggers.
Since, I am very new, I am gonna pass it to fewer. They are,
http://kattermonran.wordpress.com
http://klling.wordpress.com
http://seyisandradavid.org
http://pseudomonaz.wordpress.com

Congratulations to you all and keep writing. 🙂


Ankit Raj

The End: An emotional and tragic love tale

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I turned to the window-mirror for a reflection. I wanted to check my appearance.

The sun shone brighter today. A clump of Gulmohar trees, aside the road, had beautiful red flowers. Spring had come; a wave of happiness in my life. I beheld a joy within. I always wanted to spend my life with her, to grow old with her. We had been distanced for so long, but not anymore. I was prepared for a new beginning.

I took a deep breath. I was thrilled and closed my eyes to pray.

The above lines are an excerpt from my latest short story published on http://www.yourstoryclub.com
This one, too, is being praised a lot. It has also been awarded with the Editor’s Choice tag and is contending for Story Of The Month – March, 2013.

Read the whole story at The End: Editor’s Choice

Credit: The story has been edited by Kae, a friend of mine. She has her own Facebook page which is really nice and helpful for budding writers.

LIKE her page at  Young Writers

Photo Credit: mollyucca.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Met Her In The Bank

I knew Shweta since school days but we were not friends then. I was just like those average dumb students who were good for nothing and didn’t get any recognition in the class. After school, I moved to Delhi for further studies and she stayed in Surat (Gujrat) only.

The above lines are an excerpt from a new short story written by me, published at yourstoryclub.com
The story is about a boy who meets his school crush after many years and what surprise does the meeting hold.

Loved by many, criticized by few, read the whole story at http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/funny-love-story-met-her-in-bank/

Thanks!