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Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat

#Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat

Best-selling author Ashwin Sanghi will answer your questions at 3pm today
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kaustav mishra

Any chance of getting a signed copy of "Private India".

Any chance of getting a signed copy of "Private India". #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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Sachin Nirhali

Sir,I have written An Appointment with Death ( Sachin Nirhali) romantic thriller Novel which is on amazon and Flipkard the question is how do I market the book as have recently read that you too had to go through tough time when you self publish your first Novel Rosabela Line.Sahin Nirhali (Author)

Sir,I have written An Appointment with Death ( Sachin Nirhali) romantic thriller Novel which is on amazon and Flipkard the question is how do I market the book as have recently read that you too had to go through tough time when you self publish your first Novel Rosabela Line.Sahin Nirhali (Author) #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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mamata swamy

Amar Chitra Katha is a fantastic work to get your kids addicted to. Are you planning on writing such simple similar books for young kids? Will your books get translated to other Indian languages? I read a lot of Marathi and kannada books as well.

Amar Chitra Katha is a fantastic work to get your kids addicted to. Are you planning on writing such simple similar books for young kids? Will your books get translated to other Indian languages? I read a lot of Marathi and kannada books as well. #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi

Ok friends, I must take your leave even though I would love to stay and take a few more questions. Sorry about that. Hope that you enjoyed being here as much as I did! Cheers. Ashwin.

Ok friends, I must take your leave even though I would love to stay and take a few more questions. Sorry about that. Hope that you enjoyed being here as much as I did! Cheers. Ashwin. #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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Abhishek-Mande

Thank you, Ashwin for being so patient! (And so dang fast in responding to ALL the questions) :-)

Thank you, Ashwin for being so patient! (And so dang fast in responding to ALL the questions) :-) #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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satyaki-bhowmik

Is there any true relation between indus valley covilization and krishna?

Is there any true relation between indus valley covilization and krishna? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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Jignesh Kaisth

Could you describe the experience of collaborating with another author?

Could you describe the experience of collaborating with another author? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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satyaki-bhowmik

Which of your books is closest to your heart?

Which of your books is closest to your heart? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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jinny

Could you explain your fascination with Indian mythology?

Could you explain your fascination with Indian mythology? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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shenoy eeejee

I have written a book. currently in amazon kindle. how to get a publisher for the same?

I have written a book. currently in amazon kindle. how to get a publisher for the same? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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kaustav mishra

Any chance of getting a signed copy of "Private India".

Any chance of getting a signed copy of "Private India". #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi There is a lucky offer at Flipkart where a select number of customers who preorder will get a signed copy (random draw). I shall also be doing book signing events in Mumbai and Delhi. You could always meet me at one of those. During the year I should be at a few Lit Fests too.

There is a lucky offer at Flipkart where a select number of customers who preorder will get a signed copy (random draw). I shall also be doing book signing events in Mumbai and Delhi. You could always meet me at one of those. During the year I should be at a few Lit Fests too.
3 months ago 
KM

kaustav mishra Any plans of coming to hyderabad

Any plans of coming to hyderabad
3 months ago 
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Sachin Nirhali

Sir,I have written An Appointment with Death ( Sachin Nirhali) romantic thriller Novel which is on amazon and Flipkard the question is how do I market the book as have recently read that you too had to go through tough time when you self publish your first Novel Rosabela Line.Sahin Nirhali (Author)

Sir,I have written An Appointment with Death ( Sachin Nirhali) romantic thriller Novel which is on amazon and Flipkard the question is how do I market the book as have recently read that you too had to go through tough time when you self publish your first Novel Rosabela Line.Sahin Nirhali (Author) #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Sachin Nirhali sachauthor@rediffmail.com

sachauthor@rediffmail.com
3 months ago 
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Ashwin Sanghi Become active on social media, blog regularly, use every connection and friendship to push another sale. You have to want it badly to make it happen.

Become active on social media, blog regularly, use every connection and friendship to push another sale. You have to want it badly to make it happen.
3 months ago 
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Sachin Nirhali Thank you very much for your advice. Not only I have read many of your novels but you are also a source of inspiration for the budding writers who want to achieve something in the field of literature. Sachin Nirhali

Thank you very much for your advice. Not only I have read many of your novels but you are also a source of inspiration for the budding writers who want to achieve something in the field of literature. Sachin Nirhali
3 months ago 
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satyaki-bhowmik

Is there any true relation between indus valley covilization and krishna?

Is there any true relation between indus valley covilization and krishna? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I assume that you are referring to 'The Krishna Key'. The discovery of the underwater ruins of Dwarka have made people like me much more convinced about the fact that Krishna could have been a historical figure in the post-Saraswati era.

I assume that you are referring to 'The Krishna Key'. The discovery of the underwater ruins of Dwarka have made people like me much more convinced about the fact that Krishna could have been a historical figure in the post-Saraswati era.
3 months ago 
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Jignesh Kaisth

Could you describe the experience of collaborating with another author?

Could you describe the experience of collaborating with another author? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi You need more than one voice to create a harmony! My insider’s perspective on India and its culture along with my passion for research and fast-moving plots were complementary to James Patterson’s proven formula for creating larger-than-life characters and building conflict. Multiple voices work well in a choir as long as they sing the right notes. I hope we did!

You need more than one voice to create a harmony! My insider’s perspective on India and its culture along with my passion for research and fast-moving plots were complementary to James Patterson’s proven formula for creating larger-than-life characters and building conflict. Multiple voices work well in a choir as long as they sing the right notes. I hope we did!
3 months ago 
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Ashwin Sanghi Working with James has been a refreshing experience. My focus has always been on research and plot while the Patterson formula is pace and character. This book has given us a chance to combine our respective strengths and present something that represents the best of both.

Working with James has been a refreshing experience. My focus has always been on research and plot while the Patterson formula is pace and character. This book has given us a chance to combine our respective strengths and present something that represents the best of both.
3 months ago 
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satyaki-bhowmik

Which of your books is closest to your heart?

Which of your books is closest to your heart? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi One never forgets one's first love. My first book was 'The Rozabal Line' and it shall remain my favourite.

One never forgets one's first love. My first book was 'The Rozabal Line' and it shall remain my favourite.
3 months ago 
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jinny

Could you explain your fascination with Indian mythology?

Could you explain your fascination with Indian mythology? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I think that I am an ancient soul. I grew up listing to mythological stories from my grandmother, terrifying tales of ghosts/occult from my grandfather. I also was a voracious reader besides being an Amar Chitra Katha addict. Those elements in my growing years developed my fascination for the past and the extraordinary.

I think that I am an ancient soul. I grew up listing to mythological stories from my grandmother, terrifying tales of ghosts/occult from my grandfather. I also was a voracious reader besides being an Amar Chitra Katha addict. Those elements in my growing years developed my fascination for the past and the extraordinary.
3 months ago 
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shenoy eeejee

I have written a book. currently in amazon kindle. how to get a publisher for the same?

I have written a book. currently in amazon kindle. how to get a publisher for the same? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi You should consider finding a literary agent. There are several good ones in India. An agent would be able to evaluate your work and decide which publishers are ideally suited for submissions.

You should consider finding a literary agent. There are several good ones in India. An agent would be able to evaluate your work and decide which publishers are ideally suited for submissions.
3 months ago 
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Amal Sebastian

Will I be right in saying that your best is yet to come? Do you have a story that is probably like a "dream story" to tell?

Will I be right in saying that your best is yet to come? Do you have a story that is probably like a "dream story" to tell? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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Ashwin Sanghi Oh absolutely. I have always viewed myself as work in progress! And yes, there is a dream story. It always tends to be the one that I am working on at that given moment!

Oh absolutely. I have always viewed myself as work in progress! And yes, there is a dream story. It always tends to be the one that I am working on at that given moment!
3 months ago 
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Kashif Mashaikh

Do you think an author should self publish if he is not getting into print via the traditional route?

Do you think an author should self publish if he is not getting into print via the traditional route? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Yes, I did that. But any such author must make sure that he/she does what a traditional publisher would do... engage a professional editor, invest time in typesetting and cover design, and most importantly-- market the book passionately.

Yes, I did that. But any such author must make sure that he/she does what a traditional publisher would do... engage a professional editor, invest time in typesetting and cover design, and most importantly-- market the book passionately.
3 months ago 
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tushar

What would your advice to young writers be?

What would your advice to young writers be? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi The bestselling authors of our times are not necessarily the best writers, they are simple the most persistent ones. Writing means rejection. Please don't get disheartened. Get up and knock on another door.

The bestselling authors of our times are not necessarily the best writers, they are simple the most persistent ones. Writing means rejection. Please don't get disheartened. Get up and knock on another door.
3 months ago 
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rakesh

did you have concerns collaborating with another author (considering you have never done this before)?

did you have concerns collaborating with another author (considering you have never done this before)? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Yes, I was concerned. But given the fact that JP was open to the idea of allowing me to develop the storyline from scratch, it eased my worries.

Yes, I was concerned. But given the fact that JP was open to the idea of allowing me to develop the storyline from scratch, it eased my worries.
3 months ago 
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vijay

who are your favourite contemporary Indian authors?

who are your favourite contemporary Indian authors? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Probably Amitav Ghosh, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Hussain Zaidi...

Probably Amitav Ghosh, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Hussain Zaidi...
3 months ago 
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romil

Chetan Bhagat has become a polarising figure in India. What do you make of this phenomenon?

Chetan Bhagat has become a polarising figure in India. What do you make of this phenomenon? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I think that we are seeing segmentation in the book industry. Rather than 'polarizing' I believe that multiple genres are complimentary to one another. Each genre has its own place. In the west, Gabriel Garcia Marquez could co-exist with Ian Fleming and Mills & Boons. To each his own, I say. :)

I think that we are seeing segmentation in the book industry. Rather than 'polarizing' I believe that multiple genres are complimentary to one another. Each genre has its own place. In the west, Gabriel Garcia Marquez could co-exist with Ian Fleming and Mills & Boons. To each his own, I say. :)
3 months ago 
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satyaki-bhowmik

We conside you as our reply to Dan Brown. What is your opinion about it?

We conside you as our reply to Dan Brown. What is your opinion about it? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I am rather pleased by that tag line but I know that it is not true. I see myself as someone who simply has a story to tell. I have no great literary talent, simply a treasure chest of stories that need to be told. I do not benchmark myself against other writers. I am a speck in the ocean.

I am rather pleased by that tag line but I know that it is not true. I see myself as someone who simply has a story to tell. I have no great literary talent, simply a treasure chest of stories that need to be told. I do not benchmark myself against other writers. I am a speck in the ocean.
3 months ago 
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amit sharma

sir i want to know how does you get an idea of subject to write?

sir i want to know how does you get an idea of subject to write? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I always maintain an 'idea bank'. It could be an interesting conversation, a picture that caught my attention, a newspaper article, an advertisement or a book that I read. I ensure that I make a note of it. As a result, I always have an abundance of ideas that I can pick from.

I always maintain an 'idea bank'. It could be an interesting conversation, a picture that caught my attention, a newspaper article, an advertisement or a book that I read. I ensure that I make a note of it. As a result, I always have an abundance of ideas that I can pick from.
3 months ago 
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rabindranath Dubey

have you any plan to write for bollywood in future

have you any plan to write for bollywood in future #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi It's possible but at this stage I believe that I have many stories that lend themselves to books. I am more likely to involve myself in adapting one or more of my books to screenplays rather than writing a screenplay from scratch.

It's possible but at this stage I believe that I have many stories that lend themselves to books. I am more likely to involve myself in adapting one or more of my books to screenplays rather than writing a screenplay from scratch.
3 months ago 
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Renuka Butt

Will you ever write a love story ?

Will you ever write a love story ? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Haha! I am scared of writing love stories. I like to write stories about puzzles that need to be solved. Love is a puzzle that can never be solved. How would I ever find a fitting conclusion?

Haha! I am scared of writing love stories. I like to write stories about puzzles that need to be solved. Love is a puzzle that can never be solved. How would I ever find a fitting conclusion?
3 months ago 
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avidnew

hi ... would you be writing a non-fiction in near future which is based on your research? ( read rm. shawin, ... ih ... glyerae gtw. orf oyur txne kobo ... :) vneatk)

hi ... would you be writing a non-fiction in near future which is based on your research? ( read rm. shawin, ... ih ... glyerae gtw. orf oyur txne kobo ... :) vneatk) #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I plan to publish a non-fiction title sometime later this year. At this stage the topic and the details are a state secret! :)

I plan to publish a non-fiction title sometime later this year. At this stage the topic and the details are a state secret! :)
3 months ago 
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sheetal

What has been the best piece of advice you've received and who gave it to you?

What has been the best piece of advice you've received and who gave it to you? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi It came from a literary agent. She told me that my first chapter needed to grab the reader and suck him/her into the story. The next piece of advice came from James Patterson: Less is more. Anything that does not advance the story is fluff. Junk it.

It came from a literary agent. She told me that my first chapter needed to grab the reader and suck him/her into the story. The next piece of advice came from James Patterson: Less is more. Anything that does not advance the story is fluff. Junk it.
3 months ago 
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Manoj-Kumar Pati

who are ur favorite author who write book by giving new color to the mythological characters and reproduce them as anthropological characters.

who are ur favorite author who write book by giving new color to the mythological characters and reproduce them as anthropological characters. #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Probably Amish, Ashok Banker, Devdutt Pattanaik, Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee would be in that list.

Probably Amish, Ashok Banker, Devdutt Pattanaik, Chitra Divakaruni Banerjee would be in that list.
3 months ago 
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om mehta

[SKB] Sir,Any Bollywood producer have contact you for Rights?

[SKB] Sir,Any Bollywood producer have contact you for Rights? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I am currently discussing movie rights for Chanakya's Chant and TV serialization rights for The Krishna Key. I hope that both these discussions will be fruitful during this year.

I am currently discussing movie rights for Chanakya's Chant and TV serialization rights for The Krishna Key. I hope that both these discussions will be fruitful during this year.
3 months ago 
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mamata swamy

Hi Ashwin, Chanakya's chant was one of the best novels I have ever read. I really hope it gets turned into a movie. It would be awesome :) Please keep writing such wonderful ones.All the best.

Hi Ashwin, Chanakya's chant was one of the best novels I have ever read. I really hope it gets turned into a movie. It would be awesome :) Please keep writing such wonderful ones.All the best. #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Many thanks for your kind words of appreciation Mamata. I am touched by your comments. It is comments like these that keep me motivated to write! Thanks!

Many thanks for your kind words of appreciation Mamata. I am touched by your comments. It is comments like these that keep me motivated to write! Thanks!
3 months ago 
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kaustav mishra

Any thoughts on author Devdutt Pattanaik.

Any thoughts on author Devdutt Pattanaik. #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi One word: respect. He has a terrific ability to simplify the complex and to connect the dots.

One word: respect. He has a terrific ability to simplify the complex and to connect the dots.
3 months ago 
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rabindranath Dubey

dear Mr. Ashwin,how you keep yourself positive always?

dear Mr. Ashwin,how you keep yourself positive always? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi One of the best questions today. Creative activity keeps me happy. As long as I am working on something new, I stay positive. I am most depressed when I complete a novel because I have to find something new to occupy myself with!

One of the best questions today. Creative activity keeps me happy. As long as I am working on something new, I stay positive. I am most depressed when I complete a novel because I have to find something new to occupy myself with!
3 months ago 
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mamata swamy

Can you recommend some James Patterson books to read from? Which is your favorite JP book? I like Dan Brown Angels and Demons the best, also mythological :)

Can you recommend some James Patterson books to read from? Which is your favorite JP book? I like Dan Brown Angels and Demons the best, also mythological :) #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I love the Alex Cross series of JP the most. Read "Kiss the Girls" or "Along Came a Spider". These were brilliant.

I love the Alex Cross series of JP the most. Read "Kiss the Girls" or "Along Came a Spider". These were brilliant.
3 months ago 
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satyaki-bhowmik

Sir which writer has most influence on you?

Sir which writer has most influence on you? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Paramahansa Yogananda. I realized that there are many things that I cannot explain but the mere absence of explanation does not imply that they are untrue.

Paramahansa Yogananda. I realized that there are many things that I cannot explain but the mere absence of explanation does not imply that they are untrue.
3 months ago 
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mustafa

How do you encourage your children to read?

How do you encourage your children to read? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi A few simple rules. (1) Read to your kids when they are very young (2) Birthday presents should always be books (3) Get them to read aloud to you and encourage and reward good reading (4) Discuss what they have read recently at the dinner table.

A few simple rules. (1) Read to your kids when they are very young (2) Birthday presents should always be books (3) Get them to read aloud to you and encourage and reward good reading (4) Discuss what they have read recently at the dinner table.
3 months ago 
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dineshhassija

it should not be easy to author any book because our thoughts are guided/influenced by what we have read/ interacted in the past ...

it should not be easy to author any book because our thoughts are guided/influenced by what we have read/ interacted in the past ... #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
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Ashwin Sanghi In fact it is experiences, thoughts, interactions and conversations that provide the fuel for my books!

In fact it is experiences, thoughts, interactions and conversations that provide the fuel for my books!
3 months ago 
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Jeswal

Which authors did you read as a child?

Which authors did you read as a child? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I was brought up on a diet of commercial fiction and thrillers for most of my growing years: Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Irving Wallace, Jack Higgins, Tom Clancy, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett, Arthur Hailey. In the past decade, Dan Brown, John Grisham, Stieg Larsson, Ian Rankin and countless others were added to my list of favourites.

I was brought up on a diet of commercial fiction and thrillers for most of my growing years: Jeffrey Archer, Sidney Sheldon, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, Irving Wallace, Jack Higgins, Tom Clancy, Ayn Rand, Ken Follett, Arthur Hailey. In the past decade, Dan Brown, John Grisham, Stieg Larsson, Ian Rankin and countless others were added to my list of favourites.
3 months ago 
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dananjaypuri

What are the four or five books that are always at your desk/bedside?

What are the four or five books that are always at your desk/bedside? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez, "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie, "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda.

“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel García Márquez, "Midnight's Children" by Salman Rushdie, "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda.
3 months ago 
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mahendra brahmbhatt

never heard of him before!!!

never heard of him before!!! #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi James Patterson? James Patterson is the world’s highest selling author having sold more than 260 million copies of his books worldwide. In recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.

James Patterson? James Patterson is the world’s highest selling author having sold more than 260 million copies of his books worldwide. In recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.
3 months ago 
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Ashwin Sanghi James Patterson is the world’s highest selling author having sold more than 260 million copies of his books worldwide. In recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.

James Patterson is the world’s highest selling author having sold more than 260 million copies of his books worldwide. In recent years his novels have sold more copies than those of Stephen King, John Grisham and Dan Brown combined.
3 months ago 
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satya saka

fiction thriller mythological background. a comical mix with chandamamas fairy tales.It will be good if the original is not killed. as it is mythology has too many fictions, and your fition will only add to the confusion

fiction thriller mythological background. a comical mix with chandamamas fairy tales.It will be good if the original is not killed. as it is mythology has too many fictions, and your fition will only add to the confusion #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Indian mythology has been a process of repackaging and interpretation all along. Mahabharata started as Jaya (25,000 verses), developed into Bharata and then evolved into Mahabharata (100,000 verses). There are over 300 versions of the Ramayana, so will we undertake to pinpoint the 299 that do not meet our expectations or sensibilities?

Indian mythology has been a process of repackaging and interpretation all along. Mahabharata started as Jaya (25,000 verses), developed into Bharata and then evolved into Mahabharata (100,000 verses). There are over 300 versions of the Ramayana, so will we undertake to pinpoint the 299 that do not meet our expectations or sensibilities?
3 months ago 
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ankita singhal

Hello Sir, First of all my best wishes for your upcoming book "Private India".My question is - The Indian writing style is differentfferet from that of American authors usually, was it challenging to collaborate with James Patterson in creating something that would engage readers thoughout, to find that balance?

Hello Sir, First of all my best wishes for your upcoming book "Private India".My question is - The Indian writing style is differentfferet from that of American authors usually, was it challenging to collaborate with James Patterson in creating something that would engage readers thoughout, to find that balance? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Thanks! My previous books have been thrillers, but with a historical, theological or mythological backdrop. This collaboration is an extension of what I have already been doing—writing thrillers—but with an entirely modern and contemporary backdrop. This book is a perfect blend of my style with that of Patterson. The DNA of a thriller remains unchanged even though the content may vary.

Thanks! My previous books have been thrillers, but with a historical, theological or mythological backdrop. This collaboration is an extension of what I have already been doing—writing thrillers—but with an entirely modern and contemporary backdrop. This book is a perfect blend of my style with that of Patterson. The DNA of a thriller remains unchanged even though the content may vary.
3 months ago 
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Jaykar Kajale

Have you faced a Writer's Block? How do you get over it?

Have you faced a Writer's Block? How do you get over it? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi There is no ailment that a peg of whiskey cannot cure, just remember that! I never fight writer’s block. Instead I use the time to read more, refine my research notes, tweak my plot outlines etc. By the time that I am done, the block has miraculously vanished.

There is no ailment that a peg of whiskey cannot cure, just remember that! I never fight writer’s block. Instead I use the time to read more, refine my research notes, tweak my plot outlines etc. By the time that I am done, the block has miraculously vanished.
3 months ago 
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nita nagpal

There is no mythological angle in your new book. Do you think this might alienate some of your readers?

There is no mythological angle in your new book. Do you think this might alienate some of your readers? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi Actually there is. But it isn't the core. The mythological angle of the story is a key element in the Private India story. I think that my readers will appreciate the fact that I am experimenting with new formats and genres. Life would be so boring if all the chocolates in a chocolate box were identical!

Actually there is. But it isn't the core. The mythological angle of the story is a key element in the Private India story. I think that my readers will appreciate the fact that I am experimenting with new formats and genres. Life would be so boring if all the chocolates in a chocolate box were identical!
3 months ago 
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anita nambair

You run a successful business. How do you divide your time between working and writing? Do you follow a schedule?

You run a successful business. How do you divide your time between working and writing? Do you follow a schedule? #Ashwin-Sanghi-Chat
Posted : 3 months ago
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Ashwin Sanghi I start my day at office rather late by 11 am. It is possible for me to do that because I own the business that I run. I’m usually at work for 6-7 hours but I do not attend office on weekends. I usually write in the mornings from 6am to 9am, which explains why I have to start my day late. My evenings are usually spent reading and researching.

I start my day at office rather late by 11 am. It is possible for me to do that because I own the business that I run. I’m usually at work for 6-7 hours but I do not attend office on weekends. I usually write in the mornings from 6am to 9am, which explains why I have to start my day late. My evenings are usually spent reading and researching.
3 months ago