Monday, September 27, 2010

Welcome to Jay's Juice Shop

Along with Professor Lal, Jay Garrido and his lovely assistant are some of the other real life characters to appear in the novel.

An Aruban by birth, Jay sells drinks in Amsterdam with a difference. In his shop, one can literally toast one's health.

Selling all sorts of fruit and vegetable juices, along with free words of encouragement to lead a healthy life, Jay also grows his own wheat for incredibly healthy extracts.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blog of Simple Simon: Performance Reviews - The Third Sin - The Most Har...

His part in the novel over, now Simon discusses Performance Appraisals and Dr. Deming ...

Blog of Simple Simon: Performance Reviews - The Third Sin - The Most Har...: "Come September, there is a sociological season change in my workplace. My buddy calls it the coming of the harvest months. There is a purpo..."

Friday, September 24, 2010

Meet Shruti

This brilliant and creative soul resides in Amsterdam.  Be it across the chess board or library shelves, she can match the author protagonist move for move, word for word.
She is equally at home decked in a ghagra choli or wielding a hockey stick, dissecting the European Union or penning hilarious haikus.

Tagline : The size of the footprint does not matter as long as I have walked

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Proof on its way

The design of the interior has been re-reviewed ... and the proof is on its way...

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Design in Progress ... so are thoughts

Okayed the cover and the interior design with  some suggestions.

Every day new things take place ,,, and every new thing seems to slip into the surface of the storyline... a novel becomes life and life the novel ... each new experience cries to be penned down (keyed in)
Is this what is known as the artist becoming one with his work?
Audacity - calling oneself an artist ...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cover Choices Update

Decided to use Web 2.0 for choosing the cover ... The participation of people was really great.
And this new way of doing things is covered in some detail in the book ...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Have I said all?

With every new experience, I end up worrying that the book does not really reflect this aspect of life.
But then, there is always a next one. However, will there be another one this intense and vast in the immediate future? I doubt it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Judging by the Cover

Had a consultation session with the cover designer. Wonder whether a lot of the ideas are lost in translation.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Meet Dr. Roy

Relinquishing his flourishing psychiatry practice in a chamber of College Street, Kolkata, Dr. Suprakash Roy renounces the world in search of truth.

Well, not exactly. His domain just changes as joins the Leiden University to research Cognitive Psychology in the networked worldview where virtual reality takes on a new meaning.

He is equally fascinated by Blackberry Addiction among the middle managers and Live Sex Shows of the Red Light District.

What if a power with vested interest started manipulating Wikipedia?
Find out What goes on in the mind of a shrink

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Well into the Final Trimester

The long awaited novel is finally going through the publishing process.

Set mostly in Amsterdam and moving through the rest of Europe, the West Coast of USA and  India, as well as the bright streets and the murky alleys of virtual world, this has been a labour of love and hate, started with passionate fervour and rewritten from scratch after the first 200 pages.

I will probably not etch pictures of life on such a large canvas again for a while. This has taken three calendar years of my life and scooped away a large chunk of my innermost being.

Hope to see you curled up with the 500 plus pages before the end of the year. Be careful, for the entertaining journey will not always be agreeable.

The image to the right is not the cover which is being designed at this moment. However, it wonderfully depicts the well loved city where most of the action takes place.