Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happiness is Mango Chutney!


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Happiness is Mango Chutney! No, it's not just any chutney. It's an anthology of short stories that is going to be published by Rumour Books India and my story 'Tainted Red' is going to be a part of it! So excited and happy :) It is a dream come true to see my name on print and Mango Chutney has helped me achieve this. 

Since my excitement is too high to write anything else, this post shall be dedicated solely to the book. It is a collection of short stories by 27 writers and I'm proud that my story has carved a niche in it. Our editor, Harsh Snehanshu, got the first copy in his hands today and was kind enough to send us a few pictures. 

The stories :)

It is indeed an honor and privilege to be sharing the space with these amazing and talented writers who have penned some beautiful stories here. 

And here is my story on print! It still feels surreal and like a dream. Never thought the day would come when I can see my name on print! What can I say. I'm a happy happy person today. With a goofy grin that can't be wiped off :)


'Tainted Red' by Yours truly 

The pre-order links shall be up by August 1st and I shall share it once it's up. The book launches on August 14th at Delhi and shall also be available in major bookstores by middle of August. Do pick up a copy, as it would mean a lot to me :) And I would love to hear what you think of it. 


A lot of hard word has gone into it by each one of the writers and it would be wonderful if you let us know how much you enjoyed the taste of the chutney. True to its name, Mango Chutney guarantees to leave you wanting for more. And most importantly, promises to linger in the readers' minds beyond the pages. 

Till next time :) I love you all!

P.S. The book cover looks amazing. But unfortunately, we are not supposed to share it till the pre-order links are up. Hence, the sliced mango picture at the top. It looked mouthwatering and I just had to post it :)

This post is written for Day 22 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge for July 2014 and NaBloPoMo

43 comments:

  1. Congo aathira:D:D you totally deserve it.

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  2. Congratulations Aathira! Looking forward to the tangy pleasure of reading your published work :)

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    1. Thanks a lot, Vinodini! I hope you enjoy the Chutney :)

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  3. Congratulations! Wow! I hope it won't be long when I will get to read a novel written by you. For now, looking forward to the book :)
    Congos again. I can see the happiness in the post :)

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    1. Thanks so much Shanx! I was over the moon :)

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  4. Congratulations Aathira :) I'd love to read your published work :)

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    1. Thank you Reema :) I hope you like it!

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  5. Congratulations and celebrations!! Would love to read your write.
    P.S: The mango Chutney is yum!!

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    1. Thanks a lot! The chutney is indeed, delicious :)

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  6. Congratulations Athira, you deserve it :) I am sure we will see many more of these books from you :)

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    1. Thanks soo much Seeta :) Fingers crossed about that one!

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  7. Congratulations Aathira!
    Well, that’s just a beginning. You need to give us a lot of such treats.

    In the words above, I can feel your grin and the smile which is from ear to ear. Hey do have a look in the mirror. There might be actually some golden ring as well on your head rotating round :P
    Eagerly waiting for my Tangy Mango treat :)...

    P.S. Don’t you think that it is time to bake something special ???

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    1. Thanks so much Stranger! I hope I don't disappoint you all :)

      The halo, so not sure. But I'm sure I have sprouted a tiny pair of wings ;) Do grab a copy and let me know what you think!

      P.S. What do you want me to bake?
      P.P.S. Could you please pass me the link to your blog? I don't know where I can read you!

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    2. Tiny pair of wings? Sooo cute ! :) I have always loved angels with wings. You see I'm a very big fan of all the fairy tales :)
      Definitely will let you know after reading.

      Baking? Hmm What ever you like :)
      And I'm really sorry Aathira, I don't have a blog.(Actually I don't have pretty special fingers :) ).

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    3. Thank you :) And I shall definitely bake you something when we meet! And no blog? I'm disappointed :( Me thinks you would be a wonderful writer. At least tell me your name!

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  8. yaaaay..You go girl!!! Congratulations!

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  9. This is awesome new or what!!! Congrats Aathira :) I will be first in line to pick up the book and devour it.

    Loved the mango pic, it's so refreshing and totally drool-worthy.

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    1. You have made my day, Keirthana :) There are a bunch of some of the finest writers and I don't think you will be disappointed. At least, I hope not!

      Yes, the picture is drool worthy na?

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  10. Congratulations , Aathira :) Happy happy for you :) Waiting for the yummy Mango Chutney :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Sreeja! Mango Chutney coming soon :)

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  11. Congratulations Aathira! :-) Waiting to place an order for my share of Mango Chutney. :-)

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    1. Thank you Rekha! The pre-order shall be up by August 1st. Do book your copy :)

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  12. Congratulations Aathira :) Wishing you many more success in the future. Perhaps a full length novel soon ;) Will be waiting for the pre order links :) Cheers :)

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    1. Thanks so much Swathi! Writing a novel requires much more of dedication and discipline. I don't know if I have that as yet! ;)

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  13. Yahooooo!! Wonderful and wonderful and more wonderful. This is just the beginning Aathira, you have lots more to come.

    You of all the people I know, deserve this the most! :)

    Love you!

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    1. Thank youuuuu Babe! For being one of my first readers and pushing me to write more with your comments. Thanks to you I'm now blogging and writing and enjoying it :) A big heart felt Thanks!

      I love you more!!! xoxo

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  14. Congratulationsssssssssssssssssssssss .. and well done


    and heres wishing many many more such occassions ... and as such I am a fan of anything with mangoe :)

    Bikram's

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    1. Thanks a looooooooot Bikram! You should definitely get this Chutney as it has the right amount of sweet and tang :)

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    2. yes mam will do .. actually i bought myself mangoe chutney from Fab-india this time and that was so yummy .. I wish they courier it to uk :)

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  15. Wow that's brilliant. *Autograph please* :D
    You must be elated. So proud of you!!

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    1. Thanks so much Love! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOUUUUUUUU!!! I find it difficult to believe still :) :)

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    2. Shall I pinch you? :P
      Hehehe it's for real...tussi famous ho gaye ;)

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  16. Congrats Aathira!! Can't wait to read your story. We all know you are an amazing writer! :D

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    1. Thanks so much Anusree! Do pick up a copy if you can and let me know what you think :)

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  17. Congratulations Aathira. It will be a big day for you when the book is released! I will certainly get a copy of the book. BTW, you have mentioned the name of your editor 'Snehanshu'. I also know a person by the same name. He had designed Oxford Book Depot. Just curious to know whether your editor and my family friend ,Snehanshu are two different people or the same person.

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    1. Thanks so much, Usha Ma'am! Do let me know your feedback once you are done. Would love to hear what you think :)

      Our editor is Harsh Snehanshu, the bestselling author of the books Because Shit Happened and the Kanav-Tanya trilogy. I shall send you his link on FB.

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  18. Proud to be a part of this tangy chutney. Congrats Athira. Will I get to meet you in Delhi?

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    1. Thank you Alka! And Congrats to you too :) It feels great to share the platform with so many talented writers. No, unfortunately, I can't make it to Delhi :(

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  19. I've seen so many posts about the book that I will most certainly be on the pre-order list :) Also, good luck! Must be a fabulous feeling seeing your name on print like that :)

    Aaaaaannd pacha maanga!!
    Vaayinnu vellam varunnu.. Slurrrp :P

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    1. Thanks a ton, PeeVee! I hope you enjoy it :) First times are always special and seeing my name on print at first seemed surreal :)

      Your comment reminds me of the song - Pacha maanga pacha maanga.. Naatumaavile maanga :D

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