April 16 2018

Coffee conversations with Ruchik


Right now, at this very moment, the world of social media is as busy as it’s ever been. To no surprise, the increasingly large volume of posts, tweets, pins and stories brings with it a lot of noise and fun.

In an effort to help others find the real value and connect with those creating it, yours truly Novemberschild has put together a new series on the blog – featuring some of the interesting and famous faces of Social Media who are really my close and very good friends.

This week’s featured interview is RUCHIK

In his words – Trained as a Social Sector Manager. Discovered that it wasn’t paying too well as I wanted my “job” (for the want of any other word) to be. Didn’t have the guts to get into something like theatre full time. Didn’t have the skills to be an entrepreneur. And so I plunged into corporate world. I do cherish dreams of doing a whole lot of other things, someday, somehow. Want to get back to theatre. Want to learn (at least) one instrument. Want to do photography. (Do dabble in photography a bit – primarily experimentative.) So why am I subjecting you all to this useless litany? Well, for one thing, I would love to meet more people on the same wavelength. And two, this is actually a veiled attempt at vending my skills. 

Let’s get into it.

Novemberschild: Describe one of your colossal failures.

Ruchik: Leaving a job without one in hand and then for 4 years not working thereafter. 

Novemberschild: Which is your favorite alcoholic beverage?

Ruchik: RUM / VODKA

Novemberschild: What crime have you considered committing?

Ruchik: MURDER

Novemberschild: Describe a moment you were so embarrassed you wanted to disappear.

Ruchik: As a kid I was too shy and introvert kinds. In a fancy dress competition I was made a shepherd and all I had to do was to say haat haat to imaginary cows and goats. When I went up the stage, looked up and saw ppl watching me and couldn’t utter a single word. Embarrassing was when the entire audience said haat haat on behalf of me – or was it to me. 😛

Novemberschild: What’s the best sound in the world?

Ruchik: Mum waking up in the morning – either with love or with anger. 

Novemberschild: What’s your unanswerable question–the question you seem to always be asking yourself?

Ruchik: What am I doing with myself?

Novemberschild: Do you think sex is overrated? If yes, why?

Ruchik: No – Not really.

Novemberschild: What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?

Ruchik: Sext with multiple girls at the same time

Novemberschild: Have you ever had a one-night stand?

Ruchik: Yes

Novemberschild: Do you have any fetishes you’ve never mentioned?

Ruchik: Nah – Have not thought about it

Stay up to date with Ruchik via Twitter & Instagram. 

Thank you Ruchik

If you wish to be featured in this series, you can drop me an email or get in touch on Twitter. I shall be really happy to make you part of this. You don’t have to be a blogger/writer/reader, but make sure you are an awesome personality.

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April 16 2018

Rising From The Ashes by Rubina Ramesh


A Short Story: Prequel to Knitted Tales 2 
Rubina Ramesh


She was one of the most beautiful woman Asura Sambara had laid his eyes on. 
Possessing a beauty of this magnitude became his passion. Sambara kidnapped her and whisked her off to his palace. 
Mayavati knows she has no option but to bow down to his wishes. But what about the young man who always haunts her dreams? She had no clue why she was in this palace but after speaking to the mischief making Sage Narada, it all started making sense to her. 
Who was Mayavati and what was she doing in Asura’s palace? 
Was Sambara her destiny? 
Disclaimer: This short story is a mythological fiction and should be treated as such. The author does not claim it to be a retelling of the Puranas. This piece is a product of her unbridled imagination. 
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About the author
Blog Tour by The Book Club of DESTINED by Rubina Ramesh
Rubina Ramesh is an avid reader, writer, blogger, book reviewer and marketer. She is the founder of The Book Club, an online book publicity group. Her first literary work was published in her school magazine. It gave her immense pride to see her own name at the bottom of the article. She was about 8 years old at that time. She then went to complete her MBA and after her marriage to her childhood friend, her travel saga started. From The Netherlands to the British Isles she lived her life like an adventure. After a short stint in Malaysia, she finally settled down in the desert state of USA, Arizona. Living with her DH and two human kids and one doggie kid, Rubina has finally started living the life she had always dreamed about – that of a writer.

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April 16 2018

I Owed You One by Madhu Vajpayee

About the Book:

LiFi Publications Pvt. Ltd.
258 pages

Price: 275/-

Dev Khanna has a perfect life with his loving wife Radhika and son Neel in Melbourne, Australia. But there is something from his past that keeps gnawing him, an open wound that is a reminder of a debt. His present is very flourishing and future promising but what happens when the past comes knocking? As the skeletons begin to tumble one after other from the cupboard it is now threating his present.

Join Dev on a journey that spans across the tall skylines of Melbourne, the royal Dilwalo ki Dilli to the dingy streets of Moradabad as he battles love, religion, politics and fear questioning his own beliefs at every step. Will he be able to make peace with his past and save his future? Will humanity lose this battle against everything else?

Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon

Feedback for the Book:

5 Stars “With an intriguing
and powerful theme, the author has chosen a realistic and suspenseful plot with
all its subplots tied very well. The characters are realistic and believable.
Descriptive writing style along with the confident tone of narration with the extremely
good use of vocabulary made it easier for understanding. The suspense that
starts building up in the midway is being handled with utmost care and is taken
care that it does not loses its grip and holds the capacity to keep the readers
engrossed till the last page.” ~ Nikita onAmazon
5 Stars – “Entwined in the
backdrop of a courageous young man who let go his turmoiled past and commits
himself to love and fulfill his duty without self-interest to be an ultimate
winner, the author constantly reminds and beautifully conveys that secularism
means humanism and peaceful coexistence. The book has all the makings of a
Bollywood blockbuster. A must read for everyone…” ~ Namita Dimrion Amazon


4 Stars “The
story line is no less than a thriller. It has all the elements for a perfect
entertaining read. Romance, action, drama, mystery, socio-political angle and
lots of thriller. Thoroughly enjoyed reading this unpredictable tale of Dev and
travelling across continents with him to witness what is the extent one can go
for a loved one. There are some scenes that left me goose bumps, because of how
real it all felt.” ~ PrivyTrifles
About the Author:
Dr. Madhu Vajpayee- the writer is born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture the enigma of life in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several medical papers and chapters in books, she started her journey in the literary world. Seeking Redemption was her first fiction book which is now followed by I Owed You One.
Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. She was a faculty at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi having been associated with management of patients living with HIV/AIDS. She is now settled in Melbourne, Australia with her family, where she is devoting most of her time to writing, the passion that she couldn’t pursue earlier because of the demands of medical profession and commitment it requires.
When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and traveling.
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