Friday, December 18, 2009
The importance of books will never fade from our lives. Indeed, the statement has regained its authenticity with authors like Chetan Bhagat. In a country where the maximum urban population belongs to an age group of 15-30 and where half of their time is spent in travelling, authors like him have become more like saviours with light fictions especially for the youth. I recently confronted another upcoming author, whose first book seems to be quite interesting and his style much like the one of the youth. The attention catching title - Zero Percentile - Missed IIT Kissed Russia, the first by this debut author Neeraj Chhibba has become more like a must read for the Gen Y. The well crafted story makes you wonder as if the protagonaist is just another boy from our community. The exerpts of the book are so realistic that it leaves you with the thought that maybe a part of my life has been encrafted into the script, and this happens specially with readers who in real life missed IIT and how much the youth could connect with the same is the point why they like the book to this extent.Zero Percentile has been a candid treat of reminiscence, and feel of Déjà vu in each of its reveals. All scenes that the author paints incorporated relative circumstances, devoid of bizarre exotics. The disparate backdrops of India and Russia, cordially gifts the sublime identity to the Protagonist, Pankaj a less favored destiny’s child. Besides this being for the first time that readers get a view from top of IIT, from our protagonist who missed it, equally skillful is the corollary of the experiences in Volgograd, which allows the readers to travel along with him without even moving an inch. Zero Percentile is an enigmatic work that intrigues, interests, transcends and travels through all its crests and troughs to touch all of us in some special way.
No wonder a deserving best seller, with a variety of positive points, one of which is the perfect pricing as well.Only thing to be used is that -A must read.
Check out HT City dated 18th December'09 and the author's personal website to read more about the book and the author -
Megha Jha Co- Founder Renaissance PR
Megha Jha Founder Renaissance Art
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
The enigma and charm of India has caught the imagination of endless number of poets, thinkers, scientists, and philosophers. The diverse, rich and unique Indian art and culture shaped by its long history, unique geography, diverse demographics and varied customs, traditions and ideas accounts to the heritage of the country.
India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grandmother of tradition. The most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India.
The culture today has taken a turn and the difference and modernization is so very evident in today’s society. Entertainment, its forms and meaning have undergone a metamorphosis. Gita and Ramayana paths, Ram Lila, Nautanki which was the most sought after means of entertainment has now become old and boring and has been replaced by the new and exciting world of television. Bollywood ofcourse still stands tall, yet the one that has grabbed maximum attention and viewership is the television industry, major reason being that it is one means which keeps knocking us every day and one has to put in very less amount of resource for the same.
This blog basically will deal with a variety of topics like ancient art & culture, contemporary art, regional art & its importance, bollywood, new releases, filmi gupshups, television etc.
Let’s get going…because “Culture is the sum of all the forms of art, of love, and of thought, which, in the course or centuries, have enabled man to be less enslaved”
Megha Jha Co- Founder Renaissance PR "Nurturing Relations"