"Our greatest journeys are the ones without an address"
And so wrote author Sreemoyee Piu Kundu in her new book 'Faraway Music', a soulful saga of a best selling author named Piya Choudhury, who returns to her roots after a long hiatus. A powerful potboiler of human relations, the book saw its Bangalore launch at the uber cool Fava, at UB city.
Corporate powerhouse Geetanjali Kirloskar, from the Kirloskar group, and Chetan Kumar, Kannada movie star of blockbuster 'Mynaa' fame, added dazzle to the dazzling evening.
The beautiful evening was a packed event with authors, readers, well wishers and many, many beautiful people....
Author Andaleeb Wajid (of books 'My Brother's Wedding', 'More than just Biriyani' and 'Blinkers Off' fame) with Sreemoyee.
The BWW Boyz with the author Sreemoyee. Sreemoyee had dropped by at BWW earlier the week and met with us.
The irrepressible Manoviraj Khosla also dropped by. Manoviraj is sporting the colors of the Bangalore IPL team, Royal Challengers, that were playing 2013's first IPL match in Bangalore at the nearby Chinnaswamy Stadium.
Hearts met, hearts spoke, hearts were mesmerized... The audience were in rapt attention to the author in conversation with Geetanjali and Chetan.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu is the author of 'Faraway Music' and her next offering is an erotica 'Sita's Curse', followed by a lad lit 'You’ve Got the Wrong Girl' being published by Hachette. An ex lifestyle editor with publications like TOI, MetroNow, India Today & Asian Age and PR head, she’s currently working on her fourth title – 'Cut!' Based in New Delhi, Sreemoyee calls herself a 'rebel romantic’ whose writing helps her discover ‘music in the mundane.’ She is an intrepid traveler, an incurable fashionista, a blogger on social causes and an avid poet.
Chetan doing an SRK on Gitanjali's request.
Sreemoyee and Chetan with entrepreneur Merlin and her friend Ekta . Merlin's firm 'Rustic Motifs ' designed bookmarks exclusively for the book launch. The bookmarks (above right) showcased the traditional Kasuti folk art of Karnataka and were painted by women from the rural interiors of Dharawad.
The author has many reasons to be proud. Geetanjali Kirloskar loved Faraway Music because, “Every character, every detail was lined with such poetic promise.” Chetan, who read from the book, believes that it is the emotion and development of character that makes Faraway Music such a delightful read. ‘Faraway Music’ has been hailed as sensuous, profound, lyrical and moving with every character so real, every loss so personal, every detail laced with poetic poignancy. Faraway Music poses as many questions as it answers…questions of family, friendship, fame, love and loss. and all that lies in between. Faraway Music is a rage on the fiction charts.
Moi, the MC of the evening, looking like a peacock.
Floral scents, soft music, warm lights and the beautiful people of Bangalore accompanied Faraway Music on a beautiful night ...
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