Well, I'll be damned, finally, I am a published writer

I know, I know that I have been a bad girl and have completely disappeared from the blogging scene since past two months. Please forgive me for doing this disappearing act. Life dropped me smack on my bottom and I was busy trying to drag my ass towards normalcy.


Your good wishes for a safe trip home really did wonders and I am loving it a lot in 'India'. Only thorn on my side is the weather in Nagpur which is merciless. I came back when the temperature was in the upper thirty in degree Celsius which was nearly 25 degrees above what I have been used to, for the past three years. You can very well imagine me slowly getting baked.


Moving here from UK has been quite stressful with packing being the major pain in the ‘you know where’. Giving away all the stuff I had collected was the most difficult part. Each time I move I feel I leave behind a part of myself hidden in some corner of every house I ever lived. It is becoming difficult to let go of things, places, people and emotions as I grow older. There I go again with my sentimental bullshit. This is a fun blog and fun blog it will be so pardon my transgression for this one time.


It feels GOOOOOD to be back and talk to you all. I got very sweet emails and messages from lots of you asking about whether I was alive and well. I am sure I have missed really great posts on all your blogs. I am going to catch up real soon.


Coming back to the point of my disappearance, I have a HUGE  news to share with you. I am finally fulfilling a dream which I nurtured while writing this blog and which most bloggers dream of. I am finally going to be a published writer.


I am the co-author of a book called ‘Newspaper –an untapped medium’. The book will be released in India very soon. But I have something to share with my friends in the meantime.


Ta-Da!!! Here I present to you the cover page of my Book.









I have been bursting to spill it all out, to all of you for quite some time now, but I had to restrain myself from letting out this secret. There are still days when I look at the book cover and wonder whether it is actually true.


Then I pinch myself hard and realize, oh yes! my dream has come true.


P.S: Please tolerate my babble about the book in the coming blog posts. You won’t be able to shut me up anyways. After all I am super excited.

64 comments:

  1. Hey i am the first! :)

    Hearty congratulations on the publication of your book. Its gr8 to know your dream has come true. Interesting write up about you on the back cover though without my reading glasses it was taxing to read :).

    Look forward to reading your posts.

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  2. Congratulations!!! It is wonderful to hear about this!

    Waiting to read it now, which I am sure will be fantastic! Very interesting write up!

    Welcome back and congratulations again!

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  3. Hey this is fantastic. Really happy for you LP :)

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  4. Welcome back LPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP...:) mubarakaan mubarakaan...can i now gloat that I was so glad to get a teaser promo of this announcement and that holding to the Press embargo was a problem...

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  5. congratulations "big shot" ;)

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  6. That is exciting news LP!! =) Congratulations!!! Good to see you back and hope you will blogging regularly now...

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  7. Congratulations LP :)Very happy for you !

    You look good on the cover :)

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  8. Hearty Congratulations, Lady!! This is simply tooooo cooool!! :))
    Waiting to read this and lots of it on your blog too!!
    Cheers :))

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  9. Congratulations sis. So very proud of you. :)

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  10. Congratulations! This is great news and the topic is intriguing too.

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  11. That's really fantastic news Vinita! Many congratulations! :D Looking forward to hearing more about your book!

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  12. WOW. That's a real piece of good news. Salutations to the calibre.

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  13. Congratulations! The cover page looks impressive. And tell me, how does it feel :P I know I know, you sound super excited. Way to go LP

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  14. Ohhhh wow wow wow I AM SO DAMN HAPPY Vinni....Congratzz lady....Best of luck.... Many such more books to u....God bless u with all the happiness and prosperity...congratzz ...I am very very happy for u.... Muah muah muah....

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  15. Congratulations...:)) that's one big achievement...great going and all the very best :)

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  16. awesome!!
    don't know whether you did after I suggested...
    but meself very happy...
    please send me a complimentary copy if you can

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  17. Wow this is great news. Congrats! :)
    Please do write about what this book is about in your upcoming posts. Would love to know more. :))
    Good to see you back.

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  18. Congrats LP!!!That's great news! :) Tell us more about the book in the next post.

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  19. Oh my god!!! This is awesome news. Heartiest congratulations :)
    look forward to know more about it :)

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  20. Welcome back home ..I am now content in-charge at V India services in Nagpur it self.
    Will look forward to the book

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  21. Oh so you were absent for a wonderful reason. Way to go Vinita! I am so happy for you. And please go ahead and beat your trumpet as loud as you want -- we will all cheer you on! When will it be available in the stores?

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  22. Hurray!! Congratulations on ur own little baby that u can rant on about and I'll be happy to hear ;)
    hugs
    Naira

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  23. this is brilliant news.. Congrats :)

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  24. Great news....I am relly happy for you...and u know u must tell us more about the book and how all this happened...all ears!!

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  25. I am so so so proud of u!!! :-)

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  26. Congratulations, It's really a good news.

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  27. WOW...the best news from a long time...congrats!
    So happy for you...and this explains the absence from your blog...I knew it would take something big to keep you away from your blog!

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  28. Big big congratulations, LP. Great going. Tell us more about the book!
    Is this why you had disappeared?

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  29. Abha: Thanks a ton :) I am sure to cath up your posts...

    Smitha: Thanks dear :) I miss our chats..hope to see you online one of these days.

    The Knife: Thanks dear :)

    Journomuse: Hhaha yes you sure can :) Thanks..hope to meet you soon in Mumbai :)

    G2: What big shot re....thanks :)

    PB: Thanks and I will be back to blogging regularly now...missed your posts :)

    Scribbler: Thanks :) blush blush...

    Shilpa: Thanks :) hope to catch u online for a chat...

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  30. Anju: Thanks sis :)

    Avdi: Thanks :) will reveal some more about it in my next post...

    Kaddu: Thanks dear :)

    THL: Thanks a ton...blush :P

    Ritu: Thanks..I am glad you liked the cover :) I am super super excited :) It feels great...all that hard work has paid off..

    Shipra: Thanks sweety...Thanks for your good wishes and blessings..

    Sonali: Thanks a lot

    Vishal : Thanks :)

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  31. First of all welcome back, hi, how are you?

    OK now the book.
    Oh My God!! This is brilliant LP.. Heartiest congratulations! Extremely amazing, I am totally awed by you right now..

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  32. CONGRATS AND WELCOME BACK HOME!

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  33. Oh,wow...LP,congrats..no wonder you were away from blogs for so long.:)Looking forward to reading more @ the book..:)And, u planning any 'book autographing sessions',at,say Crossword??:)Do it when I'm in Baroda, then.
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    Good to see u're enjoying being back in apna desh...gives me some kind of inspiration to be back,too..:)

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  34. Excellent as i would say in punjabi CHAKK TE FATTTTTEEEEE

    Very very well done .. Congrats I got late coming BUt a big fat congratulations to youuuu WELL DONE and moving back to india from UK wowow HAts off to you thats another CONGRATSSSSSS

    mighty impressive :)

    Bikram's Blog

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  35. congrats!!! may I have an autograph plz? :)

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  36. Congratulations!! :)

    best of luck for future... :)

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  37. Congratulations!!! Wow! This is fantastic :D

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  38. aaaha i knew that a while back so I was technically the first one to congratulate you... anyways congrats buddy... this is one awesome achievement...

    Cheers!
    Tavish

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  39. Vinita (Lazy Pineapple),
    Congrats.
    Do tell us about your book on your blog.
    Regards
    Vikram

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  40. prasanna raghavan6 October 2010 at 21:33

    vanitha

    it is great, your dream come true moment.
    congratulations

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  41. vanitha

    it is great, your dream come true moment.
    congratulations

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  42. Congratulations! Wishing you much more success in future too. I am so happy to read this from a fellow blogger realizing the dream. Kudos!

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  43. hey..Congratulations
    afterall your hard work won

    If you like something about my blog,do VOTE ME!

    http://www.indiblogger.in/indipost.php?post=34845
    Your Vote counts for me!

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  44. Congrats to you, the blurb looks impressive and its great to have it here so that all of us can see how hard you have worked to reach this place of being a proud author. Will grab a copy for sure, all the best.

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  45. hey congrats , really happy for u.

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  46. Wohoo! Aap to famous ho gaye!
    Congrats, Vini! Great going..

    Looking forward to see you soon in Mumbai! :)

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  47. WoW! Super cool & super like....!
    Kudos to you dear!
    Looking forward to get hold of the book...

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  48. Congratulations Vinita. It is great to see your pic. I am very happy for you.
    P.S. I have tagged you to spread awareness on breast cancer on my blog post. Hope you don't mind
    http://chaptersfrommylife.blogspot.com/2010/10/october-month-of-breast-cancer.html
    Also in my interview I have mentioned your blog among the top five blogs I read
    http://blog.blogadda.com/2010/10/14/interview-with-farida-rizwan-breast-cancer-survivors-india.

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  49. Congratulations for the publication of your book! :)

    And talking about your disappearance, its sometimes better opting for escapism from the daily and routined work!

    Hope you like my post too - When love calls

    Wishing you all the best in your new venture!

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  50. Been away from blogging for a while myself!!!!!....but newayz....my heartiest congratulations for achieving ur dream!!! I am sooo gonna buy ur book wen it hits my city!!!!! :))

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  51. Congrats! Book looks promising!

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  52. Way to go Vineeta. Looking forward to reading your book!

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  53. Congratulations on the book and so is it already realised in India or what.. or are you running around doing the pre-release book reading and all that formalities.. is that how it shd be...

    Super hugs

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  54. Hi! Thanks for proving to me that dreams can come true. I have a similar dream too. But I haven't actually started working towards it. I would love to learn more about how you realized your dream.

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  55. Congratulations LP :D :D
    Hope to see you back regularly on the blogging front :) :)

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  56. isn't it unfair for not posting for 3 months ? :(

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