Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023
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Raavan Diary

Raavan Diary

In Outlook this week, a diary by author Amish Tripathi.

Raavan Diary Illustration by Saahil

The Monsoon Blues, Beaten

In terms of my career, I am lucky beyond measure. I get to do something that I love (read and write), and I get paid for it. But what makes me truly fortunate is the love and support of my readers, who, on average, tend to be millennials and Gen-Zs. I experienced this love in ample measure as I began the tour to promote the third book of the Ram Chandra series, Raavan—Enemy of Aryavarta, in Mumbai. The launch had been scheduled for July 1 at Crossword Bookstore, Kemps Corner. Unfortunately, Indra decided to rain down hard on my parade and large parts of the city were flooded that day. I could tell by the look on the faces of my team members that they weren’t expecting a high turnout. In fact, some of them suggested we cancel the event. But I was clear, even if there were just five readers, I would certainly go ahead. There was no question of cancelling it. To the surprise of everyone, approximately 250-300 readers turned up. There were jokes that many of them had swum to the store. I was touched, moved and inspired.

Under The English Weather
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