19 July, 2015

#CharacterInterview with Riya and Rohan, from A Minute To Death by Ganga Bharani.


Murder most foul or an open-and-shut case of routine suicide?

Young, vivacious and an aspiring writer, Riya wants nothing more from her longtime crush/boyfriend than to let her in on one of his exciting investigations. After all, what better source material for a book than a real life tragedy?
No-nonsense veteran cop, Rohan picks a case of probable suicide to satisfy Riya’s needs. Little does he know that there is more to this case than meets the eye …..
What made the victim hang herself at the break of dawn? What is the secret that her group of friends is hiding? Will Riya be able to salvage a workable plot for her upcoming novel out of this case of seemingly simple suicide?



Character Interview with Riya & Rohan

Today we have with us Riya and Rohan, the characters from the book A Minute To Death written by Ganga Bharani.

Riya can you tell us a little about yourself?
I am an aspiring writer. I love Rohan but I am not very comfortable expressing it to him. I enjoy him shadowing me everywhere to know if I love him.
But trust me this isn't a love story just because the guy I love is cop and I want to become a crime writer.

Rohan tell us about yourself?
Hello, I am a cop as my darling Riya said. I am nearing my thirties and she is in her early twenties. So I am scared to propose marriage to her. She is
my cousin and the girl I have always been in love with. You will have to trust us when I say it's an Indian novel but it isn't a Romance novel,

Is this the authors real life story?
Riya: You will have to read the book to know that. Also, a little research have to be done to know if author has an ex who is a cop. But I can assure
you that Riya is not the authors real life character. Though I reflect a lot of her thoughts and resemble her a bit.
Rohan: Come on Riya, you are size zero and the author is fat. So readers can easily understand it's not the author's real life.
Riya: Shut up Rohan. She is our creator and you can't call her fat.
Rohan: When will girls understand that fat is not offensive.

Coming back to our interview, we read that this book is a crime thriller, what's the crime?
Rohan: It starts with a death. Death of someone always raises many questions in so many people's life. When the death is not natural the first
question will always be if it is a suicide or a murder. The book is based on the journey of one such case, the confusions, the investigations, the stupidity and creativity of Riya and most importantly about death. 

Author always names two characters after her friends Deepthi and Nakul. What's Deepthis role and what's Nakuls?
Riya: Deepthi is Avanthika's best friend, don't ask me who Avanthika is. Nakul's character will be a surprise to him and the readers just like last time. 

Author's previous book, Just, you me and a secret, has a happy ending. What about this book, A Minute To Death?
Riya: Rohan pleasure don't open your mouth. It takes so much time and effort for an author to bring their book out in stores and you please don't spoil the surprise for the readers.

Riya, you told us that you are an aspiring writer in this book, A minute to death, do you become a writer at last?
No comments. I assure you that you will not be bored reading this book. Read it to know the answers for these questions.

When is the book release planned and why was the date chosen?
Rohan: Unlike Riya, our author Ganga Bharani loves her husband, Rajan, so much. She wants to gift him the best she can on his birthday which is on the 23rd of July. So she has planned to release her book, which she considers a part of herself, on the 23rd of July 2015.
Riya: You will understand how much I love you more than what Ganga loves her husband at the end of this book.
Rohan: does that mean you love me?
Riya: did I say so? I was being sarcastic when I said "how much"

Thanks for your time Riya and Rohan. Hope you bring home laurels for the author like how Meera, Asheeth, Deepthi and San of Just You, Me and a Secret did, 

About the Author:

I am Ganga Bharani, a technical analyst by profession and a writer by passion. I started writing stories as a hobby in 2010 and to reach a wider audience I started posting those short stories in my blog (GB LAND). Comments from strangers, new readers and the increasing page hits made me an addict to my blog. I had taken my blog seriously from then. I started writing something I call Blog books- series of chapters that make a story in my blog, for which I got an overwhelming response. I had written 6 blog books and each of these blog books have more than 300 dedicated readers. One of my short stories was made into a short film, titled ‘Bhimbam’, which was screened at the AVM Preview theatre.

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