29 May, 2014

#SpecialFeature :: A Message from the #Author Ankit Jaiswal

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*** SPECIAL FEATURE - May 2014 ***

Ankit Jaiswal hails from the city of Joy, Kolkata, from where he has done his schooling. He did his graduation from BCREC, Durgapur. He is currently working as a software professional in Bengaluru. He is an engineer by profession and an artist by heart. He is a movie-maniac and actively follows cricket, football and politics. He is passionate about writing and has been writing poetries since his schooldays. Most of his poetries fall under romantic genre. 'The Fragile Heart', the title which also shares its name with a series of romantic poems written by him, is his debut work in fiction. Best of his works are available on his Blog.

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A message from the author,

I’m glad that my debut novel has got good responses from the readers. I’m often asked by the readers on what has been the inspiration behind writing the novel. Another curiosity of the readers which really haunts me everywhere is that how much the novel common to my life. I feel that this is a good medium to satiate their curiosity. There are events in the novel which are derivatives of my experiences but the plot and the essence of the novel is a work of fiction. In my opinion there is no satisfaction in jotting down your own life. The inspiration behind the novel has been relationships, some which I have anchored and some which I have closely observed. The flair to play with words was always there, the only thing which was missing was a vision, which I felt could engage with the readers. And when I had developed a plot in my mind, words started to flow and surprisingly patience also glued with me until I had finished the script. The message which is very implicit in the closing phases of the novel and which I would like to quote it from there:

“Relationships have depreciated in value, they are now more characterized by impulsiveness and opportunism and less by struggles and sacrifices. The definition of love hasn’t changed; it’s the perception which has changed.”  

Love needs patience; don’t allow that feeling to fade in you, whether it’s for someone or something.

Jai, a fun loving guy, puts his heart out in a letter to propose to the love of his life, Geeta, while in the high school in Kolkata. But destiny has different plans for him. What he discovers in response is a letter which superficially throws light on her abrupt disappearance. He is shattered, his fragile heart is broken into pieces.
But you know life doesn't stop for anyone and same was the case with Jai. His world takes a quirky turn when Riya, his junior, bumps into his life in college in Bangalore. She tries to fill the void, in which he had survived for so long. They overcome their constraints and get in a relationship, Jai gets emotionally-employed.
But Jai bears the blunt of tough times when he starts to work in Mumbai and rediscovers someone whom he never expected to meet.
What will Jai do when he is bound to struggle between his past and present? Read out to find this exceptional and heart-touching journey of Jai and how he manages to keep moving after being bombarded with the twist of his life.

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