21 November, 2016

#GuestPost :: Books are my reason to smile by Arpit Vageria

About the Author:

Arpit Vageria writes for Indian television industry and has written scripts for three television series and various award functions. Formerly a part of The Times of India Group, he now also writes for the immensely popular digital channel, IIT (Indian Idiots Television). Hailing from Indore, he currently lives in Mumbai. An alumnus of Renaissance College, Indore and IBS-Mumbai, he enjoys road trips, singing, playing pranks and adventure sports.

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Books are my reason to smile

We all have literally grown up with books. I remember reading lots and lots of books that were purposely published to educate students like me. I am talking about text books in school. Unfortunately, apart from a few books prescribed in my syllabus, there wasn’t much storytelling involved, which I thought was a sad thing. I don’t want to lie and sound intellectual, but whenever my parents gave me a choice between reading books and watching movies, I always chose movies. Maybe because that excited me more than anything else. It’s only when I found my interest in reading comics that had fancy pictures that I found my interest in reading, and once I found it, there was no going back. I started reading many genres and also found the actual meaning of education with it. In fact, my interest in reading has a lot to do with my career in professional writing.

As I write for television and digital shows, I stumble upon an awful lot of novels getting adapted into television shows and movies. Which is good. That they’re able to justify the real storyline in sync with TRP charts is another thing. 

Books, I believe, can be that change in your life that you’re badly in need of but are still unaware of. There’s something about a book that brings a smile on my face. People generally go to pubs and parties to chill. My idea to chill is sitting between heaps and bundles of books in a bookstore, and whenever I do that, I always regret one thing. That there will be so many books that will remain unread and I’d die without getting to know the knowledge they hold.

I’ve personally observed one thing: If you talk to an avid book reader and then talk to someone who’s not a book reader at all, you’ll get to know the difference. I debate on this quite a few times and I believe you’re as good a writer and thinker as the books that you’ve read.

I’m glad that I’m into a career that demands a lot of reading. It gives me that much needed breath of fresh air. I don’t know if it’d be possible, but I don’t want to die till I’ve read at least five thousand books. No, maybe more.

Books are my reason to smile. ;)

About the Book:

Ranbir is a dreamer, he has a well-paying job, but his aspirations are higher. He is a good lover, he adores Adah and can forego any comfort of the world for her sake. But even then, he is not happy. Because his true calling is not in the corporate, it’s in writing. 
After much deliberation, he takes the plunge and leaves his job to write full-time. While he struggles for balance, Adah also starts keeping herself away. Was she really in love with him and was it just a facade?
Amidst all this confusion, Pihu Sharma enters his life – his first ever fan, who seems to be head over heels in love with him. While Ranbir’s equation with Adah deteriorates, Pihu leaves behind her luxurious life to shift in with him. Is this the true love Ranbir had been waiting for?
Join Ranbir as he makes his way through a world that kills for money and dies for love.

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