15 November, 2017

#SpecialFeature :: Fun Facts About The Celeritas Files by Ishan Majumdar

*** Special Feature - November 2017 ***

About the Book
me> Experience the story of Shaina Desai, who finds herself in the middle of a sinister plot to steal her prized invention, which happens to be the principal subject of valuation for a multi-million dollar cross-border investment in what could be termed as one of the most brutal attempts at intellectual property theft in the history of corporate India.
Will she be forced to give up her dream to save her son’s life? Or will she lose him to the ruthless kidnappers?
A tale of professional pride and the heart-breaking choices forced upon the individual, of love and betrayal, and the dark games ruthlessly played in the corporate world, under the veneer of professional ethics…

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Fun Facts About The Celeritas Files:

*** The first two chapters of THE CELERITAS FILES talk about a kidnapping and a murder taking place in Hauz Khas Village on Christmas Eve. Interestingly, the author himself was present in HKV on the night of 24th December 2016 and had seen the massive crowds of youngsters on the street which gave him this idea.

*** Being his first book, the author, Ishan Majumdar was extremely worried about his own ability to finish writing the book which is why he pushed himself to write a minimum of 1400 words per day. He managed to average about 10,000 words per week and took hardly three months to finish writing and proofreading the first draft. In terms of dates, the conceptualization of THE CELERITAS FILES started around end November; Ishan started writing from the end of December and the first draft was ready by the first week of April. 

*** The reason for the title THE CELERITAS FILES is that the R&D project associated with the development of the breakthrough technology was called Project Celeritas (“Celeritas” being the Latin word for “speed”). The idea of using this word came to the author because of a common practice of naming companies within the Venture Capital fund in which he works. In India, it is much easier to register a company whose name is the direct translation of a foreign word as it bypasses name availability issues with the Registrar of Companies. The same logic was used for Bliksem Technologies (“Bliksem” being the Dutch word for “lightning”)

*** The author, Ishan Majumdar, considers Michael Connelly and Lee Child as his favorite authors within the field of crime fiction. He believes that their ability to write fast-paced novels without compromising too much on the descriptions and the back-stories aspects is truly amazing. His favorite books are The Brass Verdict, The Fifth Witness, The Crossing (by Connelly) and The Hard Way, Gone Tomorrow, Bad Luck and Trouble (by Child).

*** Originally, the technology associated with THE CELERITAS FILES was going to be around the field of Virtual Reality. It was halfway through his research that Ishan realized that it was extremely complex and would possibly make the readers lose interest. He had almost hit a roadblock until one fine day when one of his best friends spoke about an Indian girl studying in MIT who developed some kind of battery that can get fully charged in a few seconds. It was at that moment that Ishan got the idea of the MaxCharge technology for mobile phones. 

About the Author
Ishan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a Master’s degree in Management from HEC Paris (Grande Ecole). Born and brought up in the suburbs of Mumbai, Ishan went on to complete his graduation from Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics and moved to Europe for further studies. He has a rich corporate exposure, having worked in investment banking and strategy roles in multinational companies such as BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole and Danone.
Ishan is fluent in six languages including French and Spanish, as a large part of his working life was spent in France and Spain. He currently works with a venture capital fund based in New Delhi, India.

1 Paperback Copy of The Celeritas Files for an Indian Resident
3 eBooks of The Celeritas Files for International Winners

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