22 March, 2018

#SpecialFeature :: #GuestPost - The Story Behind the Book by Sunil Mishra

*** Special Feature - March 2018 ***

About the Book:

"Transit Lounge" is a contemporary book consisting of short incidents, observations and reflections while travelling to 30 countries across six different continents during the last 15 years. 

The book is a personal account of travels to places in Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, USA, Australia and New Zealand.  

It was interesting to observe all these different cultures and people from an Indian perspective. The book is a compilation of small incidents and events during such travels; it includes losing an air ticket, dealing with difficult custom officials or getting mugged in a prime location in a foreign country.

Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon

For a debut author there is always a story behind the book.

I started blogging about my travel sometime in 2007. I used to write personal notes of individual travels, anything that I would find interesting. As I started blogging about some of these travels, I received positive reviews from my friends and well-wishers. It is then that the idea of collating this and publishing it as a book occurred to me. 

When I started compiling as a book, I did not quite know the publishing process. As is true for many first time authors, I had numerous rejections. I did not quite succeed in 2009 when I tried publishing and almost dropped the idea. This time I was fortunate to get a good publisher. 

So when someone asks my suggestion on publishing a book, I recall a quote from 1922 classic Siddhartha from Herman Hesse 
“I can think, I can wait, I can fast” to adapted as
“I can think, I can write, I can wait” – in the publishing the book the last one (I can wait) is probably the most important.

About the Author:

Sunil is a software professional with over two decades of experience in the field of banking technology. Currently he is working with Infosys and has earlier worked with McKinsey, Accenture and I-flex solutions. As part of work he travelled to more than 30 countries across six continents. This constituted the basis of his current book.

Sunil is an MBA from IIM-Lucknow and holds a B.Tech from IIT(ISM), Dhanbad. He completed his schooling in Bokaro Steel City. 

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2 Paperback Copies for Indian Residents only

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