01 April, 2018

#SpecialFeature :: Introducing Siddhesh Inamdar, #Author of The Story of a Long-Distance Marriage

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*** Special Feature - April 2018 ***

About the Author:
Siddhesh Inamdar is a 30-year-old writer and editor based in Delhi. 
He graduated in English Literature from St Xavier's College, Mumbai, and was a recipient of Mumbai University's gold medal in the subject. He did a master's in English from Delhi University and a postgraduate diploma in journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, where also he ranked first in his batch. 
He has worked with the  Hindu as a correspondent based in Pune, with DNA in Mumbai and with Hindustan Times in Delhi. He has been with HarperCollins since 2013 as an editor for non-fiction books. Some of the authors he has worked with include Raghuram Rajan, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Devdutt Pattanaik and Aanchal Malhotra.

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5 Fun Facts about the Author:
- Siddhesh is a cat person and has raised 19 cats at different points in his life. The most he had in his house at one time was 9. He now has 3.
- He likes naming them after places. When his cat Trichy first gave birth, he named them after beaches in cities where he has lived or those he has an emotional connect to: Juhu (Mumbai), Eliot (Chennai) and Baga (Goa).
- He has written 3 books for children, the first of which was published when he was 15 years old. He wishes to one day read these out to his daughter.
- His favourite books include the Harry Potter series, The Namesake and The Catcher in the Rye. Incidentally, he has referred to all of them one way or the other in The Story of a Long-Distance Marriage.
- The Story of a Long-Distance Marriage is a novel written in the manner of a memoir, influenced by the many biographies he has worked on as an editor.  

About the Book:
We’ll always have each other to come back to.

Rohan and Ira’s life takes an unexpected turn when Ira decides to leave for New York to study. They’ve been married for only fifteen months, but this is the opportunity of a lifetime, and Rohan is not going to come between his wife and her dream. So, sad but supportive, he stays back in Delhi, where he is on the brink of a promotion at a national daily. After all, his relationship with Ira is strong enough to survive the distance—they are new-age lovers who don’t let marriage come in the way of careers and ambitions.

Rohan prepares for a year without Ira, getting by with a little help from his friends: Yusuf, his on-call confidant who lives in Bangalore; Alisha, a colleague he likes catching up with over tea; and Tanuj, his new role model at work. Life without Ira is going surprisingly well. Until the day, that is, she reveals the real reason she left.

Beautifully written and unflinchingly honest, this is the love story of our times.

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