01 October, 2019

#SpecialFeature :: Introducing Jatin Kuberkar, #Author of The Treasure Syndicate

Under "Special Feature" every month I feature a Special Author. 
During this month I put up 5 posts about the Author/Book, including Interview / Review / Excerpt / Guest Post / Author Bio / Fun Facts or whatever else we can come up with. Also on the first day of the month we will  launch the Giveaway contest along with the first post and will announce the winner on the last day of the month.
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*** Special Feature - October 2019 ***

About the Author:

Jatin Kuberkar is a software Architect and a hard-core Hyderabadi. When not tangled in software codes, Jatin lives his dream as an author, a musician, a toy maker, a philosopher and the list goes on. “The Treasure Syndicate” is Jatin’s latest book. It is an intriguing tale of a real-time treasure hunt.
He has authored two other books. “While I Was Waiting”, a collection of short stories, and “Cabbing all the Way”, a novel based on his real-life experience of travelling to work in a shared cab.
Jatin lives in Hyderabad with his mother, wife and son.

Social Links:
Blog * Facebook * Twitter * Instagram * Goodreads

Fun Facts about the Author:
1. My latest book, ‘The Treasure Syndicate’ is based upon a real conversation with a cab driver. We spoke for about 20 minutes, way back in 2012 and the story he had narrated to me, left a strong impression and inspired me to write this book.
2. Movie buff could be my second name! I take movie plots very seriously and hate it when a wonderful story is polluted with unnecessary commercial content. I do not like uncalled-for HEROISM – only Amitabh Bachchan is allowed here.
3. I read R.K Narayan like I am reading The Gita. He is my idol in the writer’s world. Apart from him, I also adore Ruskin Bond. As a kid, I used to binge-read ‘Indian’ comics like Chacha Chowdari, Tinkle and Amar Chitra Katha. I love comics so much that I create comic strips along with my son and post it in my blog.
4. My stories, most of the time, are inspired from real-life incidents/conversations/accounts. I do not judge/categorize my characters into good or bad, protagonist or otherwise. They are all the part of the story and gel into situations.
5. Toy Making is my budding passion. Someday, I’d like to do this fulltime and provide children something worthwhile to play with.
6. Apart from writing and toy making, I sing, compose music and poetry. I am a water conservation activist in my own right.
7. I do everything in my capacity to inculcate reading habit in people, especially children.

Book Trailer:

About the Book:
It happened at the dawn of Kaliyug when demon Kali resolved to enter Aryavarta and encountered the last Pandav king. A curse, followed by a blissful enlightenment gave the world its first ‘Nidhi-Palak’ or The Guardian of Treasure Troves in the form of Lord Kuber’s mortal son, Suta. In time, the Guardian blood line is scattered all over the world.
The Treasure Syndicate is always a team of five;
Acharya Neelkanth Agnihotri is a committed Guardian. In the garb of an astrologer, he searches for hidden treasures. Dr. Mahesh secretly finances missions for Acharya, Kumar is favored by unfathomable luck, Jabbar is a legendary digger, and Srikanth is just a common man.
Bound by the elaborate framework of coincidence, destiny and fate, the Mission of the Syndicate is not a cake walk. The dangers are real, and the conditions are never favorable.
A haunting past awaits, as the mission turns upside down, mysteriously.


3 paperback copies of ‘The Treasure Syndicate’ for Indian residents

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