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“Jest Like That” Book launch at Mimansa@Foxtrot
December 1, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
“Jest Like That” Book launch at Mimansa@Foxtrot
Join us for the launch of “Jest Like That” a book published by Atta Galatta. Compiled by Shinie Antony, this book is a collection of 24 humorous short stories that are sure to take you on a laugh riot.
Authors of Jest Like That:
Shovon Chowdhury is the author of The Competent Authority, a first novel that was finalist for the Hindu, Crossword, Shakti Bhatt and Tata Lit Live awards. Murder with Bengali Characteristics is his latest novel
Aruna Nambiar is the author of Mango Cheeks, Metal Teeth, a comic coming-of-age novel and social satire set in small-town Kerala of the 1980s.
G. Sampath is the author of Autoplay: Not-so Stories and How to Make Enemies and Offend People, a collection of satirical essays. He has edited The Pleasure Principle, an anthology of erotic fiction.
Jane De Suza’s latest novel is Happily Never After. Earlier books include the detective comedy The Spy Who Lost Her Head, and the popular Super Zero series for children.
Rachna Singh is the author of Dating, Diapers and Denial, Nuptial Knot, That Autumn in Awadh and Digs, Dogs and Drama. Her latest novel is Band Baaja Boys.
Zac O’Yeah is the author of popular comic thrillers Hari, a Hero for Hire, Mr. Majestic! and Once Upon a Time in Scandinavistan, plus ten other books. His fictional detective, Hari Majestic, returns in the short story written exclusively for this anthology.
Preethi Venugopala is the author of Without You, her debut novel, Love Minuets, an ebook, and The Teddy Who Ran Away, a kids’ book, on Amazon Kindle. Her stories have appeared in the anthologies The Second Life Blank Space, A little Chorus of Love and When they Spoke.
Milan Vohra is India’s first Mills & Boon author of the best-selling The Love Asana. An ad professional and blogger, short story and screenplay writer, she has also written Tick-Tock, We’re 30.
Sidin Vadukut is the author of the Dork trilogy of office-culture humour novels for Penguin India. His latest book is The Sceptical Patriot, a collection of investigations into stories of great Indian historical achievements.
Rucha Biju Chitrodia is a senior assistant editor with The Times of India. She was previously with The Economic Times and The Financial Express.
Philip John is the author of Labyrinths, a first-of-its-kind story blog on Facebook. His short stories have been published in Out of Print, Helter Skelter and Cha Asian Literary Journal
Bikram Vohra joined The Illustrated Weekly in 1969 and went on to become a resident editor of Sunday Standard and Indian Express, Mirzapur Ahmedabad. He re-launched Gulf News as managing editor and was also editor of Khaleej Times. He writes for The Times of India, Sports 360, Legal Views and four international websites, including Manchester-based Asianlite. He is consultant to the Saudi Arabian newspaper, Arab News.
Shreekumar Varma is the author of Pazhassi Raja: The Royal Rebel, Lament of Mohini, Maria’s Room, Devil’s Garden and The Magic Store of Nu-Cham-Vu. His plays include The Dark Lord, Bow of Rama, Platform, Midnight Hotel, Cast Party and Five. A Charles Wallace Fellow, he received the RK Narayan Award for writing in 2015.
Balasubramaniam Meganathan has a blog titled Mindless Satire. He also administers the page Satire Sense on Facebook.
Annemari de Silva writes poetry, creative non-fiction and journalistic pieces on culture, activism and politics. Her work has been published in The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka), Phoenix: The Sri Lanka Journal of English in the Commonwealth, Short & Sweet and The Asian-Australian Democracy Caucus.
Varun Thomas has written non-fiction and opinion pieces on online forums. He also hosts a series of self-produced and self-scripted music-based podcasts.
Aparna Ravikumar has written for an online auction portal, closed-captioned international movies, was a faculty member of a mass communication and journalism department, and is currently transforming ideas into copy for start-ups.
Sonia Rao’s short fiction has appeared in Indiread’s Voices Old & New as well as in Wrimo India’s Vengeance – A Sting In Every Tale (of which she is the editor too). She is also an award-winning blogger.
Pravin Ramachandran is a self-proclaimed misanthrope and founder of the religion ‘whogivesafuckism’. He writes obsolete articles on his site Life And More Such Nonsense and is guest writer for The_NRI.com
Shinie Antony has written 4 books of short fiction, 3 novels and put together 2 anthologies: Kerala, Kerala, Quite Contrary and Why We Don’t Talk. Her latest work is an Amar Chitra Katha novel, A Kingdom For His Love.
Nilanjan P. Choudhury’s debut novel is Bali and the Ocean of Milk. His second novel, The Case of the Secretive Sister, is a detective thriller set in Bangalore. He has also written a full-length play on the discovery of black holes, The Square Root of a Sonnet.
*Chetan Bhagat is the author of bestselling novels Five Point Someone, One Night @ the Call Center, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage, Revolution 2020, Half Girlfriend and One Indian Girl.