Yesterday morning, I received my first royalty cheque for Chai, Chai. Neat sum, neat sales. Thank you, everyone, who bought the book and liked it.
But this morning, I received something which I found more rewarding (and touching) -- a mail from a reader in Pune:
I'm not much of a reader. Randomly, I would pick up a book off the shelves from a Crossword or a Landmark. While searching for a birthday gift for my father, CHAI CHAI caught my attention. The railway tracks with the cup of chai and a few birds flying here and there.
My father spent half of his life on the railway tracks. he went wherever his work took him. I thought I couldnt get a better birthday gift for him. He started reading your book. Might have completed a chapter or two. And well, the heavens took him away.
After a few months, I found the book in his files and papers, and I started reading it. Apart from it being an absolutely stunning read, the book someohow kept taking me back to dad and I was lost in the words you weaved across the pages.
It got me closer to my dad in some or the other way.
I just wanted to thank you sir. And all the very best for the times ahead.
If Chai, Chai has taken someone back to a departed parent, it was worth writing it.
Strange the things that bind and bond!!
wow!! this is a great compliment indeed.. happy for you and chai chai:))))
I am so proud of you darling!
Serendipitous indeed...and not for just that reader...
congrats .wish u to get more such cheques and such letters
Gr8 going BG! All the best!
BTW books have that magic.....esp good books...:)
like the first morning cuppa of tea w gives the zest for entire day..'chai chai' gives the zeal which a reader searches in a travel book !!!
thats the best part bout books and movies - the timelessness of it - we never know - when and where will our works be seen/read - but once done - it might take the reader/viewer to a different emotional level that we might not have thought ofit while writing/making...
Great posts everyday, congratulations on the great book and the good sales!!!
By the way, have you been fired or something? You have so many posts this week that I was almost taken aback, chakri ta aache to dada?
More than the cheque, it's your readers whose feedback give you a sense of satisfaction. And this is a great compliment indeed. I have Chai Chai and am waiting for your next book :)
Wow...that's a huge compliment and more rewarding than anything in this world. Keep up the good work and delight us with more such gems.
u r back in form BG
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