NEVER SAY NEVER by ANJALI KIRPALANI!
My close friend and long esteemed colleague, Anjali Kirpalani has turned an author, and she gifts me this book that she wrote recently. I came back after dinner with friends, started reading the book at 11.45pm and finished it at 4.50am in the morning!
Did I enjoy reading it? I loved it! It’s amazing read for any youngsters!
Scoreboard? 9 out of 10! It’s better to spend Rs. 100 on this book than watch a triangular rom-com in a multiplex!
What I found Striking? The simple flow of the story, and the plot that holds you on till the last page!
What can be improved? Minor Spelling Errors/Typos! 🙂
What are my Overall Remarks? A Must read for all Youngsters and Book-worms who are young at heart!
What’s the story? ‘Never Say Never‘ tells the story of Nikita Kumar, an unemployed twenty-five year old based in Bombay who does not know what to do with her life. To make matters worse, Nikita is in love with her best friend Aziza’s boyfriend, Raghav Shetty, who is a RJ at Spruce FM, a popular radio in the city. And that’s not all; Nikita doesn’t even like, let alone love Deepak, the man she’s in a relationship with! Tired of her life going nowhere, Nikita decides to change her life. On the night of her cousin Natasha’s wedding, she makes a list of things she will never do. She vows to never marry for money, never doubt her abilities, never have feelings for a friend’s boyfriend, never stay in a relationship with someone she doesn’t love, never get completely drunk in public and never wear velvet!
But life seldom goes according to plan and Nikita soon learns that you should Never Say Never…
Who is Anjali? Anjali Kirpalani is the former Editorial Head, Mumbai of Stylekandy.com. Born in India, she lived in South Africa for eight years and moved back to India in 2008. After completing her Bachelor in Business Science degree from the University of KwaZulu Natal in Durban, South Africa, she was selected to be a management trainee at British American Tobacco. Thereafter, Anjali left the corporate world to fulfill her dream of working in the media. She was a radio jockey at Lotus FM, part of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She has also scripted three radio dramas for Lotus FM. She has written for publications like O, The Oprah magazine in South Africa and Yuva in India. She has also been on the team of writers for the Beyond Sindh magazine since 2006. Her short story,‘Destiny’ has won two competitions. Currently working at ET Now, India’s leading business news channel, Anjali has also been a TV reporter and lecturer. Writing has been the one constant in her life. She lives to read, travel and discover new places. She can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
My Chat with Anjali:
When did you started writing stories? I started when I was 12 years old in my school in South Africa.
Is this chick lit semi-autobiographical? If not entirely, but yes Nikita is a semi-Anjali (smiles)
Who is your favorite author? Marian Keyes. And your favorite book? Pride and Prejudice.
Message – Go for your Dreams, Never say Never! 🙂
And here for my blog friends, some pics from the Book Launch –
Here are my dear friends Nisha JamVwal (Celebrity Columnist) and Alesia Raut (SuperModel) with Anjali.
Here in pic are my friends Anjali Kirpalani (Author), Nisha JamVwal (Celebrity Columnist) along with Sachin Garg (Founder of Grapevine Publishing India)
About the Book Launch? The book was launched at Crossword Bookstores at Juhu with Nisha JamVwal, who was in the conversation with the author Anjali Kirpalani. The audience was rapt as Nisha read excerpts from the book. Anjali and Nisha interacted with those present and discussed love, life and humour in an informal chat. The worlds of fashion and literature collided as friends from the fashion fraternity came to support Anjali at the launch of her debut novel. Also present were designer-duo Mayank Anand & Shraddha Nigam, bestselling author Priya Kumar, stylist Rick Roy and Anurag Batra, Founder of Exchange4Media.
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Well I don’t often get excited about a book ,,,, but as I read above I was completely glued to the screen wishing there was more ,,, like when your ice cream bowl has nothing left but a creamy bottom ,,, but still you scoop with your spoon in hopes of finding more. That was my feeling guess I’ll have to wait and read this extraordinary and exceptional book. Anjali Kirpalani you’re amazing and brilliant , wish you the best and may you continue writing more thrilling and exciting stories for women and everyone who enjoys a good read! Sourendra ( Souboyy) what can I say about you ,,,, that you’re incredible , amazingly talented and an extraordinary loving and caring human being! With that said ,,, I end here for now just in wait for this fabulous book and hopefully for more to come and give us the chance to travel with the characters ,,, for through those pages we can pretend for a moment ,,, we have become them. Esthela Broadnax ( EB )