Saturday, October 6, 2012

Free Books Give Away~


‘Waking up, now that September has ended’

October is here and it is time for me to indulge in some good heart warming action. The month of October is special to me in many ways. Yes, it is my Birthday month and more than that it is also the month when two years back, two of my short stories were noticed on blog sphere and were published in an anthology of short fiction stories by 26 Indian women writer, titled Ripples.

To celebrate that and to thank all my blogger friends who support and cheer me, I have decided on this free books give away. yes, I would be giving away two copies of Ripples for free. 



Here is about Ripples:
Price: 195/-
Released in October 2010.
Publisher: APK Publishers.

Following is the text on the back cover:

One drop fell. And another. Creating ripples in still waters...

When you bring together 48 stories from 26 exceptionally talented Indian women writers, you can expect imaginations, passions, and emotions to set pages aflame. Ripples is the result of one such effort. It is an anth
ology of short fiction stories that showcases superior creative writing and is a great representative of contemporary Indian women’s writing. Though the stories vary greatly in genre, style of presentation, and length, the issues and choices faced by the protagonists of the stories are exemplary in their portrayal of the duality and contradictions of the contemporary world. Written with great dexterity, eloquence, and sensitivity, these stories are sure to leave their lasting ripples on your mind and heart. With stories by first-timers as well as by national and international award-winning writers, this book is a must-read for one and all!

The contributing writers to Ripples are (in alphabetical order):

Aaleya Sen
Abha Iyengar
Anita Satyajit
Asha Francis
Bina Gupta
Dagny Samrock
Fehmida Zakeer
Ghazala S. Hossain
Irene Dhar Malik
Jayati Dasgupta
Monideepa Sahu
Nupur Roopa
Pervin Saket
Pushpa Ramachandran
Richa Wahi
Ritu Lalit
Shaily Sahay
Sharada Balasubramanian
Sucharita Dutta-Asane
Sudha Sharma
Suja Sukumaran 
Suneetha B
Suseela P. Ravi
Tikulli Dogra
Vasundhara Ratakonda
Vibha Batra 
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To get this book, all you have to do is:
1- Follow this blog
2- Go here and Like my facebook page 
3- Please leave a witty comment, why you want to read this book?

Two deserving participants will receive a free copy each, of the book Ripples. 

Disclaimer: This give away is from my own pocket. You will need to provide your postal address and mobile number, in case you are the winner. It is required for sending the book. Thank you~ 


This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

This give away is closed now. I want to give a copy to each of the participants for they all are my inspiration and motivation. But like they say,  if wishes were horses beggars would ride.
Here are the two co-bloggers who will be receiving a copy of Ripples each,

Amit Agarwal and Subhorup Dasgupta.

79 comments:

  1. Followed blog, liked page, but cannot think of anything witty about why I want to read this book beyond the fact that it would be nice to see what contemporary women writers in India are doing with the short fiction format. Wish you and your book all the best, Ghazala.

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    1. Hello Shubhurup,

      First comment is always precious and you being the person behind, I am pleased :))

      Thank you so much for your kind response~

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  2. Hey Ghazala Congrats!!! Wishing you loads of success with this book and in future too <3


    A book written by women is something that I would always want to read as it mystifies me what goes on behind those veils, smiles, giggles, tinkling bangles and kohl lined eyes. I strongly believe they have a lot to say and I am wanting to listen to all of it!

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    1. Dear Me,

      Thank you for your wonderful wishes, I am touched.

      Kohl eyed...!! Well said :D

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  3. Hi Ghazala, I have been following your blog for long, so cant join your site all over again. I'll surely join your FB page. What the backcover says is a general overview to the book, but what I am keen to know is what my friend has written.

    I shall be in Calcutta during the upcoming Durga-pujas; my trip will become special if I am selected as a lucky recipent, and maybe we can meet up too!!

    www.anucreations.blogspot.in
    www.facebook.com/VolatileSpirits

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    1. Dear Anupama,

      Hey, meeting u would be great. I only hope, I am in town. But do let me know before you come to Kolkata..!

      Thank you dear for your kind response :D

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  4. Witty or not
    but I want it a lot
    for a reason gala
    my favorite writer Ghazala!

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    1. Amit,


      Nobody has ever used my name in this way..LOL
      I am impressed and thrilled to bits, thanks :))

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  5. Hearty congrats to you, the other authors and here's wishing the book a great success:)

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    1. Amit,

      Thanks and the book was received very well.

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  6. Hey Ghazala,
    Congrats for being a published story writer.
    Well I had to follow your blog.. liked the page..
    But Women power and their imagination and their interesting thoughts and finally a story.. thats why I wanna grab this one..

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    1. Dear Manjulika,

      Thank you for your kind response. Always good to see you here :D

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  7. Good Luck Ghazala.

    Not a FB user anymore, so can't participate. Will buy if available in paperback

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    1. Hi Anupam,

      It feels great to have you on my space. Been long... I was missing your feedback.

      Thank you, here is the link to order the same:http://www.apkpublishers.com/books/fiction/ripples_compiled_by_prashant_karhade.html

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  8. My best wishes to you to get a book filled only with your stories! Cheers!

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    1. Magic,

      That is so sweet of you..!
      Hopefully soon that happens :))

      Thanks

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  9. Hearty congrats and adv birthday wishes! Thats double dhamaka Ghazala!!

    Do stop by my blog! I'd love your comments & visits!!

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    1. Dear Kappu,

      Yes, Double Dhamaka..LOL
      Thanks :D

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  10. My only intention to leave this comment is to wish you - congratulations!!! Well done!

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    1. Ravi ji,

      Thanks, am so blessed to have all my blogger friends wishes and you are one of them :D

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  11. Many congratulations Ghazala. Being published is something we all aspire but only few achieve it so kudos for accomplishing the feat. Here's to more such milestones and giveaways :D

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    1. Dear Going,

      I have been very laid back and this opportunity made me sit up. Thank you
      for your wishes and Amen to that :D

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  12. thats amazing... I was a follower, I loved to read you and comment but I am out of FB long back. But still would buy one for me and would let you know how much I liked. :) btw Happy birthday in advance.

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    1. Satish,

      I always like to read your heart felt feedback. I am so happy just to know you love to read my stories. Thanks, what else do I need?
      Here is the link to order Ripples: http://www.apkpublishers.com/books/fiction/ripples_compiled_by_prashant_karhade.html

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  13. congrats and happy B'day !!! I have always loved your writings and I would definitely love to read the book !

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    1. Dearest TTT,

      Thank you for your response. Have a good day :D

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  14. I'm sorry I missed to mention I'm a Libran too:)
    Happy birthday:) BTW what is your date? (year is not important:)nor am I asking, lady:))

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    1. Amit,

      Three comments and a fellow Libran, your chances are mounting ..Tee hee

      My B'date is 11th oct, same as Amitabh Bachcham's, the other Amit we both knwo:))

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  15. My God Ghazala!you have arrived-and in style.Happy Birthday & congrats.Wish you greater accolades.

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    1. dear Indu,

      This was two years back..! But thanks anyways:D

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  16. Congrats on the book, I mean the anniversary and will wish you birthday on Facebook.

    Cheers to this beautiful achievement. :)

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    1. Dear Saru,

      Congrats to you too on Sony win..! And thank you for this beautiful comment :D

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  17. Congratulations Ghazala on the book. Being published is something we all aspire and you've already achieved it. Way to go, girl!

    And Happy birthday & loads of happiness & chocolates your way. :)

    Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

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    1. Dear Nisha,

      You got my attention with Chocolates..! Thanks and looking forward to interacting with you more :)

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  18. Congratulations :) Wish you bright success ahead
    I would love to get a copy as the book title makes me snoopy to read the book ;)

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    1. Dear Jasmeet,

      Thanks and so sweet of you :D

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  19. Happy Birthday!

    All I can say is it would be interesting to read short stories from authors in another culture. And women writers are bound to have some unique perspectives.

    ........dhole

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    1. Dear Donna,

      Thank you girl, so good to see you here :)

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  20. I want to read this book because behind every great man there can be a 26 exceptionally talented Indian women writers.

    Followed your blog,liked your fb page, now waiting for your book to arrive.

    Advance birthday wishes,all the best. :)

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    1. Arjun,

      LOL, 26 women behind every great man?? Hahaha
      Thanks and welcome to my space :D

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  21. Congratulations, Gahazala for this yet another feat:)

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  22. Gr8 going Ghazala ! You hav created Ripples with your story writing !

    Congrats on winning the Love Marriage ya Arranged Marriage on IndiBlogger !

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    1. Hi Vasu,

      Thanks Pal..! Have a good day :D

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  23. Lovely initiative Ghazala, best wishes for this endeavor and I hope it turns out successful :)
    That's interesting, this is my birth month as well:)

    Here's my take on the same topic:
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/2012/10/waking-up-now-that-september-has-ended.html

    Regards,

    Jay
    http://road-to-sanitarium.blogspot.in/

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    1. Hi Jay,

      Great..! This was I get to meet all fellow October born. Thanks for your wishes.

      Will hop over to your space in a min :D

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  24. 11th oct sure seems to be a lucky date, one immortalised in madame tussads and the other in a book!! either ways both are creating ripples!!

    hearty congratulations ! what a way to ring in ur birthday! hope u have a blast!!!

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    1. Dear Lil princess,

      Thank you so much for your cute comment :D

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  25. Hey Ghazala.. many many wishes on the win.. all the luck to you and to your great writing :D

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    1. Dear Surabhi,

      Welcome to my space..! Thank you for your
      response :D

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  26. wow I know a few of the writers , dont know if they know me :) he he he

    all the best for the book and I see a few names in there who I do find fantastic writers

    Bikram's

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    1. Hi Bikram,

      They sure know you, you are very popular...!!
      Thank you for your wishes :D

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  27. Best wishes for this special month, you have been excellent every time and I just believe you will be better every time.

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    1. Suhas,

      That is such a sweet thing to say.
      Amen to that and thank you, pal...!

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  28. Ghaz...Perhaps I am the only one here who has the book signed by the author herself..:-D
    Congrats on the anniversary!

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    1. Dear Panchalidi,

      Thank you Di, how time flies..!
      Been so long..! Yet feels like yesterday when we met in South city. Hugs XOXO

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  29. Congrats on the kindle !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just saw it. Very happy for you, Ghaz...

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    1. dear Panchalidi,

      Thank you so much..! I know you must be
      happy for me and I always cherish what we have together :D

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  30. Congratulations on winning the contest. I saw in Panchali Sen gupta's FB.

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    1. Dear Pattu,

      Thanks and see my winner's dance..! Seriously, felt good to see you here :D

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  31. I need thought ripples to shake and wake my stationary mind ..........So, GIVE me the book .GIVE me the book........... GIVE me the book pleaseeee... :P

    And congrats for the contest win :)

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    1. Dear Sumita,

      Thank you for a funny comment. Me likes :D

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  32. Happy Birthday in advance. Congratulations on the publication. :)

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    1. Dear Nambiar,


      Thank you for your wishes :)

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  33. When I saw witty, it put me under pressure. And I can't work under pressure. So just give me the book because I want it. After reading I'll definitely tell u why I liked it.

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    1. Dear Khushbu,


      I do not like to be under pressure either..LOL
      Your comment is quite smart, thanks :)

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  34. What? I have not been following your blog all this time?
    Well there is always the first time they say.
    Just joking :-)
    25 of them.... well no harm in having a peek.

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    1. Hi Haddok,

      You do have a sense of humor. Welcome to my space. Thanks for leaving your foot steps :D

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  35. Ohh! I just got to know I missed something :/ Ab khareed ke padhna padega ;)

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  36. Thanks for the tip concerning blogging titles. I will absolutely look into them free books download.Its nice post.

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