The Joy of Meeting one of my favourite authors

On the 10th of July, 2015, I went to a book launch. It’s the first time I got an opportunity to attend a book launch event. It was the launch of the most talked about novel “Scion of Ikshvaku” by Amish Tripathi. The book had released on June 22, 2015. Thanks to I got to read the book that very day. I was reading Tripathi’s debut novel “Immortals of Meluha” and the latest one at the same time. I really loved his perspective of the Indian Mythology. I started admiring his writings. So, naturally I was excited about the event. I hurried out of college and reached the event earlier than the mentioned time by half-an-hour. First thing that I really appreciated about Mr. Tripathi was he came almost on time. Most of the questions asked by the audience were quite philosophical, I really appreciated the answers that he gave.


Before starting the discussion he had told, whichever book he writes in the future (his books are till now all based on mythology) will have some clue or the other from his first set of trilogy. In response, some people from the audience (including me) said that they had found the clue in this book. So he said, he would be very happy if anyone would speak to him personally after the discussion was over and tell him the clue. While taking his autograph, I spoke to him about the clue. He was quite delighted and shook my hand. Had my phone’s battery not gone over, i would have got that moment captured. But that didn’t stop from being on cloud 9!!!! He gave some tips for my writing.

He just made my day !!!!!!

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