It was an unusual book launch in every sense right from the word go. After the welcome address by the MC introduction of the author followed. ‘The author will be introduced by the person who knows her best, her husband’ and with those words the MC left the floor to her spouse. I was sure many a times the demure looking author though must have felt flattered couldn’t help blushing when he mentioned the beautiful neck lace she was wearing was bought for this special occasion. The conversation with an equally literary person was in keeping with the informal atmosphere created by the author’s spouse who made it a point to mention the books he had authored in his introduction. Again he didn’t wish to lose the opportunity to pose questions during the interactive session which she answered with admirable ease / composure.
The event concluded much ahead the scheduled hour and I noticed the gathering on their way out were talking about the delicious hot potato bondas which preceded the launch . Again Accolades to the hotel chef who turned them out in ample quantity for a second and perhaps third helping!
n.meera raghavendra rao