My debut novel, “It Can’t Be You” (Cedar, November 2010), a psychological thriller, was recently reviewed by Life Wordsmith. I was very happy to see that the effort to develop the characters in my debut novel was appreciated. Continue reading
I was delighted to accept an invitation to do a book reading for members of iBrowse, a book lovers club in Bangalore, India where I live. They have a laudable system where they invite authors to speak about their books.
Glad to find that people still remember Col. Belliappa.
In “It Can’t Be You”, Dinaz Dastur is my small tribute to India’s Parsi community. Every community has its stereotypes and the Hindi movies when I was growing up unfortunately showed the Parsi almost always in comical light. The men were doddering people with thick spectacles who were easily fooled and the women were stout and gregarious. In Dinaz, I have tried to characterize a young, beautiful and talented Parsi woman. Some of them are truly beautiful. Continue reading
Yes, you have the hero and the heroine and a few other supporting characters. But what about the minor characters, who make relatively smaller appearances but do add to the flavour of your story? Continue reading
A few flashes from the past yesterday led me to think of trying to capture who might have, if at all, influenced the characters in It Can’t Be You. This is by no means a comprehensive list. It’s more a collection of thoughts as they came by. Here goes…”Reggie” Rege perhaps came from a Col. Rege who I knew in the early 70’s. One of my School friends, an Old Lawrencian served in his Regiment.