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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Karan Johar brings life to Immortals Of Meluha

We are sure many of you have read the book “Immortals of Meluha”. But soon you shall see Karan Johar bring LIFE to the book. 

Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has landed the film rights of Amish Tripathi's best-selling debut novel, The Immortals of Meluha. An insider says, "Karan credits the buying to the CEO of Dharma Productions, Apurva Mehta, who had been negotiating for the book rights for months."

Amish Tripathi was on the lookout for a producer to adapt his book.  There were herds of producers who spoke to Amish to attain the film rights. But finally Amish chose Karan.

That search has now ended. A happy Amish says, "I believe that my books are a result of Lord Shiva's blessings. He is a God who excites intense passions. If one wants to tell His story, it can only be done with intense passion and commitment. And that is what I saw in Dharma Productions towards The Immortals of Meluha. I believe that my book is in very safe hands with Karan and his team."

Karan Johar has been a happy soul since he got the rights. He says, "I was blown away with the world of Meluha and riveted by Amish's creation of it. I think the book lends itself beautifully for celluloid and we are very excited to promote Amish's labor of love effectively."

We all are waiting for this film to release. But who do you think will do justice to the roles of Lord Shiva and Parvati? Who would you like to see on the big screen? Share your views below J

For those who haven’t read the book, can rent ‘The Immortals Of Meluha’ at Till then have a great week ahead J

Friday, January 6, 2012

An evening with Ravi Subramanian

We spent an evening with Ravi Subramanian. A great conversation struck where we talked about his career as a writer, thoughts about the banking industry, suggestions to upcoming writers and lots more! Bringing to you PART 1 of the story right here -

About Ravi

Ravi Subramanian, Author of The Banking Trilogy is a banker turned author. He has worked with various multinational banks for over 18 years (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC). He always wished to be a writer and the organizational politics and exposure with global banks provided him with a great opportunity to do so. Ravi has made a distinct mark as an author into 'Banking Fiction' - a genre that very few authors have been able to excel at. 

Ravi's first book 'If God was a Banker' was a bestselling novel followed by his recent success with 'The Incredible Banker'! His books are fast paced and easy to read for people from all industry and not just the banking sector.

You can read Ravi's 4 books at

We shall be coming up with Part 2 and Part 3 of the video soon! Watch out for them as Ravi comments the first time ever on his upcoming books and talks about his inspiration in writing 'The Incredible Banker'. 

So, this weekend, take out 4 hours and give his book a shot. You can write to us about your thoughts on our work at

Till then, signing off with this quote from the author!
"If people think of a banking story, they need to think of me. That's when I would count myself as a successful author", Ravi says.

Best Regards,

Team Librarywala

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy New Year 2012 – FREE BOOKMARKS! Why?

Ever wondered how Bookmarks came into being? It is intimately connected with the development of the book itself. Though the earliest bookmarks date from the medieval ages, it is obvious that even in ancient times - when papyrus scrolls were the reading matter of choice - bookmarks must have been used to mark a reader's place on the scrolls that could be 40 meters or more in length.

Some of the oldest bookmarks were found in medieval monasteries and among them are clip-on type bookmarks made of vellum. Therefore it is easy to imagine that this type was also used to mark place on the papyrus scrolls in ancient Egypt. 

However, if you are still using those wooden sticks, crumpled receipts, old catalog cards, and ripped parking tickets as bookmarks, then it’s time to get yourself some real bookmarks.

Our cute mascot can now give you company while you read your favorite books! Get free bookmarks from in various colors and with beautiful quotations for FREE. Just send your address at and we shall courier them to you!

Make the best of 2012 and have a ‘Read-a-thon’ year!

Please Note – Free bookmarks are available for all Members and Non-Members. Offer valid for Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore residents only. Last date is 7th January.