5 Most Popular Indian Authors….

Hello and Welcome back book lovers.

Social media lets you connect with everybody and anybody on the go..and everybody who is anybody is present on these platforms tweeting, facebooking, regraming, texting ,tubing and hanging out. And we all love it when somebody you idolize and like tweets you back..

So we know all the celebrities, ministers, journalists, news anchors, cricketers who are all  present on all digital platforms and our Indian authors are not behind on the social media wagon..

Here is a looks at our popular literati on social media:


  1. Young India Mascot: Chetan Bhagat

Love him or hate him..you just cannot ignore him! With a Facebook following of more than 55 lakhs  and 6 successful books in his kitty, he is out to show a different India.. From films to politics he has an opinion on everything and for him any publicity is good publicity. He is the no 1 most followed author in the country.

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2.  The Gifted One: Ashwin Sanghi

This is one author with a vast love and source of knowledge, with more than 1lakhs twitter followers he keeps us entertained with witty quotes, news updates and historic facts. Completely down to earth with a warm heart and smile He stands no 2 on our list.

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3.   The Boy Next Door : Durjoy Datta

With his cute Srk dimples and boyish charm.. he going to melt your hearts .. His Fb and Instagram are all filled with pictures of his dimples and selfies with fans.. and girls cant get enough of him.. Fans drool on his fb status updates, stalk him on twitter and send him poems,gifts, love messages and much more. Fans have proclaimed him as a total hottie as his gan following is predominantly raving teenage girls..He is no 3 on our list with around 4 lakhs fan base and half a lakh followers on twitter

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4.   The King of Romance: Ravinder Singh

We did not mean Srk of Course..but he is currently the biggest romance writer in the country..His total desi flavour of writing has wooed fans all over the country.. his fans have cried over all his books. He his always regularly tweeting and facebooking on relationships and what are the best things that make a relationship. This Romantic star loves being in touch with his fans and is  listening to what young India feels on  love. He is our No 4 most popular author
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5.  God’s Own Child: Amish

Har Har Mahadev!! Bestowed as this decade’s Literary Popstar.. this author with 3 blockbuster books is a marketing wiz. Close to a lakh follower on fb and 50k follows on twitter he has grown instantly in the writers circuit.. Be it is advance paychecks or his movie deals.. this author make news  style. He only tweets but there is a huge fan following for his writing style .. he stand no 5 on our list


Other Popular authors on social media include:

    1. Ravi Subramanian
    2. Devdutt Pattanaik
    3. Rashmi Bansal
    4. Amitav Ghosh
    5. Preeti Shenoy



We do have a whole lot more names on the list obviously but we couldn’t fit everybody…Sorry 😉

Hope you enjoyed the post…do drop in your comments

Happy Reading!

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PS : The list was combined based on their fan following on Facebook, twitter & the popularity rankings. And it is unbiased. Plus we excluded notable journalists, celebrities, critics, politicians who  have also written  books.

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Asia’s Biggest ‘Poor Little Rich slum’

Hello & Welcome Back Geeks..

This week we got Chatty with Rashmi Bansal author of the new book “Poor Little Rich Slum’ this time. As you know she has written over 3 Bestselling Books ‘Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish’, ‘Connect The Dots’, ‘I Have A Dream’. Her Books have always been constant chartbusters in our Non-fiction Section.

Dharavi mostly known for its notorious and controversial stories.. They say what happens in Dharavi stays there and nobody gets to hear about it.

In This Book Rashmi Bansal & Deepak Gandhi take you in this intriguing world of Dharavi & unfold the lifes of these dharavians which is completely different from you and us.

A Must read for one and all and we highly recommend it.

Rashmi Bansal is one of the most approachable, simple, humble and well-read authors. Her one smile can melt hearts. Over the years she has inspired millions with stories of passionate enterprisers and for her , inspiration dwells on getting these stories to more closer to readers.

Here’s A Snippet of her interview:

1.       You Have interviewed all different kinds of Entrepreneurs for your books , how different/ challenging was the experience when you interviewed the budding entrepreneurs on the streets of Dharavi?

Dharavi is a city within a city – a very unique and different city that what most of us know as Mumbai. Even finding an address within its twisting lanes can be a challenge!

Before we started researching this book none of us had ever visited Dharavi. We didn’t know anyone there. Hence building trust and rapport with people took some time.

What’s more, the entrepreneurs of Dharavi are mostly invisible and little celebrated. So it was like getting into a mine, knowing there is gold in there, but having to dig, dig and dig to reach it!

2.       Tell us some of the most unique sights & sounds that you witnessed in Dharavi, As they say ‘Dharavi is different world in itself’.

There are many unique sights and sounds but a few which I will share with you:

– The Mt Everest of Recycling: Seeing the mountains of waste plastic sorted and being converted into pellets was quite amazing

– So this is a Patli Gali: If you think you’ve seen narrow bylanes, you haven’t seen anything until you see Dharavi. If Harry Potter were to enter this maze, I don’t know if he would find his way out  😉

– Village within a city – But every now and then you will see a ‘different’ Dharavi with architectural charm and beauty!

Beautiful, Smiling faces : Despite everything we saw so many smiling faces, esp those of children. This is the future of Dharavi and certainly, they have a positive attitude. But they deserve a better life than previous generations.

3.       According to you what kind of progress has Dharavi witnessed over the years and what can bring about a radical change in Dharavi?

There has been a great deal of economic progress – ‘made in Dharavi’ is a  unofficial brand name now for a wide variety of goods which not just on price but quality. There has also been social progress as people are aware of their rights as citizens and women in particular enjoy better health and status than before. But there is a long way to go.

The radical way to view Dharavi is not as a piece of land to exploit but an SEZ or Special Economic Zone. The unique character of work and life here should be preserved while upgrading the public amenities and quality of life of its people. That is in the best interest of the city and the economy.

Also we recently had a successful launch of her book @ Crossword Kemps Corner where she did give us a sneak peak of the inspirational stories in the book.

Shall Post the video shortly.

The Book has been written by Rahsmi Bansal & Deepak Gandhi & photos have been compiled by Dee Gandhi.

Publisher: Westland Books

Price: 250

Signing off for now..Untill next time Geeks.

Happy Reading!!

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