Om Books International presents ‘From Book to Reel’ at the World Book Fair
New Delhi, 26 February 2012: Om Books International presents a panel discussion for their national bestseller The Company RED by Shantanu Dhar on 26 February 2012 at the Theme Pavilion, Hall 7E, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The panelists for the discussion on a novel being transposed into a film are Mr. Satish Kaushik- Actor, Producer & Director; Mr. Javed Akhtar- Poet, Lyricist & Writer and Shantanu Dhar-Author. The panel discussion will be moderated by Ms. Dipa Chaudhuri, Chief Editor, Om Books International. The event will be followed by a book reading session and book signing.
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About the Book
Ardhendu Bose, a fatherless middle-class Bengali boy brought up by a domineering and vicariously ambitious mother, tries to escape from the failures of life, in the arms of his Punjabi girlfriend, a BPO job that is sheer drudgery, the mindless somersaults of Crystal, his six-year-old Labrador, and in the company of the never-say-die and Texan drawl-trawling Manoj.
But everything is set to change overnight. A loser from a B-grade Indian business school, Ardhendu is summoned for an interview by RED, the fourth largest Life Sciences company in the world. His life takes a turn for the better, or so he believes, when he is chosen over an IIM hopeful, to be Executive Assistant to President, India Operations, RED. Finally, he gets a life, works with people with exotic names he pronounces effortlessly as though he were one of them, drinks their fine spirits, attends their parties, and climbs the ladder rapidly. Till that epiphanic moment in a penthouse balcony when it becomes clear that there is a price to pay to be a part of that world…of predators.
A frightful and thought-provoking tale of hunts blurring lines between humans and vampires, The Company RED is the first novel of the RED trilogy by Shantanu Dhar.
About the Author
Shantanu Dhar earned a Bachelor’s in English Literature from the University of Pune, Nashik and a Post- graduate degree in Human Resource Development from Pittsburg State University, Kansas, USA. Currently employed with a major Indian conglomerate, he writes regularly for business magazines on human behaviour at the workplace, and has been deeply inspired by Greek tragedies and Gothic novels in his fictional writing.
He lives in Greater Noida with his wife and two young children, and spends his early mornings cycling on open wide roads and his evenings listening to his eclectic collection of jazz at a decibel his family members and neighbours may have much to say about.
A graduate from the National School of Drama, Satish Kaushik is a famous Actor and Director of Hindi films and theatre. He is known for his remarkable roles as a comedian in many films such as Mr. India and Ram Lakhan.
Javed Akhtar is a poet, lyricist and writer. Son of well-known Urdu poet and film lyricist Jan Nisar Akhtar and Safia Akhtar, teacher and writer, Javed Akhtar belongs to a family lineage that can be traced back to seven generations of writers. Salim-Javed as a writer-duo gave Indian cinema successful cinema with super scripts.
About Om Books International
Om Books International (OBI) has published amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles: A.R Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir; The Dialogue of Pyaasa: Guru Dutt’s Immortal Classic by Nasreen Munni Kabir; The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy’s Immortal Classic by Nasreen Munni Kabir; Still Reading Khan by Mushtaq Shiekh; Shah Rukh Can by Mushtaq Shiekh; The Original Screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction to name just a few.
Some titles in the pipeline are: Indian Cinema: Love and Passion by Firoze Rangoonwalla; The Bachchans by SMM Ausaja; I’ll Do It My Way: the Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels, and many more. Cinema is one of the strongest suits of OBI. Besides, OBI publishes fiction, monographs on art and architecture, photo essays (the latest one being Mumbai, Where Dreams Don't Die by Raghu Rai and Vir Sanghvi; Forts and Palaces of India by Amita Baig and Joginder Singh), Fashion and Lifestyle books, Children's books, Mind, Body and Spirit books.
Om Books International runs a retail chain of bookstores across Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida by the name of Om Book Shop. Om Book Shop has an amazingly large collection of books and some really good bargains. The stock is truly enormous and there is definitely something there for everyone, from art to computers, astronomy to fashion. Browsing through the collection is like trawling through a treasure trove. There are various discount sales and the reader can pick up some real stocks at incredible prices. Om Books also has a virtual store from which one can order any book and win points under their Frequent Buyer programme. Om Book Shop organises book reading sessions and book launches. It recently opened a book store at Grand Galleria, Phoenix Mills, Lower Parel, Mumbai.
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Jennifer Sebastian Howell, Manager-PR & Corporate Communications, Om Books International firstname.lastname@example.org