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Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Metamorphing by Kunal Pancholi

About the Book

28THAPRIL, 2000: Flight No. 9x4876 bound to Srinagar has crash landed into the Everest Base camp. Unconfirmed reports suggest that the flight mysteriously went off the radar for few minutes and missed its landing. All passengers are feared dead… except for three bodies that are yet to be recovered.

8THDECEMBER, 2050:This, without doubt is the most gruesome murder in recent times. Early this morning, an unidentified woman was found mutilated at the western gates of the abandoned Victoria Terminus Station in Mumbai. Authorities report her head was … well … semi-decapitated and she was drained of all her blood. The shocking part - the crime scene was devoid of any signs of blood spatter…

ROHAN: He was shorter than the shortest girl in school; he had to be ahead in the game!

RUDRA:A man without a past, coaxed into a murder investigation; will he ever grasp the true nature of the crime?

A thrilling tale about two men bound by an untraceable yet undeniable fate - One running away from his past, another unaware of his own.

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Lesser Known Facts About the Book:

- There is a very strong / intense story of love that is present throughout the book.

- 'Metamorphing' as such is not a real word, rather not a word that is used in the sense that it is supposed to mean (Metamorphosing). I had to spell it out to all publishers while making my submission for the book that I am aware of this fact and I was only playing with words. Was worried that I could get rejected at the mention / sight of the name of the book itself!

- A sneak peek into the college life of a student of Criminology - Learning the ropes of detection, deduction and crime scene investigation.

- There is a Vampire in the book!

- As of now its a trilogy with two parts.

- At one point in time, one part of the book was supposed to be based in the 1900s.


Author’s Profile

Kunal Pancholi graduated from SRCC Delhi in 2001. He completed his MBA from NMIMS Mumbai in 2006. Previously, in his professional career he has worked with banks, co-founded READO - an audio book publishing company and done a marketing stint with a film production company in Mumbai. Currently he heads Sales & Marketing at a technology start-up. He lives in Chennai with his wife, parents, sister and grand-mom.

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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Normal Days #29

I'm in Love with a Girl

Right now I've no idea how am I feeling? I'm suddenly drained of energy, motivation & all the god things. May be I need to go out & watch the majestic Persian Gulf for sometime. Thank God for some supply vessel which stop by for provision & materials I get to go out on deck otherwise I'd never see the deck or platform.

& like many lost days I still have no idea what am I saying. I'm just missing someone very close to my heart. She's like moon, for whom I can only wish for never reach out & touch. I see her shining in my heart & lighting up the darkest corner of my hearts, almost making me believe in myself & my love. Almost. But then I know me very well, I'm known to screw everything up whether or not I'd want to, it just happens. Feels like I'm jinxed or something. But I've already shared all those sorry tales so many a times, even I'm bored of myself.

Good thing is, I can be my moronic self here. I need some inspiration, I need you to set me on fire so that I can write through my words, just for me hidden away in some sanctuary of my mind to let you know that for me you're the most b'ful girl. I will love you like no one has loved you, like I've never loved anyone before.

Let me paint skies for you

& may be it is all a dream,
lay down with me
look at the stars
& tell me if you see
your reflection
& my love shining
for you
in the nights & whole day

& let me dream that it is true.

(To be contd..)

Friday, 2 May 2014


I've been reading books & I've few great friends here at who always inspire me to find love which seems surreal. Right now I'm reading a book which inspired this write. I know I'm good at nothing, I am always struggling, with words, with emotions, with ppl. I'm in constant fear that someday you'll realize I'm husk of a man & you'll leave me for one who's worthy of your love. But in my heart I'll keep loving you like I always do. I've scars baby & they run deep, keep away from me I'm not the man you think I'm.

So here it goes, the good thing is unlike me, the guy in the book is loved. Hope someday you'll love me too. Or not..

Baby I've scars
that run too deep
you'll be scared
if I bare my soul to you
I'm going to keep you away
from my demons & me

But then,
if you love me enough
may be they will leave me alone
& I'll sleep one night
without nightmares
with dreams of you
with me

Or not..
coz baby I've scars
that run too deep
you'll be scared
of my demons & me

See here,
this heart
it is falling hard for you
I may keep you away
but love still flows through
I'm known to give up
'Till when you'll fight
to not give upon me

coz baby
I've scars
that run too deep
you'll be scared
of my demons & me..

Normal Days #28

I Remember You

The memories always have a funny way to bring you on your knees & leave you at your most vulnerable. It has been a year & a month when I left India to work in Arabian gulf for ADMA-OPCO offshore division & when I look back I feel a lil content but I know it is not what I see myself doing in a long run. Granted, the beauty here is good & love is spread all around me & I'm working in oilfield where normal population can't come, it gives my pride necessary boost & I never cease an opportunity to gloat about it either. I know it sound shallow but as I'm the same so it doesn't matter. I've heard worse.

I've met exceptional ppl & like always it always hurts when we depart. Our platform's safety engineer left for a new location & he's a kind of man I admire. I'm not ppl friendly & the sentiment is reciprocated by most of the ppl around me but still there are few ppl whom I admire a lot & he's one of those.

I wish him all the best & may he get back to our barge soon coz I'm a selfish guy & I need what lil friendly faces I can have around me.

(To be Contd..)