Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Naseeruddin Shah launches book 'A Bolt Of Lightning' by Satyen Nabar

Michael Ferreira, Satyen Nabar (Author) & Naseeruddin Shah
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Mumbai : Landmark and Leadstart Publishing hosted the launch of the book 'A Bolt Of Lightning', a debut novel by Satyen Nabar. The novel was released by Naseeruddin Shah & Former Billiards World Champion Padma Bhushan Michael Ferreira, on 3rd July 2012 at Landmark, Infiniti Mall, Andheri. Landmark witnessed the coming together of some of the renowned personalities from different backgrounds, who were seen sharing their experiences with the enthralled audience as well as the media. The debutant author Satyen Nabar, who is a surgeon by profession was feeling ecstatic by the response he got from two industry stalwarts Naseeruddin Shah and Michael Ferreira. BUY THIS BOOK ONLINE
Naseeruddin Shah shared his views on the book pointing out that how the book connects instantly with all the young workaholics who are experiencing mid life crisis. He also appreciated the author for writing such an intriguing piece which entices the readers throughout the novel. World Billiard Champion Michael Ferreira read out a few excerpts from the book along with Satyen and Naseeruddin Shah while the audience remained captivated.

The debutant author Satyen Nabar was amazed by the positive responses that he got for his book 'A Bolt of Lightning' and said that, "A Bolt of Lightning is a modern story about a man going through mid life crisis and how his positive attitude unravels the other side of life. The book is meant for readers who enjoy unexpected surprises from life and are determined to emerge victorious in spite of all the odds." Swarup Nanda, CEO, Leadstart Publishing, was quoted saying "Satyen's unique story telling is fresh breeze. It is fast and absorbing. I am sure it will strike a chord with its readers ." 

About the book
 
Shiva, 35, hotspot executive, recently divorced, disillusioned with his life and fed up of the rat race in the corporate world, topples completely over the edge after an unexpected tragic incident. In a hilarious journey from the boardrooms of Bangalore to the hippies, face readers, casinos and rave parties at the verdant beaches of Goa, Shiva attempts to 'escape from it all' till his life suddenly changes in miraculous ways after an electrifying act of nature bestows him with an extraordinary gift. Anchored by the strong bond of friendship with his college mates, Sid and Adi, and propelled by love for Anita his estranged ex-wife, Shiva attempts to make the most of his incredible gift to unravel the secrets of life, death and happiness as the story races to its exhilarating conclusion in the exotic jungle valley of Arambol, Goa. A Bolt of Lightning is a witty contemporary take on a midlife crisis story with an unusual twist in the tale. It at once touches the heart and entertains while offering a fascinating new perspective of the world we inhabit. 

About The Author 
Satyen Nabar, is an Orthopaedic Surgeon based in Mumbai. He is married to Ashwini, a gynaecologist and they have two adorable kids, Aryan and Gia. He is the recipient of the first prize at the Bombay University Intercollegiate Literary and Debate Competition as also multiple awards in elocution, short story writing, acting and mimicry in college and school. A former Literary Secretary of G.S. medical college and KEM Hospital and Best Student overall for curricular and extracurricular activities in IES School, he is passionate about writing, rock music, philosophy, bridge and cricket. He has previously authored a medical textbook and this is his first work of fiction. When he is not in his clinics in Mumbai, he is usually to be seen lounging on the beaches of his favorite place in the world Goa, pen and paper in hand and is currently working on his second novel. Contact the author at: www.satyennabar.com  

About the Chief Guest  
National Award Winning Actor- Padma Bhushan Naseeruddin Shah. Shah is widely considered to be one of the best actors produced by India. In 2003, the Government of India honored him with the Padma Bhushan for his contributions towards Indian cinema. Mr. Shah has twice won National Award as the best actor and once as a supporting actor. He has acted in movies such as Nishant, Aakrosh, Sparsh, Mirch Masala, Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Ata Hai, Trikal, Bhavni Bhavai, Junoon, Mandi, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Ardh Satya, Katha, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, etc. He became active in mainstream Bollywood cinema with the 1980 film Hum Paanch. His next major success in mainstream films was the 1986 multi-starrer film Karma where he acted alongside veteran Dilip Kumar. Starring roles for films such as, Ijaazat (1987), Jalwa(1988) and Hero Hiralal (1988) followed. His performances in Iqbal and the more recently A Wednesday received a lot of critical acclaim. 

Guest of Honour 
Former Billiards World Champion & World Record Holder - Padma Bhushan Michael Ferreira. Ferreira nicknamed "the Bombay Tiger", is notable amateur player of English billiards from India, and a three-time Amateur World Champion. In 1977, he won his first World Amateur Billiards Champion title and followed it up with the World Open Billiards Champion title in the same year. He has two more WABC titles under his belt.
He is the first billiards player to be awarded with the Padma Bhushan, the third-highest civilian award in India, which was conferred on him after he won his third world amateur billiards title in 1983. He is also the recipient of the Maharashtra state government's Shiv Chhatrapati Award (1971), Arjuna Award (1973) and the International Fair Play Committee's Letter of Congratulations (1983). He received the Dronacharya Award in 2001 for his coaching achievements in billiards and snooker. 


About the Publishers 
Leadstart Publishing is a leading publishing house from India. It is both creative and progressive in its vision and publishing focii. The Leadstart Lists feature distinguished authors and writing from across the globe. Today, Leadstart Publishing has 10 brands and publishes over 200 titles a year, with imprints and products in all major book categories.
Leadstart is also India's largest book distribution network, with a retail distribution spread of over 100 cities, almost four times the size of its closest competitor. Leadstart Publishing has been termed 'the fastest-growing book publishing company in India today,' by The Week magazine. Leadstart has offices in India and the US and operates around the world in association with global partners. 

About Landmark: 
Landmark, a TATA Enterprise, is India's largest book and music retailer. Started in 1987 as India's first large-format book and music store, Landmark was all about building a generation of well-informed people. Since then, Landmark has expanded into toys, stationery, gaming, electronics, gift articles, home decor, art & craft and sports accessories. Now a part of Trent, the retail arm of the Tata conglomerate, Landmark has 18 large format stores, 1 hotel store, 1 airport store, and 1 IT Park store, across 10 locations in India.

Known for its multifaceted and popular events, Landmark has been a destination for book and music launches, hosting authors and artists from across the world. The guest list boasts of writers like Jeffrey Archer, Ken Follet, Wilbur Smith, Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, and Kiran Desai, film personalities like Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Shyam Benegal, and Karan Johar, and music artists like MLTR, Swarathma, Sukhwinder, and Soulmate, among others. Landmark has also been at the forefront of holding events that present children with their favourite characters like Ben 10, Barbie, DORA, and Doraemon.

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