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Bombay 13 January – 7 pm – Crossword, Kemp’s corner – in conversation with Sonia Faleiro

Hyderabad – 18 Jan – Odyssey, Amrutha Hills, Panjagutta – 7 pm

Chennai – 19 Jan – Odyssey, Dev Regency, 6, First Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar – 7 pm

Bangalore – 20 jan – Landmark, The Forum, 21 Hosur Road, Koramangala – 7 pm


About Samit Basu

Novelist. Best known for fantasy and science fiction work. Most recently, The City Inside (Tordotcom)/Chosen Spirits (Simon and Schuster)


36 thoughts on “Events

  1. Curses! Will leave Mumbai for Hyderabad on the 13th. Will leave Hyderabad for Mumbai on the 18th.

    What else could go wrong?

    Posted by vijay | December 31, 2005, 2:54 am
  2. Will be there for all four.

    Posted by Jabberwock | December 31, 2005, 4:16 am
  3. Some people sure travel a lot.

    Will make it for the Chennai reading. Thanks for the details.

    Posted by A Hairy Snail | January 1, 2006, 5:20 am
  4. AARGH! will be leaving chennai on the 14th!! and bookstores here are still saying they dont have the book!! 😦

    Posted by Dhruv | January 1, 2006, 11:17 am
  5. posted by samit at 11:29 AM on Jan 11 2006?
    Time travel?
    Or innocent mistake?

    BTW your second book was fascinating…hope he who dies is back…

    Posted by The Nameless One | January 1, 2006, 4:41 pm
  6. and how I wish I could slice through time and space and be at all these events

    Posted by susan | January 2, 2006, 3:44 am
  7. why don’t my comments get published. I’ll make it to the mumbai reading.
    oh I have a quiz up on my blog. Its a daily thing with cash prize and all

    Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2006, 11:49 am
  8. and bring some copies of ur books when u come to bangalore for the reading. last i checked, they did not have any.

    Posted by puranjoy | January 2, 2006, 11:49 am
  9. Bangalore bookshops, am proud to announce, do have copies of Manticore’s Secret. Blossoms, at any rate.

    Posted by The Marauder's Map | January 2, 2006, 5:10 pm
  10. will definitely be there in chennai with hordes of fans…

    Posted by anj | January 2, 2006, 5:11 pm
  11. happy new year once again! so till when are you staying in calcutta?

    Posted by Tiny Black Cat | January 2, 2006, 5:11 pm
  12. I just finished reading The Manticores Secret and subsequentky stumbled into your blog. Big Coincidence and all that.
    Needless to say, LOVED the books. (Hey is this THAT kind of a website?)
    Actually meant to tell you sooner, but didnt know I could, I did miserably in my second year BA exams because I was reading Simoquin Prophecies. My mom is a tad upset with you.
    (By THAT kind of website I meant the kind where people embarass themselves by gushing nonstop)
    I do wish MS hadnt ended quite so…uncertainly. You will be quicker about the third one yes? Perhaps just in time for the precious MA final exams?
    (If it ISNT Im sure youll be kind and keep this comment off your blog)
    Saluations and Complimentations

    Posted by Field Commander M | January 2, 2006, 7:33 pm
  13. loved the simoqin prophecies!I havent seen the manticores secret yet,will be seein u in hyderabad. great book,simoqin prophecies,i just found out about the manticore’s secret and i’m gonna be there to get it!

    Posted by Ashish | January 3, 2006, 3:51 pm
  14. Will be there in Bangalore…
    Thanks for having an event here!

    Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2006, 3:51 pm
  15. amen to being in chennai and will probably be part of the hordes of fans. I just managed to get hold of a copy of manticore. and btw, which odyssey in chennai? there are like three branches….i do hope its the adyar one.

    Posted by the bored one | January 3, 2006, 3:51 pm
  16. thanks, looking forward to meeting all of you.

    VM: couldnt have timed it better, could you?

    Jai: A number of people actually took that seriously, and sent scathing comments πŸ™‚

    kria: thanks very very much, that pretty much made my day. When are your MA exams? Will try to time the book accordingly πŸ™‚ its not really that kind of blog, but Im including the comment, hoping it will be one day.

    mandy: 11th

    tbo: not very sure which branch. will find out and update.

    everyone else: will reply in person. fun!

    Posted by samit | January 4, 2006, 7:37 am
  17. Hey… what are the chances of your book being available in Australia? Every single person I know seems to have read it… why should I be left out because I live abroad?

    Posted by erebus | January 4, 2006, 8:01 am
  18. Is Sherpa travelling with you as your companion and sound editor?

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2006, 3:04 am
  19. ki re besh to mota shota hoyechish, tor chobi dekhlam Telegraph e . shei DBPC’r roga chele ta kothay galo? jai hok tor boi ta pore khub bhalo laglo, bhalo thakish

    Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2006, 4:46 pm
  20. maybe I can finally get that autographed copy off you. See you there πŸ™‚

    Posted by Smita | January 6, 2006, 4:37 pm
  21. Will let my sister in Chennai know you’ll be there…

    Are you reading at the Odyssey in Anna Nagar or the one in Adyar?

    Posted by Sharanya | January 10, 2006, 5:23 pm
  22. thanks…will be there for the chennai one for sure…all the best for the rest…

    Posted by the bored one | January 12, 2006, 9:15 am
  23. hey. have a nice journey. rock the west and the south of the country. all the best.

    Posted by Tiny Black Cat | January 12, 2006, 9:17 am
  24. i read the book and must say that it is bloody awesome.. scared my roomie by giggling like a maniac and laughing throughout the night ..can’t wait for the reading in bangalore

    Posted by Anonymous | January 12, 2006, 9:17 am
  25. NOOOOO !!!

    (that was an EPIC-sounding, slow-motion-running, mighty sounding ‘NOOO’ in case the caps failed to convey it.

    I was in Hyderabad on the 13th. And am here in Mumbai now after the moment has passed.

    Posted by vijay | January 17, 2006, 9:41 am
  26. I am going to be there to accost you in Bangalore with a (v. pretty) friend who loved The Simoqin Prophecies.

    By the way, I am a squeaky new blogger, and am (with some embarrassment) posting blog details here. Future comments here will avoid all such self-promotion.

    Its http://wakethechildren.com, a blog on sociobiology, quantum physics and philosophy. Feedback and any suggestions for course-correction are welcome.

    Posted by lady nijo | January 19, 2006, 11:23 am
  27. Will definetly make it for the Chennai reading! It’s one street away from where I live!

    Posted by Accidental Fame Junkie | January 19, 2006, 11:23 am
  28. umm..can’t make it for the reading because I’ll be rehearsing for my four quartets performance, but please do ring me- if you are going to be in town on Saturday morning we can perhaps meet. no.s are: 9243122682/56995562

    Posted by the still dancer | January 19, 2006, 11:23 am
  29. Hey the chennai reading was great! Thanks for coming, I’m just starting on manticore.

    Posted by Jan | January 21, 2006, 6:30 am
  30. Are you going to writeup on the whether they were all pretty much the same or if there’s a ‘local twist’ in perception in different cities?

    Posted by Inkblot | January 21, 2006, 6:30 am
  31. just finished reading simoquin prophecies after each and everyone of my friends advised (well almost everyone) to read it. and now that i have read it i can’t believe what i was missing out on!! i DO hope this blog becomes kria’s ‘kind’ of blog soon as i plan to do much nonstop gushing after i finish reading manticore’s secret.

    p.s. just thought that i should tell u that right now (i.e. 1hour within finishing simoquin prophecies) i am COMPLETELY, WHOLEHEARTEDLY, DEEPLY AND PASSIONATELY in love with danh-gem.

    Posted by "sen"sational | January 22, 2006, 8:20 pm
  32. Damn. You were here in Chennai just two days ago, and that too a 5 minute ride from my place, and I only stumbled across this post today.


    I’m currently just p*ssed that I’ll have to own non-matching copies of your books since I bought my copy of Simoqin Prophecies just 2 months ago (before the cover update). So currently in sulk mode. Will buy The Manticore’s Secrets in a week or so πŸ™‚

    Posted by Rajesh J Advani | January 22, 2006, 8:20 pm
  33. The Chennai read was great…and it was an honour to meet you.

    Thanks for doing our city a favour.

    Posted by A Hairy Snail | January 22, 2006, 8:20 pm
  34. Is this your trip? Sorry I haven’t visited; I was on one of those too, but nowhere as cool as this. Oh, may God give me tons of money so that I can visit my blogmates on the other side of the globe! America is so boring.

    Posted by Enemy of the Republic | January 22, 2006, 8:20 pm
  35. the chennai read was brilliant!And ive got non-matching copies too but know i think of them as a collectors edition which i can sell for millions a few years down the line..heh heh heh!
    p.s. did they give you a poster?

    Posted by the bored one | January 24, 2006, 5:00 am
  36. Really wanted to come to the Chennai one…last minute commitment, had to pull out….heard it was great though…hopefully, you’ll come back after the next book’s released? *hint, hint*

    Posted by Dreamer Gray | January 26, 2006, 5:55 pm

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