What am I upto?

Well in carrying 37 Kgs of paper from paper market on two wheeler!! Bad that it is for my back and for my scooter, its good that things are progressing at Pothi.com.

Many interesting books have come and some more are in pipeline. Collection of English stories by Santwana Chatterjee, another collection of short stories in Hindi by Hem Chandra Joshi and this Start Programming with C# book by Anoop Unnikrishnan are some of the examples. More are in pipeline including a book on Yoganidra and a Self-Development book.

And in the “Old Gems” section, you would soon see “Sinhasan Battisi”.

Life has become hectic, but some people are working with us part time now. And that is helping immensely.

And in case you are wondering if I have nothing else to write about, its not so true. I am squeezing time out for “Jaane Tu”, a family day party at a friend’s company and a play in Rangashankara (Love Letters), this weekend.

Party was the like usual company parties, with event management firm’s staff pulling you into the games somehow and trying to sound excited about it all.

“Jaane Tu” has an unbelievable sort of beginning, but the director carried it off very well later. I would admire that way the total time pass comedy and heavily emotional sequences have been tied in together and neither of them seem out of place. “Love Letters” was also beautiful in the same way. Although it had two different phases depicting light moments and heavy ones, with some transition; rather than a totally entwined two facets like “Jaane Tu”. Something else that intrigues me in “Jaane Tu” were some characters other than the lead ones. Particularly Aditi’s brother Amit and Jai’s girl friend Meghna. Both these characters seem to have something to say, which has been left unsaid. They could be a movie by themselves. Ordinarily, such a thing would remind you of those movies, which try to depict too many things and manage to do not even a single one. But the beauty here is that while these characters have put in their moments in the movie, they don’t annoy by their presence, nor do they irritate by not having enough presence.

Okay, okay. If you think this is too much of word-play, probably dealing with books all the time does that to you🙂 But that’s precisely what is lovely about this venture.

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About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started Pothi.com, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe (http://instascribe.com) with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: https://jayajha.wordpress.com Twitter: @jayajha Facebook: http://facebook.com/MovingOnTheBook

5 thoughts on “What am I upto?

  1. Hi Jaya,

    How much will POTHI charge for the C# programming book? (Along with postal charges) Is the book an exact replica of the hardcopy that is being sold in the book shop? We can get these books for Rs.200 in some shops. Wanted to know the additional features POTHI gives to its Customer, in the above case….

  2. Hi Jaya,

    How much will POTHI charge for the C# programming book? (Along with postal charges) Is the book an exact replica of the hardcopy that is being sold in the book shop? We can get these books for Rs.200 in some shops. Wanted to know the additional features POTHI gives to its Customer, in the above case….

    And why is that your blog always points to pothi.com, when we try something in the blog page?

  3. You can check out the price on the store itself. Shipping depends on the destination and also on the weight of total order. This you can find at the checkout. I don’t know which book you have seen in the book-stores. It might have been made available by the author in some book-stores too.

    I am not sure what do you mean by my blog always pointing to Pothi.com when you try something in the blog page? What exactly did you “try”?

  4. “”Particularly Aditi’s brother Amit and Jai’s girl friend Meghna. Both these characters seem to have something to say,””.

    Abbas Tyrewala will cast their story in second part.. oops ! he can’t.

    You know in practical life there are few Jai and Aditi compared to Amit and Meghna. But public want to see Jai and Aditi on screen.I think these characters has been presented with full justification, showing some real characters.

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