About Jaya

Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various town 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

A risky step…

If you have followed me online or on social media for even a bit, you are likely to be aware how big a fan I am of Kiran Nagarkar. In particular two books of his – Cuckold and God’s Little Soldier.

Over the years I have been disappointed that none of the publishing or literary events I attended ever had this favourite author of mine as a speaker. So, you can imagine how happy I was to discover that he is going to be at Times Litfest right here in Bangalore. I will attend the event tomorrow (Sunday, Feb 1). His session starts at 11 am (Come one, come all!)

But it is a risky step to take. Enjoying what someone writes or creates is no guarantee that you would like the person too. What if once I hear him in person, I end up not liking him? Won’t it spoil my enjoyment of his books too? It will, I think. And so, although excited, I am also a little scared. Probably it is better to just let the author be a mystery?

But I think fangirl is going to win this time. I will go there and listen to him. And I hope I like the author as much as I like his books! If not… too bad!

Edit (Feb 1, 2015): I am happy to report that the risk I took paid off. He is a very likeable person on stage. Down to earth, genuine, and with a sense of humour. I got my copies of Cuckold and God’s Little Soldier signed by him. :)