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Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Tea For Two and A Piece of Cake

One of my favourite Indian author Preeti Shenoy is publishing her 3rd book "Tea For Two and a piece of cake". I can't wait to devour it. Her words are always inspirational in her own ways. Especially her previous book about bipolar disorder. Sista, that book bonded with me. I feel the connection and i was liberated. Love you for that.





So, she blogged today about this interesting creative prompt. Very clever, i say.  Now all her fans will be promoting her book :) like me. Here goes :

"If I could invite anybody for 'tea for two' today it would undoubtedly be : Irom Sharmila Chanu"


She is an activist from Manipur who went on a hunger strike 11 years ago to abolish AFSPA. And she still hasn't changed her mind. For someone like me who need to chew something every half an hour or else feel inadequate, Eche Sharmila is an Enigma.

So I think she deserves to be invited for this special tea. Though I'm pretty sure she won't drink any :) . I wonder whether she even remembers how it tasted like :(

15 comments:

  1. Hey della,
    Thank you for participating.

    Wow--had not heard of her till you mentioned. (The link you gave does not work--so googled and read. Amazing woman!

    And yeah--there have to be some fringe benefits of hosting a creative meme right? ;-)

    Thanks for the kind words about my writing.
    Much appreciate!
    Preeti

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  2. OMG.. You replied!! I need to Breathe... hehehe

    And yeah Irom Sharmila is amazing even though the media is not that excited about shedding more lights on her.

    Keep writing more books! Love you!! :D

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  3. I spent almost a whole minute looking for a like button to your comment here [only to realize this is blogger]!

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  4. hmm, seriously, it's harder to actually figure out who to have tea with than expected!

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  5. lolz.. Yeah Me doesn't have a like comment option. Maybe u should try to develop it :D And very true on the tea-with-whom part. even i chose someone who will never have tea :)

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  6. Nice post Della... Thanks for the info on Sharmila. Very inspiring!

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  7. thanks 4 stopping by Sulo Badri.. keep reading! :)

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  8. Appreciate you are keeping the "new mania" promise ∴ Keep the good things coming!

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  9. That's a great tribute and an inspiring response Della. Preeti indeed is a very talented author! Her last book was so gripping! :D

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    1. It was indeed. I love that it finally had a happy ending. And thanks Rachit, i like your blog.

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  10. Hey hey Della!! You're going great. Now I visit your blog more than I do mine :p

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    1. hahaahaa.. that's a good thing. keep visiting everyday :P

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  11. She likes to read sometimes. Once the book is read it is passed onto Imphal Central Library which now houses over two hundred of books donated onward by her in a small cabinet. Her Address is Irom Sharmila Chanu, Security Ward, Jawaharal Nehru I M S, Porompat, Imphal East, Manipur 795001. Tell her Desi sent you. It also gives the Censors some work if enough wrote or sent books they'd have to hire people to read through the additional SP jails does for now, since March last year they have added further illegal constraints to her imprisonment and we have had little communication since then, out long dark yelda, have you read the Kite Runner. We can't find an Indian lawyer to take up the case at Guwahati High Court. When she is freed I guess many people will have the chance to meet her. But we are strangers who love each other you understand let us have three months of honeymoon and then yeah come to Manipur it's not as scary as they say. Mind is the only enemy. She is amazing. And she is patient but she feels this is her year. Let us see.

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    1. thanks for giving us all this important info. And hope this year her dreams will finally come true

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