Simran: Second Book, First Novel :)

Okay, it’s about time I come out of my hibernation and reveal what I’ve been up to. No, I’m not dead. I’ve been holed up finishing my second book (my first novel), after being repeatedly hit over the head with a hockey stick by everyone I know and forcing me to complete the book. There it is – my novel is done! Phew!

No one knew what I was working on. A very few people guessed it, but most others thought I had gone into hiding after publicly humiliating myself in Delhi. Unfortunately, all those rumors are untrue (except perhaps the humiliation bit).

So, what’s the book all about, you ask? Well, I’m kind of proud of it myself. The book’s called ‘Simran’, and I’ve been told by my editors and reviewers that it appeals to almost every age group. It’s a book about love, strength, betrayal and the power of memories. It’s a book about miracles and how easy it is for us to overlook them. It’s a book that doesn’t tell you a moral, for the moral lies hidden within each of us. It’s a story that was worth telling. I’m glad I did. Here’s a sneak peek at the cover:


The book will be available for download on the 20th of July, that’s 11 days from now. Now, here’s the exciting part – you guys have stuck with me for this past one year through all my rants and misfortunes and laughed with/at me and my misadventures. To show my gratitude and appreciation, my publishers and I have agreed to make the book available for download right here, on MirrorCracked, at an unbelievable price, for a limited period.

The book is stated to be priced at $18.90, being available on Amazon. But if the book is downloaded on MirrorCracked, it’s available at $10.00, for the first two months. The book is also scheduled to be printed in DecemberΒ  by Waters Publishing House in New Delhi, and will be available in bookstores in India, US, UK and Canada early January.

I am quite excited to have come this far. When my first book was published, I was over the moon and never quite thought I’d experience it again.

I’d really appreciate it if you could spread the word about ‘Simran’. Over the next few days leading up to the launch, I’ll be sharing excerpts from the book, exclusive background research material and of course, my latest Delhi Disaster posts. Yay!!

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

40 thoughts on “Simran: Second Book, First Novel :)

  1. @Whacky
    Welcome to MirrorCracked in this new avatar! πŸ˜€
    And thanks! πŸ™‚

    Thanks man! πŸ™‚
    Please buy! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Hehe! Yeah man! I do write books! πŸ˜€

  2. Aaah. this is cool macha ..

    I never knew that u had written one book .. from where can I get the first book ??

    I will surely spread the word of ur book on my blog and on twitter ..

    all the very best !!

  3. @Soham
    Thanks man!! πŸ™‚
    The first book’s out of print now… Check out the ‘book’ page above… πŸ™‚

  4. That is AWESOME! πŸ™‚
    Will spread the word around rightaway..!!
    Congratulations!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  5. oh my…! wow!! so THATS what has been keeping u busy, eh?
    congrats!! looking fwd to taking a sneak peek at the book! πŸ™‚

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Way to go! Will be more than happy to spread the word. Anyway I can get an autographed copy?? Am in Blore in Sept πŸ™‚ Would love to meet you if you are there then.

  7. wow!!!

    Congrats πŸ™‚

    Keep me posted about the exact date of the proper book launch the hard copy I mean πŸ™‚

  8. Congratulations!!. I read 4 blogs b4 going to bed every night and urs is one of them. happy for your achievement.

  9. so r u coming to US for an official launch or something? I just need an autographed book, that’s all πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats and all the best.The title Simran reminded me off Simran inDDLJ.
    Looking forward to read your book soon.

  11. Hey! Congratulations!
    And I will wait for the book to be available via Amazon. I would definitely like to buy it! πŸ™‚

  12. Congratsss mate !!!!

    We are all proud of you. You know I dont read books right? but I would for sure buy this one and also read !!!

    So happy for you buddy !!!

  13. Congrats! But ‘Simran’ ?? sounds like DDLJ to me :D.. looking forward to read it πŸ™‚

  14. Congratulations man!!
    The cover looks great and awesome.
    I expect your book shall be as exciting and as cracking as your blog. πŸ™‚

  15. Congrats ! have been following your blog for 6 months now… waiting for the book πŸ™‚

  16. O wow! πŸ™‚ wah..wah… πŸ™‚

    BTW how will i pay in dollars! 😦 😦

    but i want a physical copy and not the ebook… samajha!!

    I want it… i want it πŸ™‚

  17. Wow wow wow wow wow (i sound like a dog, i know!) but this is super exciting!
    Wish i had a time machine–to go 10 days into the future πŸ˜€

    Signed copy beku!
    Signed copy beku!
    Signed copy beku!

    Can’t wait to read it, man!

    Proud of you…thrilled for you! πŸ™‚

  18. Congratulations Nikhil!! πŸ™‚
    this is cool:)

    looks like an interesting book..
    off to read the excerpts now πŸ™‚

    will spread the word for sure πŸ™‚

    and will wait for a hard copy so do keep us posted:)

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