Saturday, May 1, 2010

Encounter with Sidin Vadukut, author of DORK, Apr 30, 2010

DC Books hosted a discussion with the author, Sidin Vadukut, of DORK, The Incredible Adventures of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese. The novel describes the adventures of a Malayali in the big city as he climbs the corporate ladder and tries to fulfill his ambitions for money and romance. It is written in the plainspoken style of a young modern guy on the make in India. It takes the form of a diary of the main character, with the strange name of Robin 'Einstein' Varghese. It sets out life in the office as he goes to work in a management consulting company. By the end of the novel, he has become a sort of management guru, and is even interviewed by one of the business channels on TV.

Sidin Vadukut and Ms Anuja

Vadukut described what impelled him to write this novel while working as a journalist with the Hindustan Times in Delhi. He intends to develop the the adventures further in two sequels and hopes by the end Varghese will have made his way to the top, and found the love of his life. Along the way will be many botched projects and near-crashes.

 DC Books audience (KRG's KumKum & Pavithra in the first row)

For a fuller account, please click here.

Sidin Vadukut signs a copy of DORK for KumKum

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