Book Giveaway

Rashmi Kumar whose debut book Stilettos in the Newsroom was released recently has been kind enough to offer a copy of her book for readers of this blog. If you haven’t heard of this book, you can read my review here. All you need to do to enter the giveaway contest is to leave a comment on this blog telling me about what you are reading currently.


1.Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post and tell me what book are you reading currently.

2. You can improve your chances of winning by blogging about this giveaway, tweeting about it and posting it on facebook. Come back and leave a separate comment for each of these.

3. Contest is open until March 30th. I will randomly choose a winner and contact the person. Winner will have 5 days to get back to me with the contact details, failing which I will choose a new winner.

4. Contest is open to anybody who has a postal address.

5. If you have any question for Rashmi Kumar, post that as a comment here and I will try to get an answer from her.

6. That’s it. Good luck!


14 Responses to “Book Giveaway”

  1. Nish Says:

    Ooh, a giveaway 🙂

    Currently, I am reading Middlemarch by George Eliot.

    I’ve also tweeted about the giveaway here:

  2. Bookreviews at BookRack Says:

    Lovely! – I’m reading Lesson’s in forgetting by Anita Nair and we’ve re-tweeted this 🙂

  3. Amit Says:

    I am reading Dork by Sidin, published by Penguin Publications. I have RT and posted it on

    Question for Rashmi – what is the inspiration behind this book.


    • Rashmi Kumar Says:

      Hi Amit: Thanks for your question. What inspired me to write this book was the fact that a lot was being said and written about all sectors. Very little was known about what goes inside a newsroom — the struggle behind giving a headline — missing a deadline etc. Also the fact I had to just get out my observations/experiences and make an account of all that.

      Hope you enjoy reading the book 🙂

      Love… Rashmi

  4. BlueMist Says:

    I love book give aways. 😛
    I am currently reading “Bitter Sweets” by Roopa Farooki and quite liking it. 🙂

  5. Chinmayi Bali Says:

    At the moment, I’m reading Bangalore Calling by Brinda S. Narayan.

    Have tweeted about the giveaway and posted the same on facebook.

    Question for Rashmi – What is her take on chick-lit and how does she feel about her book being touted as one?

    • Rashmi Kumar Says:

      Hi Chinmayi… thanks for that interesting question, it’s a question that I love answering the most! Being a journalist, I am part of the fraternity and so I’d address this as OUR shortcoming rather than pointing fingers at my bretheren! Media was quick to point this out as a chick-lit without realising the fact that it had more elements of a dude-lit 🙂 The book is filled with male characters!! Just because the book’s protagonist is a female, doesn’t make it a chick-lit.

      It upset me earlier, but, I guess with time, I have learnt to take the bouquets and brickbats with equal panache.

      Enjoy reading the book 🙂

  6. Naveen Says:

    I am reading Mother Pious Lady by Santosh Desai, and received my copy of Urban Shots edited by Paritosh Uttam (my next read).

  7. JoV Says:

    I am reading “A Case of Exploding Mangoes” by Mohammed Hanif which has an interesting title, much the same as “Stilettos in the Newsroom”.

    Questions for Rashmi:
    How did you come up with the book title? Who gave you the inspiration? and was it easy to arrive at a suitable title?

    Big thanks!

    • Rashmi Kumar Says:

      Hi there… The book title was the most challenging part. I wanted something that could immediately grab attention, so I thought of titles like Black and White, Printline and Deadline etc… but these titles were too staid and going with the nature of the book I really wanted something more catchy and glamorous, and since stilettos — a fashion staement defines me the best — since not every women can carry it, I came up with this title.

      As for what inspired me to write the book, why don’t u scroll up just a bit more and see my answer to Amit’s query.

      Happy reading Stilettos… Love… Rashmi

  8. bastab Says:

    I am a book reviewer from Kolkata. Currently I am reading ‘Maximum City’ by Suketu Mehta.

    I will like to have a copy of ‘Stilettos in the Newsroom’ for reviewing. You can go through my latest review, of ‘Truly, Madly, Deeply’ by Faraaz Kazi here:

    Let us share ideas. Thanks.

  9. bedazzled Says:

    I landed here thru Goodreads. I am reading The secret Lie of bees by sue monk kidd currently.

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