Annapurna Saripalli

Author, Techie manager, mother, wife, music lover


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I sing (although shy about it), I am scared of heights, I don't understand or relate to spirituality

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing a loved one

What is your greatest achievement?

Writing this book - never thought I would write one, much less publish it

High point of your life?

Many - but the one I remember is giving birth to my son. I was terrified about whats going on and then it was all over with true bliss

Low point of your life

Many, but again I would like to reach a stage, where I remember happy memories more than the sad ones

Which living person do you most admire?

Indra Nooyi

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Hannibal Lecter

Who are your favorite authors?

George RR Martin, J R R Tolkein, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Suzanne Collins

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Mahabharata, Game of Thrones, O Jerusalem, Forged in Crisis, To kill a mocking bird

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Mahabharata

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Hotel Rwanda, My Cousin Vinny, Thank you for smoking, Schindlers list, The Pianist

One Superpower you wish you had?

To heal people from illness

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

To the one who was always more and who always stood out

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

"Childhood - my school where I shone adolescent - with my father , parents on vacation to australia adult life - vacation with my family to Singapore or Switzerland where we had so much fun Silver years - with my husband, to a small hill side house I once saw near the himalayas on my trip there"

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Doing super fast math

Which book you wish you had written ?

Game of Thrones

When and where do you write ?

At home, in my arm chair

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Lets be efficient

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

That's my secret!

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Comedies / Romantic Comedies with a load of witty banter

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Live the story that you want to bring to life with your words

A successful lawyer, a loving father, a doting husband – Ajay Bhargav is leading a serene, happy life in Singapore. When he receives an urgent call from his mother asking him to return to India to attend to his ailing father, Ajay decides to upend his life and move back home.

Upon his return, much to his chagrin, his domineering father thrusts him with an abuse and murder case. The victim is a middle-class college girl and the accused, the son of a famous Bollywood actor and his family’s close friend.

The doors quickly start closing in on Ajay: the ruthless media, the dubious client, new legal system, conflicts with his father, the controversial nature of the case, ticking clock and his inner dilemma about doing the right thing.

Will Ajay win, or will he fall prey to his demons?

Immerse yourself in a roller-coaster ride of love and loss, trust and deceit, truth and lies, and hope and despair as Ajay discovers the absolute and indomitable power of truth.

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