ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
NILAKSHI BORGOHAIN received her education in Loreto Convent and St MaryÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, Shillong. She graduated from Miranda House, Delhi University and obtained first position in post graduate diploma in Journalism and PR from Kochi Institute of Management Studies.
Her prize winning poetry appeared in several anthologies. To name a few: Our Worlds Most Cherished Poems, Of Diamonds and Rust, Between a Laugh and a Tear. Her experience in the publication world include that of a senior reporter, columnist , feature writer and senior executive .She contributed features to reputed magazines such as Namaskar, Jetwings and India Perspective (Ministry of External Affairs publication) and wrote book reviews for journals including the Indian Literature (Sahitya Akademi). Her first collection of short stories ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Streets of FearÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ was published by Minerva. Her second collection of short stories, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Rhythms of LifeÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ was published by BR Publications. Her extensive travels abroad as well as within the country has greatly shaped her as a writer who can write with clarity and conviction on the local cultures which occupy an integral part in her works .She has been awarded the EditorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Choice award 2010 for creative/critical writing by the Home of Letters (India)ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬ÂInternational publishers of books and journals.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Waltz in HappinessÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ is her first novel. She currently lives in Gurgaon.
ABOUT THE BOOK
ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“A loosely hanging chipped fragment disintegrates from a huge rock as Pranjal knocks his feet against it. The broken piece rolls down the slope of the rock into the river.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œIt will become an independent pebble in its new surroundings. And waltz in happiness in its individuality.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â Ruby says without turning around.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢Yes we are all born to be happy ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ everyone of us.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Waltz in HappinessÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ is a story about a man and his relationships with his mother, his wife and his girlfriend ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ set against a rapidly changing Indian landscape. Pranjal, whose search for success seduces him to compromise on his values…Kobita, his mother, who believes reiterating good counsel will render it redundant and prefers to lead by exampleÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ Anita, his friend from college, whose passion for Pranjal has perilous repercussions ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦.Ruby, his wife, a modern woman who is environment conscious and fearlessly honest ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦ who challenges him to confront himself As Pranjal shuttles between Gurgaon and Guwahati in search of his happiness, we are transported with him to seek answers to questions that have eternally troubled us. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“Waltz in HappinessÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ delights the readersÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ visual appeal even while unraveling the mysterious philosophies and principles that govern our lives.
Assam is relatively an unexplored territory by Indian writers writing in English. The unique insights that delve the lives of the diverse people living in the state is a fresh subject that make fascinating readingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦.arousing in the general reader keen interest in a region still considered so distant by so many.