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Announcing a ‘Story + Poetry’ contest for book lovers

Draft a story or a poem based on the teaser provided and win copy of the book titled ‘Angelic Beats’  by Sarita Singh.Angelic Beats

Teaser: She was not herself sure about how she could, at the age of 24 with a married status carrying a special image, even think of falling in love with a 19-year-old boy who assured her that he was strong enough to achieve love the way he chased and achieved his passion. And also tried to make her believe that she was “safe” in his arms as he was “man” enough to carry the burden of this friendship and love together as a relationship.

Did love make both of them stronger and more responsible?

Keyword: angelic beats

General guidelines

Start Date: Nov 26, 2014 Ending Date:Dec 10, 2014
– Send your entries and / or inquiry to priyanka.bat@gmail.com
– valid for Indians  only. Language should be ONLY English.
– Multiple entries allowed.
– Number of  winners:  4;  2 from each category.
– DO NOT MISS TO CHECK CATEGORY-SPECIFIC GUIDELINES (mentioned below)

Guidelines for story writers

– Draft a story spanning 500 –  2000 words based on the teaser provided.
– Include the keyword ‘angelic beats’ within the story (in a logical manner).

Guidelines for poets

–  Compose a composition within 5 – 20 lines I.e. not less than 5 lines and not more than 20 lines.

– Include the keyword angelic beats within  the poem.

Send your entries and / or inquiry to priyanka.bat@gmail.com

Book Introduction

Angelic Beats is the story of a boy in his late teens who falls in love with a married woman. Both defy their ages; the woman for her looks and innocence and the boy for his confidence and clarity in life along with integrity. The journey of the boy for his passion also becomes journey of love for both that finally takes them to more meaningful destinations. It unfolds the changing perspective of a young boy and a married woman in various situations of life treading the path of love and success together. How they carry on with love and friendship as a responsibility is quintessence to their journeys.

Love can make one completely blind or it can handle all the darkness in life.

Sometimes destiny becomes the greatest magician. It brings two opposite people, Sahil and Aakanksha, on one platform. Even their personal statuses do not match for one is married and the other single. One is confident about making choices in life, whereas the other is always scared of making a choice. One is always positive, and the other is negative in outlook.

On the road leading to his passion, he happened to meet the first love of his life too. Before going to the National Defence Academy for the journey to be a commissioned officer in Indian Air Force finally, he introduced “love” in her and his own life and pledged his heart to her. The arrows of cupid struck her also.

Do their final choices engulf all other relationships like a storm and rage and bleed their self-esteem? Or they able to carry their choices gracefully through their quest for happiness?

About the Author

The author, Sarita Singh, is a post-graduate in chemistry with a post-graduate diploma in mass communications. Born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, she has been married to a doctor and is blessed with a son.

The author is a state civil services (allied) officer, who has also taught in various institutions earlier.

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