Join Manjiri Prabhu, in conversation with Sujata Parashar


'Butterfly & The Bee' in association with Pagdandi- Books, Chai, Cafe. (Pune)

Presents a symposium on - Love and Marriage : The Cosmic Connection
Manjiri Prabhu, Author of the Astro Detective novel, "Cosmic Clues" ...will be in conversation with Sujata Parashar, Author of "In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence", a novel based on contemporary concept of marriage

About the book 'The Cosmic Clues'
Sonia Samarth couldn't have predicted it--after only a day, her first advertisement had drawn dozens of responses. In the bustling city of Pune, India, with its winding alleys and exotic customs, Sonia is launching a brand new business: private investigation--using Hindu astrology as a crime-solving tool. In an ancient city steeped in tradition, Sonia's unique brand of investigation is raising eyebrows. But she seems to have found a niche--and, before long, a case of murder.

When a cat leads Sonia to her very first investigation, she quickly unmasks a killer, using astrology as her guide. Suddenly clients begin streaming in: a persistent, handsome TV personality; a terrified bride-to-be; a missing husband with suicidal tendencies...all challenge Sonia's astrological abilities to prevent a crime. All apparently isolated experiences, but bound by an invisible thread. And while Sonia has stellar success in unraveling the truth, very soon she'll have to look closely at her own stars. Because the most notorious international criminal has just crossed Sonia's path--and he has his own plans for her future!

Manjiri Prabhu is a television professional, writer and filmmaker from Pune. She has written several books, notable among which are A Symphony of Hearts, Silver in the Mist, Roles : Reel and Real, The Cosmic Clues and The Astral Alibi. One of her unpublished novels has been adapted into a Hindi film titled Kuchh Dil Ne Kaha.

About the book 'In pursuit of a Lesser Offence'
A chance meeting between Avinash Vyas, a married man and Sangeet Mishra, a young divorced woman turns into something more than what they had ever wanted or asked for. Both part ways, nurturing a dislike for the other in their hearts. They meet again under different circumstances. Their prejudices keep them away until both learn that they had committed similar offences in the past that had not been fully dealt with. It was a past they wanted to avoid. What was their offence? Why do people marry? What is the relevance of the institution of marriage in modern times? Bestselling novelist Sujata Parashars third novel attempts to answer these questions and more as she takes you through the intricacies of modern-day relationships.

Sujata Parashar is a novelist and poet. Her bestselling novels “In pursuit of infidelity” and “In pursuit of Ecstasy” have been published by Rupa and Co. The third in her "pursuit" series titled, "In pursuit of a lesser offence" published by Alchemy was released on 19th January 2014.

In 2012 Sujata also came out with her first collection of poems under the title, “Poetry Out and Loud”. In December the same year the poetry book won the best poetry book award. The popularity of her first poetry collection encouraged her to come out with its sequel POAL – II in March 2013.