Starmark, Kolkata’s largest bookstore chain, hosted the launch of bestselling author Nikita Singh’s new novel ‘Right Here Right Now’, in association with its publishers Penguin Books India, at its Quest Mall outlet. After the launch of the book, the author was in a conversation with Yajnaseni Chakraborty, former journalist and coordinator of Kolkata Literary Meet.
Nikita Singh is the bestselling author of six novels, including Love@Facebook, Accidentally in Love and The Promise. She has co-authored two books with Durjoy Datta, titled If It’s Not Forever . . . and Someone Like You. She has also contributed to the books in The Backbenchers series. She was born in Patna and grew up in Indore, from where she graduated in pharmacy. She is currently based in New Delhi, where she works as a publishing manager at a leading publishing house. Nikita received a Live India Young Achievers Award in 2013. With a library stocked with over 12,000 books, she is a voracious reader and adores her collection of fantasy novels. She is a cricket enthusiast and enjoys a good cardio workout.
The book is about reinventing yourself which is harder when you don’t remember who you were. Seventeen-year-old Kalindi wakes up in hospital with no recollection of how she got there. But that’s not the only thing she doesn’t remember: Her whole memory has been wiped clean. How? The doctors can only speculate. Kalindi doesn’t know what happened to her and—worse—she doesn’t know who she is. She enters her own life as if for the first time. Feeling like an invader, she meets her parents, friends and boyfriend. Everybody says her life was perfect, but she’s having a hard time accepting who she was, and the kind of person she wanted to be. She’s also got boards to pass—but she doesn’t remember anything she learned! And the recurrent nightmares don’t make it any easier. Nobody knows what happened to her. Can she have a peaceful present and future, without a past? Can she just live in the here and now?
Right Here Right Now, published by Penguin Books India, has been priced at Rs. 175/.