THE INTENT of writing From Tiggie was clear to engineer-turned-author Nitin Sharma when he began writing his first novel.
“It is a fictional story, with instances from my life, experiences and people around me. It is my first novel and carries no message, for I don’t wish to preach. I want to write entertaining stories, which are a breath of fresh air, and distract readers from their daily, stressful life,” said Sharma at the release of his first novel.
The novel is the love story of Rehaan Dutt, who is also the lead character.
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Los Angles is where the protagonist Rehaan goes to deliver a talk and is interviewed by a television channel, which takes a different turn, as the interview unfolds the life of Dutt.
As the story moves through different stages, Sharma hopes the readers would be able to relate to many of Dutt’s experiences and co-relate to them. “The human psyche of a common man is what many would connect to,’’ said Sharma, adding that he was always interested in telling and writing stories.
“Somehow, life, work etc took priority, and I stopped writing, till one day I realised that there is more to my life than just a routine business day. So, I picked up the laptop and started writing,” he said.
According to Sharma, every copy of the novel comes with a bookmark on which is written the word ‘complete’, which has a strong significance in the story.