Litventure, Lux Golden Rose Awards and more …

Will be speaking at Litventure this Saturday at 10 AM.
Walk in if you love books and reading them, of course!

Faraaz Kazi speaking at Litventure

 

Four babies:

Faraaz Kazi with More Than Just Friends LOVE The Other Side Truly, Madly, Deeply

 

14.11.2016

Blue, black and a bit of red. Exploring camera angles with Anushka Sharma.

Anushka Sharma and Faraaz Kazi

 

13.11.2016

At the Lux Golden Rose Awards last night.

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Birthday gift toh ab mila hai! The only regret- not putting on my ‘kaala chashma’

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17.09.2016

Blue tick arrives on Twitter as well. Find me @FaruKazi on Twitter.

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13.09.2016

Bakri Eid Mubarak to one and all.

Bakri Eid Mubarak

11.09.2016

A review of ‘More Than Just Friends’

A lonely Preeti moves to Mumbai post her brother’s death. Succumbing to the burden of depression, she decides to end it all. Just then her doorbell rings. Answering it will change her life forever.
This tale is inspired by the true story of an artist who found that love was the only colour missing from the palette of her life.

About the Author

“My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine. (Fortunately) everybody drinks water”- Mark Twain.

The winner of the 2013 National Debut Youth Fiction Award and also the recipient of the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing apart from being the first Indian author to win the coveted ‘Best Debut (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards, Faraaz Kazi has been tagged as the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India’ by many and is rated amongst the top male romance writers in the country.

A certified soft-skills trainer and a three-time post grad, Kazi is the Founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotional agency for authors and artists that recently forayed into handling corporate brands. He also consults for a few public relations firms and publishing houses. Felicitated by numerous institutes, bodies and organizations alike, Kazi is a well-known name in the social media and literary fraternity. He is fondly referred to as ‘The Young Marketer’ and operates a revolutionary blog with the same name and writes for major media houses.

Kazi is a fellow member of the esteemed ‘Film Writers Association of India.’ Truly Madly Deeply, his debut mainstream romance novel is the only Indian book to have seven category nominations in the Goodreads annual readers’ choice awards and is also the only Indian book in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list. Kazi is a voracious reader and counts singing as his second love.

Read the entire review here:

http://www.privytrifles.co.in/2016/09/book-review-more-than-just-friends-by.html

09.09.2016

A small excerpt from ‘More Than Just Friends’

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More Than Just Friends

More Than Just Friends
 
Header for More Than Just Friends - a book by Faraaz Kazi
 
The new book is available here: http://books.juggernaut.in
 

What is new here:

– My forth book is published
– I am part of the ‘Have a safe journey’ initiative by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
– Posts and excerpts.
– Win cash prizes up to Rs. 1 lakh.
 

14.08.2016

“Have a safe journey” initiative by the Ministry

Glad to be a part of the ‘Have a safe journey’ initiative by the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways. Amongst the pre jury panel that will shortlist the stories written for this wonderful collection to be published by Amaryllis.

Let’s spread awareness about road safety through the power of literature. Submissions open tomorrow!

Click here to read the guidelines:
http://www.haveasafejourney.in/guidelines.php
 
An initiative of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways
 

Cash Prizes

Want to win cash prizes up to Rs. 1 lakh?

Chiki Sarkar of Juggernaut books announces a fabulous short story contest for Indian writers.

Pen down a short story on the theme of first love under 3000 words.

I will be judging the entries and announcing the winner post the deadline mentioned.

Click here for details:

http://community.juggernaut.in
 

13.08.2016

Top Of The Charts
 
Screen Shot Of The Book Charts
 

09.08.2016

Photo of Faraaz Kazi Faraaz Kazi: Often called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India’, Faraaz Kazi is a two-time national award winner apart from being the only Indian to win the Goodreads Choice award for his debut romance TRULY MADLY DEEPLY. He lives in Mumbai and loves to sing when not writing
 
Cover of More Than Just Friends by Faraaz Kazi
 
After her brother’s death, Preeti moves to Mumbai. She gives in to sorrow, deciding to end it all. But her doorbell interrupts. Answering it will change her life forever! This tale is inspired by the true story of an artist who found that love was the only colour missing from the palette of her life.
 

03.06.2016

What do you do of the gifts given by your ex- throw them away or keep them forever?
Here’s my piece in Bonobology on erasing the past and driving the strength in yourself to do the same.
 

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In my last relationship, there were many a gifts that went from me to her over a span of two years; some of them, pocket friendly, but ripe with emotions – mushy cards, red roses and accessories – while the rest were designer clothes (including one whose picture she liked and which took me around three cities before I found it), gadgets, a Fendi bag, a Burberry clutch, an Omega watch, a gold coin embossed with our images with promises of eternal love and yes…a diamond ring amongst other things which also included a delicately created log book of our history- right from the time she said ‘hi’ to the present, something that took me a week to put together and sketch out.
 

Read more ….

http://www.bonobology.com

SBJ Legends

I am in.Calendar photo of SBJ Legend: Faraaz Kazi
SBJ Legends:
12 young achievers across streams adorn this years SBJ calendar. The talent mines which have taken their respective industries by storm and have made a strong mark at a young age.
The idea is capture both- the professional and person life of each individual and focus on their vision ans strengths.

Teaser:

www.indianshowbiz.com states:

Pravin Talan, one of the best known photographers in the country collaborated with fashion icon Vandy Mehra to create an innovative and inspirational calendar ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ featuring twelve highly celebrated names from various fields. The stunning images and the novel concept has made it a collector’s item.These young achievers meaningfully dubbed as “Legends of Tomorrow” have defined Indians achieving global success across different platforms. A careful selection process lasting many weeks has given twelve faces to the calendar Legends of Tomorrow’, many of them having been photographed for the first time ever for a calendar like this.

The names are from as diverse fields as Sports, Culture, Business, Diplomacy, Spirituality, Music, and Entertainment to Publishing, sharing their mantras of success with the world in the calendar and two minute exclusive video clips for the social media.

Faraaz Kazi on Stage

That pondering ‘stage’.

 

Photo of Papa CJ and Faraaz Kazi

Papa CJ and I take a walk indulging in playful banter at the SBJ calendar launch event.

 

Outdoor hoarding in Delhi

Spotted this outdoor hoarding in Delhi while on the road.

An Author Career

Sometimes it is time to look back. For me it is normal life but some say it is an author career.

Faraaz Kazi in interview with infibeam

Faraaz Kazi, the Writer Who Put Indian Romance Fiction on World Map, Talks about His New Book, Love and More

“With Truly, Madly, Deeply, esteemed writer Faaraz Kazi, made a stunning début and how! Kazi went on to win the 2013 National Début Youth Fiction Award and received the YCOF National Excellence award in Creative Writing. He is also first Indian author to have won coveted ‘Best Début (Romance)’ title at the international Goodreads choice awards.

His book Truly, Madly, Deeply, won him the tag of being called the ‘Nicholas Sparks of India.’ So far, it is the only Indian book to have been nominated in 7 categories at the Goodreads choice awards. It is also the only Indian book to feature in the ‘Top 100 YA Global Fiction’ list.

Kazi is a fellow member of the prominent ‘Film Writers Association of India.’ He is a three-time post graduate and also a certified soft-skills trainer. In addition, Kazi is the founder and CEO of DigiImprint Solutions, India’s first exclusive promotional agency for authors and artists. He is a well-known personality in literary fraternity and on social media.”

Read the whole interview here:
http://blog.infibeam.com/2015/02/faraaz-kazi-author-interview

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Love is in the air

And now LOVE is officially in the air!
Felt proud to finally hold the book in my hand. 🙂

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Love by Faraaz Kazi

Content:

From a man who lives in his past overhearing the whispers of the present to a woman who rescues dying souls through her blessed aura. From a little boy who must realize the truth of his life so that he can face the fears of the future to a pair of lovers who are reborn with little clue of what fate has in store for them. From a granddaughter who recollects the warm fuzzy days of her childhood to an old lady who still reminisces about the time she first fell in love. From a girl who must return to her roots to discover the reality of her true love to a stalker who tries to hide his worst secret, even from himself.

This promising anthology featuring modern Indian writing aims to capture love in all its raw forms and diverse states. For contrary to popular belief, love is just one word with many volatile emotions.

Join best-selling author, Faraaz Kazi in this journey through that one word that defines us all and one that we cannot define, as he unravels the mystery of love through a first of its kind work that features fourteen vivid stories that span across genres connected by that thing called LOVE.

Order at Amazon India:

http://www.amazon.in/Love-Volatile-Emotions-Faraaz-Kazi/dp/9350881020

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Reviews like these bring a smile to my face. Thank you again readers, for making it the no. 1 Indian horror bestseller.

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“There were few stories within that scared the hell out of me so much that I actually stopped reading the book in between for sometime. And yes (guilty!!) I read the book only during the day couldn’t manage to read it at night and neither when I was travelling. And they have created a benchmark of their own in terms of horror as a genre”- Blogger Namrata M.

Read the entire review here:

http://www.privytrifles.co.in/2014/04/book-review-other-side-by-faraaz-kazi.html

‘The Other Side’ I am told had an amazingly successful day at Hans Raj College, Delhi where it was the official book partner of their annual college event, Vanjya Utsav.
The book was part of the corporate bidding, sales-pitch process, kind of an inter-collegiate contest between different teams from various colleges in a never before tried marketing initiative. It seems to have received a wonderful response by students across the NCR region attending the fest. — feeling happy.

Back to ruling the charts! The book is sharing space with legends like Woody Allen, Oscar Wilde and EA Poe!
No. 1 horror best-seller on Amazon.

Get your copy here: http://www.amazon.in/The-Other-Side-Visit-Alone/dp/9350880768 — with Vivek Banerjee.

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Remember the first book?

Cover of Truly Madly Deeply by Faraaz Kazi

Still available: http://www.amazon.com/Truly-Madly-Deeply-Faraaz-Kazi-ebook/dp/B008G1FGA4

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