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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



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

Anushka Sharma and Faraaz Kazi



At the Lux Golden Rose Awards last night.



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

lux-golden-rose-awards with Faraaz Kazi


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

faraaz kazi on twitter

Bakri Eid Mubarak to one and all.

Bakri Eid Mubarak


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:


A small excerpt from ‘More Than Just Friends’


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:

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.


“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:
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:


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Screen Shot Of The Book Charts


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.


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.

photo of relationship gifts

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.