Starmark, in association with Readomania, hosts the launch of Deepak Sapra’s book ‘The Boy Who Loved Trains’
Kolkata, July 6, 2018: Kolkata’s largest bookstore chain Starmark, in association with Readomania, hosted the launch of Deepak Sapra’s book ‘The Boy Who Loved Trains’ at its Quest Mall outlet here today. The Guests of Honour at the launch were Jayant Kripalani, the well-known actor, director and theatre personality, and P. C. Sen, former railway official and an industrialist.
The launch was followed by a panel discussion on ‘Trains, Life and Nostalgia’ participated by veteran actor and author Jayant Kriplani, former IRS officer and ex-CMD Peerless General Finance Ltd. and the current director, Aakash Aath, P.C. Sen and the author. The discussion was moderated by Readomania’s Director and Publisher, Dipankar Mukherjee. The well-attended launch saw the audience take a reminisce about how the Indian Railways has been an integral part of their lives. The Boy Who Loved Trains is an insider story of how Railways operate, full of nostalgia and factual anecdotes.
The author, Mr. Deepak Sapra said, ‘The book was an insider story around the actual people who run Railways and is a first of its kind book.’ While Mr. Jayant Kripalani said, ‘The nostalgia of Railways in India can never get over. This book is a healthy reflection of that nostalgia ’
Mr. P.C. Sen recounting many anecdotes said, ‘This book is a tribute to the camaraderie in Railways and the effort the railway men put in to run it.” During the discussions Mr. Dipankar Mukherjee opined, ‘Literature can make people introspect, and that has the magic to change our attitude. This book is an attempt to preserve the cultural heritage of our past, the stories from Indian Railways.’
About the book
As a young officer posted in India’s Eastern Railway, Jeet Arora is responsible for running trains on one of the densest train routes in the country. In doing so, he encounters pretty girls and thugs, shares space with buffaloes and goats, and finds himself in the midst of oil spills and fires. As he stumbles across several unexpected hilarious and entertaining adventures, can he keep trains and his sanity, on track?
About the author
Deepak Sapra is a former Indian Railways Service officer. He is an alumnus of IRIMEE, Jamalpur and IIM Bangalore. He travels, blogs and writes on places and people. His diaries have been published by Outlook. He currently holds a very senior position in a MNC and lives in Hyderabad with his family.