Crossword launches Chetan Bhagat’s first non-fiction book
‘What Young India Wants’
~ Fashion designer Masaba, Bollywood director Abhishek Kapoor and actress Shahzan Padamsee join the author for a discussion ~
Crossword – India’s leading lifestyle bookstore, and Rupa Publications launched Chetan Bhagat’s book ‘What Young India Wants’ in Mumbai today. Author of five novels, all of which went on to become blockbuster sellers since their release, this is Chetan’s first non-fiction book. Present with the author at the launch was fashion designer Masaba, Bollywood director Abhishek Kapoor and actress Shahzan Padamsee, at Crossword’s Kemps Corner outlet.
‘What Young India Wants’ is based on Chetan Bhagat’s vast experience as a successful writer and motivational speaker. In clear, simple prose and with great insight, he describes contemporary India, analyses some of the complex issues faced by the everyday young Indian, offers solutions and goes as far as to invite discussions. He questions hard and demands answers about issues that urgently need to be addressed like the increasing rate of student suicides, ever increasing corruption, political parties, etc.
Chetan along with Masaba, Abhishek Kapoor and Shahzan Padamsee discussed some of the issues addressed in the book, shared a few stories, experiences and their hopes for a better country. As mentioned in the book, they asked the question ‘Unless we are all in agreement on what it is going to take to make our country better, how will things ever change?’
Mr. Kinjal Shah, COO, Crossword Bookstores said, “We are extremely happy to launch Chetan’s first non-fiction book on the Crossword platform. We appreciate his efforts towards connecting with the youth to bring about a change in the country. We wish him the very best.”
About Crossword: Crossword is India’s leading bookstore chain, which has pioneered the lifestyle bookstore concept in India. It was ranked the 6th most admired retailer in India by Business World for the year 2006 and was the only book retailer in the top 10. Crossword won the Reid & Taylor Award for Best Retailer of the year – Leisure & Specialty at the India Retail Summit 2005, 2007 & 2009. It won the Retailer of the Year Award – Leisure (Books, Music and Gifts Category) at the Images Retail Awards 2005 & 2007. Crossword received the Federation of Indian Publishers Award for excellence in Publishing for the year 2004 on 18th June 2005 at the hands of Shri Arjun Singh, Minister of Human Resource Development.
Launched in 1992, Crossword currently has 81 stores across 23 cities in the country in Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Delhi, Durgapur, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Kota, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Pune, Siliguri, Udaipur, Vadodara Vapi and Vijayawada.