David Hall, Kochi’s own classic art gallery, is coming up with a new venture. A book reading session and an evening with Saaz Aggarwal, author of ‘The Songbird on My Shoulder’ will happen on the 4th of February at 5:30 p.m. Saaz is a humor columnist, ghost writer, literary critic and corporate biographer.
‘The Songbird on my Shoulder’ is a collection of short spurts of thought, many of which have been printed before in mainstream Indian publications. What you get is a funny, thought-provoking, and sometimes poignant world-view of a Madam who lives in Pune, India – the Oxford of the East, the Home of the Shrewsbury Biscuit, and the road-accident fatality-and-brain-damage capital of the world.
This unorthodox mid-life memoir has a particularly revealing section towards the end in the simulated voices of characters such as Bridget Jones, Bill Bryson, Dave Barry, and one Batty Watsa whom you might recognize from somewhere.
Saaz Aggarwal is a humor columnist, ghost writer, literary critic, and corporate biographer. She is also known for her Bombay Clichés, quirky paintings of contemporary urban India using a traditional Indian folk style. Some of these will been display at the reading.
Make sure you are a part of this interactive session with Saaz Aggarwal.