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Usha Narayanan

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Usha Narayanan had a successful career in advertising, media and corporate communications before becoming a full-time author. She has written 'The Madras Mangler', a suspense thriller, and two romances, 'Love,Lies and Layoffs' (Harlequin) and 'Doctor Stalker Spy' (Juggernaut). Her mythological bestsellers from Penguin include 'Pradyumna: Son of Krishna', 'The Secret of God’s Son', 'Prem Purana' and her latest, 'Kartikeya and His Battle with the Soul Stealer'. She combines self help with mythology in 'Awaken the Durga Within', a Rupa release that is now rocking the charts.

When she’s not juggling travelling, writing and interviews, Usha reads everything from thrillers to romances.

To know more about her, visit www.ushanarayanan.com or email he
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Usha Narayanan Check what has been written earlier. Then see if your characters are ready to go down the path you have planned for them. Maybe they have come to life…moreCheck what has been written earlier. Then see if your characters are ready to go down the path you have planned for them. Maybe they have come to life and don't want to! That's good, isn't it? A block is your mind telling you to stop and ponder. You can do it. Keep at it.(less)
Usha Narayanan Sorry for the delay in answering! My favourites are the goddesses, for there are so many hidden dimensions to them, so many interpretations possible. …moreSorry for the delay in answering! My favourites are the goddesses, for there are so many hidden dimensions to them, so many interpretations possible. Durga is a favourite, for she epitomises the modern woman whose nature mirrors hers on different occasions - from the gentle Gauri to the fiery Kali. (less)
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The Madras Mangler

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Usha Narayanan Thank you AR. I'm delighted with your review!


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AR Finished the 'Madras Mangler " . Engrossing and a fast paced plot with no dip in the tempo till the end.
a good book to curl up with on a lazy afternoon with a hot cuppa of chai !


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