A little about our guests.
Mrunal and Amar are a fun-loving couple who enjoy adventures and meeting new people. Mrunal loves to travel and meet new people. She believes the greatest experiences in life come from meeting new people. She also enjoys expressing herself on canvas and painting nature.
Amar loves cooking and exploring offbeat places. He and Mrunal enjoy exploring Bangalore together. He also enjoys writing poetry, playing the flute, and has recently taken up running again. Amar has been trying to learn Gujarati, his wife’s native language, and he has been trying to train her dog, Buddy. The assumption is Amar’s Gujarati isn’t good enough for Buddy to understand.
A little about their business.
Mrunal has an extensive background in insurance. She has developed new markets, been a key account manager and was a consultant for the Ministry of Health of the Indian government. This is her second entrepreneurial venture.
Amar spent 13 years in construction including 9 years living and working in the US. Under the name Amar Vyas is the pen name of Amar Deshpande, He wrote the book NRI – Now Returned to India. Mrunal created Shree Gaja Consultants, a publishing firm to produce and promote Amar’s book.
Amar and Mrunal co-founded Kamakshi Media early in 2016 to expand into podcasting as well as add more books and content offerings. The My Kitaab podcast interviews authors, editors and publishers who share their insights on publishing books in India – a country with over 20 official languages.
One piece of advice (the nutshell version)
If you make a mistake, own up to it.
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