BOOK LAUNCH

Noth­ing but the plane truth - Reve­la­tions by a Flight At­ten­dant

Storizen Magazine - - Contents - - Pinky Ep­pa­turi

Amaryl­lis – An im­print of Man­jul Pub­lish­ing House is de­lighted to an­nounce the launch of its lat­est book, Noth­ing but the Plane Truth: Reve­la­tions by a Flight At­ten­dant, by Pinky Ep­pa­turi. The book was un­veiled by Nidhi Chaphekar – mo­ti­va­tional speaker, sur­vivor and face of the Brussels ter­ror at­tack, and Shan­tanu Ray Chib­ber – Bol­ly­wood writer and di­rec­tor, on 6

May 2018 at Ti­tle Waves book store, Ban­dra West, Mum­bai. The event com­menced with Lak­shmi Kr­ish­nan, se­nior edi­tor, in­tro­duc­ing the book and the au­thor. Pinky Ep­pa­turi shared her in­ter­est­ing jour­ney as a writer with the au­di­ence. It all be­gan with her chance meet­ing with the pub­lisher, Vikas Rakheja, on one of her flights. She had an of­fer to be pub­lished even be­fore she started writ­ing! Look­ing back, she still can­not be­lieve that she is now a pub­lished au­thor and her book has been of­fi­cially launched. This was fol­lowed by an in­sight­ful and fun con­ver­sa­tion be­tween Nidhi Chaphekar and Pinky, where they talked about what all goes into the mak­ing of a flight at­ten­dant, in­clud­ing rig­or­ous safety train­ings, DGCA ex­ams, and some hu­mor­ous in­ci­dents from their train­ing days. They also had the au­di­ence in splits with their nar­ra­tions of in­ci­dents where star-struck flight at­ten­dants for­got what they were sup­posed to do, just be­cause they got mes­mer­ized by the pres­ence of a celebrity. Shan­tanu Ray Chib­ber talked about the hard work that’s put in by flight at­ten­dants to make fly­ing a pleas­ant ex­pe­ri­ence for pas­sen­gers – some­thing that is hardly known and rarely talked about.

The event was at­tended by guests from all walks of life in­clud­ing se­nior cabin crew mem­bers from na­tional and in­ter­na­tional air­lines. The even­ing saw an en­thu­si­as­tic par­tic­i­pa­tion by the au­di­ence who asked in­ter­est­ing ques­tions, and then later lined up to get the book signed by the au­thor.

About the book

Meet Pari Abra­ham. A girl who wears her heart on her sleeve and is for­ever smit­ten by the travel bug. Ac­com­plished flight at­ten­dant and in­sa­tiable ex­plorer. She takes you on a mag­i­cal tour around the world, of­fer­ing you a ring-side view of life on an air­plane...

where the next ad­ven­ture is al­ways just round the cor­ner! From the deeply mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence of meet­ing Mother Teresa in her home for aban­doned chil­dren in Kolkata to eye-open­ing con­ver­sa­tions with pro­fes­sional per­form­ers in an Am­s­ter­dam strip club... From bat­tling the af­ter­math of 9/11 to jump­ing into med­i­cal-aid mode to res­cue a pas­sen­ger from the nar­row jaws of death... Feisty, fun and full of zest, this is one roller-coaster ride you don't want to miss!

About the Au­thor

Pinky Ep­pa­turi has been a flight at­ten­dant and has worked with two in­ter­na­tional air­lines for sev­eral years. She is also a qual­i­fied Human Fac­tors and Be­hav­iors trainer, hav­ing trained many pi­lots and cabin crew in essen­tial non-tech­ni­cal safety skills. She blogs at pep­pa­turi.word­press.com. Noth­ing But the Plane Truth is her first book.

About the Pub­lisher

Man­jul’s English-only im­print, Amaryl­lis, was founded in 2010, and brings to read­ers the best in writ­ing from across the globe. Our fo­cus is on fiction and non-fiction, mostly by In­dian au­thors, en­cour­ag­ing emerg­ing voices and nur­tur­ing es­tab­lished ones. Man­jul’s English-only im­print,

Amaryl­lis, was founded in

2010, and brings to read­ers the best in writ­ing from across the globe. Our fo­cus is on fiction and non-fiction, mostly by In­dian au­thors, en­cour­ag­ing emerg­ing voices and nur­tur­ing es­tab­lished ones. We bring to our read­ers books of the high­est quality, el­e­gantly de­signed with ex­cep­tional pro­duc­tion stan­dards.

Amaryl­lis has more than sev­enty suc­cess­ful ti­tles al­ready un­der its belt and boasts of names like Ashok K. Banker, Deepti Naval, Sushma Seth, Jaswant Singh, Ra­jiv Mal­ho­tra, Sud­heen­dra Kulka­rni, Pri­tish Nandy, Satya Saran, Ki­ran Man­ral and many more on its list. Amaryl­lis is, to­day, a name to reckon with in English pub­lish­ing in In­dia.

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