Friday, August 31, 2012

Arshad Warsi releases Om Books Internatio​nal’s Don’t Think of a BLUE BALL: India’sChi​cken Soup for the Soul

Om Books International in association with Shiroreleased MaltiBhojwani’sDon’t Think of a BLUE BALLon 30thAugust, 2012 at Shiro, Mumbai. Renowned actor, ArshadWarsi, did thehonours amidst an august gathering of authors, film fraternity and the frontrunners of the society. 
Don’tThink of a Blue Ball is as light or asdeep as you want it to be depending on how “plugged – in” you are when you readit. Plugging in is Malti’s way of describing how you establish your personalconnection to the Universe or your higher self so that you become empowered tolive the life you desire rather than one by default.The book is laced withThinking Pink exercises to help the reader create lasting change so that itisn’t just another self-help book the read.  
Chief Guest Arshad Warsisaid: 'Malti Bhijwani has done a commendable book Dont Think of The Blue Ball.Such level of empathy for the reader is largely possible when one hasexperienced the highs and lows of life, but remained positive right through.Every chance life gives us is to be seized to use positively. And if we goover our own lives, we would all know that there is no Blue Ball that cannot bethrown aside if it comes in the way of our smile. Om Books International andMalti, great book and that's the way to go.' 
Speakingat the launch, Malti Bhowani said, ‘I am so humbled and grateful to be standinghere in Shiro tonight, for I had dreamt of and visualized this exact momentsince I started out on the book.Today is testimony to what I have tried toshare in this book, that you too can do it now, live the life you dream, andnow.’She also shared how coincidences and synchronicity came into play in herown journey with this book, involving Jack Canfield the creator of ChickenSoup For the Soul. 
Ajay Mago, Publisher, OmBooks International said: ‘Don’t Think of the Blue Ballis not a sermon.The author is on level ground with the reader because she constantly presentsherself as equally human as the reader, with similar issues to deal with inlife. What she personally brings to it is the way to convert negatives intopositives, and stumbling blocks into victory towers. She gently insists on usreaffirming the importance of smiling in life, and changing it.” 
MandoviMenon ofThe Times of India online said: “I loved that she didn'thesitate to share deeply personal experiences, all of which further simplifythe message of the book while engaging the reader. In the end, this bookis more akin to a tete-a-tete with the coach herself as it feels as thoughshe's talking directly to you.”
About the Author 
As a Life Coach she aims to serve,not to fix or to help. Malti Bhojwani is the founder of Multi CoachingInternational, a professional certified Life Coach with the International CoachFederation (ICF), NLP practitioner (Neuro Linguistic Programming) and anauthor. She coaches using her empathetic enquiry that leads her clients topersonal empowerment, fulfilled goals and consistent success. Being a life-longlearner, she is also mastering Ontological Coaching with Newfield Network tohone her skills, as she still considers herself only a ‘white-belter’ in thefield of personal transformation. 
Born in Singapore in May 1971, she lived in Jakarta for manyyears, though she spent most of her adult life in Sydney, Australia where hergrown-up daughter Drishti lives. Her first published work, ThankfulnessAppreciation Gratitude—My Journal has gone into several reprints. 
AboutOm Books International
Om BooksInternational (OBI) has published amongst other genres,several cinema-relatedtitles (under the imprint Spotlight): Still ReadingKhanand Shah Rukh Can by MushtaqShiekh; Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam:TheOriginal Screenplay compiled by Dinesh Raheja and Jitendra Kothari;TheOriginal Screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywoodin Posters by SMM Ausaja shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010fornon-fiction; A.R Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised biographybyNasreen Munni Kabir; to name just a few.  
OBI publishes popular andliterary fiction including best-sellingtitles like The Kept Woman and Other Stories by Kamala Das, DelhiOMG! by Vinod Nair, The Company RED by Shantanu Dhar, Two Mothersand Other Stories by KhalidMohamed, to name just a few.  OBI also publishes monographs on artandarchitecture, photo essays (the latest one being Mumbai, Where DreamsDon't Die by Raghu Rai and Vir Sanghvi; Forts and Palaces of IndiabyAmita Baig and Joginder Singh). Other important categories that featureinOBI’s publishing list are Fashion and Lifestyle, Children's books (undertheimprint OmKidz), Mind, Body and Spirit books.  
Om Books International runs aretail chain of bookstores across Delhi,Gurgaon and Noida by the name of OmBook Shop. These bookstores have a largecollection of books and greatbargains. There is something there for everyone,from art to computers tofashion. Om Books also has a virtual store from whichone can order any bookand win points under their Frequent Buyer Programme.  Om Book Shoporganises book reading sessionsand book launches. It recently opened a bookstore at Grand Galleria, PhoenixMills, Lower Parel, Mumbai. 
About JSM
Apartnership between noted restaurateurs Jay Singh and Sanjay Mahtani, the JSMportfolio includes a repertoire of some of India’s most successful and well-known independent restaurants. From the premium luxury lounge Shiro, with itssignature high ceilings, grand statues and award-winning Oriental cuisine, JSMis the exclusive India master franchisee for world-renownedbrands like Hard Rock Café,  California Pizza Kitchen, Trader Vic's, MaiTai, Inakaya and now Pinkberry.  JSM restaurants are known for theirunique designs and uncompromising standards and remain committed to itsvision – Let Us Entertain You!

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