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Reading is Believing

People: So you’re a writer?

Me: Yes… so?

People: What do you basically do?

Me: I connect writers and readers online and offline.

People: That’s hardly a business proposition!

Me: Who talked about business? This is passion!

Reading for me is something like breathing, taking in lung full of fresh words, soaking them into my system and feeling free in my world of words. For the life of me, I really don’t remember when I didn’t read. It maybe an obsession but until now I felt I was one of the rare species on the earth to engage into reading. Wanting to connect with people who shared the same passion as me was tough – not because there aren’t people around like me but I didn’t look around properly. A few months back, I wondered whether the habit or ‘hobby’ of reading isn’t pursued seriously until I stumbled upon a few people around and I felt better. Wanting to connect more with such people was something I always wanted to do and then Neha Joshi (Co-Founder, FlapApp) added me to the WhatsApp Group of readers. My journey began and in midst of meetings and ideating “Rising Litera” was born. Caffeinated Conversations are its offline component.

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Babusha Yagnik (in red) and Shini Nair in animated conversation
A passionate educationist Rupa Shah is a dynamo of info for anything related to education
A passionate educationist Rupa Shah is a dynamo of info for anything related to education
Mana Shah (in lavander) is a Sanskrit evagelist and avid reader. Shini is an educationist and another passionate reader
Mana Shah (in lavander) is a Sanskrit evagelist and avid reader. Shini is an educationist and another passionate reader
Just as her smile warms up the cockles of the heart, Shivani Mehta is an English educator
Just as her smile warms up the cockles of the heart, Shivani Mehta is an English educator
Jatin Chaudhary, Founder of eChai Ventures has many entrepreneurship stories to share while Vinita Rathore is a student and an aspiring reader.
Jatin Chaudhary, Founder of eChai Ventures has many entrepreneurship stories to share while Vinita Rathore is a student and an aspiring reader.
Shreeja Menon is an a full time mom and an avid reader too.
Shreeja Menon is an a full time mom and an avid reader too.

The group is growing stronger each day with 50+ members and its enriching me in ways I could never fathom.

– I can share books (save money) and yet read

– I can enjoy reviews shared by Rising Fellows

– I can enjoy stimulating conversations over a cup of coffee (both offline and online)

– I can dare to dream of reading more than I could ever imagine

– I can do more than I can imagine in this lifetime —- all because I can Read!

#RisingLitera #RisingAbove

– I can do more than I can imagine in this lifetime —- all because I can Read!

#RisingLitera #RisingAbove

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Intelligent Conversations, Unending coffee cups and totally in sync communication - When you feel free to converse, you feel limitless.

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