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Here it is! The free chapter, as promised. Download it, read it, and let me know what you think. [PDF/734 KB] Thank you for your patience, but Ranga will soon be available in bookstores near you. Stay updated by subscribing to the RHP newsletter (if you have already signed up for the free chapters, chill,…

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Though he appears in a cameo in the book, Dr. Venkatesh is one of my favourite characters from Ranga Half-Pants. Dr. Venkatesh was a very task-oriented, disciplined man. Given he had one foot in medicine and the other in farming, there was a synesthetic overlap when he performed his duties as a doctor. When he…

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As promised here’s the teaser guys! So Krish Ashok and I are working on a song for my upcoming novel Ranga Half-Pants. This is a teaser from the rough track. Meet Ranga at www.facebook.com/rangahalfpants/ he is a moody fellow. Show him some love.…

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Like I told you guys I was working on the song for the book. I initially thought I’d call it Half-Pants Blues. Now I am sticking to just Ranga Half-Pants. Anyway, who was I going to collaborate with was going to be a pleasant surprise. Trust me it is. I have known him on the interwebs…

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Dichha

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Ranga hates himself because he is scared of fights. He is always fantasising about winning a fist-fight with his ‘enemy’ Joel. There was this inexplicable fear that gripped him when fights happened. Ranga found it hard to believe that getting paralyzed by fear when faced with a fist fight was a result of his genes.…

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Raghava Reddy, a fictitious character, is an old farmer in Ranga Half-Pants. I sketched Reddy’s character based on all the farmers of Chittoor that I had encountered. They used to chase us out; whether we were swimming in their irrigation wells or stealing mangoes from their orchards. Before Ranga Half-Pants, Raghava Reddy appeared in one of my…

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This is the first of a series of posts where I try and get you acquainted with Chittoor, the town where Ranga Half-pants is set in. I only borrowed settings from the town. I took the creative liberty of changing names of places. Only a few characters from Ranga Half-Pants are inspired by people I…

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Half Pants Blues

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While writing the book I had an idea: what if I wrote a song for Ranga and his blues. I spoke to quite a few musician friends but decided to collaborate with… you know what? This guy is one of the coolest musicians I have seen. I am sure you know him already. Let me…

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