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Launched: A Wayside Story

WordSmith Publishers, Guwahati, Sunday hosted the launch of “A Wayside Story,” a novella by writer-author-painter Rupanjali Baruah at the 122 year old Guwahati Club premise.

In a bid to do away with the routine celebrity launching the novella was introduced amidst an august gathering through selective readings of the fictional narrative prose set in the populous Emirate of Dubai exploring love, intrigue and betrayal by protagonists of the story, Siddhartha (Syed Miraz Ahmed) and Minnie (Aldina Zinobia).

Renowned film maker Manju Bora was felicitated on the sidelines of the event as a woman achiever of Assam. Sahitya Akademi Award recipient Kula Saikia, fulltime award winning Indian writer Arup Kumar Dutta, lyricist Kirti Kamal Bhuyan, noted poet Nilim Kumar, pioneer of English amateur theater of the region, Sattyakee D'Com Bhuyan were among the who’s who present.

A Wayside Story is an impossible story of love through metaphorical handling of psychological states of the principal characters, Siddhartha and Minnie in a rather elusive manner.

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Writes, edits and researches. In 2013 he was conferred the Rotary International District 3240 Young Achiever Award for his work in the area of environment and digital journalism. In 2006 he was awarded first in the category of Wildlife Photography by the Department of Environment & Forests and Tourism, Government of Assam.

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