Meghana Joshi
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About Meghana Joshi

Scientist-->mom-->entrepreneur who co-wrote Roomies/Foodies over 4 chaotic years, checking "write book" off bucket list. Mom to Golden retriever (8), spirited little girl (5), venture Beauté Naturelle...the Eco Boutique (3)!

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Favourite Books

White Oleander, the Historian, Harry Potter series

Favourite Authors

O. Henry, PG Wodehouse, JK Rowling

Favourite Quotes

What matters most is how well you walk through the fire- Charles Bukowski

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Meghana Joshi

This one struck one chord after another. I did spend my early independent adult life abroad and though far from being in the mood to become a parent of an ABCD myself, closely observed Indian parents and kids. Nearly all the examples cited by the author reminded me of people I've come across in real life!! From the Indian parents stuck in a time warp of the India they left behind, to the "more American than the Americans" type and everything in between. Baby aisles overflowing with merchandise (and the price tags) at the supermarkets freaked me out. I've been confided in by individuals from both the first and second generations. So this book had me nodding in agreement at nearly every page. I narrowly missed (escaped?!) being a first-generation parent abroad, but I admire and commend the author on her grit, candor and willingness to turn the spotlight so firmly on our magnificent, much-misunderstood, but dearly beloved country of origin. I'm in line to buy this book, BGB, please publish it and soon!

Feb 24 '15
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Vinati Sukhdev

Thank you so much for your encouraging words. The conversations in the book are meant to lead to a conversation on this subject and stir up people to actively do something about it so people like you can bring up well balanced global India children abroad :)

Feb 24 '15
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Meghana Joshi > Vinati Sukhdev

Vinati I totally will....through most of my stint in the US I couldn't see myself raising kids there and the baby aisle at the supermarkets freaked me out :D. I have no doubt I will relish this book!

Feb 02 '15
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Meghana Joshi

A massive, solid, far-reaching "thank you" from me and Lux for supporting ROOMIES/FOODIES! You will be rewarded in recipes and the joy that only comes from cooking your own awesome food :)

Oct 01 '14
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Meghana Joshi

I'd worked in a hospital before and seen plenty of cancer patients, even kids. Reading this account brought back those memories. Respect!
As a book, I feel the visual imagery a bit lacking...though descriptive enough, it's hard to conjure up mental images of the condition, the city, the hospitals, faces. But an inspirational story like this must be told. No sixteen year old should have to go through this! You're a survivor, Shweta!

Jun 26 '14
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Meghana Joshi

I'm a dog mom and animal lover, and since dogs feature in 2 out of 3 stories here, I'm guessing you are one too, Niyati! These are sweet stories with characters we can relate to, even cross paths with daily. There is sufficient "hook" in the unfolding to keep the reader interested till the very end. I liked the punch and crispness of the second story (writing style); the others were a bit descriptive (that's just me, though, I like 'em snappy!) All the best, Niyati!

Jun 12 '14
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Niyati Shinde

Thank you Meghana. Glad you liked the stories. Will work on keeping them short and snappy :-) Yes yes yes!!! I am a dog lover... :-)

Jun 13 '14
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Meghana Joshi

I'm a sucker for the supernatural! So this was the first book I accessed on the site apart from my own! Great effort Shantesh. The first story has totally believable characters, but could predict where it was headed. #2 was out-of-the box and #3's twist is classic! Would like to read more for sure!

Jun 03 '14
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Shantesh Sunil Row

Thank you so much, Meghana. I will be reading your book (and others on the site) starting this weekend, since I haven't had the time for a few days. Thanks for your comments and rating.

Jun 05 '14
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Meghana Joshi

Off to a very promising start. One thing I really liked is the creation of "atmosphere"...I've never been to Calcutta but already started forming mental images of the characters and places described. The dark humor is delicious.

Jun 03 '14
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Gaurav Thapar

Thanks Meghana

Jun 14 '14
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