13 November 2021
Beautifully knit through the collection of yarns and reflections, Commander AJB Singh’s latest literary marvel titled ‘Off the Cuff’ was launched here today. Eminent dignitaries like Dr Deepti Gupta (Professor Dept of English & Cultural Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh), Dr Shaukat Ali Nurvi (IRS, Additional Commissioner Customs & CGST, IGI New Delhi), and Mr Rajbir Singh Deswal (IPS (Retd)) graced the occasion with their presence and extended their good wishes for the book launch. Vice Admiral Ganesh Mahadevan, the Bangalore based creator of many of the book’s sketches & doodles, shared his thoughts in a pre-recorded talk.
While providing a sneak-peek into what the book entails, Commander Singh shared that, “The short and sharp stories in this book are ideal companions for those fleeting, spare moments on a plane, train and indeed the loo. They speak eloquently of life and times gone by with perception, wit, warmth, and gentle humour.”
“Within these pages, you will encounter a Prime Minister, a film star, beautiful co-passengers, common people, common sense and a poignant praise for older cars. It features yarns about music, luck, pickpockets, a kiss that never happened and other minor disasters. The readers will also find tales of fixing a fan in the toilet, reveling in the rain, the travails of a stomach-ache and the unchangeable nature of God,” he further added.
Published by BUUKS, “Off the Cuff” is available for purchase on Amazon and Flipkart and will soon be available in selected offline bookstores.