10 Years of Celebrating Indie Authors

Manoj Vaz Ramchandran

Copywriter, Author, Screenwriter, Quote Master... not necessarily in that order.
Copywriter, Author, Screenwriter, Quote Master... not necessarily in that order.

Born in the middle-class underbelly of Mumbai, it took Manoj two decades and a random IQ Test to realize that he had an IQ of 169. He started his advertising career as a copywriter in Sam Balsara’s Madison Advertising but soon realized that he was too independent to toe a line and started his own creative boutique, Touché Communications in 1991 at the ripe old age of 25. 25 years, 50 clients and a few awards later, he realized that writing for clients did not give him the creative satisfaction he craved.  It dawned upon him that being in a hectic, deadline ridden industry wilRead More...


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QUEENDOM

Books by Manoj Vaz

In the year 1178-79, young Sultan Mu'izz-ad-Din Mohammad Ghori gathered a powerful force, and marched towards Anhilwara, the capital of Gujarat. 

THIS WAS TO BE HIS GATEWAY TO INDIA!    

But he had to contend with Rajput Queen Naiki Devi.

The history of Guhilot Rajputs of India offers the true story of a valiant mother-daughter duo. I refer to the beautiful warrior queens Kuram and her mother Naiki Devi. QUEENDOM tells th

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TBC - To Be Continued

Books by Manoj Vaz

TBC (To Be Continued) is a collection of 10 evocative short stories by the master storyteller Manoj Vaz. Each story is of a different genre and will surprise and even shock you at times. Rated 5 stars by readers, TBC will leave you asking for more.

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KALEIDOSCOPE

Books by Manoj Vaz Ramchandran

KALEIDOSCOPE BY MANOJ VAZ

Born in the middle-class underbelly of Mumbai, Manoj started his advertising career as a copywriter in Madison Advertising but soon realized that he was too independent to toe a line and started his own creative boutique, Touché Communications in 1991.

His first book TINSEL was a hard-hitting saga of the city of Mumbai and its fascination with showbiz. Next, he wrote a crime solving, mystery series for teenagers

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Manoj Vaz's Random Musings

Books by Manoj Vaz

They say experience is the greatest teacher. But the fact is everybody learns from their own experiences but the smart learn from the experience of others. Random Musings gives a peek into the mind of author Manoj Vaz. Over 100 original thought-provoking quotes from years of experience and thought. Some make sense to some. Some make sense to others. Some make sense only to the author.

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THE METH MYSTERY

Books by Manoj Vaz Ramchandran

THE MAGIC CHEST SERIES is a pack of mystery and crime-solving stories written for the age group of 10 to 16 years but can be enjoyed by adults of all ages as well. 

The Meth Mystery is the second novel in the series and starts off where the first one ends. 

This time the Fab Five is trying to solve a critical case that is enslaving school children in lifestyle drugs and haunting their parents.

Yes! The Fab Five – Mannu,

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TINSEL

Books by Manoj Vaz Ramchandran

Tinsel is the story of Mumbai. A story that spans 3 decades of the city of Mumbai (Bombay). It follows the lives and travails of three friends fighting against all odds in this crime, glamour and financial capital. Tinsel is a story that can be woven only by a person who has lived that life in Mumbai. Having lived in and being well versed with the murky underbelly of this magnificently decadent city, Manoj Vaz has woven a hard-hitting story about the times and

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The Magic Chest Series 1: THE KIDNAPPING

Books by Manoj Vaz

THE MAGIC CHEST SERIES is a pack of mystery and crime solving stories written for the age group of 10 to 16 years but can be enjoyed by adults of all ages as well. 

This (The Kidnapping) is the introductory novel that showcases the characters and sets the tone for the rest of the stories.

Here is a gang who are the kids of today; naughty, playful, intelligent, internet savvy, gizmo friendly, well-informed and adventurous. The gang is led b

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TRAMPLED

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Life Journey | Reads: 670 | Likes: 0

Ajit Koshy could see his hands shivering. He was also getting an unbearable ache in his joints. It was afternoon and he hadn't had his smoke yet. Ajit was addicted to brown sugar and he knew he had to get down to the local dealer to get his 'package'. But today, he was excited and confused. He had c  Read More...

Published on Jul 7,2022 01:29 PM

ANNAMARIE

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Young Adult Fiction | Reads: 679 | Likes: 0

Raj couldn’t believe his ears. Their engagement was fixed for January 18 and on New Year’s Eve, Tanushri had called him to break up with him. “It’s not you, Raj,” she had explained, “you are a sweet guy. I am not ready for a commitment.” “Then why did   Read More...

Published on Jul 7,2022 01:16 PM

THE WAR RAT

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Crime Thriller | Reads: 961 | Likes: 0

DRAS SECTOR, 5TH JULY 1999 ~~~~~~~~~***~~~~~~~~~ The silence was deafening. Kundan Mahajan lay crouched behind the rock, in a depression created by an exploded shell. It was a moonlit night, the small company of the 18th Grenadiers of the Indian Army had scaled treacherous mountains for three nights  Read More...

Published on Jul 7,2022 01:03 PM

THE BOY THAT THE ROBIN KILLED

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Poetry | Reads: 172 | Likes: 0

THE BOY THAT THE ROBIN KILLED. By Manoj Vaz The boy crouched behind the oak tree, His catapult ready to stone. Taking baby steps from child to man, He was ready to break free. The robin had seen the boy at play, Often in the woods before. Had no fear of coming in his way, And found no reason to so  Read More...

Published on Jun 21,2020 07:10 AM

JULY RAIN

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Romance | Reads: 262 | Likes: 0

JULY MORNING By Manoj Vaz 8TH JULY 2019 It was a typical July morning in Goa. The plane lands expertly in Dabolim. Among the passengers in the first-class section is a pretty blonde woman in her 30s wearing oversized sunglasses. The stewardesses approach her warily, “Ms. Archer, if you don&rs  Read More...

Published on May 5,2020 11:29 PM

Don't Cry For Me

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Poetry | Reads: 142 | Likes: 0

DON’T CRY FOR ME By Manoj Vaz The road was slippery ‘n’ the light slippin’, Speeding away to meet ya earliest. Don’t cry for me darlin’, The Doctors are trying their best. The turn at the fag end of my journey, I accosted a truck that was so speedin’.  Read More...

Published on May 5,2020 09:24 PM

The Stranger

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Poetry | Reads: 137 | Likes: 0

THE STRANGER By Manoj Vaz   An unknown land bare and rundown, And I met a stranger there. Faces all around, known unknown, And I met my stranger there. A crowd I missed to walk alone, In the dark near the lake somewhere. No fear, no thoughts, no sins to atone, And I was with my stranger t  Read More...

Published on May 5,2020 09:09 PM

Chicken Cutlet for the Soul

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Humour & Comedy | Reads: 372 | Likes: 0

CHICKEN CUTLET FOR THE SOUL By Manoj Vaz “I had seen it in one of these magazines,” thought Mrs. Iyer, impatiently rummaging through a pile of magazines. “Mutton Rogan Josh, Chicken Hyderabadi, Paneer Pasanda,” she read and thought aloud, “wher  Read More...

Published on May 2,2020 04:49 PM

IN GOD'S IMAGE

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in General Literary | Reads: 437 | Likes: 0

IN GOD'S IMAGE A Short Story by Manoj Vaz UnnikrishnanNair waited restlessly as the Customs Officer accosted him on the way out of the green channel at the international airport in Mumbai and directed him to a corner where he and a fellow officer started rummaging through his small suitcase. “  Read More...

Published on May 1,2020 02:35 PM

The Maneater

By Manoj Vaz Ramchandran in Romance | Reads: 311 | Likes: 0

THE MANEATER A dark Romantic Story by MANOJ VAZ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “Until the Beast learns to write, Every story will glorify Man.” ~ African Proverb ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Her name was Rani. She had killed two young men in the vicinity. Able-bodied, strong men who could take care of thems  Read More...

Published on May 1,2020 02:10 PM

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