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Sudipta Bhattacharyya and Prateek Dubey

Photographer, Biker, Fitness Freak, Cinephile
Photographer, Biker, Fitness Freak, Cinephile


Sudipta Bhattacharyya


Sudipta began her career as a conservationist, taking part in restoration work for the Konark temple, the Taj Mahal and promoting Eco-Tourism in Sundarbans. But she found her calling in health and fitness. Running a hard-core gym for over two decades has given Sudipta many things–a scientific know-how about fitness, a super-power to fulfil other’s health goals, her husband (they met at her gym) and a truckload of stories. ‘The Good Life Gym’, her first book, that she co writes with her husband Prateek, is an amalgamation of all those bitter-sweet experiences.


Sudipta lives in Delhi with her husband, Prateek, her son, two dogs and two cats.


Sudipta is an avid Hindi movie lover. She blogs about movies at My 70mm Life,



Prateek Dubey


Prateek Dubey is a photographer, writer, and an artist based in New Delhi, India. ‘The Good Life Gym’, his second book, expresses his passion for fitness and bodybuilding. His first book, ‘The Disobedient Darkness’, a fantasy fiction, was published in 2016. He also has written many entertaining short stories, using whiskey, Black Sabbath, beautiful aliens and other unconventional elements as his motifs.  He is a prolific photographer and the most published on the prestigious from the country. His work has featured in the Guardian UK, The Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu and N-Photo magazine besides various photography sites around the world. Many of his photographs are covers for national and international books. He blogs (Prateek’s World), merging photography with storytelling on his experiences of life in India. Some of these photo essays have been published in The Pioneer and Mail Today. He had a solo show of oil paintings at the Lalit Kala Academy in 2005.


Prateek is a graduate in Chemistry from the Delhi University and also a trained fashion designer from India’s premiere fashion institute, the N.I.F.T.




The Good Life Gym

Books by Sudipta Bhattacharyya And Prateek Dubey

Vijay, an aspiring bodybuilder from a small town, Jhajjar, takes part in a bodybuilding championship. Fate intervenes and deprives him of the podium finish. Heartbroken, he comes to Delhi and joins The Good life Gym as a trainer. Here he meets Mummy ji, the middle-aged owner of the gym. Mummy ji, a science nerd, is on a mission to promote self-awareness through food and exercise.

Many characters come in Vijay’s life courtesy the gym and his world

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Viral Beauty

By Sudipta Bhattacharyya and Prateek Dubey in General Literary | Reads: 2,227 | Likes: 3

Adversity blurs everything into nothingness, focusing the attention to the self. Nature has baked this primal response in us for self-preservation. Thankfully, me and my family are safe from the Corona Virus. Therefore, I can indulge in viewing mankind’s fight against this ‘enemy’   Read More...

Published on Mar 22,2020 08:21 PM

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