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V R Murali

chennai, india

V R Murali, a banker by profession, served in an International Indian Bank for over thirty-seven years in various capacities and lived in Dubai for most of his life. Now settled in Chennai, his home town, he has regained his passion for writing. Communicating in his unique humorous style has always been his forte. He was a regular writer for in-house magazines and was in the editorial team of his college magazine as well as in his bank’s house journal. With such rich years of experience behind him, he has penned a few memorable incidents to share with his readers- to tickle their funny bones, and brought them out in the form of a book. His maiden venture into fiction was Vivacious Encounters. Its successful publication motivated him to continue the journey by pursuing his passion. The result is Sparkling Encounters within a short span of time. Despite a modest beginning, he has built his own empire and strongly believes in a happy–go-lucky life style without compromising on the basic principles of altruism and simplicity.


Sparkling Encounters is a collection of twenty eight short stories, fictionalized from various real life incidents experienced by Munna or narrated to him are in continuation of his maiden venture Vivacious Encounters. The mutually exclusive, vibrant short stories have the common thread of humor binding them together and are sure to keep the readers in splits. Everyone will find something to relate to in this collection, as these short stories are an extension of the life of any common man and one can easily connect with them. Hence the readers can find themselves in the characters and relive their charming memories, however miniscule the incidents may be. Occasional suspense, jovially narrated, forms a genre by itself. Those who prefer light reading can relish Sparkling Encounters, which effortlessly transports the readers to their heydays without compromising on the underlying messages subtly conveyed therein. ...

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The thirty-two mutually exclusive chapters deal with various incidents in Munna’s life journey, or narrated to him at various points of time, – the underlying humour being the common thread binding them tightly. Vivacious is synonymous with lively, exciting, charming, spirited, care-free, enthusiastic, vibrant, etc., but the author prefers to go with light-hearted, which is the perfect description of the book. The life time experience gained domestically and overseas as well as the travel experience gained covering the distance from Far East to Edinburgh in the West will help any first time traveler to adapt better in new environments. The satirical take on many day-to-day incidents generously sprinkled on the articles will surely keep the readers in splits. ...

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