Blooming at Midnight is
a collection of short stories that revolve around the sacred shores of Banaras.
These stories bring forth a savoring notion. In this world, where people are in
a constant race for supremacy, power, dominance and control, this book comes as
a redeemable thought towards happiness. Through the book, the author underlines
a golden thought, “Happiness is you.”
An auto driver, Rajkumar; a
domestic help, Shei; a boatman, Vijay; a drunken artist, Banu Desai; a social
activist Babu Da; a missing friend Chandra are not mere characters that appear
across the fifteen chapters, but are a part of experiences that help break the
silence of ignorance.
Deepak hails from Irinjalakuda, a
beautiful town in Thrissur, Kerala. Born into a loving family, it’s only fair
to believe that Deepak inherited qualities of kindness, affection, passion and
love from his mom, dad and sister. His father, Venu G Warrier, an author
himself, has been a major source of Deepak’s literary stimulation. After
spending his childhood across various places like Calcutta, Bombay, Chennai and
Cochin, Deepak is now handling an e-commerce initiative and is settled in Bangalore,
with his biggest strength, critic and inspiration – Karthika, his wife.
Deepak, a passionate
photographer, a talented musician and an avid blogger, has written articles,
editorials and reviews for various online portals, which can be considered as
his entry to the literary world. It took years for Deepak to start writing the
first chapter of his book, but what began well, had to end well. Karthika, who
meanwhile entered his life, played a pivotal role in completing the book and
putting it in order.