Chai time with #2PegKeBaad

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DIGNITY FOUNDATION

Dig­ni­ty Foun­da­tion is a not-for-prof­it organ­i­sa­tion which offers life enrich­ment ser­vices for senior cit­i­zens, includ­ing social sup­port sys­tems for elders who are abused, harassed or lone­ly.
The goal of the foun­da­tion is to rid the minds of the senior cit­i­zens of the fear that age means decline and retire­ment means lone­li­ness, iso­la­tion, loss of pres­tige. The foun­da­tion works assid­u­ous­ly to re-instil in the elder­ly minds the con­fi­dence that age and pro­duc­tiv­i­ty are not mutu­al­ly exclu­sive. It does this by util­is­ing their expe­ri­ence and matu­ri­ty in activ­i­ties that serve the needs of the com­mu­ni­ty.

Dr. Niki­ta Lal­wani 

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Noth­ing can stop you if you real­ly wish to achieve something…your des­tiny & pas­sion can take you to new heights…
Dr. Niki­ta Lal­wani is one such exam­ple of today’s wom­an who proved that yes with ded­i­ca­tion and pas­sion you can achieve all your dreams, daugh­ter of proud lawyers par­ents who was born and brought up in Jabalpur (MP) went to Mod­ern Den­tal Col­lege in Indore for fur­ther stud­ies has one pas­sion …pas­sion of writ­ing. She start­ed writ­ing in her very ear­ly age writ­ten few blogs and first book she penned at age of 16 ‘Live Life. Stop Analysing it’, pub­lished by Himalaya Pub­lish­ers.

A qual­i­fied den­tist dur­ing her intern­ship a Media Mar­ket­ing com­pa­ny read her blogs and sug­gest­ed to write and she has already writ­ten five books till now and writ­ten some blog posts too.

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2PegKe­Baad

About 2PegKe­Baad I can say it is an eclec­tic col­lec­tion of 14 short sto­ries that took place after 2 pegs it con­tain a vari­ety of top­ics that offer choic­es to its read­ers. The book touch­es upon sen­si­tive top­ics like com­pan­ion­ship, love across con­ti­nents, a trans­gen­der com­ing out of the clos­et and close encoun­ters with she­males.

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Dr Niki­ta Lal­wani & Dig­ni­ty foun­da­tion came togeth­er for spe­cial event on 23rd June 2016 to spread smiles on chai mas­ti time by Spe­cial chat with her about the inspi­ra­tion for writ­ing the book, fun facts about the sto­ries in the book and her per­son­al expe­ri­ences.

Evening was set with so many expe­ri­enced seniors sit­ting and wait­ing for love­ly “Chai Mas­ti Time”

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Dr. Niki­ta read a por­tion of her book ‘2 Peg Ke Baad’ and back­sto­ry of the inci­dent.

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This was the moment when every­one was enjoy­ing just lis­ten­ing to her and there were some secret laughs also which the­se peo­ple were enjoy­ing and must be remem­ber­ing.

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There was a won­der­ful Inter­ac­tive ses­sion on 2 Peg Ke Baad Con­fes­sions between Dr. Niki­ta and geri­atrics about the mis­chie­vous and crazy hap­pen­ings dur­ing their youth, 2 peg ke baad.… And every­one enjoyed and appre­ci­at­ed her ges­ture of tak­ing out time to read a por­tion of book to them.

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Few more catch up can­did moments of the event

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I know my read­ers too want to hear what Dr. Niki­ta told us in quick chit chat…
Q# Why did you choose to host a book read­ing ses­sion at Dig­ni­ty Foun­da­tion?
Dr. Niki­ta: As a kid my mom used to fill me up with sto­ries, as a way to make me eat or sleep or lis­ten to what she was say­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, I nev­er got a chance to nar­rate any of my sto­ries to my moth­er — since I have been stay­ing away from home for a very long time now. But, the idea of nar­rat­ing my sto­ry from some­one smarter and wis­er than I am sounds very excit­ing to me. Peo­ple in that age don’t just buy any thing you give them. You must be either real­ly inter­est­ing or should be real­ly mak­ing sense out of every­thing you are say­ing.

Q # How are you feel­ing after the event?
Dr. Niki­ta: In one word if you ask me — ‘refresh­ing’! I haven’t been for­tu­nate to have grand par­ents around, and I nev­er realised miss­ing any­thing. But, after this event I wish I had few moments with them. The best part of the event was, it was more of a get togeth­er than a read­ing event. And it was fun!

Q# What was the reac­tion of the peo­ple after the event? Any prais­es that you received?
Dr. Niki­ta: We all had fun over chai, singing, jokes and a lot of sto­ries. I was expect­ing prais­es, as a post event ges­ture, and well, there were few. About the sto­ries, about the book, about myself, and I am extreme­ly grate­ful to have received them. After the event was over, while we were leav­ing, a gen­tle man walked up to me say­ing, “we real­ly need­ed that! Peo­ple organ­ise class­es and exer­cis­es and lec­tures for us, but this was refresh­ing for us, some­thing dif­fer­ent, and we should often have dis­cus­sions and ses­sions like this one”, Mr. Mad­hav.
After lis­ten­ing to his com­ment, I couldn’t pos­si­bly want more.

Thanks Dr. Niki­ta for tak­ing out time and mak­ing this event so mem­o­rable for life­time…

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But now for my read­ers who want to fol­low this doc­tor cum blog­ger cum author catch her up

Face­book :2pegke­baad

Twit­ter : @nikitalalwani

Don’t dare to miss this book go and Grab your copy of ?#?2PegKe­Baad? at var­i­ous book­stores or get it online on
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