Literary Works- Rajiv Soni

A story based on true incidents about the journey of an empowered 21st century millennial from the glamworld of stilettos and beauty pageants to training in deep muddy trenches.....sacrificing everything in her endeavours to partake in making India a 'safer' country. Her strong and inspiring character makes her an icon of the, hitherto, rudderless Indian youth. The story has pizazz and can make a statement.

Set in India- Goa, Delhi, Manesar, Mumbai... it has elements of courage, patriotism, and a bit of romance... making it a sensitive, thought-provoking story for an entertaining film.

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Genre: Romance
Elements: Fun, sensuality and passion, love and excitement, tension and tragedy.
An ageless, multicultural love story that will stir hearts warmly. Based on true incidents and set between England and India it is a romantic and poignant story about the inner journey of a young girl and about reconciling the difficult distance between yesterday and today, between truth and reason... to reclaim a lost paradise.

It has elements of deja vu, mystery, divine intervention, irony.

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Genre: Family drama
Elements: soul-searching,
bit of wisdom, love
and excitement, tension and tragedy.
Esha’s story is of her tryst with life, its trials and tribulations with generous soul-searching, a bit of wisdom and a pinch of humor. It is sad but triumphant how she participates in her own rescue.

The story visits Domestic Violence as a crime which embraces all classes today, and is like an epidemic, fast damaging the fabric of our society.

* The book is being readied for publication

Genre: Drama
Elements:Emotional struggle, sensitivity, love, bowing to the decision of the Almighty, steadfastness.
Set against the back drop of the dog-eat-dog fashion design industry, the story explores fragility of relationships between the fashion Czar in India, who uses every trick at his disposal-inventing new ones as necessary to stay Numero Uno, his wayward son who’s found a place to put his skills of deception, influence and illusion to use and beautiful Ananya, struggling with a dark past and current betrayal in love, who nevertheless creates timeless designs and is cheated on time and again, surviving on hope and faith.

Life being the sum total of moments, mistakes and things, the story is about change in these in all three as a result of having learnt a lot, suffered enough and got tired of ‘the same thing’ with underlying message 'Life never gets easier, you just have to get stronger!'

* The book is being readied for publication
Genre: Romance
Elements: Fun, love, excitement, freedom to make a choice.
This story is based on true incidents, with two young people coming to India to study in College. Both can't stand each other because of what they apparently see of each other. Yet before they realize they fall in love with each other; and they both fall in love with India.
The story has a message and will catch attention of the Indian Ambassador in USA and current Hon’able Railway Minister in India; they will happily bless the project.
Genre: Inspirational
Elements: Courage, determination of a child, Realities of a selfish world.
Inspirational story of a 10 year old girl with an incredibly gifted voice, who wants to take part in a singing competition to win the prize money- to treat her ailing parent. But there are hindrances, blocks, difficulties...
Will she make her dream a reality?

The courage and determination of a child... together with catchy songs, dance, magic, fun and a dream sequence- will leave one wanting....

Genre: Light comedy and romance
Elements: Passion for challenges, Romance, Humor, Attitude and wit.
True story of how the protagonist builds a corridor between the Occident and Orient with great attitude and determination, fighting against all odds of the day-to-day work and social culture at a molecular level; and of the links forged between two people from two different cultures who, by mutually sharing their hearts, become true soul mates in life.

The story includes true, real life instances of Hindu-Muslim relationships, Indo–American relationships, honesty of black Americans, mysterious mischief of Lord Krsna himself, and other examples of America’s amity, it’s tolerance of multiplicity of cultures and ethnicities and inherent system of rewarding the honest and hardworking...
It is one man’s crusade for himself- not selfishly, but to prove that nothing is impossible even as the American job market ignores him, daily-life culture scoffs at him, and the American woman...she rebuffs him.
 Work in progress
1. Zindagi Ke Uss Paar: Avenging poor, pathetic and even brutal treatment meted out to elders in a family.
2. No exit:                        Marriage rocks....Or Marriage (on the)rocks?
3. Nikky Donor:              A take on the trials and tribulations of having a baby.
4. A true story of a teacher who in the process of counseling one of her best students out of depression finds
    a sea change in him, but now she finds herself a victim of feelings of severe despondency and dejection.

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* Hotels
And hoteliering make good ground for storytelling. Having worked in ITC hotels for almost a decade, I have countless stories and first hand witnesses, besides my own, relating to work ethics, culture of hospitality, personal and professional relationships, idiosyncrasies of guests, home away from home, even lucky charms, and unexplained events in some rooms, spots of some hotels. I have documented experiences covering interaction/ relationships with Board members, owners of hotels, seniors and junior colleagues- that are interesting, gripping, fascinating, inspirational, thought-provoking, action-packed, peppered with humor and a moral, a message.

* Hospitals
38 days in the ICU of a hospital in Gurgaon opened my eyes to the fragility of existence, humility, futility, the power of prayer, and much more that involves journey through the labyrinth of issues in patient's (father) choice, family (son), religion and ethics and the doctors Hippocratic oath. Am hoping that my story will guide/ provide some answer, even inspire people that need to have some illumination on the path to take a decision.
EOLC (End-of-life Care) is fast gaining importance around the world as advances in medicine, in its single minded pursuit of maximizing longevity, mostly ends up creating more suffering. In India, a core committee has very recently been formed at AIIMS New Delhi to facilitate a dignified dying process for patients who are at the end of their life.

I can write 20+ episode stories in each of the above two subjects.
                 The Statesman Festive Digest 2008
    Be Bold And Mighty Forces Will Help You
                 FHRAI  (Hotel related)

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