June-July 2021

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June-July 2021


Aman Finds His Writer’s Soul in ‘Commoners’ Anecdotes’

(Aman Anand was a full-time MTech (PGDIT) from the 2002-2004 batch. Currently, he works as a consultant for a startup.)

Professional work priorities did not deter Aman Anand from finding time and chasing his childhood dream of becoming an author. A visibly excited Aman shares his journey as his first published work, a non-fiction titledCommoners’ Anecdotes: Honest Stories From A Millennial Minus 1’ garners good reviews from readers. The success of the work has given him so much confidence that within six months of its release, Aman is already priming for his next work soon, a historical fiction.

In Commoners’ Anecdotes, he has penned down his interesting life journey in the form of real events. The book revolves around people, events, places covered in 80 plus chapters. Each of them centers around his global travels and relationships while experiencing life in myriad forms.

Recalling his wonderful experiences associated with Bangalore city and IIIT Bangalore, Aman says, “The friendly and informal atmosphere of IIIT Bangalore has contributed a lot to my overall personality. My great learning experiences have also had a mention in my book. The aspect of globalization and inclusivity at IIIT Bangalore was an aspirational value to write my book.” 

Few Cues to Write a Book

Writing a book for the first time is an exciting experience, but it can also throw some challenges. The setbacks may be in portraying characters and plotting scenes. However, getting feedback during the process of writing would help. Also, finding a good publisher and well-thought out marketing plans are an assured way of making the book successful, says Aman.

Aman’s book Commoners’ Anecdotes: Honest Stories From A Millennial Minus 1. is available on https://www.amazon.in/Commoners-Anecdotes-Honest-Stories-Millennial/dp/1649838395


The International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore is a technical and research university in Bangalore, India. The Institute is a registered not-for-profit society funded jointly by the Government of Karnataka and the IT industry under a public-private partnership model.

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