Booknerds Podcast with Sanjay Chandra

18th July 2022

The Gymnast by Sanjay Chandra | Booknerds Podcast

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About the Book
It was the summer of 2018… Roshni, a seven-year-old girl, walked with confidence on a tightrope above the road as cars whizzed past below her. Her two older siblings also performed their acts for the passes-by. They were poor and only wanted to earn a little extra for their family. But there were dreams in their eyes. They wanted to reach out to touch the stars… 10 years later… Olympics 2028 Los Angeles… Roshni started her run with long and powerful strides… She jumped from the springboard, and it seemed that she barely flicked the beam. She was airborne… She was now a complete blur to the spectators as she came down and made a perfect land on her two feet—her arms raised looking at the judges… And then the scores were announced…

About the Author
Born in 1959, Sanjay started his professional journey as was expected of him–an engineer with the Indian Railways Services. But he chose to drive the course of his life in later years, leaving a secure job to join the private sector and eventually pursue his entrepreneurial dreams.

Along the way, he realised that there was a storyteller within him–every communication in his life was a story in itself! As he reflected upon his journey, he started penning down anecdotes from his life which he hoped would inspire others to pursue their dreams. He published his memoirs The Life and Times of a Common Man in 2019.
Sanjay now sees stories all around him. Writing has become a passion, and he has finally become a storyteller. He is also a traveller, a book lover and an amateur photographer.
He lives in Gurgaon with his family.

Sanjay loves interacting with readers via his website (,

and on social media platforms–
Facebook page (/thelifeandtimesofacommonman),
Facebook (/sanjay.chandra.549)
Instagram (@sanjay03031959)
Twitter (@sanjay030359)
Linkedin (/sanjaychandra1959)

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