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Salman Rushdie Novel & 6-Course Meal for $95

Gilt City NY is offering a $95 deal featuring a signed copy of a Salman Rushdie book and a six-course gourmet dinner.

The meal will be held at Vermillion, a high end New York City restaurant which specializes in Indian-Latin fusion cuisine. Chef Maneet Chauhan will create a unique menu inspired by Rushdie’s work as well as the the popular bazaars in Bombay. Once purchased, the deal must be redeemed by January 31, 2012.

Here’s more about the deal: “The menu includes gourmet spins on Indian street food like Bombay Frankie chicken kebabs, crispy juhu ki pani puri, and hearty tawa sabzi pao. There’s also creamy corn khatkhate soup, succulent malvani quail in a coconut masala and rose-and-pistachio kulfi with falooda for dessert. Guests of the feast will take home a signed copy of one of Rushdie’s most acclaimed novels, either Midnight’s Children, The Satanic Verses or Luka and the Fire of Life.” What novel would you pick? (Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan)

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Indian Comic Writer & Illustrator Uncle Pai Has Died

Indian comic writer and illustrator Anant Pai (known fondly as Uncle Pai) passed away this week at 81-years-old.

According to the Associated Press, Pai would’ve been presented with a lifetime achievement award at India’s first-ever Comic Con this weekend. The video embedded above features a tribute from a fan.

Uncle Pai began the popular Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) series in 1967 to teach Indian children about their culture and heritage. The series has spawned more than 400 titles and sold more than 100 million comics.

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