Sonali Bendre Behl‘s online book club that goes by the name, ‘Sonali’s Book Club‘ (SBC) on Facebook has turned into every writer and bibliophile’s go-to portal to not only discuss literature and reading trends, but also to get easy writing tips. With a best-selling book to her credit, the gorgeous actress has collaborated with a number of acclaimed writers such as Amish Tripathi, Anand Neelakantan and Preeti Shenoy over live Facebook sessions. Reviving the popular session after a long time, Sonali brought successful non-fiction writer, Rashmi Bansal aboard to discuss her latest book, Touch The Sky.
Promoting Indian writing and encouraging the youth to read, Sonali touched upon the themes of Rashmi’s new book, that highlights struggles of daring and inspiring Indian women. Ria Rani of Yuwa Girls’ Foundation, from Jharkhand and Usha Chowdhary from Rajasthan were the two guests mentioned in the book, who made it to the live session and participated in the discussion.
Speaking about Rashmi’s body of work, Sonali said, “Rashmi Bansal is someone whose work I admire. When I first heard about her latest book, Touch The Sky, I was immediately drawn to it. It features stories about real, amazing women from across the country who have overcome adversity and obstacles to realise their full potential. These are tangible, real stories which can serve as an inspiration to many women, both young and old, who want to live their lives on their own terms. I wanted to bring their stories to a wider audience using the platform of SBC. May we each in our own individual ways write a tiny chapter that will help create the future of India.”