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Updated: May 2, 2014 15:44 IST
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When you already know it

PRAMEET NARULA CHOUDHARY
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The storyline of Dugar’s book hinged on the experiences of déjà vu that the character undergoes.
Special Arrangement The storyline of Dugar’s book hinged on the experiences of déjà vu that the character undergoes.

Arpit Dugar reflects on his book “Not To Be Discolsed”, just launched in New Delhi

Imagine yourself travelling to a new country on a vacation and while you’re touring a famous monument, the feeling of having been there before thrills you.

Or, while you’re discussing a football match with friends over dinner and suddenly you experience that you’ve already gone through this very thing — same friends, same dinner, the same topic.

This very feeling is déjà vu — a French term which literally means, ‘already seen’.

Elaborating such experiences of déjà vu from his life comes bestselling author Arpit Dugar. His his new book “Not Yet to Be Disclosed” — launched in the Capital recently — revolves around the character Avnish who, from time to time, experiences déjà vu. The urge to discover the reason behind such experiences compel him to travel across the world to places unobserved, only to meet a girl after which his life changes dramatically.

Dugar, a native of Jaipur, has written a prequel to the book titled Nothing For You My Dear, Still I Love You. He admits that the character in the latest book is a reflection of his own-self. “The incidences that happened with me inspired me to write as they were never believed by people when told verbally because they were so weird and surprising. The concept of déjà vu is somewhat scientific in content and many people don’t know much about the topic. Before penning it down, I discussed it with psychologists and psychiatrists,” he says.

Dugar believes in the philosophy of “busy is a person who has time for everything!”

Bearing resemblance to its prequel, the book has an attractive bright red cover with a couple trying hard not to show what’s happening under the cover of their umbrella. The 270-pager holds much more beyond what the cover page conveys though.

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