Ira Trivedi

Ira Trivedi is an Indian born author, columnist, and yoga acharya.

Her works include India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century, What Would You Do to Save the World? (Penguin Books),The Great Indian Love Story (Penguin Books) and There’s No Love on Wall Street (Penguin Books).She writes both fiction and non fiction. Her non fiction and journalism focus on issues of women and gender in India.

Her recent book My Book of Yoga, a book of yoga for children introducing the character of Om the Yoga Dog, came out on the International Yoga Day, 21 June 2016.

10 Minutes Yoga Solution

In this book, yoga acharya and bestselling author Ira Trivedi tells you how you can shed weight, get washboard abs, lower blood pressure with just 10 minutes of yoga a day. Just 10 minutes can get you in shape, cure back ache, achieve better exam results and even heal a broken heart. Yoga is much more than an exercise it prepares and disciplines your body and mind for a transformative spiritual experience. Tested and perfected on hundreds of Ira s students, the modules in The 10-Minute Yoga Solution will put you on the path of health, healing and self-discovery.

Nikhil and Riya: A Love Story

Nikhil and Riya was released in early 2017 to positive reviews. It was her first foray into the YA market. The story is set at the Residency School, and is the story of two students, Nikhil and Riya.

The book is thought to be based on Ira’s experiences at the Daly College, Indore.

India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century

India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st Century is a 2014 non-fiction book about India’s new social revolution in marriage and sexuality. It describes the major social changes that Indian society is going through today, Trivedi travelled to over a dozen cities and interviewed 500 people including academics, policy makers, law-enforcers and other participants in India’s sexual and marriage revolution.India in Love is her first work of non-fiction, and it is divided into two parts; sexuality, and marriage.

What Would You Do to Save the World?

Trivedi wrote this book when she was 18 years old. Written from the perspective of Riya, a contestant in the pageant, Trivedi writes about the murky on- goings behind the scenes of an Indian beauty pageant.

Though a work of fiction, it draws inspiration from real-life characters, many of whom are painted vividly in the book. According to the Times of India, for the first time, a ‘Could-have-been Beauty Queen’, Ira Trivedi, a beauty pageant participant, pens a bare-all account of the process from application to the commonplace final question asked of the five finalists, that is the title of her book, ‘What Would You Do to Save the World? (Penguin Books)

It has also been termed as ‘An entertaining first novel (Deccan Herald)’, with a letter-perfect analysis of the social phenomenon known as South Bombay…‘.

The Great Indian Love Story

The Great Indian Love story is a social satire on Delhi high society. The book begins with Riya, returning to New Delhi after failing to find a job in the US after finishing college. In Delhi, Riya meets Serena, a troubled young woman whom she befriends and through whose eyes Riya sees Delhi’s high life and its accompanying dark side.

The Great Indian Love Story also tells the story of Parmeet, Serena’s mother, who looks for passion outside her marriage with disastrous consequences, and S.P. Sharma, Parmeet’s husband, who is driven to violence by her infidelity.

There’s No Love on Wall Street

Continuing with the ritual of naming her protagonists, Riya, in her third book too, Trivedi tells the story of a pre-medical student who gives up the life of latex gloves for the charms of the Wall Street. As an intern at Goldenstein Smith, Riya works long, tedious hours, gets caught up in an insider trading scam, and discovers a hedonistic life style which is not as glamorous as it once appeared. She finds solace in an unreachable love, Jonathan, a Vice President at Goldenstein Smith.

This book took five years of planning and writing, revealed Trivedi, during her talk at the annual literary festival of IIT Delhi, LITERATI 2011. When asked about her fascination with the name Riya, Trivedi said that such a fascination did not exist, it was just a name that stuck.

There’s no Love on Wall Street was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival.

There’s no Love on Wall Street’ was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz. According to a DNA review, the book’s ‘ microscopic look at banking is severely convincing. Plus, the BlackBerry is where it rightfully belongs, in banking, and not in the manicured palms of teen princesses ‘.

Ira did an internship at investment bank JP Morgan Chase in the summer of 2005.

My Book of Yoga

My Book of Yoga was released on the International Yoga Day, 21 June 2016. The book covers asanas, pranayama and mindfulness practices for children. The book introduces the characters of Om the yoga dog, Prana the frog and Moksha the meditating elephant.

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