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Anoop Judge

Anoop Judge is an author, former T.V. presenter, and a recovering litigator, who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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VISITING INDIA IN 118 DEGREE WEATHER

By anoopjudge | June 19, 2012

My family and I are visiting my parents this summer for their 50th wedding anniversary celebration.  Both my brother (also an NRI or Non Resident Indian) and I are dreading the Delhi summer heat.  Every time we meet, the conversation veers off to the topic of getting roasted in the heat …and stays there.  “I’m …

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Celebrating Holi & other Indian festivals in the United States

By anoopjudge | May 1, 2012

This last month we celebrated Holi in the East Bay.  Yep, I know, Holi is celebrated at the end of the winter season and typically falls in the latter part of Feb. or March (this year it was on Mar. 8th), but in the San Francisco/Bay Area we have to wait till the weather warms …

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TOP 5 THINGS NRI’S (NON-RESIDENT INDIANS) HATE ABOUT INDIA

By anoopjudge | April 3, 2012

My husband regularly engages in India bashing, as do a lot of my friends’ spouses.  I too, on occasion have been known to slip into the mode of “I love visiting India b-ut….after 2 weeks, I hate ‘so and so’.”  So, in another goofy & thoroughly unscientific poll, here are the TOP 5 THINGS NRI’S (NON-RESIDENT …

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TOP 5 REASONS WHY FOREIGNERS LOVE INDIA

By anoopjudge | March 4, 2012

I met with my fabulous editor, Laura Wine Paster the other day. She had just returned from a ten day trip to India. She was exhausted, but exhilarated. “I had an amazing time,” she said, “and I’m going back!” Just like Oprah, I mused. She laughed and said, “That’s what everyone’s been saying to me!” From …

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The 2012 San Francisco Writers Conference – a perspective

By anoopjudge | February 20, 2012

Heard best-selling author Lisa See (Snow Flower & The Secret Fan; Shanghai Girls)…that, besides Speed Dating with 17 or more Agents was the highlight of the event for me.  The theme of the 2012 conference was traditional publishing vs. self publishing. There appear to be two overwhelming trends in the writing and publishing industry: 1) …

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2nd Feb, 2012 ; What is Indianized Rummy?

By anoopjudge | February 2, 2012

For decades since the long period of British rule, card games such as Poker, Bridge and Rummy have been immensely popular across India where they are played both socially and within the family. Indian Rummy is a fun rummy game with a big sense of tradition. It is particularly popular in card rooms and casinos …

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The story of

Anoop Judge

Born and raised in New Delhi, I now reside in California. I am currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College and am the recipient of the 2021–2023 Advisory Board Award and Alumni Scholarship.

I am the author of The Rummy Club, which won the 2015 Beverly Hills Book Award, and a 2019 Pushcart Prize nominee for The Awakening of Meena Rawat. My third novel, No Ordinary Thursday is now available for pre-order.

A recovering litigator, former TV presenter, and blogger, I have had essays and short stories published in Green Hills Literary Lantern, Rigorous, and Scarlet Leaf Review, among others.

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No Ordinary Thursday

Coming August 2022

The Awakening of Meena Rawat

The Rummy Club

How has your childhood shaped who you are today?

My two brothers are my siblings. One was two years younger than me and a sturdy, long-limbed boy who would punch me in the gut when our fights became violent. I’d go crying to my mother, who would be the mediator of our skirmishes, but one day my mom said, “Go hit him back. You’re going to live in a world of men. You need to know how to deal with them.” That made me who I am today: a former litigator determined to win in a fight. That lesson served me well when I wound up in the query trenches and spent seven years trying to get traditionally published.

—Anoop Judge

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