Mailbox Mondays – A Surprise Unboxing


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

This week, I am trying something different in my Mailbox Monday post. I am featuring something that came in the mail – something related to books, but not actually a book.

It is a lovely surprise from Westland Publishing. They had contacted me a few weeks back asking me if I would be interested in participating in a new PR campaign to promote Amish Tripathi’s newest book that is coming out. It’s all a bit hush-hush right at the moment, but I believe as the publish date comes closer, more details will be revealed.

Amish Tripathi is a hugely popular best-selling Indian novelist. He is the author of the mythology-based Shiva trilogy that consists of the following books:

  • The Immortals of Meluha
  • The Secret of the Nagas
  • The Oath of the Vayuputras

I of course, said yes, and received this box yesterday. See the video for the actual unboxing and me trying to figure out the clues.

An antique looking box with the clue

An antique looking box with the clue

Inside the box was the following clue with a bottle of some brown powder.

The clue inside

The clue inside

As soon as Snubnose saw the box and the clue, she got to work trying to figure it out, but I have to say beyond taking a wild guess whether the city being referred to is Indraprastha – the ancient capital of the Kauravas and Pandavas in the Mahabharatha, we haven’t got very far.

We also promptly lost the clue, and so I have taken the above image of the clue from Rupesh who also received the same note.

So basically, we have no idea, but can you figure it out based on the clue?

Have you read Amish Tripathi’s books? Do you enjoy them? Do you enjoy books based on Indian mythology? And what did you get in your mailbox this week?

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  • Violet Crush

    omg sooo envious. I love Amish Tripathi. Looking forward to his new book.

    • Nishita

      @violetcrush:disqus I feel like such a fraud because I haven’t actually read his books. I am really not that into mythological stuff but now I feel I should at least give him a try.

      • Violet Crush

        I’m not that into mythological either, but his ‘Meluha’ series is amazing! You should give it a try…

  • Wow, a mysterious box. fun!

  • How cool is that! I haven’t read anything by Amish Tripathi, but now I’m thinking I should.

  • Love this box and the idea about clues.

    I haven’t read the books. Have fun figuring out the clues. Hopefully it won’t be too difficult.

    Happy Reading this week.

    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  • Karen

    Nothing as interesting arrived this week for me. Good luck with that clue because I have absolutely no idea.

  • Elizabeth

    I may also have received the box in my office last week, but yet to get it due to the long weekend.

    Nice that you did the video. Now I can send everyone a link to your video if I need 🙂

    • Nishita

      @Elizabeth Oh good you are participating. Wonder what clue you”ll get

  • Wanton Ruminating

    Taxila or Nalanda ? Taxila is now in Pakistan and has an ordnance factory there, so does Nalanda district in India by the way, which may refer to the brown stuff in the bottle – gunpowder?!? Lol! This is fun.

    • Nishita

      @wantonruminating:disqus I was thinking of Nalanda, but the clue seems to indicate it’s a hub today also, and I didn’t know if that was the case. Is Indraprastha modern day Delhi? I wasn’t sure, but that was the only place I could think of >.<

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