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Ghost protocol


Many would have strolled Mumbai’s Marine Drive but their naked eye would have not witnessed a melee of people surrounding a peanut seller. No, there is nothing wrong with their cognitive skills since these invisible figures can be seen and heard by a very few only. One of them is Deepta Roy Chakraverti, who realised the oddity of the situation since there was no exchange of money. Neither the peanut packets were decreasing with the seller nor do any of these shadows were paying him. Similarly at Puri images appear before her not seen by others in which an old woman is brought on a stretcher by a young man and some servants to be abandoned in a temple.
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‘Spirits are people too’


Ghosts, spirits and apparitions either scare people or are completely dismissed by rationalists as gibberish. However, these ghosts, spirits and ‘presences’ might have their own story to tell. As Deepta Roy Chakraverti puts it, “Spirits are people too.” In her recently released book, Bhangarh To Bedlam: Haunted Encounters, Chakraverti talks about her encounters with the spirit world at myriad ‘haunted’ sites in the country, the most famous of them being Bhangarh in Rajasthan. “The subject” she says, “is part of my DNA. From a very early age, I had access to research on psychic phenomenon.”.
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Supernatural experiences in debut book by a wiccan


Experiences in the realm of the supernatural and the neo Pagan practice of Wicca form the substance of a debut nonfiction by Deepta Roy Chakraverti, the daughter of Ipsita Roy-Chakraverti, one of the country's most fabled Wiccan.
Using real life experiences and observations by her in India and England, Deepta has penned 12 incidents in "Bhangarh to Bedlam: Haunted Encounters," book that was launched here recently.
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She saw Goddess Durga surrounded by sadness


Wiccan and corporate lawyer Deepta Roy Chakraverti talks to Chandrima Pal about her book that chronicles her psychic investigations into what she says are unnatural occurrences in familiar places.
High-flying corporate lawyer Deepta Roy Chakraverti may not look like someone who is well versed in the art of spells and charms, but in her crisp King's College English speaks of her years of psychic investigations and eerie encounters with as much finesse as she would serve scones with delightful table talk at some posh high tea party.
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The Wiccan’s world


"Spirits have stories to tell. One must know how to listen”  from Bhangarh to Bedlam The word ‘witch’ usually conjures up an image of a hag with an elongated crooked nose, ready to ascend her broomstick, when not bubbling up vicious potions in a cauldron! Or, for some of us, the word might bring up news flashes of poor tribal women from West Bengal, Jharkhand, or Orissa being burnt to death for covertly practising witchcraft.
Deepta Roy Chakraverti, who signs her blog posts as a witch, however, doesn’t fulfil any of these criteria, and I seriously doubt she has any sort of cauldron-brewed potions stacked under her bed! Deepta is a corporate lawyer with Reliance Industries,
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openthemagazine.com


An odd incident occurred last week. A book on so-called haunted places in India was withdrawn by its publisher three days before its launch because a Kolkata mall, which was featured in the book, took objection to it. Deepta Roy Chakraverti, the daughter of a self-proclaimed witch and Wiccan priestess Ipsita Roy Chakraverti, was due to release her book Bhangarh to Bedlam: Haunted Encounters on 10 April 2015 after a year of research and travel across the country. The book is an antho logy of historical and first-person encounters of the author at some of the most ‘haunted’ places in the country.
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dailyO


How Indira Gandhi’s ghost is haunting her memorial.
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scroll.in


Ghostwriting has taken on new meaning in the strangest controversy to break out in India’s publishing world. A shopping mall in Kolkata is believed to have prevailed upon a publisher to delete references to itself in a book just two days before the launch. Not just that, claims the angry author, the publisher has withdrawn the book altogether and returned her manuscript.
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Mumbai Mirror


Under the cover of darkness.
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the good book corner


"Spirits have stories to tell. One must know how to listen”  from Bhangarh to Bedlam Deepta Roy Chakraverti’s anthology is unique. It includes non-fictional, paranormal accounts of the author’s own experiences. Written in a gripping manner, the narratives connect instantly and it’s very difficult to put the book down. Deepta’s accounts take the reader into the fascinating, yet bone chilling world of spirits or trapped souls if one may call them that. The locations are diverse- from the ruins of Bhangarh in Rajasthan and the alleys of Puri in Odisha to Bedlam in central London.The reference check on all locations confirm the authenticity of what the author is trying to tell.
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Indian Express


Other worlds and other dimensions are very much a part of reality. How much we acknowledge, and how much we fear and shy away from—that is the choice of an individual.
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