Apologies to Arun R. S. Chandran, for messing up your middle initials (I merged them in the above post). Basically, one of your middle initials were getting rejected due to one of the posting filters (used to prohibit IM shortcuts).
And an honorable mention goes to the bartender of this very forum -- Jaikiran Pai. He was originally chosen as a winner for this promotion, and has graciously agreed to give up the book to the next runner up.
Thank you all at javaranch for choosing me as one of the winners. This is the first time that I have won something online. Thanks Peter, Jaikiran and Henry. I was confused with how to send my address so I sent it to Henry as a PM and then he showed me the correct path . Also thanks Peter and Jaikiran for solving my problems. I feel like top of the world