Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Born in a village in Kannur district of Kerala in February 1956. Had school education in a small town. Did graduation in Bangalore. Joined Syndicate bank as clerk in 1979. Retired as Asst General Manager in November 2015. Got MBA and diplomas during employment. Got diploma in management consultancy from Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) and became affiliate member therein. Presently director of GroBiz Management consultant (OPC) Pvt Ltd.
What were you like at school?
Was best or one of the best in studies. Was very active though health was not good.
Were you good at English?
School education was in Malayalam. Hence was poor in English.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
To become an author of fictions with social relevance.
So, what have you written?
A fiction depicting the effect of blind faith and superstition on an innocent child and the struggle arising out of it.
Where can we buy or see them?
It is available in amazon, flipkart, Notiopress.com etc. eBook is available in amazon kindle, googe play store etc.
Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
Main character is the baby who is pronounced as a devil’s seed by an astrologer and accepted by its orthodox grandfather. He directs to keep the baby away from its mother in spite of the request by her and other family members. The baby faces immense difficulties. Still he comes up in life through hard struggles with motivation by his mother’s soul.
What are you working on at the minute?
I have started my second fiction, which is also on a socially relevant subject.
What genre are your books?
What draws you to this genre?
I am deeply concerned on the social political and economic status of the country and people
How much research do you do?
I ensure correctness of the facts through intense study of articles and other relevant materials.
When did you decide to become an author?
After superannuation from the bank.
Why do you write?
To provide healthy entertainment and to increase social awareness.
What made you decide to sit down and actually start something?
Desire to be useful to the society
Do you write full-time or part-time?
Part time. May change if am successful as an author
Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
There is no specific days or times to write. Depends on my mind and mood
Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand?
Where do the your ideas come from?
Experience and knowledge acquired over the past 62 years.
What was the hardest thing about writing your latest book?
It has three parts. The 1st and 2nd parts take place on a day each. Fitting the whole activities in a day was a challenge. The three parts are connected directly but can be inferred from incidents and circumstances. It was also big challenge. Every chapter ends with ‘so be it’ and the next chapter starts with the same. It was also a challenge.
What is the easiest thing about writing?
Writing is an activity dictated by mind. Mind makes it easy or difficult.
How long on average does it take you to write a book?
I have written only one book. It took about 6 months.
What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?
There is no good or bad in review. It must be honest.
How do you relax?
Reading is the main source of relaxation. Control of the mind and body through philosophical approach to life is my strength.
What is your favourite motivational phrase?
Every moment of life is a gift. Make it useful and enjoyable.
What is your favourite quote?
Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a myth; today is the only reality. Cherish and celebrate.
Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
There are many such people. They all live beyond their life on earth.
What advice would you give to aspiring writers?
I am too small to do that.
How can readers discover more about you and you work?
I will be glad to communicate with everyone. I am transparent and open.
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