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Did you base the character on any known cricketer? If so, who?
The protagonist of the novel Suraj Bhatkal is an original character. However, there are traits of certain real-life cricketers. I modelled the batting stance of the Suraj on Shivnarine Chanderpaul, his bowling on Zaheer Khan and his captaincy style on what I thought Ravi Shastri could have been if he had captained India.Read more >
What draws you to the romance genre as a writer?
I have observed relationships around me, be it mother-daughter, siblings, partners, friends, very closely. Additionally, from a very young age, I’ve read Premchand extensively. His stories have struck an emotional chord within me. From then, I have known that I want to write about relationships and love.Read more >
What draws you to the crime/thriller genre as a writer?
I love writing crime thrillers with intriguing plots and complex characters. To build an intense story that grips the reader is gratifying to me as a writer. I enjoy deep-diving into the minds of my characters and that often leads to interesting revelations that help my storytelling.Read more >
Let’s start with the most important question, what is Nirvana in a Corporate Suit?
Nirvana is my attempt to look beyond the profundity that is usually associated with self-help books, and make the idea of searching for one’s happiness thrilling and fun.Read more >
Tell us more about ‘The 5AM Guy’ and his journey so far.
shot at life once again – this time with fire in the heart and laughter on the lips.Read more >
What is Rewind and Play about?
Set in New York, Rewind and Play is about corporate executives who meet for an evening get-together one day after a very long time.Read more >
What is The Curse of Anuganga about?
The Curse of Anuganga is about a young man, Shaunaka, a jeweller’s son who lives in Nandivardhana in 403 CE. His life changes when he ends up helping the local police solve a murder he accidentally stumbles upon.Read more >
This is your first book. What prompted you to write ‘Kaalkoot’, which is a mix of history, mythology and thriller?
I have loved reading thrillers since I was a child. What fascinated me was their ability to captivate the reader and transport him or her to an exciting world of discovery and anticipation. Separately, I have been fascinated by the richness of our history and the vividness of metaphor and imagery in our mythology.Read more >