Authors, Books, Interviews

Author Interview: Jamal Merchant

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘One Enduring Lesson’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

Hi Aman, I am most pleased to be interviewed by you.

Born in Bombay (now Mumbai) and brought up in Tanzania, East Africa, I am a Chartered Accountant and now live in London, UK where I am settled since 1972. Over the years I have had a varied career path in England having worked in audit firms, the private sector and a registered public charity. I am now a self-employed property finance broker specialising in arranging commercial property finance for my UK clients.

I have travelled widely including to India, Kenya, Tanzania, China, Egypt, USA, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. My interests include reading, current affairs, movies and cricket.

One Enduring Lesson, a story based in India and a tale of the undying human spirit of survival against all odds is my debut novel

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Author Interview: Anita Shirodkar

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘Aryavir’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I’m an ex advertising person, so I think that explains a lot about my background! Advertising, especially when you spend 20 years in the profession, prepares you for a plethora of different activities, and I gravitated towards writing. Being a naval daughter, I grew up all over India and had varied experiences in different cities, including Moscow where I spent three years and learned to speak Russian.

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Author Interview: Sanjai Velayudhan

Q. Hello Sanjai, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Dance of the Spirits’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

Amandeep, I am very happy to be interviewed by you.

Originally from Kerala, I have lived in many cities both in India and abroad. Currently I am settled in Bangalore with my family. Professionally, I am a marketing consultant who works with global brands.

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Author Interview: Pooja Mishra

Q. Hi Pooja, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Your latest book, ‘Seven Doors of Satan’ isfull of wonders and is fantastic read. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I am a girl who has grown following a specific culture and tradition. After living certain values as a child and growing up into an adult I have learnt to create my own customized set of belief systems that justifies this life.

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Author Interview: Lakshmi Narayan

Q. Hello Lakshmi, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Bonsai Kitten ’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I must have been a journalist in my mother’s womb. Both my father and grandfather were eminent journalists. In fact, my grandfather ran a paper called The West Coast Reformer, where he was the editor, the cartoonist, the peon … everything! His favourite target was the British collector of the district and he lampooned him mercilessly. Apparently, when he was asked why he didn’t arrest my grandfather, he’s reported to have said, “Because he makes me laugh so much!” When my dad used to go for night duty at the Times of India, Delhi, I would howl at being parted from him, so he often carried me to work and put me to sleep on top of his desk. So I have writer’s ink in my blood! From journalism to authoring books was a natural progression, especially after I retired.

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Author Interview: Ashutosh Mishra

Q. Hello and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘Happiness is All We Want’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I am a banker by profession, currently heading treasury sales function at ANZ Bank. Previously, I worked in senior positions at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank in similar roles. By education, I am an MBA from XLRI and engineering graduate from IIT Delhi.  I was born and brought up in Delhi, completed by education and living in Mumbai since the start of my corporate career in the year 2000. Other than work, I have a wide variety of interests in well-being, spirituality, travelling, blogging and writing. I am married and have two kids.

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Author Interview: Shreyas Bhave

Q. Hello Shreyas Bhave, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your debut book, The Prince of Patliputra. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I was born in Nagpur, did my electrical engineering there from VNIT. Since my childhood, I was an avid reader, and a fan of historical stories. Napoleon, Caesar, Genghis Khan, Shivaji, Saladin, I know all their stories by heart. I passed out of college last year, and at present, I am working as a Contractor for the Indian railways.

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Author Interview: Roswitha Joshi

Q. Hello Roswitha, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your latest book, ‘Trapped in Want & Wonder’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

A.: My pleasure, Aman.

I was born and brought up in Hamburg/Germany. After completing my secondary schooling with emphasis on classical European languages, I proceeded to study Political Science and History at the universities of Hamburg and Frankfurt. Against a lot of resistance from all sorts of ‘well-wishers’, I tied in between the knot with a doctoral candidate from India and later settled down with him in New Delhi.

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Author Interview: Sindhu Rajasekaran 

 

Sindhu Rajasekaran is a thirty-one-year-old engineer-turned-writer, and a Bharatnatyam dancer. Kaleidoscopic Reflections her first novel was longlisted for the Crossword Book Award in 2011.

Q. Hello Sindhu, and thank you for agreeing this interview and congratulations on your book, ‘Kaleidoscopic Reflections’. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I’m a writer, film producer and communications consultant. A bit of a nomad really. I do everything that strikes my fancy.

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Author Interview: Christopher Brookmyre

Christopher Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix politics, social comment and action with a strong narrative. He has been referred to as a Tartan Noir author. His debut novel was Quite Ugly One Morning, and subsequent works have included One Fine Day in the Middle of the Night, which he said “was just the sort of book he needed to write before he turned 30”, and All Fun and Games until Somebody Loses an Eye (2005). His new novel: The Last Hack is due to release in July, 2017.

Q. Hi Christopher, and thank you for agreeing this interview. Your upcoming book, ‘The Last Hack’ is due on 4th July 2017, which is an amazing read. Tell me a little about yourself and your background?

I have been writing full-time since the publication of my first novel, Quite Ugly One Morning, back in 1996. Before that, I worked as a sub-editor on Screen International in London, then freelance at the Scotsman and the Edinburgh Evening News. I have published twenty novels, most recently The Last Hack (published in the UK as Want You Gone). I have also collaborated on the FPS videogame Bedlam, based on my novel of the same name.

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