Interview with Maheshkumar Bhatt

What's the story behind your latest book?
I must write that I am not at all an Author & never ever ponder over even in my dream to be recognized as an Author. I use to read since little literacy light upon inside of me. With every new topic that I intone, in addition to be updated by collecting new & deleting old memories, to rethink, relate, reevaluate & interconnect everything inside of my brain become a prime function of my mind, with which, I use to rediscover all my thoughts & ideas especially when I am alone. I am also in practice to note down it under the heading of my own inspiration.

However not having any experience for writing a book on a particular subject, as a surprising fact, during January to September 2012, I am inspired to write pages & pages. I am highly pleased to inform you that I wrote over six hundred pages on different subjects.

Some of my friends had strongly confirmed that my writing under the title of ‘The Ultimate of Life’ is the best ever they read before & told me that it can be able to bring a revolutionary change for the happy living of the entire mankind if published as a book. This entire work is an absolute rediscovery of my thoughts & ideas previously written under different headings those are “Why I Am Not Happy”, “Gods of Other Religions”, “Mysteries of Universe”, “Understanding Religion”, “Peeping Inside”, “Persons & Outcome of Their Relationship” and “How to Prey to be Blessed” duly included by gist & essence notes from the scriptures of all religions.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My mouth was operated for six times for the treatment of cancer & such other related diseases as I was in habit of chewing & smoking tobacco for too many years. Since 18th December 2011, as a result of all these, I became a prisoner inside four walls of my own home because I cannot open my mouth properly & my body depends only on liquidized food. During this particular duration of last ten months, though I am neither a writer nor having any such experience for writing even a single page on a particular subject but as a surprising fact, I am inspired to write pages & pages. I am highly pleased to inform you that I wrote nearly six undred pages, to which my friends & relatives strongly believes it all as the best ever they read before & it can bring a revolutionary change in the happy living of entire mankind if published as a book.
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What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I hope this effort of mine in a form of a short readable composition of a worldview would bring sense & purpose in to individual lives, tolerance & peace to our planet against the irrational dogmatism of both religion & science because although we are literally all one being in many individual forms, we are a part & portion of a constant continuation that harm one another. This hope is a part of my dream & if it comes true it will be my greatest joy of writing.
What do your fans mean to you?
For me my reader are true seeker of something that bring joy that acknowledge where is the real source of our worries & why the fruits of happiness still remain unavailable.
What are you working on next?
I strongly believe that we have been in some kind of ignorance from our very birth however, in conditioned life we are committing sins at every step, even without knowing it, hence therefore I would like to work hard to clear away this ignorance.
Who are your favorite authors?
All writer of our holy scriptures of all religions are my favorite authors because they sacrificed all power of their mind for the batter progress & prospect of mankind & some of them were especially selected to do so by the great Almighty in their time.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I am still searching that miraculous invisible being that exist.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
By the grace of God, I am prominent nature lover keenly interested in all kinds of adventurous activities, having completed some training available in India for Rock climbing, Mountaineering, Swimming Rafting, Water & Ice Skiing and Para-sailing.

Since July 1990, I am an Honorary President & Founder of Parikrama Nature Adventure & Sports Institute, Ahmadabad, one of the leading & outstanding organizations engaged in all kinds of adventurous activities, nature & anything related to nature, environmental education & its protection, forest conservation and wild life protection. Since inception it organizes events, programs, courses and expeditions for camping, trekking, mountaineering, river rafting, water & ice skiing, parasailing/gliding and two & four-wheeler adventure with one motto "Development of Youth". It is famous in the state of Gujarat for its peculiar, unique and special adventures every year & popularly known by the name given in endearment by me as “Parikrama”, an environment loving institution of adventurous youth who invades river, sea, jungles, mountains, deserts & sky” as it is a son produced by me.

In the name of adventure, many events, camps, treks, hikes, rock climbing courses as a trainee as well as an Instructor, few peak climbing expeditions as a member & leader, rafting in river Narmada, Bias, Ganga & Zanskar and some extra ordinary two wheeler expeditions were successfully imparted by me including three entries recorded in the Limca Book of Records. Excluding my various trekking of jungles, deserts, seashores & other ranges of mountains in India, my outstanding performance in trekking Himalayan ranges-more than 30000 kms, rafting in various rivers of India at least 400 kms, and bike riding for over 100000 kms, in various adventurous expeditions. I am very curio person watchful on the entire development of the world for many adventure sports in this modern era of adventure & eco-tourism with my hobby bound research, analytical & observation skill that developed in me with my own ideas & experience.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Honestly, Before I uploaded my book I was not using this great platform of ebook but in the habit to search the detailed information of the topic I like to know on Google search & wikipedia & that way gradually I discover the ebooks I read.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
off course
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
off course
How do you approach cover design?
entirely by myself only
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Geeta, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Himalayan holidays & satya na prayogo
What do you read for pleasure?
Philosophy
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
yet to find
Describe your desk
This entire work is an absolute rediscovery of my thoughts & ideas previously written under different headings those are “Why I Am Not Happy”, “Gods of Other Religions”, “Mysteries of Universe”, “Understanding Religion”, “Peeping Inside”, “Persons & Outcome of Their Relationship” and “How to Prey to be Blessed” duly included by gist & essence notes from the scriptures of all religions.
Published 2013-10-18.
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Books by This Author

The Ultimate of Life
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 109,100. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » General, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
This book “The Ultimate of Life” is a rediscovery of my thoughts & ideas previously written under different headings those are “Why I Am Not Happy”, “Gods of Other Religions”, “Mysteries of Universe”, “Understanding Religion”, “Peeping Inside”, “Persons & Outcome of Their Relationship” and “How to Prey to be Blessed” duly included by gist & essence notes from the scriptures of all religions.