Interview with N.Natarajan

What Made you an author?
I had been hand-holding younger colleagues in most of my life. Found many from Rural India, children were not told Moral stories, which is a common feature of City, Semi-turban Middle class families. Usually Grandma tell stories. I shared those stories with my students and juniors all through my career. At some point I thought of writing them so that it would benefit more children and adults.
You write not only Moral Stories, but Economics, Education, Computer science, Religion and Spirituality. How is that possible to dabble on so many topics?
I am a computer professional. Writing a book on Unix or Embedded systems are nothing unusual. I trained engineers in these skills during my days with System Software School. My books on Spirituality can be traced to a lot of premonitions, supernatural (can I call it events that were out of ordinary)! events lead me the world of impercepioble - Spirituality.
Spirituality is all about knowledge beyond human perceptions. Knowledge, Religion are connected anyway.
Learnt Economics from basics and found every evil including poverty are due to Wrong Economic Lessons taught in world's leading economic schools. They are all connected in one way or the other.
What do you read for pleasure?
Reading interests changes with time. During my teen my dad used to guide me with topics on fiction. Then I took to reading engineering topics for professional needs. At early 30s I came face-to-face with death. Escaped a death that was impossible. Saved by an invisible hand. That took me to reading, may be a couple of thousand titles on Religions, Spirituality, Mysticism, Meta physics, Life and times of Mystics, Eastern mysticism, Translation of Vedic literature, Poems of Siddha saints, Shaman mystic teachings, Buddhist works, to name a few.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I belong to old times of Printed books. Ideally I prefer reading printed books. That was what I used for most of my life. Now changing to i-Pad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Exhibitions and personal marketing are my two preferred modes.
Some of my books were in print. I have found, in those who see the "physical books" buy it. In Chennai book exhibition, my publisher claimed, sold 1000 copies each in a week. They did not have a retail book chains / marketing team.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
That is an interesting question. I grew-up in a village where my dad worked for a Textile Mill as an Engineer. There was no school nearby. Most of my education was at home and my dad was "Friend Philosopher & Guide" to the last word.
I was trained to Learn and taught very less. This made life different.
My father's an Author, Engineer and a spiritualist was an inspiration for me. I have watched him write engineering books as well as some Spiritual topics, while I was learning at home. I used to take dictations from my dad which I could see them on Print subsequently.
When did you first start writing?
My father's friend cum publisher, came to attend my daughter's marriage at Chennai, Tamilnadu. He asked me to write like my dad did. The difficulty was he expected me to write in Tamil in which I have not even written one sentence in some 35 years. He encouraged me to write.
The titles Zen Stories and "Where is God" were my first two titles published and reprinted every year.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Today, the Economic theories have derailed the Economic Activity around the globe. Some countries did not see a reversal in its trend for over 14 years.
I learnt Economics from first principles from Text books, internet pages, interviews and TV debates.
I was studying Human mind in an unusual perspective - Ability to Learn & Think. A human mind as a collection of animal minds, with each mind with different dominance.
When I combined the working of Human Mind & Economics to trace the cause of Economic problems around the glove and solutions to poverty & Ecconomic down turn across the world.
Published 2015-03-09.
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Books by This Author

Why did the Monk Laugh
Price: Free! Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
It is very easy to get the SIDDIs or Spiritual Powers. What is difficult is to get into right mind frame. Anyone handling power without preparation is likely to be be devoured by the same power. Several Stories are told in Eastern scriptures that a TAPAS - One minded / Alternate-less Desire , is all that is required. Achieving that mind state is also not difficult.
ஆக்கத்திற்கும் அழிவுக்கும் மதங்கள் ஒரு மகத்தான சக்தி
Price: Free! Words: 9,120. Language: Tamil. Published: June 27, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
To really benefit from religion one should understand how it works. Religion is a great power. Good people never fight with other over religion. Anyone who understand Religion will never fight. Would respect other religions. Now we will read all about religion and spirituality.
How Can I become a Spiritualist? Spirituality is not Religion
Price: Free! Words: 14,350. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Americana
The book explains as how to get spiritual Powers. That is quite simple. But the preparation to hold the power is the toughest. Any power is dangerous. Spiritual Powers are the most dangerous. Some personal experience is added. This book is written for the benefit of Seekeers and other curious bystanders in the edges of Spiritual Path.
Career Options for Educated Unemployed
Price: Free! Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Eating Disorders
Those who are successful.l in life and enterprises are few and they do so due to their ability to Learn & Think. So the formal educational system cannot produce knowledgeable people. At best it produces CLERKS in domains. What the poor need is a rigorous practice in Learning and exposure and practice in various thinking skills. There are several Crores of Educated unemployed. Many of them lost
The Poverty Line Poverty is not natural
Price: Free! Words: 16,070. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Poverty, in most countries are not natural. It is not that there is no resources in the country. But some foolish leaders of the society and a small group of elite siphon away the power-to-buy , the money to richer countries. There are solutions to end poverty and related evils such as Terrorism, unemployment. Will the leaders do it?
மாயா உயிர், ஆண்டவன், அண்டம்
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: Tamil. Published: July 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
A book in Tamil on Spirituality from eastern scriptures. Maya is not a goddess. The Maya is the science personified. May be a first book to examine Gods through science.
My Dear Son - Book 2 (English)
Price: Free! Words: 17,100. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Short story collections that imparts Living by Value system. Here, a father tells the way of value based living to his son. This is the second book in this series.
My Dear Son, book one
Price: Free! Words: 14,900. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
Short stories in English, for all ages. Life can be lived in any whichever way. We think, "I know" and act foolishly only to face misery and failure. The theme is, "Living by Value Systems " The objective is Living with fewer failures. There are several simple truth that we are unaware of. age.very The theme and stories will benefit reader of every age.
Life is a Script - Science of Spiirituality
Price: Free! Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
Every life is a script. , we merely act on a prepared script. The proof comes from Eastern Scriptures like Rig , Mahabharat, Puranas. Besides proof for this can be found in several events around us.
திருமணங்கள் சொர்கத்தில் - மணமக்களோ நரகத்தில்
Price: Free! Words: 16,090. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
கணவன் மனைவி மத்தியில் பிரச்சனை எழுவது ஏன்? அதை தவிர்த்து ஒரு ஆனந்த்மயமான வாழ்வு இல்லாவிட்டாலும், ஒரு அமைதியான வாழ்வை அடைவது. எப்படி? நிரைய உண்மைக் கதைகள் அடங்க்கியுள்ளன.
மனிதனின் மனம் ஒரு மிருகங்களின் பண்ணை
Price: Free! Words: 4,240. Language: Tamil. Published: October 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Personality
எல்லா மிருகங்களும் எல்லா நாட்டிலும் எந்த காலத்திலும் ஒரேபோல செயல படுகின்றன. மனிதன் சிந்தனையும் செயல்பாடும் இடத்திற்கு இடம் மாறுபடும்.ஒரே மனிதன் பல சூழ்னிலைகளில் வெவ்வே றாக சிந்திதிப்பான் . ஏன் ?
Illusions - Maya The Science of Spirituality.
Price: Free! Words: 8,620. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religion & Science
Some of us have some knowledge that we are under the influence of "Maya". Vast majority do not even have that. Looking at Vedic description of universe and the lives through the eyes of science. If anyone understand school level physics u can appreciate What is illusion? Is Maya a Goddess? how Maya helps the creator in running the lives?
ஏழைகள் செல்வந்தராவது எப்படி?
Price: Free! Words: 5,210. Language: Tamil. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration
மக்கள் ஏழ்மையின் காரணங்கள். ஏழைகள் செல்வந்தராவதில் எழும் தடைகள். அவற்றை கடந்து ஏழைகள் எப்படி செல்வந்தராவது என்பதற்கான வழிவகைகள்.
மிக உயர்ந்த அறிவை அடையும் வழிகள்
Price: Free! Words: 15,240. Language: Tamil. Published: March 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / general
இன்றய கல்வி மாணவருக்கும் சமுதாயத்திற்கும் பயனற்றது. பட்டமும் பெற்ற வர்களிலே 100 பேரில் 5 பேருக்கு வேலை கிடைக்குமா? தமிழ் நாட்டில் 75 லட்சம் பேர் வேலை தேடிவருகிராரகள் கல்வி சிந்திக்கும் திறனை அளித்தாலோ வேலை தேட அவசியமில்லை் கிளார்க்குகளை மாத்திரமே உருவாக்குகிறது. கல்வித்திட்டம் அறிவாளர்களையும் பேரறிவாளர்களையும் உருவாக்க சிறிதளவு மாற்றங்க்களே தேவை. இதற்குத் தடை, கல்வியாளர்களும் தலைவர்களுமே!
ஏழைகள் (Ezhaigal)
Price: Free! Words: 17,670. Language: Tamil. Published: March 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Social policy
Poverty is cruel. Aggressors perpetuated poverty among common man for 1000 years. During their rule common man was treated as animals. Freedom did not change their lives either. What should poor do? How the NGOs working on removing poverty can help poor!
மிடில் கிளாஸ் (Middle Class)
Price: Free! Words: 17,010. Language: Tamil. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Family relationships
Middle class have the best of both worlds - resource and extensive circle of friends and relatives. But yet you them in problems, no end. Why? Some stories from real life and solution to their typical problems.
ஓட்டங்கள் ( Ottangal)
Price: Free! Words: 17,960. Language: Tamil. Published: March 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
This book is a followup of whatever is told in my first book titled தேடல்கள். one can reasonably understand without reading the first book too. There are some repetitions in some of what was written in book one in this book. This has become a necessity to make the book complete itself. I was searching for these inputs for 40 years. Seekers like me would be benefited reading my books.
Mind of Man, An Animal Farm
Price: Free! Words: 10,290. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Psychology » Applied psychology, Nonfiction » Psychology » Research
Human mind is the most complex among the minds of species. Unlike animals, the human behavior is unpredictable. Yet, we need some way to predict. One way of looking at the behavior and map on the animal mind in them. I am unaware of such a study on human mind that would explain social economic behavior of human being, the way I have done in this book.
என் அருமை மகனுக்கு ( Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 21,270. Language: Tamil. Published: March 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Life is simple when one follows the "value based Living". For generations such stories are in use in middle class homes. Grandma, tell such stories to children at Bed time. These, with several new stories are given with detailed explanation, for each aspect of life. I wish, the elders (If grandmas have found refuge is old age homes)! to read and tell the stories to their young and adult children.
Price: Free! Words: 18,370. Language: Tamil. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Eastern mysticism
What is Spirituality and what is not? Life and time of selected world renowned Spiritualists. What made them Seekers? What they found in their life time? How they lived and made exit from the world.
Price: Free! Words: 14,520. Language: Tamil. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Moral stories in Tamil for every age. This was in print and a few copies may be available. The stories are retold with a twist.
ஜென் கதைகள் (தமிழ்)
Price: Free! Words: 12,110. Language: Tamil. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Zen stories are popular for its short & sweet nature. Makes one "Think" , Some 40 plus short stories are rendered in Tamil. To bring benefit of reading, I have added quite a few additional information.
தமிழில் யுனிக்ஸ்
Price: Free! Words: 14,630. Language: Tamil. Published: March 1, 2015 by N.Natarajan. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Administration / elementary & secondary
Unix Programming in Tamil. Unix OS Design by Mourice Bach is a great work. , But for some one rank new, the concepts would be required to appreciate and get a full understanding of what happens inside the Unix Operating system and is flavours, from the book. I have explained through a imaginary characters and fictious incidents, every major minor concepts in the Design of Unix OS.
Book 1. Anatomy of Economy - Poverty & Economic Disaster
Price: Free! Words: 15,710. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Current affairs
Economic downturn and Poverty are the results of the dance of two demons. The demon created by people called the leaders and the deTmons created by Leaders the Crony Capitalists. Who can stop the dance of demons? When that is done, Economy will be back on rails, the poverty a rare phenomenon. Who will do it? The common man guided by middle class.
Knowledge. (Let us Go and get it)!
Price: Free! Words: 18,470. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Educational policy & reform / school safety
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Education system all over the world is a goal-less, rudderless journey hogging huge resources of small and big economies. This investment can be productice by fine tuning the education system. This calls for understanding the follies in the present education systems and appreciating what needs to be introduced. The strong message is, no to Rote learning beyond Primary. Then what? Read the book
Western Economic Lessons
Price: Free! Words: 10,430. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics / theory
The economic crisis across the world, the increase in poverty, crimes in 3rd world has its roots to Economic policies taught in leading economic schools. These theories are irrelevant in free societies but yet it is followed religiously. The Book explains as how these theories affect poverty & economic crisis . The US & West economic downturn not fixed for 14 years is a proof for it