Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Rourkela, a small town in India. I grew up with people from different walks of life. Writing came naturally to me. I believe everyone has a story of their own. I try connecting the stories of every individual. The whole world has been a web to me since my early childhood days. Every knot connects. Every story in everyone's lives connect too.
When did you first start writing?
I took to writing at an early age of 12. Writing has always been my passion. It grants me the liberty to play with others' imagination. I started with short stories and gradually converged into philosophical writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is basically a modern day problem that needs attention. Amidst this fast moving world we are often devoid of a pause. My book throws light on how an individual struggles between keeping a balance between his aspirations and his true calling - spiritualism.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy for me is to be heard. I write from my heart. It would delight me if my vision strikes the right accord with the imagination of my readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans mean mutual admiration to me. I feel that the fans are the real reflection of one's hard work. Their voice is a mere echo of the effort I have put in. They mean a world to me.
Who are your favorite authors?
Paulo Coelho, Dan Brown have always been the authors I have loved reading. Their writing inspires me.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
To live the day. There are so many things to do and so many moments to live - each day is a gift to cherish.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I hang around with friends and family. Grab an I-Pod, travel around and more importantly enjoy each and every moment that comes my way.
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