Interview with Ranjit Singh Thind

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing in 2012.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The current economic upheaval happening around the world necessitates a re-think on the part of everyone, particularly governments and big businesses, on how to minimise the impact of losses by instituting counter measures immediately.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As a passion in the beginning, writing has propelled me to reach out to others via the two blogs on the English Language and Education that I maintain. Now that I have succeeded in getting followers, it is an indication that my writings can generate an income for me.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To be able to contribute by posing serious questions on the suitability of certain actions or beliefs that others follow.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are people who believe as well as don't believe in what I say through my writings and who practise an open mind towards another's opinions.
What are you working on next?
Politics, religion, education and other issues that permeate one's very existence in his daily life are what I would like to write most.
Who are your favorite authors?
Any author that satisfies my yearning for knowledge in whatever branch of study is my favourite author.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My wife and son.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend most of my time reading as it gives me ideas on topics to write in the future.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first article I wrote was on the English Language.
What is your writing process?
My writing process strives on bouts of inspiration that I receive from time to time. These bouts of inspiration may vary from short to long according to the length of an article that I intend to write.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I've read many stories but the one that created a lot of impact on me was Graham Greene's "The Destructors". It shows how a group of boys in England go about planning to destroy a house from within. On a much larger and real scale, the politicians of a country can be likened to those group of boys in the story. The only difference is that the politicians destroy the country from within with all their flip-flop policies on economic planning.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Nicomachean Ethics by Plato.
It is a treatise on politics and philosophy.
2. The Aims of Education by A.N. Whitehead.
It shows the real essence of education for an individual.
3. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
It reveals the travails of life among ordinary individuals.
4. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Against the background of the French Revolution, it is a book showing to what extent ordinary citizens can vent their anger towards those who oppressed them for years.
5. Some Things That Matter by Lord Riddell.
It is a book on how legal principles can be applied in the everyday affairs of an ordinary person.
What do you read for pleasure?
Books on politics, philosophy, psychology, education, etc. Also, I read books by literary greats.
Published 2015-03-30.
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Books by This Author

Did Religions Really Originate From God?
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Religious Intolerance, Persecution, & Conflict
Are religions vital for the human race? If religions are indeed necessary for the greater good of mankind, why do disciples from different faiths clash with one another from time to time? People who practise religions don't exhibit peace, tolerance and understanding towards others from opposing beliefs. Why is that so?
How Nature Cured My Son
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Alternative medicine, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Naturopathy
This book is a narration of real events concerning the success of Traditional Medical Practices and Alternative Medicine in helping to cure the fractured and dislocated left shoulder of my thirteen-year-old son in five months. It shows clearly that Nature too can play a big role in curing physical injuries without resorting to medical surgery.
The Swan Song
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 840. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Political science
The current economic reality has brought out many inadequacies prevalent in governments and businesses around the world. Will this current economic reality take a toll on societies despite the brouhaha promoted by governments and businesses about their strong fundamentals? This e-book attempts to shed some light on the subject.