I am of Indian origin – part of the "Mango class" as Indian politicians like to call us. My primary interests lie in the area of technology such as speech recognition, additive manufacturing and ideas such as chaos theory. I use writing as a way to focus these interests and see how they interact with my characters.
I am a firm believer in transformational experiences especially those that occur due to mother nature. My first story, Venture Capital (formally Deluge), revolves around one such experience.
The story is based around the floods that occurred in Mumbai in July 2006. At the time, I was safely ensconced on the 11th floor ofa building in the northern suburbs of Mumbai. I missed it all thanks to the power outage that affected us.
It was only after the floods, and when I saw the pictures on television, I learned what I had lived through.
I hope you enjoyed the story and feedback is always welcome.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Middle East and then India. I had good English teachers in both middle school and high school. My writing took off in middle school around the tenth grade.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing speeches in the third grade. I got a manual typewriter and used to pound out all sorts of things.
Entrepreneur David Bell has lost it all. His job, his reputation. Dissatisfied with his life he decides to travel, only to crash land during one of the worst floods in Mumbai history. Can he survive the flood and find redemption at the end of it all?
Based on the floods that occurred in Mumbai in July 2005, Venture Capital is one mans journey toward redemption in the midst of turmoil