Ankur Mutreja


Ankur Mutreja is a writer by choice and an advocate by profession, which choice he exercises best while writing on travel. Though he has been writing on travel in piecemeal manner, "Kerala Hugged" is his first travelogue. He has also been writing on other varied topics for last more than a decade through his blogs, which are accessible from his website. In 2015, he converted his blogs into a book entitled "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja" and derived three other titles from it: "Sparks: Satire and Reviews", "Flare: Opinions (Law, Human Rights and Politics)", and "Light: Philosophy". He has also published a short book of poems entitled "Nine Poems" in the same year. His main areas of interest in the writing arena are Travel, Reviews, Satire, Poems, Opinions and Philosophy. Of course, other than these, he does lots of legal writing too.
Other than writing and travel, Ankur likes books, music, news, internet, and jogging, and recently he has rekindled his love for biking. Ankur doesn't open up easily, but on peeling a few difficult layers, he may turn out to be a sweet, soft pulp -- it depends entirely on you; he just reflects. Try your luck at:

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Short answer to this question would be Self-Satisfaction. But I don't think I am doing justice to this question by writing such a short answer; so, I would recommend you to visit my blog post "Why I Write" ( at to get a comprehensive answer to this question.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Recently, I have authored three books almost simuntaneously. In fact, I would be wrong to say I wrote them because all I did was modified my earlier book "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja" and derived three new books from it dealing with three different genres, i.e., Humour, Law-Opinions, and Philosophy, and named them "Sparks", "Flare" and "Light" respectively. The basic idea in all my books is the same; i.e., to present my views in a consolidated form of a book distributed free of cost, which views are anyways in the wild in the form of my blogs accessible from
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Where to find Ankur Mutreja online


Nine Poems Series
A series of short books of poems.


Anti-National Humanist
Price: Free! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2018. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
In this essay, the author is trying to answer the question: is there a political possibility of existence of a humanist as an anti-national humanist? He wonders if it is possible for humanists like doctors to not become the externalities of nationalism labeling the blood saffron, green, red, black and white (even pacifists die in wars between nations).
Claims on Privacy: An Essay
Price: Free! Words: 15,380. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2017. Categories: Essay » Legal, Essay » Technology
The "Claims on Privacy" is an essay justifying the categorization of privacy as a generic natural right like the right to life and liberty. An inextricable link has been drawn between dignity and privacy in the essay through the life story of a fictional character XYZ. The author makes no claims to educate. If the readers get entertained, he will accept it gracefully as an accidental gain.
Nine Poems (Volume 2)
Series: Nine Poems Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,510. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2017. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The Love of the abstract, the animate & the inanimate glitter in my dreams; I am the agent of Love, and my contract is to hack your dreams; Enjoy the Love in this book of poems, where my dreams shall date your dreams!
Kerala Hugged: A Travelogue (Munnar/Kochi/Alleppey/Varkala)
Price: Free! Words: 13,460. Language: English (Indian dialect). Published: February 4, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
In a borderless world, all would be travelers. India is a mini borderless world, and Kerala lies at its southernmost tip. The author lives near the lovely Kashmir, but does that make Kerala any less lovely! This book is indeed author's baby born out of his love of nature. "Writing books is the closest men ever came to having children" -- Norman Mailer.
Nine Poems (Volume 1)
Series: Nine Poems Series. Price: Free! Words: 1,250. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Complex are the ways of life. Difficult it is to describe them in Black & White. Emotions are many; Words are few. And those who know them are far and few Life is a book of poems; And this is mine. Beautiful or ugly, you determine.
Light: Philosophy
Price: Free! Words: 18,190. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Social
What is Philosophy? Does it originate in the minds of professors like a Ganges flowing out from the hair-locks of "Lord" Shiva? Or is it rustic and puerile, evolving into maturity through the experiences of common men. I started writing philosophy without realization. To start with, it was an outlet to project my frustration, but those ramblings matured into Philosophy; & here I share it with you.
Flare: Opinions (Law, Human Rights and Politics)
Price: Free! Words: 23,240. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » General law, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Opinions are like flare, which can turn either way: they can spread like wild fire or encapsulate themselves within the bounds of personal integrity, and thus illuminate. Recently, I published a comprehensive book of my writings entitled "Writings @ Ankur Mutreja", and the present book is a short selection of my opinions presented therein with emphasis on responsible writing.
Sparks: Satire and Reviews
Price: Free! Words: 16,960. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
This book is an alternative representation of my thoughts, comprising four chapters: Satire, Book Reviews, Travel Locale Reviews, and Movie Reviews & More. The Satire chapter is a humorous take on societal idiosyncrasies and hypocrisies, and the next three chapters on Reviews are some time serious, sometime light; but overall it is indeed a light reading, especially for those who are tight on time
Writings @ Ankur Mutreja: Satire, Reviews, Opinions, Philosophy
Price: Free! Words: 96,670. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » General law, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
The book presents my views on issues ranging from contemporary events to personal philosophy. The book is, in fact, a consolidation of my views concretized on my blogs over years and is divided into four sections: Satire, Reviews, Opinions and Philosophy.

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