• Can you tell us something about yourself?
I’m a very simple guy with a simple living. I don’t like to have complexities in life by following preconceived notions and set parameters. I have two passions; one is teaching and the other one is writing.
• How is your book different than others?
Every father feels his child is different and better than every other child he has seen. This book is my child and I feel the same for it. First, there aren’t many novels written from the perspective of a specially-abled person. How he feels when he is challenged by cruel destiny at regular intervals. How far he can go to achieve the unachievable for friendship’s sake. This novel depicts a story about this struggle where the protagonist having disability fights all odds for his friends.
Secondly, this book has a complete package of entertainment. It has all the flavors like emotional touch, comedy, suspense, drama, and a stream of consciousness which takes us back and forth from the 90s era to the present times.
• Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
The answer is very simple: Experiences! Your own life is the biggest source of information and ideas. We meet with so many different people, read so many different things, visit so many places and in doing this we get to experience. My prime source of ideas and information is my experience. The rest of the research and developmental procedures are common to all writings.
• What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your book?
I was surprised when the book was completed because before this I used to write poems majorly and it was quite fascinating for me to write a full-length novel. But from the first till the last page, I didn’t just write but I lived with the story and its characters.
• What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
I’m a full-time teacher so my writing schedule was fixed in the night. I used to sit with my laptop at around 9 in the evening and continued to write till my eyes didn’t surrender against my enthusiasm.
• What do you think makes a good story?
A well-organized plot! Without having a clearly chalked out plot, a good story cannot come into existence.
• What is your writing process like?
I haven’t written a single word without writing it into my mind for a number of times. While writing this book I used to live with this story days in days out. Every word, every sentence was first drafted into my mind, and only after several negations and selections, they were typed on the laptop.
• What advice do you have for writers?
Only one piece of advice- Just write! One size doesn’t fit all. So just follow your conscience. You will make mistakes, and those mistakes will teach you better than anybody else. Nobody is perfect and be proud of being a nobody. If you’re passionate enough your pen will not stop until the completion of your own masterpiece.
• How did this story occur to you?
Being a Person with Disability, I know how does it feel when somebody asks you to sit on his seat out of sympathy. I know how does it feel when your own people suggest you not to do something just because you are not capable of doing it. I know how people like me get judged on a daily basis at our homes, workplaces, and where not.
So I wanted to share with the entire world that a disability can be turned into a this-ability and I feel I have achieved this through this story.
• What is the book all about?
This novel will appeal to every contemporary reader who has ever encountered or felt the charismatic aura of the 90s era. Most importantly, it will touch the heart of every individual who has ever experienced true friendship. A friendship that can make disabilities outshine abilities. This book will show how love stories can happen between true friends as well.