Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
I am a communications professional based in Dubai. After stints as a journalist in leading newspapers across India, Sultanate of Oman, Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, I ventured into Corporate Communications and Public Relations in Dubai.
Apart from my journalistic and PR background, I am an Electronics, Sociology and Mass Communication triple-graduate anda visiting faculty at a leading Indian University. An ardent reader and an avid listener, I always had a passion for writing since my childhood which shaped my career choices.
‘One Step At A Time’ is my first book as I wanted to unravel the trials and tribulations of my father to the outer world.
You are working as a Journalist and a communication professional. So, when did you realize that you want to be a published author?
A book on my father was always on my wish list. I knew that if ever I wrote a book, this would be my first.
To give a perspective to my journey as an author, in 2014 I underwent a knee surgery which completely indisposed me for a couple of months. This is when I realized the troubles this man would have undergone all his life as he was a handicap.
To live 55 years after a tragic accident and still make it big speaks volumes and I thought I should bring this life to words.
What have you written? Give us an insight into your book.
This is a motivational saga of a man who lived for others. A man whose life is a living testimony on how to face adversities and move ahead.
His life was a textbook on how to encourage, challenge as well as motivate others to move ahead, fight and win the battles of life.
‘One Step At A Time’ is all about this man’s life, tests and tribulations – from childhood till later age, facing one tragedy after another.
Could you describe your journey as a writer?
It has been a great journey, though these are early days. This is just my first book, but I thoroughly enjoyed writing and wrapping this book [One Step At A Time]. Particularly this is special because the storyline is close to my heart and it was a biographical account of my father that I put to words.
What is the most fulfilling part of writing? And what is the most challenging?
Writing gives shape to your thoughts – what better way than this to express yourself. I don’t see any challenges in writing, as this is my bread and butter.
What is the next book that you have planned?
It is too early to unveil plans about my next book. But this should be on a very interesting topic. The idea is very sketchy at this point in time.