Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am an engineering cum management graduate and hold a full time job.In addition to that job, I love reading and writing about psychology , transformation and the healing arts, spirituality and philosophy.
I have written a total of 10 books on diverse topics like transformative psychology,healing emotional wounds, overhauling one’s mindset for success and poetry/quote books predominantly on the topic of love and relationships.
I am a practicing buddhist and yogi and adore long walks in nature, painting, watching world cinema and eating dimsums.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is named “Divinity in Consciousness: Spirituality in Relationships”.Modern dating today is at an inflection point.The well-educated , ambitious ,alpha woman is looking for her mythic half but has been unable to find him.Most men she meets are unable to quench her insatiable thirst for both deep emotional intimacy and loving protection that she seeks despite her supposedly impenetrable armour.
Quality men, on the other hand, are at their wits end as to why their partner is perpetually dissatisfied with them even though they give the relationship all they have.
This lack of consonance between what is sought and offered threw open a channel to bridge the gap , out of which emerged my book.
The book inspires women to step into their power and have firm boundaries and high standards which will help weed out men who don’t quite live upto their expectations and exhorts men to develop balanced masculinity as they get in touch with their feminine side as well .
Balanced masculinity entails leading with integrity, speaking one’s truth , creating a safe space for emotional expression and holding space for partner’s feelings.
All of the above can only be achieved when a man or a woman is conscious and self -aware of their inherent needs, past emotional wounds and triggers.Spirituality serves as a powerful and potent tool for the same .
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I sometimes write on tissue papers when a brilliant idea hits me and I don’t have my phone or laptop around
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I have been a voracious reader of both philosophy and spirituality .The authors who have influenced me are Albert Camus, Jean Paul Sartre,Ayn Rand, Ekhart Tolle, Roshi Phillip Kapleau and David Deida.
What are you working on now?
I am currently busy promoting my upcoming book “Divinity in consciousness:Spirituality in relationships”.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
What has worked well for me is having traffic pulled to my amazon landing page and word-of -mouth and social media marketing on popular platforms (facebook/instagram/twitter).
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Be uninhibited, write about things you believe in,create a writing schedule and stick to it.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
“You are enough as you are .Step into your power, own your gifts and become unstoppable on your journey towards greatness and success.”
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading “The art of happiness” by the Dalai Lama .
What’s next for you as a writer?
I will be focusing on the topic of self-love and transformation in my next book.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
My top picks would be “The Monk Who sold his Ferrari” by Robin Sharma , Ayn Rand’s “Fountainhead” and Albert Camus “The Stranger”.