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Interview Excerpts of Kunal Bhardwaj, the author of recently published book "Love was never Mine..."
In an informal chat, Kunal Bhardwaj, author of the book Love was never Mine... shares with us his inspiration, and future writing plans
The inspiration behind this book is certainly my self-belief to communicate something to masses, which at times, a lot of people want to convey but could not in absence of a medium or platform. I just want to be their medium through this story.
"At times with no courage to express our love directly, we do make small gestures in a hope that it might reflect our feelings to the other person. But sadly, not every time such small gestures are noticeable. In fact, at times it becomes painful to see the gestures being ignored or not valued."
I have tried to put down all such incidents and feelings through a story which should be able to connect with the masses.
Although a fictional piece of work, does it have any semblance to your own life?
I have tried to derive the story partly from close observation of people and surroundings. However, a piece of it obviously resembles not my own life, but each one of us.
How long did it take you to write this book?
Writing novel is something like sailing in a boat in a stormy night with no clue to the destiny. At times, you finish writing 10-20 pages and the next day the entire pages are lying in the dustbin. It took me some 3 years to complete this book. I was able to write some 10-15% of the story in last 2 years. But in the last 8-9 months, I manged to complete the rest of the story with a lot of justice to it.
How did you juggle between work and writing?
To be honest, there is no juggle at all. Yes, I have to devote extra 2-3 hours once I go back home. But again, sometime you manage to write 30 pages in a day; while sometimes it takes 30 days to complete just one page.
Do you plan to continue writing?
Yes. In fact, I am half way through my next novel.
If yes, what's next in the pipeline
Currently I am working on a story which portrays a new definition to the plight of a common man. I am unable to disclose more detailes about the same at this point of time. The story has various twists and tales in his voyage with emotions such as innocence, helplessness, revenge, friendship, love, hatred etc.
Do you plan to continue writing in the fictional genre?
Yes. I have some 2-3 story plots figured out for future in the fictional genre. I intend to work towards completing them in due course of time.
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Kunal is a strategic research and consulting professional currently working with Genpact Analytics as Assistant Manager. In the past 4 years, he has been associated with firms such as Evalueserve and MarketsandMarkets in various roles as a Business Analyst, Senior Business Analyst, Project Manager and Client Engagement Manager.
Unlike other authors he started writing quite late when he felt an urgency to give words to his unexpressed emotions sans stories.
He hails from a small town in Bihar called Siwan, and aims to be an entrepreneur in future. He was one of the finalists for "Economic Times Power of Ideas 2010". He loves blogging, singing, long drives, and regular hanging around with friends. He can be found on Facebook and LinkedIn.
You can also join his blog "http://lovewasneverminethenovel.blogspot.com", and the Facebook community titled "Love Was Never Mine..."
Page Updated Last on: Mar 04, 2011