Q. I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.

I am a village boy who could not carry out his schooling due to lack of resources and facilities available in his farthest remote village of Nadawa District in Bihar. Though, I could not leave my hope in the dark destiny and tried to find out a new dawn of tomorrow. I did 10th and 12th from BSEB (Bihar Secondary Education Board), Patna somehow and managed to find out a way for higher education. Then I opted “Earn and Learn” formula for higher education. I am a self-motivated person who did his Post Graduation from IGNOU in Public Administration. However, I am presently researching on various aspects and facets for Indian administration and democracy.  

Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?

Admirable question Himanshika Ji. Writing a book means collating your own ideas and thoughts which will be read, understood, research and enjoyed by the whole world. Some of them may admire your work but some of them may criticize too. So, author must be ready to face both challenges with equal balance.

In other hand, authors have own ideas and thoughts that they want to bring before the world to think, research, relish and even enjoy while reading. However, this genre came in our mind when we (I am not alone in this word, because God is with me. Hence, I always represent myself as– ‘We’) saw that millions of students were not utilizing their time to develop their skills but to waste it and blame on the Govt/agencies/organisations for seeking jobs.  We would like to share an incident of our life which inspired us to write this genre – “once upon a time, we were passing from our Colony’s street where we saw that many youths were shouting vigorously, Sixer! Sixer! Boundary! Out! etc. We halted there for a while to watch their reaction. In the meanwhile, one of the father came to call his son for dinner. He replied his father – “I will come later” (in rude voice). Such types of reply/answer struck and compelled us to write on this subject.       

Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?

We cannot say in one sentence. Mrs. Mamta Bharti (my mentor) is the first source of inspiration to create such splendid work. Though, we are writing since our childhood. Our first script written in Hindi i.e “Poosh Ki Purnima” based on the village experienced in the extreme cold weather and the same was written in 2000-2001(We were just 17 years old). It is very interesting story.

Q. What exactly does your book convey?

This book conveys a strong message to students. They must utilize their priceless time according to their need instead of wasting and becoming fans. The new generation is treating cricket as their life line instead of sport. It is not in order and parents must arrest such behaviours of their children.

Q. What all was going in your head/mind while penning down this book?

Well! You will be surprised to know that most of the youth don’t want to work hard. They work less and desire more which is not in order. Though the formula should be ‘Work more and desire less”. So, this book convey the message to those students who don’t value their most precious “TIME” and blame to government for surviving/jobs etc. Reading, studying and getting degrees are not a solution but the solution is to stand yourself to prove where required. So, we would like to convey a strong message to those students who blames other rather than taking their responsibility on their shoulders.

Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?

Never.

Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?

Well! It is very important question for us. We will take it as a lesson in our life. It will be our great opportunity and pleasure to get criticism from people, environment and savvy persons. Do you know why? Because criticism is the great lesson to learn, improve, ameliorate and to give a new shape to your career. We will really appreciate to those who criticize us and our work.

Q. How was your experience with the publisher throughout the publishing of the book?

Appreciable, especially to Mr Aditya Ji, Manager Kaira Kapoor and Editor Shreya Pandey. They always supported me in this journey of our life.

Q. How do you like to advice budding authors?

Yes! Writing a book, novel and an article is an art. So, they must be able to put their views before the world with clear vision and conclusion.

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