Its called Ponder Awhile a collection of fifty one poems on various aspects life, death and god. I was working as a Navigating Officer in the Merchant Navy and gained enlightenment in the midle of the Atlantic Ocean and have written ponder Awhile to share the god knowledge I have gained. It will help uplift humanity and unite all the religions.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was born and bought up in Mumbai, studied in Cathedral and John Connon ,then Jai Hind College before joining the Merchant Navy where I served as a Navigating Officer.
I gained enlightenment ate the age of twenty four and persistent signs caused me to become a full time poet at the age of thirty three. I have spent the next few years working on my book and I am now currently forty years old and live in Pune-India.
What inspired you to write this book?
Enlightenment and the act that although there are many masterpieces most tend to gravitate towards one religions and are too complicated for the common man to understand.
How did you publish this book?
I stated of with a small time publisher in Pune but was not happy and discontinued at the end of the years contract .I have now self published through Createspace.
How did you know you wanted to be a writer? How did you get started?
Signs form the universe and it started in jest.I was sitting at a a cafe and a friend of mnie comes there with a poem written for an online competition. I read the poem and said that’s not poetry I will show you what poetry is and wrote my first poem “Truth.”
What do you believe is the hardest part of writing?
Poetry is considered as the most condensed and highest form of philosophy with some poems taking me years to put together. Then polishing the work is also very tedious.
How do you do research for your books?
I have read a lot of spiritual books but it was more of mediation and contemplation that was required for my work.
Did you learn anything from writing this book? What?
This planet has never seen a poet of my caliber.
What are you reading now?
Noting at the moment.
What types of books do you like to read? Who are your favorite authors? Why?
Bhagwat Gita,The Book Of Mirdad -Mikhael Naimvy, The Glass Bead Game-Hermann Hesse, Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, Paulo Coehlos books,Eckhart Tolle,Neale Donald Walsh, Kural-Tiruvalluvar and many others
Are you working on your next book? What can you tell us about it?
This one book is enough.
What is the best advice you could give other writers about writing or publishing?
Writing is a full time job, publishing I can’t give any advice.
What are you doing to promote your latest book?
I have had some press articles in Pune, then I blog but it is very slow without a traditional publisher.
Where can readers learn more about you and your book?