Friday 16 January 2015

Guest Post - Mr. Uttam Kumar author of "First Job and Ten Mistakes."

Mr. Uttam Kumar is the author of – First Job and Ten Mistakes. This is his first published work. Read on to know more about him and his book.

About the Book:

The book highlights the common mistakes a Beginner must avoid in one’s career. It is useful for anyone in a new job or in the first 5 years of a job. Written in a simple and easy to understand language, the reader connects easily to the topics. Examples are quoted from real life. Solutions are easy and doable. It is a must read for the one who has already made wrong financial decisions and has created a financial mess for self. It also highlights the side effects of opening economy and easy access to credit.


Credit Cards are your advance Salary and not additional Salary.
Avoid SpEaR, adopt ESS.
Loan for Loan is Suicidal.

About the Author:

Uttam Kumar - More of a Human Being and nothing else, with a soft heart that empathizes and beats for underprivileged and ignored sections of society. Runs an NGO “Straight From Heart.”

Living in: Goa

First Book: First Job and Ten Mistakes

Inspiration: The Story of “My Experiments with Truth” by Mahatma Gandhi: This is my philosophy of life, my Religion.

Loves: Anyone who works to make the world safer and livable for “All Humans irrespective of anything and everything.”

Hates: None

Dream: A society where when I have my dinner, I am sure none of my fellow human is being forced to sleep with an empty stomach, where when I sleep on the bed, I am sure none of my fellow human being is being forced to sleep under stars and when I get up, I am sure none of my fellow human is dying because of lack of medical attention!

Motto: As of my NGO: One Life, One World, One Change!
Happiness: Smile on the face of others!

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Sunday 4 January 2015

Interview with Dhruv Gajjar author of “Keeping the Promises."

There are a lot of creative people in this world and nowadays it is nice to see them getting a platform to showcase their talent! Here are a few questions I asked Dhruv Gajjar, the 23 year old author of “Keeping the Promises,” to understand his thought process and discover what makes Dhruv different from others his age!

Tell us something about yourself….
A nerd who thinks he can tell good stories, and people have started believing him. Just started though!

Story teller, dreamer and doctor - Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Inspiration is something u can't draw, imbibe or take for granted. It comes from within. You need to take life as it comes and make a new beginning after every dark or mesmerizing hour. You learn to inspire yourself after every setback; you just need an inner will for that, which fortunately I have. 

List three words that best describe you....
Religious-less, guilt-less and judgement-less. Three grammatically incorrect, yet perfect words to describe me. Imperfection often streams the right chord. 

Which is your favorite song?
List is too large, but certainly some are close to my heart for some reasons and revealing them would be formatting a sequel to my book. Lol. 

What are you reading these days?
Med books. I'm not allowed to read anything else right now.

 What is your guilty pleasure?
Scotch. I'd call it neither guilty nor pleasure. I'd say... Solace; because some of the memories I can only bear to remember under the solace of scotch.

How do you spend your time on a holiday/Sunday?
By doing every possible thing that makes me happy. 

Tell us about one thing that makes you happy….
In others, compassion which I hardly find and in me, arrogance which I bet u'll never find. Yes, in a way I'm never completely happy. Lol. 

What is your favorite quote?
The one that I wrote; which is gross and can be--like any religious quote--taken positively or maliciously. “No one, not even your God can write a perfect end for you; unless he's dying.”

If you were granted one wish what would you wish for and why?
I don't believe in wishes. Let's say I've seen the dark face of it. I dream and try to make them come true. If I fail, I try again and I keep trying until I get there. 

What are your future plans?
I don't believe in plans, they don't work anyway.

What advice do you have for budding authors?
Writers never need advice; because the reason they are writers is that they have their own thought process which should be expressed and nourished, but never tampered with and experiences will make them learn what they need to. Every writer has an ability to observe and learn.  

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