AB Chakravorty

Sun Sign

I’m a Cancerian

Three things people don’t know about you?

I don’t know what they don’t know. You have to ask them.

What’s your greatest fear?

Snakes. Because no matter who bites who, I die.

What is your greatest achievement?

Getting to write for a living.

High point of your life?

Birth, I’m guessing.

Low point of your life

I’ll know only after I get married.

Which living person do you most admire?

MS Dhoni and Aamir Khan. Not that I know them personally.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Holmes.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Moriarty

Who are your favorite authors?

Sir Doyle and Dan Brown.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Can’t rate immediately from the top of my head.

Is there a book you love to reread?

My own books, to spot errors.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Can’t rate immediately from the top of my head.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Of seeing the other seven dimensions.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

He died of writing.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Time machines don’t work that way. I’ll attach the user guide.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

To be able to interpret the universe more consciously.

Which book you wish you had written ?

I have no such wishes.

When and where do you write ?

All day, usually at home, sometimes in cafes.

Silence or music?

Whatever comes naturally to the place I am at.

One phrase that you use most often?

Like I said.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Yes, that I must write every day, else I will forget how to.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

The Bible. Missionary, that’s why.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Reading is not writing. Thinking isn’t either. Writer’s block is an inside joke that authors use against publishers. Don’t use it on yourself like an idiot. Write.

He is a writer from the state of Assam, in India. He works as a Lead Screenwriter (Digital) for a company called Pixel Pictures that produces content for TV and digital media. He has written two books, including 'Split Second', a thriller around Psychiatry and Theoretical Physics. He has also had the opportunity to work with Ricky Martin as his Hindi lyricist for a song called Vente Pa Ca (feat. Akasa) under the Sony Music label. Apart from this, he has written a few ads; and a few sketch videos and songs for the digital channel, TVF, where he was previously working as a Senior Screenwriter. He also wrote a few dialogues for Kalki Koechlin, Prakash Raj and Gulshan Devaiah for a feature film called Candyflip that released in IFFI-Goa in 2017. '90 to Win' was his first short film as a writer-director. 'Naukri' is his second.

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