Abhishek Deshmane

Author, engineer, researcher, musician, kick boxer, ice cream connoisseur.

Sun Sign

Kangaroo.

Three things people don’t know about you?

Let's keep them in the unknown.

What’s your greatest fear?

To try out a new ice cream flavour and for it to end up being Significantly Horrible In Taste.

What is your greatest achievement?

I once made a perfectly round chapati - the elation was short-lived because I burnt it three minutes later while getting it cooked.

High point of your life?

To see the aforementioned perfectly round chapati as the result of my efforts.

Low point of your life

To see the aforementioned chapati burnt to a crisp, inedible, black mass.

Which living person do you most admire?

Doesn´t every person have something admirable? You need only look in the right places with an open mind.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Captain Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Les Grossman - Tropic Thunder.

Who are your favorite authors?

Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Dickens, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Guy Ritchie.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer, The Lord of the Rings, Dracula, A Walk to Remember.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Oxford Dictionary of English - helps with the writing.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Departed, The Matrix, Django Unchained, Before Sunset, Snatch.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Ability to know a day in advance that I´m going run out of clean underwear.

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

His death hasn´t been confirmed yet, but we wanted to get the party started anyway.

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?

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

To be able to adapt to any keyboard in the world, instantly.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too by Tim Ferris (You see, I can´t swim!)

When and where do you write ?

I don´t fancy writing during the mornings or the afternoons. The evenings are strictly for having dinner. The night is when I need my beauty sleep while the dawns and dusks make my underarms itchy. Any times apart from these work for me.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

Really?!

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

It goes as follows: 1. Open my laptop with my right hand. 2. Rub my elbows together for good luck. 3. Flick my middle toe on my left leg with the middle finger on my right hand. 4. Yell ´Sssiiiii wwwwaaaad´ once, which is 'Let´s go' in Somali 5. Start writing

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

YouTube Comments Section.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

It´s going to be great, regardless of whether it works out or not.

Abhishek is a PhD student at IESE Business School in Barcelona.

Despite having lived in Mumbai, Pennsylvania and now in Barcelona, Abhishek remains a true Punekar at heart. When he is not busy chasing the deadlines at his school, you may find him playing music on the streets or hiking up the mountains around the city.

Abhishek seriously hopes you’ll buy this book and help him pay off his student loans.

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