Akshat Pradeep Solanki

An avid reader, engineer, entrepreneur, Yoga freak.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I’m a teetotaler. I can transgress my anger very well. I didn’t write anything before writing the first book.

What’s your greatest fear?

Becoming a lesser popular writer and author, having a zero impact on the society

What is your greatest achievement?

The day I received Literary Achievement Award after publishing the first book,

High point of your life?

It’s to be the day when my name appeared on the first page of national newspaper regarding an achievement in a competition

Which living person do you most admire?

Mr. Hugh Hefner (Founder of Playboy)

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Don Vito Corleone and Michael Corleone from The Godfather series are my favourite heroes.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Moriarty from Sherlock Holmes

Who are your favorite authors?

My favourite authors are Shivaji Sawant, V S Khandekar, Acharya Are and Mahatma Gandhi

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Godfather, Yayati, Mrutyunjay, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Blue Ocean Strategy

Is there a book you love to reread?

It’s The Kamasutra

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Godfather, Anand, Inception, Kaksparsh, Natsamrat

One Superpower you wish you had?

Writing 200 pages daily for 50 years

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

Last line would be ‘And thus he became the star of a billion minds’

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?

I’d choose to spend my childhood in Gokul/Vrindavan, adolescent in Mathura, adult life in Dwarka and silver years in Himalaya.

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

Acting, yes, I’d like to acquire it someday.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

When and where do you write ?

I write most of the time. In journals, diaries, notebooks. On Quora, personal blog, of course, when I’m home.

Silence or music?

Depends on the mindset

One phrase that you use most often?

Don’t bind yourself in the cycle of Karma.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

I like reading anything, means anything.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write 20 pages daily, write anything for 1 year.

Akshat Solanki, 20-years-old, spends most of his time learning about his family business. He wants to pursue an MBA from one of the top universities in the world after graduation from NMIMS University, where he is currently studying to become an engineer. He aspires to become a successful combination of an innovator and an entrepreneur. He likes reading novels, writing, going to the gym, cycling, travelling and discussing social issues with friends. His favourite writers are Jane Austen, Agatha Christie and Dan Brown. Akshat currently lives in Pune and is working on a sequel to Bachelor’s Marriage. He can be reached at Facebook - www.facebook.com/BachelorsMarriage, Twitter - @akshatpt95 @akshatprsolanki

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