Alok Kumar

Serial entrepreneur and tech industry leader who loves travelling, meeting people, writing and psychology.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Three things people don’t know about you?

I have been telling stories to my son regularly since last ten years. I am an avid graphologist I love playing Golf

What’s your greatest fear?

Keeping healthy Impact of global warming

What is your greatest achievement?

Created a company of Sears India, of 350 Crores from scratch in five years for my employers and left as MD of the company, and now I am owner of my own company SRKay Consulting Group with London as HQ.

High point of your life?

Becoming a father of a lovely son in 2005.

Low point of your life

Lost my Father in 2003 and then my mother in 2017.

Which living person do you most admire?

Govindbhai Dholakia (Chairman of SRK Exports). Someone who created thousands of happy families and a business empire of Rs. 7000 Crores from zero inspite of all odds in his life.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Homes

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Gabbar

Who are your favorite authors?

MunshiPremchand

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Roots Collection of Munshi Premchand stories Sherlock Holmes The Mayor of Chasterbridge The Tale of two cities

Is there a book you love to reread?

Roots (Alex Haley)

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Sholay, Hakiqat (Indo China war movie in Hindi) Letters from Iwo Jima Saving Private Rayan Enemy at the Gates

One Superpower you wish you had?

Installing wisdom in minds of ignorant people.

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

He remains happy, even in afterlife.

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?

India for all the time.

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

Musician

Which book you wish you had written ?

Roots

When and where do you write ?

I normally write during night when there is no distraction. My favourite place is my computer desk.

Silence or music?

Silence

One phrase that you use most often?

It was ….

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None. Only thing needed is inner peace.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Crime stories

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Do not hunt for stories. Every time of your life is a great story provided it is narrated well.

Alok Kumar is a successful corporate top executive and works as the Managing Director of an information technology company based out of Pune in India. He has been a regular speaker in various forums and is well acknowledged as an Industry thought leader. With several industry awards and two books to his credit, his thoughts on productivity and happiness through his blog, www.kumaralok.com, is widely read and appreciated.

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