Animesh Goverdhan

Part time author, full time optimist.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I don't like to read much, I dislike junk food, I like my own company

What’s your greatest fear?

Not being able to live up to my father's expectations

What is your greatest achievement?

I haven't come across one yet.

High point of your life?

Whenever I play squash, I feel happy. I guess thats always my high point.

Low point of your life

I am grateful for what I have so can't complain.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother and Father

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Hugh Howey, Alvin Toffler, Jim Corbett, Ruskin Bond, Isaac Asimov

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Maneaters of Kumaon, Powershift, Lone Fox Dancing, Wool, The Robots of Dawn

Is there a book you love to reread?

Frankly reading once requires a lot of courage for me, so rereading is almost impossible.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The King, Fight Club, The Usual Suspects, Get Out, No Country for Old Men

One Superpower you wish you had?


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

A new beginning.

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?

Being an ardent nature lover, I would like to see the status of our country's forests 100 years from now.

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

Becoming a musician

Which book you wish you had written ?

Man Eaters of Kumaon

When and where do you write ?

Whenever I feel like writing, I like to sit under the shade of a giant Mangium tree of my house and write.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Kuch bhi'

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Don't have one yet.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

To be honest, I am still learning as an author so its the other way around.

Animesh Goverdhan is presently working as an Assistant Conservator of Forest in the Government of Chhattisgarh. He has done his graduation in Environmental Engineering from Delhi University. Being his hobby as well as his profession, he has widely toured different forest landscapes all over the country, many of them being virgin forest areas. He has been instrumental in developing a unique city forest ‘Oxyzone’ in the heart of the capital city of Chhattisgarh, Raipur which is the only example where a large number of buildings were demolished to plant new trees. He has penned two more books, Oxyzone – The Magical Forest of Raipur (ISBN 9788194345220) and Turning Mine Dumps into Green Mountains.

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