Anupam Dasgupta

Author by passion, marketer by profession, IIM graduate by education. Salsa dancer, soulful singer, travel aficionado, budding entrepreneur.

Sun Sign

Leo

Three things people don’t know about you?

I am a modest, humble person. Hence people don’t know, all my close friends are fat, I think fat people have a large heart, I am much more emotional than I appear to be

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing my near and dear ones

What is your greatest achievement?

Being able to be a good person, in my opinion. In a worldly sense, have achieved a very senior position in my profession and have also been recognized for my literary pursuits.

High point of your life?

Getting featured in leading newspapers and publications for my literary pursuits as well as for my achievements as a Business Development professional.

Low point of your life

Witnessing personal relationships getting spoilt in a quagmire of ego, selfish motives and insensitivity.

Which living person do you most admire?

My parents

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Oliver, from Erich Segal’s “Love Story”

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Professor Moriarty

Who are your favorite authors?

Erich Segal, Paulo Coelho, Alexandre Dumas, Dan Brown, Arthur Conan Doyle

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Love Story, Oliver’s Story, The Count of Monte Cristo, The Diary of Anne Frank, Digital Fortress

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Count of Monte Cristo

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Notting Hill, Love Story, The Pursuit of Happyness, Cast Away, Braveheart

One Superpower you wish you had?

Go back in time. Press the rewind button.

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

Lived every moment, created moments forever

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 would have liked to live in the same period and in the same country.

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

Be a magician

Which book you wish you had written ?

Love Story

When and where do you write ?

I generally write late at night. At home or even during travel.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

It’s a small world

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No superstition as such, but I believe in giving long breaks of weeks or months during the process. This is just to get out of the pre-set plan for the storyline and do an independent, unbiased review

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Random online reading including short stories, perspectives, articles, historical accounts that may not necessarily be of high literary value.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Keep writing constantly, frenetically, as much as you can, with the patience to keep refining your stories until you are convinced that you have authored something worth reading.

Anupam Dasgupta writes contemporary fiction largely based on his personal experiences and observations. He firmly believes in the adage, “truth is stranger than fiction” and is of the opinion that the world around us is full of interesting events and colourful characters. “From Yesterday” is Anupam’s second novel. His debut novel “Salsa!” was released in May 2013 and was subsequently re-published as “Salsa World is a small place” in February 2014. His interviews and articles related to the book were featured in leading Indian dailies like “The Times of India”, “The Hindu”, “The New Indian Express” and “Deccan Chronicle”. Anupam has done his Bachelors in Engineering from Jadavpur University and MBA from IIM Indore. He has worked for more than a decade across roles in Business Development, Consulting and Strategic Planning. He currently works and lives in Bangalore, India. Besides his passion for writing, Anupam has an ear for soulful music and loves singing. He is also an avid follower of Latin dance forms and a keen social dancer. Anupam can be reached at dasgupta.anupam@ ymail.com.

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