ARJUN HEMMADY

Full Time Treasury Professionaland author.

Sun Sign

Aries

Three things people don’t know about you?

I am emotional, fiercely patriotic and I wish to serve my country in whatever way possible.

What’s your greatest fear?

My greatest fear is the fear of failure and also the thought of losing my loved ones.

What is your greatest achievement?

My greatest achievement is publication of my novel “You Raise Me Up”.

High point of your life?

One of the greatest high points in my life has been the publication of my novel. I proved to myself that I can achieve something in life which very few people have the courage to do. Lots of people have ideas and think of writing a novel but very few people actually buckle down and do it. I am proud to be one of the people who put his fears and apprehensions aside and published a book.

Low point of your life

The lowest point in my life was in the period of July to October 2016. I had quit my job to complete my studies. But things weren’t going well. I had thoughts of starting to work again but the offers were not coming. Things on the studies front were also dismal. I was not able to concentrate and I had failed my CA exams another time. To make things worse, I became physically unfit which affected my mental state and in turn also affected me physically. It was like a vicious circle of negativity. Things started looking a bit better when I finally got a job offer in November 2016. Now though things are not perfect, they seem to be headed towards a better place.

Which living person do you most admire?

Anil Kumble

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Batman and Rocky Balboa

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Bane from Batman

Who are your favorite authors?

Amish Tripathi and Dan Brown

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Shiva Series by Amish, If God was a Banker, Angels and Demons, Sachin Tendulkar’s autobiography and Harry Potter.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Harry Potter and the Shiva Trilogy.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Christopher Nolan’s Batman series, the Rocky series, Lagaan, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Speed.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Immortality.

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

Do what you do, do well.

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?

If I had a time machine I would like to come back to India for all of my years. I think I love India a little too much.

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

Fearlessness.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Shiva Trilogy.

When and where do you write ?

I write whenever I have time on my desktop.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

I am a common man.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I don’t have a writing ritual/superstition.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Erotica.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Don’t quit your job to write.

Born on 5th April 1989, Arjun Hemmady completed his schooling from St. Mary’s ICSE (Mazgaon) and College from RA Podar College of Commerce and Economics. He is pursuing his Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). His past times include writing, reading books, and watching movies. He works in a manufacturing company.

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