Biju Antony

Banker, film producer, writer and traveller to strange towns.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Three things people don’t know about you?

There are more than three things people don’t know about me. And that’s the beauty of life. Knowing is boring.

What’s your greatest fear?

The simple effortless way of life of the last century is lost forever. The noise in the streets and in our living rooms seem to stay for a long time.

What is your greatest achievement?

With the kind of world leaders we have today, having dreams for tomorrow.

High point of your life?

Not choosing my life over the loved ones who depended on me.

Low point of your life

Realization that all the people you meet and welcome into your life are not meant to be taken seriously.

Which living person do you most admire?

Many people for different reasons. Sadhguru for his wisdom; Arundhathi Roy for her fearlessness and beautiful writing; and Sheikh Mohammad (Ruler of Dubai) for the brilliant vision he has for his nation.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Phantom

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

No favourites.

Who are your favorite authors?

Gabriel Marquez and Arundhathi Roy.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Alchemist, Yayati (Marathi), God of Small Things and Neer Maathalam Pootha Kaalam (Malayalam)

Is there a book you love to reread?

One Hundred Years Of Solitude

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Benhur, Kahaani, Queen, Thoovana Thumbikal (Malayalam), Manichithrathazhu (Malayalam)

One Superpower you wish you had?

To make all countries - islands. No border. No border disputes.

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

I knew tomorrow was a gift and not a geographical event.

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 not want to choose. There are things that the universe does. A time machine is a cheap transport to opt for when I am already in a cruise ship.

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

To learn new languages.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Wishes are secrets. Let them be.

When and where do you write ?

In crowded places. Malls, airports, during a flight and in cafes.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

Don’t take people around you for granted.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write. That’s the only choice for all that madness within you.

Biju Anthony is a banker turned film producer based in the Middle East. He cofounded one of the first Equity Crowdfunded film production company in India – FineCut Entertainments. Currently, on a sabbatical from corporate life, he spends time writing, travelling and managing film projects. ‘Shadows Lie’ is his debut novel. He can be contacted at biju.anthony@gmail.com

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