Darshan Murlidhar Desale

Author, Visual Storyteller, traveller, artist.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

What’s your greatest fear?

People will forget reading books. Because right now they are spending most of their time in front of the screen. Now technology is part of people’s daily lives, there are a lot of entertainment available such as TV shows, movies, social media, game applications and so on. So, my greatest fear is people will forget reading physical books

What is your greatest achievement?

I received a call from senior citizen regarding my book. He called me and said, "I want to read your next book as soon as possible. Because I don't know how many more years I will live. So, before I go, I want to read the next part of your book.” And I was shocked. I think this is my greatest achievement. What more could a author want? I realized how people get emotionally connected while reading.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Iron Man by robert downey jr

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Thanos by Josh Brolin and joker by Heath Ledger

Who are your favorite authors?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Lord of Rings series, Harry Potter series, Sherlock Holmes, The Alchemist, The Godfather and Hasare Dukkha by B D Kher (charlie Chaplin autobiography in Marathi)

Is there a book you love to reread?

I like to read Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle again and again.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Parasite (Korean), Inception, Lucy, The Pursuit of Happyness, Forrest Gump and All MARVEL Movies

One Superpower you wish you had?

Time Travel

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

And all I loved, I loved alone.

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?

obviously I would like to travel back in mythological period of India.

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

to play multiple musical instruments.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Lord of Rings series

When and where do you write ?

I write when I want to write. not have specific schedule.

Silence or music?

Silence

One phrase that you use most often?

All things are not coincidental.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

write for yourself. don't write for others. forget what people will think about it. just write what you feel.

The journey of writing began when I was in the eighth grade in school. Since my childhood, I was engrossed with questions about many things. I did not get all the answers in those days. Whatever answers I got were not satisfactory. It was then I began to look for answers in my way. During that quest, I got interested in ancient wisdom and knowledge, and before I knew it, I had begun researching the subject matter. I also began writing articles on the same. Of course, these were limited to myself and my friends. I did not start writing a book and I had no intention to do so.
The thought of writing a book occurred to me while I was in the twelfth grade. Very often we used to have discussions hours after our dinner on various topics. I used to narrate stories from ancient history in such gatherings. I used to present my interpretation and some research on the topics. My friends used to find these interesting and liked them. It was then that my friends urged me to write a book, and I took it up seriously. Initially, I wrote a lot of short stories, but many I did not like myself. Eventually, in my second year of college, I developed the concept of a story. I gave it to my friends to read, who liked it very much and recommended that I publish it as a book. Consequently, today I am happy to present book to my readers.

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