Dokka Venkata Adithya

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Three things people don’t know about you?

1. That I do not wear my proficiency in English as a badge of honour. 2. That I am also an ardent fan of Telugu writers. 3. That I play the flute.

What’s your greatest fear?

Leading a life of normalcy

What is your greatest achievement?

Getting the drift of India's greatness, and of course getting my book published at the age of 20.

High point of your life?

Every time there is a creative fulfillment.

Low point of your life

My grandfather's expiration.

Which living person do you most admire?

Trivikram Srinivas (Telugu Film Director)

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

The Joker

Who are your favorite authors?

Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, Kaalidasa, Mark Twain, Sri Sri

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Treasure Island, King Solomon's Mines, A Study in Scarlet, Robin Hood, Oliver Twist

Is there a book you love to reread?

Yes. All of Sherlock Holmes.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, A Few Good Men, A Time to Kill, Catch Me If You Can

One Superpower you wish you had?


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

Nobility ain't a mouse's failure to fight; but a lion's choice to not.

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?

To perhaps the splendid walls of my 4th Grade classroom, where there resided a playful congress of the greatest friends, the stories of whose exploits are still chiseled on the murals of our beloved school.

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

To Sing

Which book you wish you had written ?

Nothing really. Cannot think of erasing the author's style which makes the book what it is.

When and where do you write ?

Whenever my mind feels the the high tide. Home.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

What in the name of Sam hill!

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Solitude breeds better words; weaves and couples vocabulary better, for the parlous mediocrity of a crowd is like quicksand that consumes great thought. Group activity is a weakling's spoil.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Dickens' compound sentences.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Don't listen to any advices for now.

Known by his friends, associates, and family by the handle "Wordsmith" Ikshvaku, alias Adithya Dokka is a 20 year old undergraduate student from Loyola Academy, Hyderabad. His flair in writing is a trademark among the people who know him; and he is a lodestone, awash with the stints of acting, writing, and creative manipulation. His abound interest in the Indian Ithihaasas comes as a patent caveat, for it is engrafted in his way of writing.

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