Hemant Soreng

Author, blogger, cyclist, digital evangelist, entrepreneur, marathoner, mountaineer, traveller, wannabe musician and… err… a dreamer!!

Sun Sign

Libra

Three things people don’t know about you?

Always wanted to be a football player while growing up. Written a couple of books that I myself have rejected. Love to climb mountains.

What’s your greatest fear?

The fear itself

What is your greatest achievement?

Just doing my bit in life. It's for the people to decide.

High point of your life?

20,000 ft. on top of a mountain in Himalayas that I have climbed ;) otherwise it is yet to come.

Low point of your life

The sea level - the beach in Goa. Though, travelling to the Dead Sea soon and that will be the lowest point :D An optimist so no point is low for me.

Which living person do you most admire?

The common man who goes about doing his work and living his life peacefully and without complaining.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Professor Moriarty

Who are your favorite authors?

Bill Bryson, Michael Crichton, Harper Lee, J.R.R. Tolkien, Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

To kill a mocking Bird – Harper Lee, Short history of nearly everything – Bill Bryson, The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien, Into thin air – Jon Krakauer, Mahabharata.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The hitchhiker’s guide to the galaxy – Douglas Adams

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Saving Private Ryan, Kingdom of heaven, Golmaal (Old one), Andaz Apna Apna, Indian Jones and the last crusade.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Power of multi-tasking

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

So long, and thanks for all the fish.

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 will not change my childhood. Adolescence - I would like to be in ancient India during the time of Harappan civilization. Adult life – I would like to live in ancient Rome around the time of Jesus Christ. Silver years – I would like to spend in ancient India following the Buddha.

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

Learn music. Play an instrument.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Science fiction. Sill working on it.

When and where do you write ?

At home in my study on my macbook. Though, would like to write my next one amidst the stillness, silence and beauty of the Himalayas.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

Not that I can remember.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Writing discipline - I have a daily target of number words that I need to finish.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Focus on storytelling in a simple way that your audience can relate to.

Hemant Albert Soreng is a high-altitude mountaineer, ultramarathoner, amateur cyclist and digital marketing professional. An early entrepreneur, in 2000, he co-founded eDeltaC Communications, one of the first digital agencies in India, which was bought by Ogilvy, a top advertising agency worldwide, after two years of profitable operations. He then moved on to work for various companies in leadership positions for the next ten years (a period he calls ïsabbatical') until he plunged into entrepreneurship yet again in 2012.He is also a guest faculty in various Business Schools and regularly advises young entrepreneurs in the Internet space. He is an Electronics & Communication Engineer from DCE and has an MBA from IIM Bangalore. An avid blogger and writer, he has published many e-books and continues writing about adventure, travel, digital marketing, entrepreneurship and related topics, which could be found at http://hemantsoreng.com.

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