Indranil Roy


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I still love watching Tom and Jerry, Harry Potter doesn’t appeal to me, I am an introvert.

What’s your greatest fear?

I would die as an anonymous face in the crowd

What is your greatest achievement?

Becoming teacher and garnering love from those little souls

High point of your life?

Becoming the Father of my son Jishnu.

Low point of your life

The day I realized that I can’t be a journalist for I must concentrate on becoming a teacher to support my family.

Which living person do you most admire?

Rahul Dravid

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Like most Bengali ‘Fedula' (Prodosh Chandra Mitra) penned by Satyajit Ray.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Iago from 'Othello'

Who are your favorite authors?

Ernest Hemingway, Paulo Coelho, O’henry, Michael Madhusudan Dutta, Rabindranath Tagore and Satyajit Ray

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Alchemist, The Old Man and the Sea, The Da Vinci Code, Feluda Series.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Da Vinci Code.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Seven Pounds, Million Dollar Baby, Blood Diamond, Ship of Theseus, Kal Ho Na Ho.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Reading a person's mind to understand him/her better

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

Resting to Rise again whenever You need.

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?

Childhood – Kolkata; for I want to rewrite a few pages of my childhood. Adolescent- Mauritius; for it enticed me always. Adult life- London; to catch up with the pace of Life. Silver years – Bhutan; Peace and Order lies there.

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

Playing Guitar

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Alchemist

When and where do you write ?

At home and to the surprise of many, while traveling in passenger trains.

Silence or music?

Soft music, creating the impact of a soulful silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

Everyman is born as many men but dies as a single one. (Martin Heidger)

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

My rough drafts are generally written while travelling in train. Then I transfer those to my laptop to edit and to modify.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Reading Movie Gossips.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Nothing at present, as I am yet to establish myself an author.

Indranil Roy is a teacher, working at Heritage Academy High School, Howrah since past
nine years. He is a former student of Belur High School and M.A.(English) from Rabindra
Bharati University.
He authored the much-acclaimed novel, ‘The Man Behind the Teacher’s Desk’.

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