Jayaraj V Thoppil

Author, Artist, Cartoonist & Caricaturist, Quality control professional, Pro-active health care entrepreneur

Sun Sign

Gemini

Three things people don’t know about you?

May be its right time to reveal (?). Known by 4 different names, an athlete who left the track after a minor wrist injury and never returned back to track, an amateur singer dreams to become professional…

What’s your greatest fear?

Displacement of my pillow I dream on…

What is your greatest achievement?

Still looking forward patiently and positively

High point of your life?

The time I got great enlightenment on ‘managing & balancing’ life without straining relationships.

Low point of your life

"Untimely departure of my mother "

Which living person do you most admire?

My elder bro, for infusing reading habit among all siblings

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Tintin, The adventures of Tintin

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Jack, Lord of flies

Who are your favorite authors?

Wordsworth, Sylvia Plath, Franz Kafka, Khalil Gibran, Pablo Neruda, Kunjunni Mash

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Metamorphosis,One hundred years of solitude, Alchemist, Crime & Punishment, Khasakkinte Ithihasam.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Bhagavad Gita, again and again

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Ben-Hur, The sound of music, Indiana Jones & the temple of Doom, Pather Panchali, Nadodikattu

One Superpower you wish you had?

Magical healing power

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

Reborn in this beautiful earth once again.

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 -Structured grooming on basics of discipline & mutual respect in the Land of rising sun ;Adolescence - Indulge in all sorts of trends in city of lights and fashion ; Youth- A full time learner and wanderer in the campus of oxford ; Silver years- Settle down in the spiritual valleys of India "

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

Singing

Which book you wish you had written ?

One hundred years of solitude

When and where do you write ?

Late night. Ideas are gathered and preserved in various formats including voice mail (especially for driving time thoughts), but final compilation done in my Lappy.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

Be +Ve

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Never wait or look for a conducive ambiance to catch up ideas

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Secret rumination of adolescent dairy notes

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

"I am scared of giving advice. But my tips to new writers; Practice & Enhance the ability of visualization. "

"Jayaraj.V.Thoppil was born in Desam (Aluva), in the suburban of Cochin City, Kerala state, popularly known as God’s Own Country. He is settled with his family in Gurgaon, the Millennium city of Haryana state. Currently he is working in India’s topmost automobile MNC as Dy General Manager.

His unquenched passion towards creative writing and fine arts lead him to the great literary world. ‘Alcohol’ is his debut novel. Its second and third edition titled as ‘One Pint of Cheers’.
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