Kandathil Sebastian

I search for meanings, I travel with the lightest possible luggage, I love always and everyone with no conditions, I document what I see on my way and I speak when I am sure that my voice has more meaning than my silence!


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Three things people don’t know about you?

People think I keep a lot of secrets, but I don’t have any. I have travelled to extreme interior parts of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. I used to go for hunting when I was a child.

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear of becoming useless for others

What is your greatest achievement?

My unique life experiences

High point of your life?

Meeting Mother Theresa

Low point of your life

When I was misunderstood by my class

Which living person do you most admire?

My father

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Jean Valjean - the protagonist of Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Satan from Paradise Lost, by John Milton

Who are your favorite authors?

Alex Haley, Joseph Conrad

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Roots, Heart of Darkness, The Tale of Samuel Whiskers, Hundred Years of Solitude, Mahabharata

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness (yet to read)

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Legends of the Fall, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest, The Last Samurai, Coach Carter, Avatar

One Superpower you wish you had?

The power to tell the most powerful story

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

Last line in your biography would be: An unknown Indian

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?

Kerala, India

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

Talent to sing

Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

At home, any time

Silence or music?

Do not care

One phrase that you use most often?

To be identified

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write if you must, otherwise keep reading

Kandathil Sebastian is the author of the bestselling fiction Dolmens in the Blue Mountain. He holds a doctorate degree in Public Health and Social Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Before Kandathil Sebastian diversified his life into the challenging roles of an author and an international consultant, he worked full time in the social sector with reputed international development organisations. He currently lives in Delhi, with his family.

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