Kartikey Grover

What do eyes that have poetry see in a poem, maybe a thing called Home.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I love horror movies, I am a history nerd, I love sour drinks (Kombucha)

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear of heights

What is your greatest achievement?

Have not yet achieved

High point of your life?

Received a patent from design of telescopic rods for Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Low point of your life

Getting arthiritis in both knees after Covid

Which living person do you most admire?

Vani Jain madam, who has always inspired me and believed in the goodness of people

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Mojo jojo

Who are your favorite authors?

Kalidasa, Maya Angelou, Jules Verne, Rabindranath Tagore, Pablo Neruda

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Gitanjali, Kumarasambhavam, Universe in a Nutshell, Mysteries of History, Upanishads

Is there a book you love to reread?

Journey to Centre of the Earth

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Omen, Where Eagles Dare, The Hateful Eight, Chupke Chupke (1975), Predator

One Superpower you wish you had?

Eat as much as I can and not to gain weight

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

There is no best poem, just good petals combined

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 - USA, California in the modern age- Adolescent - Europe; Middle Ages as an explorer; Adult Life- with Persian poets in 1300's; Silver Years- Vedic age in India

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

Singing as i play a bit of guitar

Which book you wish you had written ?

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

When and where do you write ?

Anytime and anywhere. It is a moment when I am able to connect to something more than an individual, an energy that runs in all of us

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Atleast we are moving

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Sometimes I will rewrite a line till I write it with the right emotions

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

GQ magazine

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

I still feel myself pretty new

Kartikey Grover is a Consultant at a Big 4 Consulting firm living and working in New York City, New York, USA. He has grown up in India, Australia and California, USA.

Kartikey has had a curvy career trajectory which has given him a rich plethora of experiences. Though initially accepted at medical school in India, he pursued engineering from IIT Ropar, India, and a double masters from Stony Brook university receiving a Research Fellowship as well as from Cornell University and is now aiming for an MBA here itself. He has published several original research papers in world renowned science journals and has a patent in the field of Biomechanical design.

His best qualities are a strong emotional quotient combined with a deep sense of empathy which he attributes to his parents. Spirituality and a sense of belongingness are a deep theme throughout his poems. He finds this either in nature or small human emotions the poet picks up in his daily life. Kartikey's poems are heavy on personification.

Kartikey also plays professional pool for American Pool Association and has competed in American Pool Association Nationals in Las Vegas, 2023. He likes to volunteer with Senior citizens in New York every week. On the side he likes to strum and practice guitar along with locals at NYC Guitar school every now and then in the style of blues and rock.

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