Kaushal Patel

New Author, New Entrepreneur, Old Banker, Amateur Photographer, Blessed with love and laughter, Lucky in friendships, Unlucky in Mathematics


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Three things people don’t know about you?

1. I am obsessed with communicating properly. Before sending my emails, whatsapp messages, I read them twice over to check if they are properly spelt and punctuated and make sense. ‘You’ can never be ‘u’, and ‘come’ can never be ‘cum’!
2. I have poor memory and I dread conversations that go like ‘you remember last year at that restaurant….’
3. I don’t remember the third point.

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear is a state of mind. You shouldn’t fear anything or anyone otherwise they will always dictate you….…. Oh God, just one second. ….. ‘Yes, honey. No, no not doing anything. Coming right away …’

What is your greatest achievement?

I believe life has been a potpourri of many sweet and significant achievements. I don’t want to rate one better over the other. Besides, there is a lot more left to achieve.

High point of your life?

In my MBA placements, I was shortlisted for only one interview out of the 15 odd companies I had applied to. The interview was slated late in the night and the entire day, I kept seeing my classmates running from one interview to another, eventually getting placed. I had only one chance. The company had only two positions up for grabs and more than 20 candidates. I was hanging on by my fingernails. And then I had cracked it!

Low point of your life

As I said, I have poor memory which becomes extremely poor when it comes to remembering low points. So, can we skip to the good part?

Which living person do you most admire?

Well, that person was living at some point in time. And that’s the only person I wholeheartedly admire – my grandfather.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Gabbar Singh

Who are your favorite authors?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Michael Connelly, Nelson Demille, Phillp Kerr and many more

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Sherlock Holmes, Bourne Identity, 11/22/1963, I am Pilgrim, The Lion’s game

Is there a book you love to reread?

Have done that already - Sherlock Holmes

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Sholay, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Angoor, Chupke Chupke

One Superpower you wish you had?

To see the outcome of something before I start doing it. Like, I would have loved to know how the book will do before I finished writing it!

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

Main zindagi ka saath nibhata chala gaya…..

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 would like to go 2077 to see my children and grandchildren earning massive royalties because of my books and commemorating me with a life-sized statue on my 100th birth anniversary!

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

I love music. I have the unique ability to remember all lyrics. But I am a terrible singer. I wish I could start singing well.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Too many to enlist

When and where do you write ?

At home. I keep thinking about the plot while exercising in the morning and then put that down on paper at the first available opportunity.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

I can’t put it here. But those who know me even a little will know which one that is.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Yellow legal pad and pencil.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Well, lets just not get there…

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Considering I am a new writer, I am not qualified to advice, but I would certainly like to share my experience. For the longest time, I tried writing the novel on the laptop. Because of availability of the ‘backspace’ and ‘delete’ button, I found I was spending too much time perfecting the last line or para. There was no real progress in the story. That’s why I decided to write on a writing pad. With the buttons gone, I stared writing more instinctively and did the improvements later.

Kaushal Patel is a father to two beautiful daughters, best friend to his wife and a decent enough son. He fared poorly in accountancy and maths, studied branding in MBA, and he was a banker for close to 19 years. Now, he has his own start up! Other than that, he has good control over his life. This is his first novel, so he has no writing achievements to gloat over until the next book unless one counts the innumerable action-packed office emails; a subtle form of storytelling. Please beware, for he is determined to write more books. Kaushal grew up and lives in Mumbai with his family and his sense of humour

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