Laljee Verma

Medical doctor, Thinker and Author. Loves to read and contribute on philosophical and social topics. Student of life.

Sun Sign

Libra

Three things people don’t know about you?

My life is an open book. There are hardly things people do not know about me. However, looking at my exterior one may not imagine my soft interior, romantic nature but a go getter, at the same time.

What’s your greatest fear?

Loss of face.

What is your greatest achievement?

Reaching the top of my service cadre.

High point of your life?

Getting nominated for a Presidential Award.

Low point of your life

None, as I take failure and success with equanimity. Low points are also part of life, as success is.

Which living person do you most admire?

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Devdas

Who are your favorite authors?

Huston Smith, Fritjof Capra, Paulo Coelho, Harper Lee, Premchand, Sharatchandra, Rabindranath Tagore, Eben Alexander.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Religions of Man, Devdas, SevaSadan, Geetanjali, Alchemist.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Devdas.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Awara, Guns of Narvon, The Dam Busters, Pyasa, Spartacus.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Establish Universal Religion, Religion of Humanity.

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

Dreams Live on Forever!

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?

India.

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

Farmer.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Ivanhoe.

When and where do you write ?

At Home, mostly at night.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

‘Most Certainly’

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Light Fiction

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

When writing non-fiction do proper library research, and make appropriate notes, and try to live metaphorically the plot before writing a fiction.

"Endowed with an analytical mind, down-to earth-nature and cool temperament, Air Marshal (Retd.) (Dr) Laljee Verma is a mix of poet, thinker and philosopher-scientist. Having graduated in the medical sciences, he served with the Indian Air Force for four decades, retiring as Air Marshal. Dr Verma also holds a Masters in Environment and Ecology, and was conferred a Ph D by the International Open University, Netherlands.
Post-retirement, he has engaged in scientific pursuits and innovations in the domain of environmental issues. He is also a globally acknowledged expert on hospital waste and solid waste management. In recent years he has developed a deep interest in socio-political and spiritual issues and published his book Indians in Mirror View of a Common Man, in 2013. He is also a published poet, with three books of Hindi verse and an anthology in English to his credit. He plans to publish further works in both these genres."

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