Mallikarjun Basavaraj Mulimani

Writer, poet, & philosopher.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

Shoonya, Nothing, Everything.

What’s your greatest fear?

The fear that I will fear.

What is your greatest achievement?

Why should there be any?

High point of your life?


Low point of your life


Which living person do you most admire?

My Dad.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

There are no heroes - neither in real life nor in fiction, but only villains.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Richard Dawkins, Ayn Rand, Herman Hesse, Deepak Chopra, Richard Bach.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The God Delusion, Siddhartha, The Buddha, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Fountainhead.

Is there a book you love to reread?


What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?


One Superpower you wish you had?

None, happy being human.

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

Whimsical Die.

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?

Nothing changes in the universe even if you have a time machine.

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


Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

Every moment in the universe.

Silence or music?

Aren’t true silence and true music the same?

One phrase that you use most often?

Brevity is of the essence.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Superstitions are for the superstitious. Not for me.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

None, why be guilty about pleasure?

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write, read, write, ad infinitum...

Mallikarjun B. Mulimani is a versatile writer. He writes novellas, novels, long and short poems including haikus. His books and style of writing, where brevity is the hallmark, influenced by his engineering background, are unique and highly acclaimed. His writings are crisp, carrying a theme and a message making them highly readable. So far he has twenty-five books to his credit. They revolve around diverse themes: psychology of humans and their milieu, God, love, sex, religion, realization of self, life, and death. They often touch the metaphysical domain.

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