Parvesh Chandel

Author, speaker, poet, former ABVP president – Punjab University


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Three things people don’t know about you?

Lazy, good Bhangra performer, an athlete (may not look now because of the overgrown belly but was very popular one in school and college)

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing one to make a new one (from relations perspective)

What is your greatest achievement?

To follow what I believe even when the belief system is challenged every now and then

High point of your life?

There have been couple of them; one, when I was nominated as the ABVP President of our University campus and the second, when my first work was released in Jan 2015

Low point of your life

Losing an election but then low points don’t really matter what is important is your journey.

Which living person do you most admire?

Myself (self admiration is must), mom and dad

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

The Joker

Who are your favorite authors?

Many of them difficult to specify but I personally follow Mirza Ghalib and Baba Bulle Shah a lot

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Hard Times, The Tale of Two Cities, The Great Gatsby, The Tale of Black and White, Diwan e Ghalib

Is there a book you love to reread?

Diwan e Ghalib, The Tale of two Cities, The Tale of Black and White

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Rocky (Series), Bond Movies, Hera Pheri, Andaz Apna Apna, A Wednesday

One Superpower you wish you had?

The power to eradicate everything which is divisionary for humanity

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

Dilbaro ki mehfil mei tanhaiyon ka saath tha khil rahe the khawab sare neend ka intzaar tha… Bas yun hi…

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 am happy and I love the era I belong to

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

An artist (may be an actor)

Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

In isolation

Silence or music?


Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I avoid certain people (keep negative energy away)

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Keeping writing, someday something will happen. God gives more power to your pen

Hailed from the hills and spent his entire life in Chandigarh, Parvesh Chandel is an author. With his unveiling novel, ‘Stir My Heart, Still My Soul’, he took his first stride into the world of the narrative. Parvesh Chandel graduated from Goswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharam College, Chandigarh. He holds Masters in Mass Communication and Journalism from Panjab University, Chandigarh and he was ardently active in politics all through his University days. He was designated as the President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarathi Parishad. Being a writer was his dream. He did what he believed, excelled or not, a veiled hidden story about to be unveiled. Thinking beyond a particular genre, he penned down about something or anything, which evokes him less as an individual and more as a human. He started his career in advertising and then left it to pursue his passion for writing. A self- proclaimed eccentric, he loves to play cricket. He is voracious, witty and loves life. He can be reached at

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