Pranesh Prasad

Author, columnist, economist, lawyer, animal rights activist, nature lover, travel addict and athlete.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I train every day. I prefer to travel alone. I skydive.

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing my mind.

What is your greatest achievement?

Being a good human.

High point of your life?

When I got my first international job.

Low point of your life

When suffered insomnia for many years.

Which living person do you most admire?

The poor person who feeds stray dogs on his/her meagre income.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Mr Biswas.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Count Dracula.

Who are your favorite authors?

V.S. Naipaul, R.K.Narayan, Sarat Chandra, Mirza Hadi Ruswa.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

A Tiger for Malgudi, The Mimic Men, A House for Mr Biswas, UmraoJaan Ada, Parineeta.

Is there a book you love to reread?

A Tiger for Malgudi.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Andaz Apna Apna, Devdas, Prahaar, Indiana Jones Series and Gandhi.

One Superpower you wish you had?

The power to wipe tears.

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

See you later.

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 – India Gupta Dynasty, Adolescent – Ancient Greece, Adult Life – 1970s USA, Silver years – 2050 India.

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

The talent to be a Veterinary.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Mimic Men.

When and where do you write ?

Write during the night at home.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?


Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write always even if you are the only audience.

Pranesh Prasad trained as an economist from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and The Australian National University. He has planted footprints for lengthy periods in New Delhi, Mysore, Rishikesh, Udaipur, Shimla, Suva, Melbourne, Auckland, Sydney, Canberra, Wellington, Dhaka, Vancouver, and Bali. His debut novel The Ultimate Laugh was published in 2011 and subsequently launched at the prestigious Ubud Writer's Festival. Apart from writing, he is also passionate about animal welfare, Indian cricket, traveling, the arts, and music. A Half-Baked Life is his second novel. He can be reached at

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