Ramendra Kumar

A Writer by passion.


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What’s your greatest fear?

I might lose my loved ones.

What is your greatest achievement?

Yet to happen.

High point of your life?

My marriage, after a ‘2 States’, experience to Madhavi.

Low point of your life

When my father died, I wasn’t by his side.

Which living person do you most admire?

The living legend, Shri Manoj Das.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Psmith from ‘Leave it to Psmith’ by P.G. Wodehouse

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Michael Henchard from The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.

Who are your favorite authors?

P.G. Wodehouse, Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens, Eric Segal, Enid Blyton & Frank Richards.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse, Love Story by Eric Segal, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less by Jeffrey Archer

Is there a book you love to reread?

Leave it to Psmith.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Anand, Pyaasa, Jagte Raho, Life is Beautiful, Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron

One Superpower you wish you had?

The power to remember what I wanted to and forget the rest.

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

He laughed, loved and lived like there was no tomorrow.

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

The talent to sing.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse

When and where do you write ?

Anytime, anywhere

Silence or music?

Silence, music or chaos – it makes no difference to me.

One phrase that you use most often?

Writing to me is an obsessive compulsive disorder.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Read. Write.

Ramendra Kumar (Ramen) is an award-winning writer, storyteller and inspirational speaker with 41 books to his name.

Ramen’s writings have been translated into 30 languages and have found a place in several textbooks and anthologies in India and abroad. He has written across all genres ranging from children's books to adult fiction, satire, poetry, travelogues, biographies and on issues related to parenting and relationships.

Ramen has been invited to literary festivals held in Denmark, Greece, Sharjah, Sri Lanka as well several Indian events including the prestigious Jaipur LitFest.

An Engineer & an MBA, Ramen was serving as the General Manager (Corporate Communications), Rourkela Steel Plant, when he took Voluntary Retirement to pursue his Ikigai, which is writing, in August 2020.

To know more about the writer, you can visit his website www.ramendra.in & his page on Wikipedia.

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