Ratan Kaul

A corporate management professional turned into an author with two published novels; continuous and lifelong learner, book addict, blogger.

Sun Sign

Aries

What’s your greatest fear?

Recurrence of writer’s blocks

What is your greatest achievement?

Publishing of my first novel, that got 5 star reviews on amazon

High point of your life?

When I got on the Board of Directors of a company

Low point of your life

When I lost my parents

Who are your favorite authors?

E.M.Forster, Salman Rushdie, Vikram Seth, Amitav Ghosh, Jhumpa Lahiri

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Glimpses of World History, A Passage to India, A Suitable Boy, Unaccustomed Earth, A Tale of Two cities

One Superpower you wish you had?

Power of controlling others’ minds

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

Mission accomplished

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?

All these during the Indus Valley Civilization, 5000 years back

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

Being multi-lingual so that I can read books in other languages

Which book you wish you had written ?

A suitable Boy

When and where do you write ?

I write in my office-cum-residence on my computer and when I am on the road I scribble notes on my Samsung app on the phone

Silence or music?

Classical Music

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Persevere and keep a regular routine of writing at least a few sentences every day

"RATAN KAUL’S background includes many years of top-level corporate management and arbitration practice. He is the author of Wings of Freedom, a published historical romance novel and a co-author of an anthology on Arbitration: Procedure and Practice, published by LexisNexis Butterworth Wadhwa. He is presently working as a management consultant in the information technology sector and other fields and also as an arbitrator.
He loves writing fiction to give an expression to the stories emanating in his mind from the day-to-day incidents in life. He finds it challenging and exciting, constantly discovering new thoughts and ideas and at the same times providing entertainment value to the readers.
He lives in New Delhi, India. More information about him can be viewed on his website http://www.ratankaul.in and he can be reached at email@ratankaul.in"

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