Ravi Valluri

Civil Servant, faculty Art Of Living, Author, dramatist, future screenplay writer

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Three things people don’t know about you?

I wanted to be an actor, I wanted to join politics, I am a creature of habit and my routine goes like clockwork

What’s your greatest fear?

Fear of Uncetainity

What is your greatest achievement?

Becoming an Art of Living Teacher

High point of your life?

A couple of them- Receiving Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal, Organising with other devotees Rail Yatra of H. H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and travelling with him, My books being unveiled by Puya Gurudev

Low point of your life

An alcholic for close to 15 years

Which living person do you most admire?

H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Howard Roak

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

King Bradley

Who are your favorite authors?

Irving Stone , Walter Issacson, Somerset Maugham , Stephen King , Mahatma Gandhi, C Rajagopalachari , Oscar Wilde and Girish Karnad

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Story of My Experiments with Truth, Agony and Ecstasy, Lust for Life, Tughlaq, Picture of Dorian Gray

Is there a book you love to reread?

Picture of Dorian Gray

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

1917, The Great Escape, Sagar Sangamam, Manthan, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Superpower you wish you had?

Thoughtlessness

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

Generations to come would scarce believe that such a one as this ever walked on earth

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-England, Adolescence-USA, Adult Life-Austrailia, Silver Years- India

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

Agelesness

Which book you wish you had written ?

Walter Isaacson's - Leanardo Da Vinci

When and where do you write ?

Mornings and evenings at home on my makeshift table

Silence or music?

Silence

One phrase that you use most often?

Law of Attraction

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Keep reading , writing , learn 20 new words and 20 quotes daily

Officer of the Indian Railway Traffic Service, Principal Chief Operations Manager North Centra Railway, Prayagraj; Authored - The Matter of the Mind, Make the Mind Mt Kailasa, The Infinite Mind (c-oauthored), NaMo303 Words to Victory, Indian Stories: Images & Thoughts, HEARTBREAK AT COFFEE SHOP An Array of Tales. Blog at WordPress, Speaking Tree and contribute to Free Press Journal, Mumbai

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