Renji Panicker

Spiritual seeker, consultant, open-source software geek, blockchain specialist.

Sun Sign

Capricon.

Three things people don’t know about you?

Extreme introvert, Terrible at public speaking, Loves read and collecting books, Dark humour, Learnt knitting and embroidery as a kid.

What’s your greatest fear?

Not being able to meditate.

What is your greatest achievement?

My biggest achievement is I have no material attachments.

High point of your life?

A few occasions of spiritual realisation.

Low point of your life

Financial troubles during peak family responsibilities.

Which living person do you most admire?

Narendra Modi.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Neo, from The Matrix.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Gabbar, from Sholay.

Who are your favorite authors?

Valmiki, Vyasa, John Le Carre, Douglas Adams, Terry Prachett.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Kathopanishad, The Road To Omaha, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, The Long Dark Teatime Of The Soul, Red Dwarf.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Hitchhikers Guide to The Universe.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Matrix, Star Wars, Chemmeen (Malayalam), Uri, Drishyam (Malayalam).

One Superpower you wish you had?

Superconsciousness.

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

Lived this life to the fullest.

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?

Any village in an open countryside in Kerala.

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

Playing the guitar.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Catch-22.

When and where do you write ?

My den at home, a nearby burning ghat. Usually late nights.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

"It doesn't matter".

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I believe I cannot write if there are people around, even if they are not disturbing me.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

None.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Do not worry about structure and proofreading in the beginning.

RENJI PANICKER is a software engineer and entrepreneur. He is General Manager of a robotics start-up in Pune, working in the domain of Artificial Intelligence. He has a strong experimental interest in Hindu philosophy and has been a meditator since he was a teenager. Having journalled his thoughts and insights for a decade, he decided to compile these jottings into a book. Inner Space is his first published work.
Renji can be reached at: renji@segito.com

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