Shreyas Bhave

Author, entrepreneur, musician, lifelong learner.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I am really afraid of dogs. My handwriting is really bad and I have never seen Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Asoka’

What’s your greatest fear?

Getting stuck in 9-5

What is your greatest achievement?

Yet to come, I guess.

High point of your life?

My First Tedx Talk.

Low point of your life

Failing a semester in Engineering.

Which living person do you most admire?

Narendra Modi.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?


Who are your favorite authors?

Ayn Rand

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Fountainhead, The Man Who Spoke With Flowers, Critical Chain, The Tipping Point, The Four Hour Workweek.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Bible

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Memento, Pulp fiction, Inoglorious Basterds, Body of Lies, Guru.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Control over gravity.

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

And that was the last thing he said : And neither could he win against death.

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 in rural Florida, Adolescence in the Wild west, Adult life in Modern day New York and silver years in British South India.

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

Playing cricket like Sachin.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Immortals of Meluha

When and where do you write ?

On my 6 year old desktop PC with a 3-year-old CPU and a keyboard that breaks every month.

Silence or music?

Silence to create my own music.

One phrase that you use most often?

Memento Mori

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No, I have written in crowded trains and peaceful hills. Both feel the same to me. I guess that is my superpower.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Lying on the bed, on my back.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Just do it!

Shreyas Bhave, an Electrical Engineer from VNIT Nagpur, is one of India’s youngest experts on Railway Electrification. He also administers an entrepreneurial community at Possessed of an abiding love of history from childhood, Shreyas was inspired to take on the challenge of writing a fictionalized account based on historical record, supplemented by rich folklore, which continues to surround the legendary figure of Asoka. Apart from writing, Shreyas enjoys song-writing and composing music, sketching and watercolour painting. He plays the guitar. He enjoys hiking up to the many hill forts of Maharashtra, replete with history and ghosts of the past.

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