Tirtho Banerjee

poet, journalist, spiritualist, nature lover, sports enthusiast

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Three things people don’t know about you?

wrote major part of my first book when jobless, I dread numbers/calculations, I self-doubt a lot

What’s your greatest fear?

Falling victim to mediocrity

What is your greatest achievement?

the self-realization that I must write

Who are your favorite authors?

P.B. Shelley, Emily Bronte (poems), Sahir Ludhianvi, William Wordsworth, Rumi, Gulzar saab, Manto, Sinead (Irish poet on Insta), Niranjan Kumar (Facebook), Rabindranath Tagore, Ganesh Vancheeswaran (FB), Ruskin Bond, WH Auden, Agha Shahid Ali, Amrita Pritam and so many others

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

God Never Blinks (Regina Brett), Savitri (Sri Aurobindo), In Other Words (Jhumpa Lahiri), The Small-Town Sea (Anees Salim), Turquoise Silence (Sanober Khan)

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Anand, Antaheen, Anuranan, Masan, Ardh Satya, Escape From Sobibor, Tamas, Do Bigha Zameen

One Superpower you wish you had?

a magic wand that could wipe out poverty and inequality from the face of this world

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

truth overdose claimed him

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 era, any country when we were not as hypocrites as we have become today

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

play the violin or piano

Which book you wish you had written ?

My words are my own. I harbour no such wish/desire.

When and where do you write ?

Anytime...anywhere...mostly during nights

Silence or music?

both in proper proportions

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

It's a secret

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Always be honest with words and never shy away from innovations

Tirtho calls himself an international citizen. He has been a media professional for over two decades now and has lived in several cities. Passionate about travelling to remote places, Tirtho doesn’t lose a single opportunity to commune with nature. This is his second book.

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