A ‘people-watcher’, I enjoy diving into the depths of the human mind to understand people and explore mysteries within them and capture this enigma into my writing.


Sun Sign


Three things people don’t know about you?

Quite emotional at rock-bottom. An intuition-driven personality, which has always worked. Immense capacity to bottle-up mood-swings.

What’s your greatest fear?

Anyone that I know pretty well, deserting me, without rhyme or reason.

What is your greatest achievement?

My personable demeanor.

High point of your life?

A train journey where I found a companion for the rest of my journey called ‘Life’.

Low point of your life

A spurned love burnt my soul for ever, when I couldn’t pursue ‘cricket’ as a career.

Which living person do you most admire?

Jim Carrey (as an actor and the character roles he plays!)

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Phantom (The ghost who walks!).

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Sher Khan (The ‘Tiger’ in Jungle Book!)

Who are your favorite authors?

John Grisham, Arthur Hailey, Tom Clancy, Erich Segal, Mark, Tully, RK Narayan

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

90 minutes at Entebbe, Final Diagnosis, Doctors, The Hunt for Red October, No full-stops in India.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Final Diagnosis

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

To Sir with Love, Crimson Tide, An Officer and a Gentleman, The Karate Kid, The Jungle Book

One Superpower you wish you had?

To instantly know what someone perceives of me when I meet them up for the first time.

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

He came. He weathered. He ‘conquered’ the world around 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?

Maternal ancestral home during my childhood. In the priceless company of my cousins, during my adolescence. In the company of my better-half. The silver years will be dedicated all to myself, exploring people and places.

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

Playing drums.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Hunt for Red October

When and where do you write ?

I have a tendency to pen down my stories during wee hours of the morning at home, in-flight, in train and frame my stories during my routine morning runs, washroom, public places etc.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I have to compulsorily include some bit of my personal experience into my stories – either a character or a situation or both.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?


Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

If personality is unique, so is any writer.

Commander R Upendra Babu is a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy, commissioned into the Engineering Branch in 1993. He is an alumnus of the Indian Naval Academy. Having graduated from the Naval College of Engineering, INS Shivaji, Lonavla (under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi) with a B.Tech (Mech), he completed his Post Graduation in M.E (Mech/Marine) from the Institute of Armament Technology (IAT), Pune, conferred by Pune University.

He underwent further specialised training to be inducted into the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy. He has held various appointments such as Operational, Staff and Training. He is presently appointed at the Naval Selection Board, Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu).

The author, hailing from Kerala, has undergone the major part of his education in Bengaluru, Karnataka. He is an alumnus of Kendriya Vidyalayas Malleswaram, ASC and Jalahalli. He is also the alumnus of BEL College and MES College of Arts, Commerce and Science.

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