Vikram Dhawan

An original thinker who likes to bet against the odds. A full-time Author & Screenwriter cynical of popular content. Questions anything that is traditional, conventional or plagiarized.

Sun Sign

Aquarius.

Three things people don’t know about you?

Was a fund manager in India’s leading Mutual Fund. Pioneer of Commodity Risk Management in India. Self-taught amateur guitarist and proud owner of a Fender Stratocaster & a Takamine G.

What’s your greatest fear?

“The only thing to fear is, fear itself” Franklin D. Roosevelt.

What is your greatest achievement?

Every time I can help someone to achieve a better life.

High point of your life?

Whenever, someone comes up to me and thanks for whatever little I may have done for them.

Low point of your life

Every time, I let someone down.

Which living person do you most admire?

Clint Eastwood.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Batman.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

The Joker – played by Heath Ledger.

Who are your favorite authors?

Charles Dickens.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Bleak House – Charles Dickens. Istanbul – OrhanPamuk. Siege of Leningrad – Anna Reid. The art of worldly wisdom – BaltasarGracian One hundred years of solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Bhagwadgita and the Bible.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

a. Deadman. b. Fargo. c. Ghare-Baire. d. Manchester by the Sea. e. Forrest Gump

One Superpower you wish you had?

Teleportation – I hate commuting.

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

“I finally figured out how it feels to be dead”

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?

1960s & 1970s in America to watch Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Doors and others live on stage.

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

Cartoonist.

Which book you wish you had written ?

1984 – George Orwell.

When and where do you write ?

Anytime of the day. Sitting down with my laptop.

Silence or music?

I prefer noise to music while I write.

One phrase that you use most often?

Hmmm...

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

If I am awake and free, I write.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Silly stuff on social media.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill

"Born in the seventies, to parents whose families fled to india from Pakistan in 1947 after the Partition, Vikram Dhawan grew up in northern India in the eventful 70s and 80s.

Playing in the trenches still around many years after the 1971 war, garish sterilisation campaigns, and silent Emergency days, are some of his earliest childhood memories.

Vikram is well-travelled, well-read and passionate about world history and is inspired by personal experiences of soldiers, spies and survivors of wars across the globe.
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  • http://rakhijayashankar.blogspot.in/2016/02/interview-with-vikram-dhawan-author-of.html
  • http://www.kaapitimes.com/2015/11/getting-familiar-with-author-vikram-dhawan/

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