Author Interview Ranjit Diva Karan

1. Can you tell us a little about your book? 

2011 for me was emotionally eventful. My vent and comforting distraction has always been pen and paper and so let it pour. When life bounced back to normalcy, I discarded the writings like a disposable blade used to drain an abscess. The pangs of life’s mystery struck again, and I resumed writing and that gradually resulted to more than hundred pages. The contents and experience weren't always directly related. 

The thought to publish this into a book kept me sitting on the fence for too long and then decided against and destroyed it never to be visited again. The decision stayed for few years. However, the unsettling ache resurfaced multiple times and every time managed to bury it. But eventually realised that an unaddressed pain cannot be conclusively buried. 

So this book finally got published, titled " FLAWED BALANCE ".

Though its fabric is fiction, some of the strands came from bits and pieces of what one can see, hear and experience in life. 

2. Is there a specific event that inspired this story or was this an out of the blue idea?


3. What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?

Needed some fine tuning, but was happy

4. Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?

Most of it really

5. What makes your book the one to read? 

Those who like realistic fiction, who grew up in India will relate and so would hopefully like it.

6. What was the best advice you got while writing? 

It helps to reflect on the past events from a very neutral angle.

7. Who’s your all-time favourite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them?

Ayn Rand/ Fountain Head

8. What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there? 

Express freely

9. What was your hardest scene to write?

When fiction is mistaken as reality

10. Do you have another plot brewing? 

Yes. It's about my own journey of changing patterns, faith and spirituality


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