Yateen Suman completed B. Tech. (Electronics Engg.) from ISM, Dhanbad and MBA from ISB, Hyderabad. He is currently working as OSD to Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Govt. of Bihar. He was a University Gold Medallist at ISM. He was also Dean’s Lister at ISB and achieved ISB Young Leader Award. Let us know more about his writing.
What inspired you to start writing?
I have always been inclined to write and used to write poems and short stories, even when I was in School. Writing a book has been my long inspired dream of representing a story for the world to read.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I spent most of my boyish life in a hostel in Darjeeling. I was interested in reading story books like “famous five” series, Charles Dickens, Enid Blyton etc. I also read lots of books on general knowledge.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
I think the greatest challenge in writing a book is the ability of the author to remain coherent and consistent with the underlying theme throughout as well as enjoy the story as it goes along his writing.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Before writing a book, for me, it is necessary to imaging the entire plot as it would unfold as well determine the key highlights that would stick with the audience, most importantly, in the form of message(s) that I as an author wish to convey across to the audience.
What motivated you to write the book “Love in a Wooden Box”?
My 4 years of Engineering Life at ISM Dhanbad had taught me a number of things and I always associated myself with them. Those memories always kept me in good stead and it was a fanciful and positive feeling to pen down a fiction that was inspired from those 4 years! Hence “Love in a Wooden Box”.
Can you tell us more about your latest book”Love in a Wooden Box”?
Love in a Wooden Box is a suspense thriller placed in the context of ISM-Dhanbad, and displays how life at engineering colleges used to be during those times when mobile phones were a luxury. From ragging period, cultural festival and competition during sports meet to the dynamics of senior-junior relationship, it will take you back to the college days of a tension-free life full of fun, entertainment and usual “nights-out” before an exam. The tender romance of youth and the pure sentiments of being on “top of the world” will encapsulate your senses. The reality of life strikes very hard towards the end and sometimes justifies the indefensible…
Who are your favourite authors?
More than favourite authors, I can suggest my favourite books such as “Atlas Shrugged”, “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “The Flipside”, “The Mystery of Capitalism”, “The Economist Naturalist” and “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
Nowadays very little time due to intensity of my office work.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
“Write with passion and believe in yourself completely”
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