Akarsh is a student studying engineering 2nd Year. Apart from being a student he is an entrepreneur and owns a company called Raker films. He is a proud CEO of the company. Let us know more about the writing part of this young entrepreneur.
What Inspired you to start writing?
Two things. One, I run an initiative called Raker The Change where we go to schools and colleges propagating our idea and creating awareness. I thought writing a book which contains our thoughts will be a efficient way to propagate our thoughts. The other reason which inspired me is writings of many authors and how a book can change one’s life.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
I still consider myself as a boy. I used to read lot of comics of superheroes and ramayan and mahabharat were my favourite in those times.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
For me the greatest challenge is to start writing one. Once you have determined to put your thoughts into paper, then nothing can stop you. But one should know where to end before starting it.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Research is very important. I do it as much as I can , till I feel that yes I know about it. For example, my next book is based in chattisgarh so I need to travel there and right. Its not possible to write about chattisgarh by sitting in your home.
What motivated you to write the book “The Unknown Freedom: A Ride to Reality”?
As I said before the very fact how a book becomes a man’s best friend itself inspired me to write. The Unknown Freedom: A Ride to reality is for every citizen of India. I have dedicated it to all those who dream of revolutionizing our country.
Can you tell us more about your latest book?
Survey reveals that most of Indians are unhappy about the work they do. There are many around us who hate their work. People have forgotten that they have a right to do what they want in this country. This is one aspect of the book. There are issues of political system, human trafficking also. But the main idea of the book is to remind people of a freedom which they have forgotten.
How did you come up with the idea of writing collection of short stories genre book?
Because at that point I was not capable of writing a novel. And also I got to know that short stories genre is not that popular in India, so I planned to take a step towards popularising it.
Who are your favourite authors?
I read Indian novels more, Ravinder Singh, Sudeep Nagarkar and Durjoy Dutta are my favourites. Mario Puzo and Sydney Sheldon are my favourite foreign authors.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
Approximately 2 to 3 hours a day after managing my studies and other stuff. But Yeah I will be thinking of my characters all day.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
I consider myself as an aspiring writer. If you are a writer you must write write and write. If a person like me can become a writer then anyone can I guess.
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