Krishna is a B.E (Computer Science) with MBA from SPJain, Mumbai. Earlier, he worked with Amazon and Infosys in the software arena. Currently he is working on scripts for films. He has realized this is where his passion lies. He received ‘Bias for Action’ award from the Amazon Business Unit Head. Let us know more about the writing side of him.
What inspired you to start writing?
By nature; an artist portrays his imagination through Art and writing is one of those arts. My curiosity towards most things around and within, often made my thoughts wonder. To align those thoughts and make them finer, I choose writing.
What did you like to read when you were a boy?
When I was a kid, I loved reading comic stories of Tinkle, Panchatantra, Chandamama Kathalu (telugu). If I look back now, I realized that I loved short stories and more particularly the fairy tales.
What is the greatest challenge in writing a book?
‘Writer’s block. Because as a first time author, I was clueless on some days when nothing sensible came out of my mind for the book. This kept me wandering, thinking and unsure about the next step. But fortunately, ‘writer’s block’ is just temporary and you move on.
How much research do you do before writing the book?
Honestly, not much. I go by my instincts and insights. Because that’s when I feel the true artistic ability, uniqueness and imagination of an individual comes out.
What motivated you to write the book “MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance”?
It was during my MBA that I got an opportunity to work with an NGO for 2 weeks. Those 2 weeks where a life changing experience for me. The NGO, Vigyan Ashram is a educational institute located in the remote villages of Maharashtra at Pabal. The NGO takes in the dropped out students from school and trains them on various skills. The institute believes and follows our ancient gurukul system and in doing so, has been successful in churning out responsible individuals back to the society. These, so called, dropped students coming from poor family backgrounds, are now handing small scale business successfully. That amazed me, as some of them maintained balance sheets and do business with a mature mindset. I realized that this drastic transformation is due to the practical imparting of knowledge rather than theoretical approach. Learning seemed to be more fun with nature and in a practical way than the confined walls of a classroom. And this is what I tried to convey to the world combining with my MBA experience. Initially, I started with blogging and social media but realized this is much more than that. That is when the idea of the book came along.
Can you tell us more about your latest book “MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance”?
The book “MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance” is based on the value of an education degree, not just a management degree. The book is about the journey of a grad in a B-school who is in search of his purpose of the MBA degree. Through his quest for the purpose, he goes through an amazing experience which conveys that MBA is not about Money, Blazer, Arrogance but much more than that. The book adds a great insight and value primarily to the MBA aspirants and the MBA degree holders. It is not technical but surely a fun read.
How did you came up with the idea of writing fiction genre book?
It just happened.
Who are your favourite authors?
Paulo Coelho and only Paulo Coelho :). Otherwise any good book goes with me.
How much time do you dedicate for writing on a daily basis?
I follow a different approach of writing. I only write when I really feel like writing. As I feel, good and pleasant thoughts are the ones that trigger writing. And that is the best time to pen down creative ideas. I think that is when I feel joyful as well.
What words of wisdom would you like to give to aspiring writers?
Keep all the preconceived notions of the external world aside. Please know that your beliefs and your thoughts as a writer are stronger than anything else. Just go for it. Good luck.
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