Friday, 1 July 2016

Author Interview - Sabi Shaikh

Author Sabi Shaikh has shot to fame with his novel, Via Delhi- A Twisted Tale of Love. Today I take the honour of interview this budding talent.

Q1. What does writing mean to you?
Honestly I never in my wildest dreams imagined that I would end up becoming a writer. Writing requires a lot of patience and I am a very impatient man. That being said, writing had become a very important part of my life. So it’s like if you’d ask me, “What do I need to survive?” I’d say, “Food, Clothing, Shelter, Family, Friends and Writing.”

Q2. What is your inspiration?
I am a very self motivated man. This is perhaps the only thing good about me. Life has knocked me down on a number of occasions but I do have that will power to stand back up and keep fighting. I am my inspiration. I have worked hard to get to where I am today and I won’t give this credit to anyone except Me and the Almighty.

Q3. How did your debut novel happen?
Good question.
I am still trying to figure that out.
My debut novel is all about the Hypocrite Indian Society. It is about that one question that has bother us right from childhood, “Char log kya kahenge?”
We all want to bring about a change but no one really steps up to be that change. Everyone is directly or indirectly dependent on someone else to be that change. But as mentioned earlier, I am a very impatient man and I was too impatient to wait for someone else to step up and bring about a change. So I stepped up to be the change. I quit my job and tried my best to slap the Hypocrite India society as hard as I could through Via Delhi. On in other words you can say that I wanted to vent out my frustrations and Via Delhi was born.

Q4. Your book speaks of inter caste love marriage, what is your message to those parents who do not support Inter caste love marriage?
I’ve written a book that I full of such messages but if you’d ask me for just one it would be, “Everyone has the right to choose his/her life partner irrespective of caste, religion and race. I would urge every parent reading this to respect that.”

Q5. Ten years from now, where do you picture yourself?
I see myself as a full time writer who has at least 5 quality books under his belt.  

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