18 November 2019

Jatin Kuberkar Interviewed

The Treasure Syndicate by Jatin Kuberkar

~ Book Tour ~

18th to 20th November

About the Book:

When Kaliyug resolved to enter Aryavatra, and encountered the lats Pandav, king a curse gave the world it's first 'Nidhi-Palak' or The Guardian of treasure Troves in the form of Lord Kuber's mortal son, Suta. In time, the Guardian bloodline scattered all over the world. Acharya Agnihotri is an astrologer. He searches for hidden treasures, to fulfill his destiny as a 'Nidhi-Palak'. Dr. Mahesh secretly finances missions for Acharya. Kumar is favored by unfathomable luck.. Jabbar is a legendary digger, and Srikanth is just a common man. United, they form the Treasure Syndicate, always a team of five; a motley mix with an uncanny balance. Bound by the elaborate framework of coincidence, destiny, and fate, the mission of the syndicate is not a cakewalk. The danger is real, and the conditions are never favorable. A hunting past awaits Acharya's team, as the Kaliyug threatens to turn the mission upside down.

Book Links:
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When did you decide to become a writer?
I never really decided that I will become a writer. It just happened over a period of 15 years.
The very first story I have ‘created’ was at a birthday party where I was assigned to look after a group of children. I narrated them a story that instantly flashed in my mind and everyone, including me was spelled bound.
After that, I started a blog and started writing stories for children. At the same time, random inspirations from the street of Hyderabad attracted me. There I began with compiling my observations which eventually turned out to be my first book – While I Was Waiting.
The response for the book encouraged me to write more… it instilled the confidence in me that I could write interesting stuff.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I just see myself as an author – not really viewing it as a career.
But, yes, I do have ambitions with no deadlines as such!
I want to write more. I want to experiment with different genre. Want to try non-fiction and write at least one book about philosophy/spirituality.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?
One of the unique traits in my writing so far is that I really don’t believe in the protagonist-antagonist theory; I don’t brand anyone as good or bad. It is the story that drives the characters reactions to the given situations.
In my current book ‘The Treasure Syndicate’ the central character an Astrologer named ‘Acharya’. He is an old man with the knowledge of ages. He carries with him a distinct lineage that exists since the time Kaliyug set its foot on earth.
This character is special because:
Acharya ‘knows’ a lot of things, but he not ‘perfect’ at anything.
I wanted him to be that way, like every one of us, but he has the amount of perfection in him to readily accept his shortcomings. I mean, who does that now a days?

Do you have a special time to write or how is your day structured?
Oh Yes! I can write a book about it!
I was only particular about being lonely while writing, with a constant burning of incense sticks.
But the scope aggravated as I was researching on my book regarding the effects of planets and stars.
I have made it a routine to think about new ideas on a full moon night, while adoring the moon. – seems to be working for me.
Otherwise, I don’t have a set routing or time to write!! 😊

Where do the ideas come from?
To me, Ideas come from either thinking in a reverse direction, or thinking beyond what is obvious.

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?
The idea drives me until I carve out an outline. Then, I leave it aside for days. This gives my mind the required time to be practical about what I am writing. Then, when I re-read my outline, and if I am still able to connect with it, I continue writing on the subject else, it stays like that – sure to be picked up at some point of time (may be as a part of a larger work)

Any tips on how to get through the dreaded writer’s block?
I experience writer’s block quiet often… but over the period, I’ve realized that it is more of an indication that this is not what I should be writing. A percent of books that are incomplete in my list are all due to this. I guess, the god in me wants me to complete what he thinks is best for me… 😊

What can we expect from you down the line?
More books! More from the Treasure Syndicate, some non-fiction, some philosophy and a lot of entertainment!!

About the Author:

For the mortal world, I pretend to be a Software Engineer who works hard (or hardly?) in the hours of a day. I am the guy next door, a hard core Harry Potter fan and a movie buff. I literally ‘live’ every movie, I have strong opinions about its content and I hate it when a movie based on an interesting concept is messed up for the sake of commercial value. I enjoy watching cartoon shows (doremon, dora and Choota Bheem) with my son. I never get bored of listen to the endless chatter of my wife. When I’m not writing, I make toys for children.
But beyond the boundaries of this ‘cholesterol rich’ coil, I am a rider of rapturous thoughts. I am a thinker, a philosopher, a seeker, a story-teller, a writer, a wanderer and every other thing that a thought can be. At times some of these figments fire out of my thoughtful bowl and command me to write, muse, create, recreate, destroy…EXPRESS!
Who Am I? I have been asking this question to myself since 33 years, and I got a different answer always. Sometimes I get confused and think, am I asking the right question to seek the correct answer? or may be that am I missing the  whole fantastic universal drama around me while I am busy finding an answer to an irrelevant question?
Does the answer even matter?

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