Featured Interview With Gaurav Sharma
Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
I was born on March 4th, 1992 in New Delhi, India. I spent most of my childhood in Sitamarhi, a small town in the state of Bihar, India. After earning a Bachelor Degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi I left India for pursuing higher studies. I have earned a Post Degree Diploma in Business Administration from Langara College, Canada. I live in Canada (as of) now.
At what age did you realize your fascination with books? When did you start writing?
I started writing when I was 19. I was in the second semester of my college in Delhi when I realised my fellow classmates and juniors used to struggle with some courses and could not secure decent marks in exams. Their helplessness and my good knowledge of those subjects encouraged me to write textbooks related to mass communication and journalism. ‘Development and Communication Morphosis’, ‘Photography Redefined’ and ‘Design and Graphics Redefined’ were those books. After writing three textbooks, I decided to step into the world of fiction writing and now I know how challenging it is to write fiction.
Who are your favorite authors to read? What is your favorite genre to read. Who Inspires you in your writings?
I appreciate the works of my ‘author’ friends and teachers. Their books and articles inspire me to keep up with the challenging world of writing and publishing. Also, I feel good and hopeful whenever I look at my books and articles. My work encourages me to do more of it.
Dr. Ravi Dhar, Somaya Iqubal Khan and Priscilla Paul are among those writers whom I admire.
Tell us a little about your latest book?
My latest book is ‘Gone are the Days’. Ever since this world came into existence, mankind is racing against time. ‘Gone Are The Days!’ is a story about Gaurav, a boy who hails from Sitamarhi, a small town in Bihar. As Gaurav was born in a Punjabi family , spent his childhood in Bihar, lived in Delhi afterward and went to Canada thereafter , he faces a huge mismatch in life. He recalls his memories from the past and shares it with the world. He carries with himself, a thirst to control time. He rushes to chase his unidentified dreams, make his life comfortable and often overlooks what life brings for him; what life has to offer . In this hodgepodge of reaching out somewhere, achieving something big, seeking happiness and securing the future, he somehow remains deprived of enjoying his very own moments of life. In this quest of leaving everyone behind and reaching the top, there comes a time when he finds himself in solitude; not because he left everyone behind but because he couldn’t keep up with them.
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