Frequently Asked Questions
How can we contact you? - The easiest was is by email. Many readers find my articles and books interesting and contact me for advice regarding an issue they have. And sometimes just to disagree, frown or ridicule my thoughts. So if you like some informal advice in areas like Book Publishing, Humor, Personal Resiliency, Self Improvement, etc., feel free to contact me on email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and let me see if I can help you (or learn from you). Just remember to check your spam folder in case my reply is hiding there.
Can we meet you? - Maybe. If you are in Bangalore we could probably meet easily. For other places it would be nice if you can arrange a private jet or a helicopter .
Do we need to pay for coaching? - Occasionally, some readers ask why my articles are free and some even enquire if they can pay for using them for personal or commercial use. Well, the answer is I am happy to share them free without any strings attached as they are not rocket science anyway. Besides, one should never have any desire for mere paper money and must always be prepared to lead a life of virtuous poverty.
However, if you are a giving kind then I am an accepting kind. So if you have any excess wealth stashed away in Swiss bank accounts, spare jewels, precious gems, Spanish gold bars, priceless paintings, rare dinosaur bones, asteroid pieces, unused Rolls-Royces, private jets, luxury ships, or even an exotic island or kingdom somewhere, feel free to donate them to me along with all applicable taxes. Such humble gifts can sometimes nudge me to scribble more such mild and wild articles and books that could be of use to someone, somewhere on our lonely planet.
How did you become a writer? - Actually, my writing started sometime in 1984 during my engineering course when I wrote a small laboratory manual for personal use as the market books were not suitable for my lab equipments. I then moved to writing easy notes for my difficult engineering subjects by referring to many textbooks. Later on, I started writing small funny articles for my company newsletter and slowly moved into full books.
Will you review my manuscript? - Doubtful. I don't review manuscripts and most authors don't do that for valid reasons. First, if they did for one then they have to do for many others and it's not possible or practical to review all types of manuscripts. Also it is quite difficult to tell someone that their book or idea is not good from my perspective. Second reason is legal. Authors may get sued for plagiarism as someone, someday may accuse me saying I stole ideas from them for a book that I have written or may write in the future.
Do you accept book ideas? - No, and the reasons are similar as above. Besides, all authors should think up their own ideas and stories.
Where do you get your ideas? - They keep coming from everyone, everywhere and everything. But very few ideas have the potential to expand into an entire book.