As you read, please welcome with me – Dr. Narinder, author of the book – ‘He He He’, published by Unistar Books.
Welcome Dr. Narinder Shukla.
Dr. Narinder: I am a resident of Chandigarh and have done M.A., Ph.D., L.L.B., M.B.A. (FINANCE) CS, P.G.D.T.E., P.G.D.G.S., P.G.D.H.E., P.G.D.C.A. & C.F.H.
Besides this I have authored couple of books (to be precise, they count to four) and more than 300 stories published in almost all leading newspapers and magazines in India.
None of my family members belongs to writing industry. I started writing as early as I was just twelve years of age. I started with story writing for my school magazines. This was something that came naturally to me. Growing into my teen years, I plunged in writing poetry and satires for my college magazines. Since my childhood, my publications (in newspapers and magazines both) fascinated me to write more and more. Actually, it was a thrilling experience for me.
I love writing because it is my hobby but for the livelihood, I chose legal profession.
At present, I practice as a Taxation lawyer and in addition to this; I delve myself into related banking and financing work as well.
BNI: You have so much in your kitty. Can you share what all of your creations is published until today?
Dr. Narinder: I have written more than 300 articles. This includes satires, stories and plays as well that were published in almost all leading newspapers and magazines of the times. A few of the creations that created a buzz around include:
– MARO MARO JALDI MARO :: A Collection of Satires
– HEE HEE HEE :: A Collection of Satires
– DHOOP ABHI BAAKI HAI :: A Collection of Poems
– GAGAR MAIN SAGAR :: A unique book of Hindi Literature and Grammar
– SWARAG MAIN ELECTION :: Play
– Baikunth Hair Dresses :: Play
– AADHUNIK RAMLEELA COMMITTEE :: Play
– MUNNU ANSHAN PER HAI :: Play
– UJALEY KI AUR :: Play promoting Adult Education
Hamare samaye ki Aarthik Kranti (Hindi Translation)
– Chandigarh VAT Rules, 2005 ( Hindi Translation) For Chandigarh Administration
BNI: What a collection, I must say. So, what inspires you to write?
Dr. Narinder: My single source of inspiration lays in you all i.e. Common Public. This is so because common public is in all the girth of corruption from all walks-of-life. I want to clean the society with my pen being a metaphor.
BNI: It is a noble thought. How do you describe your work – ‘Hee Hee Hee’?
Dr. Narinder: ‘HEE HEE HEE’ is basically a collection of satires on current topics like corruption in politics, wrong Govt. Policies, mad race for fashion, wrong and corrupt practice of illiterate doctors , poor education methodology etc. It is a beautiful collection of twenty-two such satires.
BNI: The title – ‘Hee Hee Hee’ is an innovative one. Where did you get this idea?
Dr. Narinder: We need laughter in life & everyone in society has a right to – ‘Laugh’. This very thought inspired me and I opted for ‘Hee Hee Hee’ as the tile of my book, as it carries a mass appeal.
BNI: Satires are a tough game. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
Dr. Narinder: Every one can read this book. We all are the same; this is our own story we all laugh on ourselves for a moment.
BNI: Literally speaking, you are having different characters with different stories. Among all, who is your favourite and least favourite character? What makes them so?
Dr. Narinder: Yes, it is true that there are different stories with different characters but having said that are not we all the same. I love each character of mine as I have sketched them. Every single character is special for me in a different sense, no second thoughts.
BNI: Any special mention about the cover page?
Dr. Narinder: No, not as such. Actually, I have myself visualized it to b this way only. No hidden facts or story behind its development and conceptualization.
BNI: Is there a message in your book that you would want your readers to grasp?
Dr. Narinder: Yes, sure there is an obvious message – ‘Fight against corruption, baseless superstitions and illiteracy. With special mention for the youth, please do not run after fashion because it may ruin lives’.
BNI: Do you make author appearances such as book readings or signings, conventions or similar events? Any plans in relation to this book.
Dr. Narinder: Yes, I do. I was very much appreciated by the fans at Punjab Book Fair. Not limiting to these, I include online promotions and library events as my top most priorities because these serve as the hot spots to locate my audiences and catch hold of their mindset and emotions.
BNI: I am eager to know about the readers reactions. As you write for diverse forms what sort of feedback do you receive from your readers?
Dr. Narinder: My books and plays have always been accepted with open hearts and open minds as well. After all, this is the basic pre-requisite for enjoying the very essence of my writing style. I enjoy the most when I converse with people who have dialogues written by me on their tips.
BNI: Which writers inspire you?
Dr. Narinder: So many writers who inspire me but here I want to mention two names: Late Sh. Sri Lal Shukla and Sh. Hari Shanker Parsai are the top most influencers of my writings.
BNI: What is your favourite Genre? What draws you towards this genre?
Dr. Narinder: Comedy draws me. In my opinion, delivering message with a light heart leaves heavy impact. ‘Zor ka jhatka- dheeere se’, I say.
BNI: According to you, What is the hardest thing about writing?
Dr. Narinder: Nothing but, provided you have an undying passion towards writing
BNI: What are your ambitions for your writing career?
Dr. Narinder: I love writing and I want to write until may last breath. I wish to use my pen as a welfare agent for community service.
BNI: As an author, what has been the toughest criticism and best compliment to you?
Dr. Narinder: Well, I have never received any negative comments but to my surprise compliments from famous critic, Dr. Renuka Nayar made my day. She commented on my work – my first satire book “Maro Maro Jaldi Maro’ in ‘Dainik Jagran’.
My readers, my best critics, keep in constant touch with me by suggesting plots and demanding stories of their choice. I wholeheartedly welcome them all.
BNI: What will be your one favourite tip to get through the writer’s block?
Dr. Narinder: You should always keep your eyes open towards the deprived people who are suffering in the society and always be ready for the hardest things in life.
BNI: What are your thoughts on book series? Would you like to have one for your latest book?
Dr. Narinder: No, it is not on the cards for this one at least. I am focusing on my next release titled – ‘Talaash Jari Hai’and no satire this time.
BNI: Any advice for writers budding or established
Dr. Narinder: Write more and more. Do not let criticism de-motivate you.
BNI: Did you learn anything from writing your book? What was it?
Dr. Narinder: Do not hesitate to be the voice of the common public.
BNI: Is there any amusing story about marketing this book, so far.
Dr.Narinder: Surprisingly, it is going to be a shade of grey. Some School principals have bought my book …but they have not released the payment, yet (although, it has been four months now).
BNI: How about a snippet from your book to intrigue and tantalizes us?
Dr. Narinder: There are many dialogues and incidents in this book, which are meant to intrigue and tantalize the readers such as:
– ‘jail se bhagna to qaidi ka mool adhikar hai. Usey is aadhikar se vanchit rakhana maanavadhikar ka ulanghan hoga’. (Pg. 9, Chal Bhag Chalen)
– ‘Bivi ki dilkash adaaon ke age sabko madhosh hona he padta hai, jo nahin hote unhey baalat madhosh karaya jaata hai’.(Pg. 21, Mantri ji ka daura)
– ‘Hansna sukhi jeevan ka mool mantra hai. yeh mantra tabhi kargar sabit hota hai jab hum hontho ko peeche khichte hue hee hee hee karte hue banavati va kutil hasin hasen’. (Pg. 40, Hee Hee Hee Hee)
– ‘naak to gulab ke poudhe ki trahan hain. Jitna kategi utna badhia aage badhegi’. (Pg. 62, Naak)
– ‘likhna ek kala hai. Yeh kala tab tak kalatmak nahin hoti jab tak filmon va dharavahikon ke liya kahaniyan na likhi jaye… Royalti ka cheque chate ho to kuch garma garam likho’. (Pg. 72, Ek safal dharavahik likne ke formule)
– ‘ghotala desh ki pragati ka suchak hai. Ess se punji nirman hota hai’. (Pg. 74, Gotalebazzi bhi ek kala hai)
– ‘prem karne wali estri badi khaternaak hoti hai. na jane kab kisse prem karne lage aur tumhe pitwa de’. (Pg. 84, Meri char prem kaniyon ka gair filmi aant)
– ‘America super power hai. aagar hum uske nangej ko nahin apnaynege to Woh dhamkayege’. (Pg. 92, Fashion ka daura)
BNI: Do you think book cover an important role in sales?
Dr. Narinder: No, not exactly. The contents in the book are more important.
BNI: ebook, pdf, mobi, kindle or printed hardcover book, what’s your pick?
Dr. Narinder: PRINTED HARCOVER BOOK
Thank You Dr. Narinder for your precious time and insight shared with Books News India blog.