Abhishek Pandeyar is a writer and dreamer who belongs to the scenic mountains of Himachal Pradesh, India. Weaving stories while sitting in his suburban household is his only passion. Having lost his elder brother at a young age, he hopes to provide the same solace from his stories to the world, which he gets by putting them into words. Currently, he is working on desensitising depression and mental health; a taboo in Indian society. His dream is to one day fulfil his life’s true purpose by become the writer his brother wanted him to be. Abhishek regularly publishes short stories and poems on his blog Suburban Wordsmith, about the mysterious world that is called the ‘Abode of Gods’.
Abhishek started writing short poems when he was in his first year of university. His articles and stories were published several times in his college magazine. While in MBA, he was the Head of the university’s Literary Society. To gain experience in professional writing, he has been managing his blog for the last two years and writing movie reviews for TheCinemaholic.com. I currently serve as a Content Manager and Editor for Lovehealscancer.org.
Q: What is the first book you remember reading, or being read to as a child?
A: I used to read a lot of Indian comics (they are brilliant believe me) when I was in school. The first novel I read was The Sky is Falling by Sidney Sheldon. Other than that, when I was ten or twelve years old, my grandmother used to tell me the stories of angels and demons of the mountains which I gobbled up happily.
Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it?
A: When I want to create an atmosphere for writing, I sit on my balcony with a glass of apple juice and dark chocolate. It really sets the mood, and the occasional gazing on the jagged mountains of my hometown fills me with joy that has no bounds.
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: Well, it might sound like a cliché, but I’ll love to go to Hogwarts. Read in a school which takes magic and mystic knowledge as a regular curriculum. Wonder how much I would score in the OWLs.
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