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Subhrashis is a geologist holding double masters from IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Bombay. Currently working as a team-leader in a multinational company, he has been involved in key hydrocarbon discoveries in India and abroad. Apart from several international and national publications, he has also published a book on Indian history. An established Toastmaster speaker, he is passionate about reading, blogging, geology, science, philosophy and history. He loves travelling to different parts of the globe with his wife and daughter.
What prompted you to pursue a career as a writer?
It started with my blog www.subhrashis.com . When I realised that I have a very small hard disk inside my skull, I was in desperate need of an external drive. That’s when I started writing. I travel to a lot of places, I read a lot, and occasionally I do use my brain and get strange ideas. I try to pen down those ideas before they leave my mind. These ideas get stored to my external hard disk, which is my blog. Now, when I am looking for something I don’t have to dig into all the books I have read. All I have to do is hit the search button in my blog. When I was a regular blogger back in 2011-12, my blog somehow managed to be amongst the top blogs is India. My kind and wonderful readers found the articles a bit different and interesting. Some of them requested me to write a book. I thought, why not. I have read some horrible books in my life, so I assured myself that I could do this. That was the beginning of the journey so far.
Do you have any special writing habits?
Not really. I prefer to be alone when I write, and try to find some time every day, even if it is for half an hour, to write. Over time it accumulates. However, I do like to do a lot of research before writing. So, that consumes most of the time.
When you write a new book, do you already have the whole story in mind or do you elaborate it along the way?
Since I write non-fiction, I have a broad framework in mind. But i keep doing a lot of research over time and elaborate on the topic along the way.
In your opinion what is the best book you have written? What’s your favourite book ever?
I guess that is yet to come. Five Questions of the Inquisitive Apes have been appreciated a lot by the readers. I am currently writing a book that I am pretty excited about.
How do you feel after writing a book?
Nothing special. I enjoy writing. It makes me happy when I am able to put to words my thoughts. The process of writing gives me clarity and helps me understand the world better. So, after writing a book, I feel like starting a new one.
Tell us about your latest book and please put the link so our readers can find it.
My last book was Five Questions of the Inquisitive Apes. In short it is about evolution of brain with little brawn apes, mentally, physically and spiritually, from the leftover dusts of The Big Bang. It is a non-fiction book that tries to help us understand our self better and make us more inquisitive. It is available in paperback and ebook in all online stores as well as in the book stores.
The amazon link: https://www.amazon.in/Questions-Inquisitive-Ape-Subhrashis-Adhikari/dp/9387022552/ref=sr_1_1?crid=3FSL2T73EL0ZA&dchild=1&keywords=subhrashis+adhikari&qid=1599396533&sprefix=subhrashis%2Caps%2C614&sr=8-1
Do you have a new release? When? We want details.
I am currently writing one. It will probably take 6-12 months to get published. This one builds on my previous book and is focused on the scientifically valid methods to find sustainable happiness.
Where can we find you on socials? Do you have your own group and want to share it with us?
You can find me at: www.subhrashis.com