Author Collaborative

In Conversation with Abhishek Bhattacharya 

“I don’t want to be married just to be married. I can’t think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with someone I can’t talk to, or worse, someone I can’t be silent with.”
― Mary Ann Shaffer

Is marriage something that scares you and even confuses you? Worry not, you aren’t alone in feeling so. A much talked about topic, marriage is a journey that is different for everyone; even for the two people married to each other. Though the journeys are different, one thing is definite though. That the journey is not an easy one. At least not how the movies and books make it out to be. This is probably why when I heard of a book titled Messily Married, my interest was piqued right away. Of course, the fact that I had read the prequel of the book (Lollypops to Cigarettes) and it happened to be my Best Reads of 2020, helped a bit too.

I’m glad the book stood up to its expectations and that I wasn’t disappointed.

Check out my detailed review of this book here

I’ve already done an episode of the #AuthorCollaborative with Abhishek before so getting him in for another one didn’t take a lot of convincing. Before we get to that part, here’s what Abhishek had to say about my book, Under the Mistletoe & Other Stories.

Know more about the book here

Because I’m aware that both Abhishek’s books are semi-autobiographical, I wanted to understand how one can go about writing such fiction; specifically, fiction that is inspired by real life. So most of my questions to him were around that topic.

Listen to Abhishek’s answers to the above questions here

Abhishek too wanted to understand my take on this. Here is a look at the questions he directed at me.

Listen to my answers to Abhishek’s questions here

After an invigorating session of exchanging tips and tricks, I wanted to end the session on a lighter note. Hence came my favorite part, which is the rapid-fire round.

Listen to Abhishek’s responses here

Abhishek had some fun questions up his sleeve too.

Listen to my responses here

You can watch the video with our full conversation below:

You can watch it on my IGTV too

Books discussed in the session:

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