3rd December 2016. That’s the date when my parent’s anniversary falls. Also, it’s the day when I decided to do something more than just contemplating about becoming an author someday. It was a day when I determined to become a doer. To be frank, starting to write my debut book wasn't tough at all. It … Continue reading Writing My First Book: The Journey
When I released my book on 21st Oct 2018, I had decided on a few things. Decision 1: There will be no monetary investment made towards boosting my reach, whether on Amazon, on Instagram or on Facebook. Reason: I wanted to see how creative and smart I could get with my marketing skills and ideas. … Continue reading Self-publishing And Marketing My Book Has Been My Greatest Learning Experience
Yogi Adityanath. This book is a justification of him. Justification of why a commoner Rajput boy hailing from a small village in Uttarakhand deserves to be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. A commoner who graduated from Science background, and later went on to pursue vedic texts out of passion and interest, later joining one … Continue reading Kindle Buoy #1: The Monk Who Became Chief Minister | Shantanu Gupta
A day before releasing my book 'Redemption of a Son', I was on a call with a fellow author who had self-published his book almost a year ago. He said a few things to me that were quite tough to accept and digest. Those things were the following: #1 About Relatives Your relatives won't read … Continue reading When Dear Ones Ditched My Debut Book, Quora Family Took It To The Top
Sep 1 2014. I was up in front of my 125 odd engineering batchmates, asked by our Language and Communications faculty, Dr Alam to deliver a speech on any random topic of my choice for 2 mins at the least. Outcome? I sucked up. Sure, I spoke for entire 2 minutes duration. But nevertheless, I … Continue reading My 4 Year Long Tryst With The Stage & The Speech
I want you to go back to when you were small 13-year-old. I want you to imagine walking to your father. And, I want you to contemplate what would have been his response had you confronted him that you want to become a racer. I want you to imagine what would have been the reaction? … Continue reading Do You Know About India’s Ace Woman Rally Racer? Meet Dr. Bani Yadav
Every Hijra is a Transgender. But, Every Transgender is Not a Hijra. How many people know that being a Hijra is a profession like being an engineer or a lawyer, while being a transgender is just one's gender identity? A Hijra is a transgender who earns her livelihood by going out asking for money from … Continue reading Takeaways From My Interaction With India’s First Transgender Judge
About three months back, one of my juniors at college, Deepankar messaged me that he and a few others had gotten the license from TED to host a TEDx event in our college. He told me that he and his team wanted me to be the Master of Ceremony (Anchor). I was not so … Continue reading Hosting TEDx ABVIIITMG: The Experience
This is why it would be a catastrophe. Of whatever amount one earns, a portion of it goes into paying the income taxes. So, if the employees younger than 35 won't have to pay this tax, then why would their employer want to keep paying them just as much? Won't they cut down their pay … Continue reading Opinion-16: Why Congress Thinking of No Income Tax For People Younger Than 35 is a Bad Idea.
Note: This is a very long analysis and opinion piece amounting to 3100+ words in toto. Thus, if you choose to read it, take some time. Bliss! Yes, PM Modi had overpromised, shown too big dreams and may not be able to achieve all the targets that he had set for the present Government when … Continue reading Opinion-15: 9 Months Later, This is Why I’ll Vote For Modi in 2019.