Hello author, on behalf of all the readers, we would like to discuss something about you and of course, your book as well. This conversation will help reader to know more about you and your debut book.
Criticspace: Most welcome to Criticspcae, Author. We heartily congratulate you for being a published author. It’s really a great achievement. First thing, we would like to know about your basic info as a person, daily life, career so far and anything you would like to share about you with your readers.
A Niranjan Nerlige V, is a Rebound Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker and Mentor. He strongly believes in “Challenging one’s limits rather than be limited by challenges”. He has been an effective and efficient corporate professional over two decades, an independent corporate trainer. He is founder of Exelplus Services Coaching and Training firm.
He had a tragedy in 1994 when he was about to leave for the US in the next 2 months after passing out from a prestigious institute, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. On a fateful day on Nov, 1994, He had a fall from 4th Floor of a building due to which he suffered physical disability & had to be confined to the wheelchair rest of the life. Life has since been a roller coaster ride for this person, permanently couched on a wheelchair. Two decades of riding through a bumpy track has not limited him from living a limitless life. He still views life as an ocean of opportunities and believes strongly it is worth living
He is the recipient of the” Rotary Diversity Award – 2018”, for vocational excellence and being the inspiration for his achievements and never say die spirit. He has been featured in several newspapers and All India Radio programme on his life in the year 2016 and 2019.
Criticspace: That’s really great; please tell us something about your journey of becoming an author. When you actually started writing and how was the circumstance? Did any person or situation influenced you to write your debut book or was it your childhood hobby of writing?
Author: Most of us think writing is an intellectual exercise. We always picture someone sitting behind a table with the thinking posture. Well, I’ve discovered something very different after writing this book. I discovered that writing is not thinking, but it’s an emotional process of healing and putting a closure to some of the things that remain open-ended.
You may be wondering what made me write this book? Well, actually it’s a visit to an Engineering College, Hassan in 2016, where I gave a motivational talk to final year students. This opportunity came after All India Radio aired the programme on my life.
After the talk, inspired students surrounded me, congratulating and telling me how much my story moved them. “Why don’t you write your story as a book? This would inspire more youngsters like us,” they told me. The thought of writing the book lingered in my mind for a long time. I finally wore the thinking cap seven months ago and settled behind my desk. But you know what? The thinking cap opened up my heart and I poured out everything I felt, right from the time I found myself motionless in the hospital bed after that terrible fall from the fourth floor to how I found and lost my love to how I became a single parent and raised my son.
Criticspace: Please tell the reader something about your book. What is your message to those readers who have still not read the book? Why they should pick it up for reading?
Author: Friends, I want this book to spark the flame of inspiration in everyone. I want people to sit down and reflect on their lives and say that if someone like Niranjan can do it, it should be possible for me as well. This book would challenge them to swim against the tides of challenges in the ocean called life
I’m sure this book is inspirational. Not because I wrote it, but there are life lessons for everyone. Every moment of pain and trauma tells the story of strength and the discovery of human spirit residing in all of us. Recalling all those challenges had a purpose. I could show that pain and challenges make you a stronger human being.
We all have choices to make, either to give up or keep going. We can choose to keep thinking about disappointments and shortcomings which will only lead us to become angry, bitter or sad instead of doing something to overcome our situation. We may have fallen down, but only when we learn to get up, can we find the possibility that lies ahead in our life. We have to keep moving if we wish to make our future wonderful. Whatever limitations we think are there, they are only existing in the mind and they are not real. It is within our power to reconstruct our lives despite any limitations. It is in our power to make our life meaningful. Everyone has the ability to become unstoppable, despite obstacles and challenges. I have tried my best to convey this in my book. This was one of the main inspiration for me to write this book “I choose to be Unstoppable”
Criticspace: And yes, the most important thing we would like to hear from you is what is your message to those new writers who have not yet started their journey of becoming an author? You have been their source of motivation, please convey your thoughts with them.
Author: When I started writing the first chapter I was still figuring out how to start. I discussed with a few friends and googled a few keywords. I finally started with my accidental fall and how I overcame it. When I wrote the first version of this chapter, it was not up to the mark. but I wrote it all over again. No matter how I felt, I didn’t stop and wrote the rest of the chapters. As I continued, I got a grip on the process
Hence, my message to the new writers who have not yet started their journey is, they don’t have to be expert in writing with great language skills. The content can be as simple English as possible but the motivation to write the book is very important. The message being conveyed by the author , has to be liked by the audiences and has to be some takeaway for them. Every reader looks what is in it for me?, hence budding authors should focus on conveying this message than glorifying about anything else.
Criticspace: That’s really great! We wish you all good luck for your literature career.