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An Interview With Sabi Shaikh
"In all seriousness, Goverdhan Sharma,59, says no interaction should be allowed between Hindu girls and Muslim boys. Sharma speaks softly and slowly about 'Love Jihad', a term coined by right wing groups to denote marriage between Hindu girls and Muslim boys and alleged subsequent conversion of the girl"
- Hindustan Times
Goverdhan Sharma is a BJP candidate.
In such an atmosphere where terms like Love Jihad and honour killings are used, the market is flooding with a book named "Via Delhi- a twisted tale of love", a story about a Muslim guy who is deeply in love with a Hindu girl.
It's a story about a Muslim guy who can bow his head in front of Lord Krishna, simply because he is the favourite god of the Hindu girl.
It's a story where the sister of the Hindu girl talks about honour killing.
It's a story where the family of the Hindu girl pressurizes her to marry and become a housewife but the Muslim guy comes to her rescue.
It's a story where the mother of the Hindu girl addresses the Muslim boy as son.
Sounds extraordinary, right?
Believe me, the story really has an extraordinary plot!
I am very lucky to be interviewing such a daring author Sabi Shaikh.
Q- Do you enjoy giving interviews?
(An honest reply!)
Q- Why do you write?
A- To pour my pain in paper.
Q- Where do your ideas come from?
A- From the heart.
(A true writer!)
Q- What is the hardest thing about writing?
A- Finding a silent atmosphere.
(I knew that Mars is a better planet!)
Q- How much research do you do for your novel?
A- For writing a love genre no research is required. For the other you need to do your homework.
Q- While writing do you take drugs or drink alcohol to lift up your imagination? :P
(A serious no! Lol....)
Q- Which writers inspire you?
A- I am not much of a reader but yes Chetan Sir did inspire me a lot.
Q- What is your favourite quote?
A- Impossible is just a word. Means nothing by Sabi Shaikh.
(Words of wisdom)
Q- What is the most demeaning thing said about you as a writer?
A- People just call me crazy coz I quit my job for writing. They still do.
(Stupid people and their stupid views!)
Q- What do you consider as your biggest failure?
A- Every failure is big in its own way. I have tasted more failures when compared to success. I failed class ninth. I had to repeat it. Lost a year. It acted like a reality check and life change for the good.
(Life really changed for the good!)
Q- What were you like at the school?
A- A very weak guy who was often bullied. I was bad at studies also.
(That explains the biceps and triceps in his body!)
Q- What's the most blatant lie you have ever told?
A- That I am a very good guitar player.