No Story is Bigger Than The Story of The Life of a Common Man: Author Atul Prabha | Exclusive Interview


Atul is a Cost and Management Accountant (CMA) by education. By profession, he has been working as a Finance Head with many foreign global companies working in India. He has worked with Japanese, Korean, American, Canadian, French, and German companies in India and abroad. He has traveled to many Asian and European countries due to the nature of his work. He realized while traveling away from India, that how beautiful and incredible India is.

Atul has been an avid reader from the age of ten. He has read thousands of books but has come up with his first book now which is a love saga spanning over 50 years. He has much to tell his readers.

As he modestly says, “This is our story; the story of you and me. It’s a high chance you will like it.”

& here is the glimpse of our conversation with the author Atul Prabha. 🙂

1. This book, ‘Teri Meri Kahani Hai’ is dedicated to your wife, as we all know. And the characters are real too. What was your initial thought when you started writing this book?
Yes. It is dedicated to my wife who lost her life fighting bravely with COVID in the second wave in Delhi. The initial thought when I started to pen it was to tell the readers about the importance of love in our life. Life is beautiful and at the same time life is unpredictable. I wanted to give a message that don’t take your beloved for granted and live your life with your family as it is the last day of your life.

2. Apart from the blurb, can you tell us a little bit more about the book? And how long did it take for you to write this book?
The book is a first-hand account of a man who has one aim in his life “live for love”. Later in his life, he found his soulmate as a charming village girl. They both struggled to make things better and start their family. But they never knew that the most deadly pandemic of the twenty-first century will cross their ways. They fight together for survival. What happens next and how the situation changes quickly is for the readers to find in the book.
It took me just two months after the incident to write the book. The wound was fresh and the pen was hungry.

3. What was your hardest scene to write?
Though the whole book is a nightmare for me to write but the last seven chapters out of thirty-six chapters were very difficult for me to write. Readers will agree to this after reading the book.

4. Are there therapeutic benefits to modeling a character after someone you know?
Yes definitely. It is a well-known fact that no story is bigger than the story of the life of a common man. You write better and more meaningful if the character is well known to you.

5. What perspectives or beliefs have you challenged with this work?
Well, be ready for this. I challenged the belief of a typical God with the help of ancient alien theory. It matches well with my own belief and the soul of my book “Teri Meri Kahaani Hai!”

6. What has helped or hindered you most when writing a book?
Actually, as far as a hindrance is concerned, there was none. I was confident that I am telling honest first-hand information to my valued readers.
As far as what helped me is concerned, my wife’s soul and my eternal love for her helped me to tell this story in a very unorthodox way.

7. When you’re writing an emotional or difficult scene, how do you set the mood?
I believe writing is all about honesty. You should write only when you want to change the world around you. How little or more you succeed in this is immaterial. Most of the scenes I wrote were real and scary so mood has no role to play particularly in this book.

8. My last question for you is, What advice would you give to help others create plotlines?
Though I myself am very new in the field of writing so it is a difficult question for me. However, since you asked this, I suggest that you should write your heart out while writing any scene or page. Try to be realistic and honest. See the whole plot from the point of view of a learned reader which most of us are. Every page counts. Select a plot that adds up some meaning in the life of your readers.

Book Info

Title: Teri Meri Kahaani Hai
Author: Atul Prabha
Publisher: Notion Press
Price: Rs.230 (Paperback)
Pages 188
Ebook? Available
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