September 21, 2012


We recently interviewed published author Nitin Vinay Khare

Short Bio :
Nitin (Age 28)  is a nomadic artist from the sleepy town of Panna ,Madhya Pradesh. He lives a nomadic life in search of creative inspirations and keeps on moving from one city to another for his painting assignments.
''I Loved A Street Woman' is his debut English novel, he can be contacted at:

How did this book happen and why did you choose to write about it?
Writing, as a form of expression came to me by itself. It started from poetry and painting and gradually the canvass got extended to the story board. I have been writing stories for several years; it’s just that I have now only managed to get them published.
As any other guy of lower middle class Indian family, I too had pressures of safe job and sustainability. But destiny had different plans. It forced me to travel and write my experiences.
I loved a street woman’ started as a mere thought during one of those trips, gradually the thought took the shape of a story and then after some research, finally it took the shape of a book.
It is an eternal love story between Aviral and Umrao, Aviral represents typical urban male, whereas Umrao, a cultured rural girl. The urban-rural conflicts and their journey to small towns unfolds many misconceptions and makes them fall in love with each other.
I have tried to keep the story smooth yet interesting and enlightening. I feel delighted when readers revert back that they were so amused that they have finished the book in one long sitting. The first and foremost thing for an author is to keep reader intrigued in each line; each paragraph. I think the book has succeeded in achieving this level up to some extent.
Where do you usually write? What is your favourite setting to write in?
There is no fixed place. In our school days, I visualized a play while discussing it with my friend while using commode in adjoining washrooms. I have written poems even on those tissue papers while waiting for dinner at a Dhaba and on those black and white mobiles while travelling in general bogies of trains. Talking of novel, I have written some chapters online and some on paper as well. For me its not about mode, its about mood.

Did this story come to you easily or did you find yourself stuck with a writer’s block sometimes?
There wasn’t anything like writer’s block; but the story didn’t come that easily. There was sheer amount of research and brainstorming into penning down this story.

Tell us about your life online and the sites you maintain
I am not that much Tech savvy, my friends have helped me a lot tolearn to run Facebook and blog. I do have my business website of De Murals ( which is dedicated to wall murals painting.

What are your thoughts on life – The one thing that it takes to live it?
For me, life is a self stabling equilibrium. Your good and bad deeds do come back to you. Many a times it happened that people came from nowhere to help and guide me in my lows. These were those people whom I have helped and loved unintentionally. I consider life to be a long story, an ever ending movie; and I try to give my best shot in its every scene.

How has your experience been so far in the literary world? Any highs or lows being a part of this space that you would like to share here?
Prior to becoming an Author, I was in sales in a publishing company. So I had a little bit insight of it. Still, the experience was extreme at both ends. The industry is evolving and it has its own merits and demerits.
Talking of lows, I was refused almost a dozen of publishers. Some haven’t reverted even till this date. At one time, I thought to give up the whole idea of the book, but my friends motivated me to fight till the end. The highs in ascending order were first to sign the contract, second to touch the printed copy of my book and third and the highest was to sign the first copy for my beloved readers.

Tell us something about your work & hobbies?
I hardly have hobbies anymore, I have converted them in my profession. Before turning into an Author, I had already turned into a Painter. De Murals is my painting venture. Travelling has also turned up being part of my professional life. So no more hobbies left for me!

How did it feel when you finally finished writing the book?
Ans: Contrary to feeling simply happy and excited, now I feel an extended sense of responsibility to fulfill the expectations of my readers in my upcoming books. The benchmarks get elevated by themselves every time.

Top 3 All-time favourite books .
The first one is ‘We, the Living’ by Ayn Rand.
Second is ‘TheZahir’ by Paulo Cohelo
And third is War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I am a die hard fan of Ayn Rand, Dan Brown, Paulo Coelho and above all; Munshi Premchand.


1 comment:

  1. Nitin is indeed true image of an Author, which was showcased to me by my dad during my school-days. The authors he talked about were "Munshi Premchand, Acharya Shivpujan Sahay."