Parag Tipnis

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Parag was born in Mumbai, India where he grew up and acquired a Bachelor's degree in Statistics. Since then he worked in banking, telecom and technology sectors with a career spanning over 12 years taking him to 18 cities in 11 countries.

Parag has been involved with theater since his college days and continues his association. His avocations include acting, writing plays, directing, painting and photography. He explores outdoors in mountaineering and rock climbing, swimming and adventure sports. His love for watching cricket is rivaled by his fondness of playing tennis.

Parag's stories explore the strange in the mundane. They delve deep into complex whirlpool of myriad human emotions and desires. Kai's experiences during his frequent and len
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Parag Tipnis It happens. You are living in eternal sunshine, the creative juices flowing like an enormous and perpetual river. And then one day, the clouds gather …moreIt happens. You are living in eternal sunshine, the creative juices flowing like an enormous and perpetual river. And then one day, the clouds gather in the sky. The stream dries up like a desert. The dreaded writer's block is here. And sometimes it is so bad that you cannot even think of the next word.

When this happens to me, I keep aside the writing for some time, but I set a time when I would return to my writing. During this break, I do something which will completely take my mind off whatever I am writing. Watch a movie, surf the net, update my social media accounts. I do not think about writing during this time.

And when I come back from my break, I start writing. Sometimes the writer's block is a shameless unwanted guest who refuses to leave even after listening to all the hints you dropped during the dinner. Sometimes when I come back from the break the writer's block is still there.

But I return stronger and I fight.I begin writing. If I cannot continue writing what I was writing before the writer's block decided to visit, then I write something else, anything. I write about what I see, describing the room I am in, writing about how my day was or how frustrating the writer's block was. And gradually without even me noticing, the small stream turns into the mighty tumbling river. Words rush out in a torrent and the writer's block has fled fearing my creative powers.(less)
Parag Tipnis There are many good things about being a writer. Millions of dollars in royalties, palatial homes, luxury yachts and fans all over the world.

Okay well…more
There are many good things about being a writer. Millions of dollars in royalties, palatial homes, luxury yachts and fans all over the world.

Okay well, those things only go to the bestselling writers. But there are more things good about being a writer other than those. Things which matter more (I like to think so!).

But even if you are not bestselling authors, even if you are not published there are a few things look forward to:

(1) You can make up your own worlds, your own characters and your own rules. Its like a license to play make-believe after you grow up.

(2) You can right the wrongs - yes, or write them out. Didn't like something that happened in reality? Swap it for fiction. In the world you invented only bad things never happened. If you can't rewrite the history then write your own.

(3) You get to live out your wildest dreams through your writing. Anything is possible.

But the best thing about writing is the satisfaction you get when you finish writing something and see what you have created. Its like giving birth, almost.(less)
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When we begin to write, the most important thing that we need is to be free from distractions. We need and alcove where we can be alone and undisturbed. But sometimes it is not physically possible to lock ourselves away from the world. So we look for the next best thing - headphones. Music can insulate us from the myriad distractions out there. It can also put us in a right state of mind and set p Read more of this blog post »
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Very gripping and moving story. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie builds the world of conflict and struggle around you with her words. The emotions in the book become real and seep into you as you are reading. It is a kind of book which you find it difficult ...more
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