Between 2014-2017, I did a lot of no-money walking pilgrimages across villages and cities of India. Footयात्रा: Travelogue of a Foot Soldier is an account of my first walking pilgrimage. It was an experiment for inner transformation and to check the existence GUEST IS GOD attitude in India; in the modern times. I walked for 20 days with two friends. I witnessed the best and worst of human behavior; in me and others.
Jack In The Box is a collection of selected short stories that I have penned down over the years. As the name suggests, it’s like the toy, where the jester suddenly pops out of a box when you slowly turn the handle thus giving an element of surprise. Similarly, my stories have an exciting journey and they take on you by surprise with dramatic endings.
My stories are simple like life itself. They have my imprint on them, my encounters with life and my experiments with truth, all blended with a texture of imagination. The stories are incidents in the day-to-day life of a common man.
मजमा that means a collection in Urdu, is a collection of my selected Hindi-Urdu songs and poems that is one of my favorite hobbies. I don’t write on a specific emotion, rather I try to write on everything I observe and feel. I call myself a poet of नवरस: the nine emotions as per ancient Indian art.
My pen-name is अजब that means someone who is really weird; exactly like me. I try to write in various languages other than Hindi. I have tried writing poems in Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, and Sindhi. Although, not everything got a nomination in this book, the ones with a mixture of Hindi and Urdu have come out really beautiful.