Susheel Kumar Batra is an Engineering Graduate (NIT, Kurukshetra) with PGD in Ecology & Environment and a Master’s in Applied Psychology (Counseling & Psychotherapy). He is a published author of two fictions and one non-fiction. He worked for more than 25 years in the power sector which included deputations to Foreign Assignments, REC and CEA New Delhi.
Apart from writing, the author has a keen interest in Yoga, Counseling and Cinema.
TBE: Can you share with us something about your latest book, “Timeless Time”, that isn’t in the blurb? Why was it important for you to write this book?
Susheel Kumar Batra: I want to tell certain personal experiences to my esteemed readers.
TBE: Would you discuss the inspiration behind the story and how you came up with the idea for it?
Susheel Kumar Batra: The topic I have taken just clicked my mind. To keep writing is my inspiration.
TBE: Can you discuss the themes explored in the story and why you chose to focus on them?
Susheel Kumar Batra: One idea was that there is something common between Quantum Physics and Vedanta as their conclusions are quite similar.
TBE: What challenges did you encounter when writing this story, and how did you overcome them?
Susheel Kumar Batra: At certain instances there were no further ideas about the story. Then I used my memories about my life and mixed up the story.
TBE: Could you talk about the research you did or the personal experiences you had that inspired how you portrayed the narrative and the characters in it?
Susheel Kumar Batra: I read a lot about Vedanta and Quantum physics in numerous articles.
TBE: Sticking to the story, let’s talk about Sanju. What was the inspiration behind that character? How did you develop his personality and background?
Susheel Kumar Batra: His personality is based on my certain personal experience but not all. There is a lot of imagination.
TBE: How did you handle the emotional journey of the main character and ensure that his growth was believable and engaging?
Susheel Kumar Batra: Again the same reply was based on my own emotional experiences.
TBE: How did you ensure that the story and its characters remained true to their motivations and intentions throughout the narrative?
SusheelKumar Batra: Well, that’s the writer’s way of ensuring that everything seems real.
TBE: What do you hope readers take away from the story and its characters, and what will they remember most about the book?
SusheelKumar Batra: I hope It is an inspirational story. Keep doing efforts and success will be yours with God’s grace.
TBE: How was your publishing experience with Leadstart?
SusheelKumar Batra: It is fairly good.
TBE: Is there anything you are currently working on that may intrigue the interest of your readers?
SusheelKumar Batra: Currently I am enlarging the story Timeless Time and the new title is Time continuum with almost the same characters.