Reading books helped me broaden my thought process and gave me the vision to dream big. It helped me change my character. - Kandarp Gandhi ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kandarp Gandhi is a finance professional, tutor and active blogger. He has half a decade of teaching experience along with a couple of years as a Senior Analyst at a hedge fund servicing company. He has been associated with IBS Hyderabad for blog writing. His hobbies include reading books, analyzing stocks and teaching.
Q. Characterize yourself in one word?
Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.
My book Buddhist Banker is about attaining inner peace and happiness. "Treasure of happiness".
Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?
I am indebted to the society and writing the book was a way to partly pay my dues. I wanted to give back what I received from them.
I was a blogger and was associated with IBS Hyderabad for blog writing.
Q. What has been your biggest achievement?
None, once you achieve something it doesn’t remain big. You work hard for next.
Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break in?
Reading books, it helped me broaden my thought process and gave me the vision to dream big. It helped me change my character.
Socializing, it helped to gain knowledge. Meeting different people helped me know society (Psychological) in a better way and broaden my horizon.
Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?
I didn’t have a platform and that was the best part. I challenge myself daily to learn something and be better in an undiscovered territory.
Fortunately, readers have accepted the story and are learning from it, so the only piece on which I am working is marketing. I am currently running digital marketing, via Goodreads, FB, and Twitter. I am also planning to visit readers directly via schools, colleges, and Bookstores.
Q. Favorite novel?
Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I like to come out of my comfort zone and try something new. I like to do things which I feel I can’t.
Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?
Unbounded opportunity as there are half a billion internet users in India. The field in which SALISMANIA operates is used by all on day to day basis (Food, Lifestyle, and Books). I wish all the best to the team and am confident that SALISMANIA will attain Zenith.