"A lot of wrongs manoeuvred me in the right path" - Subhrashis Adhikari


Subhrashis Adhikari is the author of 5 Questions of the Inquisitive Ape. He is a geologist holding double masters from IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Bombay. Currently working as a team leader in a multinational company, he has been involved in key hydrocarbon discoveries in India and abroad. Apart from several international and national publications, he has also published a book on Indian history. An established Toastmaster speaker, he is passionate about reading, blogging, geology, science, philosophy, and history. He loves travelling to different parts of the globe with his wife and daughter.


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?


Q. Please describe what the story/book is about in one sentence.

Evolution of brain with little brawn apes, mentally, physically and spiritually, from the leftover dust of The Big Bang.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing (and getting published, if applicable) before breaking out with this book?

Curiosity to know myself led to this book.

My first book was on Indian history starting from the pre-times. It helped me find my historic roots. The latest book is about understanding not just my roots, but also my stems, branches, leaves… everything. I have been writing about these things in my blog www.subhrashis.com which ultimately led to this book.

Q. What has been your biggest achievement?

My biggest achievement would be the development of an ‘intached’ (defined in my book) state of being unaffected by any achievements.

Q. Looking back, what did you do right that helped you break-in?

I did a lot of wrongs….that manoeuvred me in the right path. Thanks to Srishti Publications for considering my book worth publishing in a competitive market filled with ‘fiction’.

Q. Did you have a platform in place? On this topic, what are you doing to build a platform and gain readership?

Yes and no.

I have my private Whatsapp group where we discuss and debate about history, philosophy, science travel and more. If anyone is interested to join the discussions email me with your number at subhrashis.adhikari@gmail.com.

My blog (www.subhrashis.com) used to be fairy popular when I was regular. It was amongst the top blogs of India. Now, I hardly get time to write blogs. Other platforms are my FB page (https://www.facebook.com/subhrashisa/) and Instagram.

Q. Favorite book?

Too many.

Q. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?

I am an avid traveller. From California to Canberra, I have been to a lot of places, which includes drinking vodka with locals in remote corners of Siberia, Riding semi-wild horses in Mongolia, swimming in Dead sea, climbing up the Great Wall, cruising in the Nile, trekking in Cambodia, Camping in Pangong…and more.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

Its a great platform for authors. I wish it becomes the number one book promotion site in India. All the best!

WHAT TO READ: 5 Questions of the Inquisitive Ape by Subhrashis Adhikari ABOUT THE BOOK:

Humans ascended to the top of the food chain through their uncanny ability to weave stories. Some stories are hardwired in our brains, while some we create over time. It is such stories that have steered the history of the world.

While technologies are bringing disruptive changes and global warming is threatening our existence, it is more imperative than ever before to craft a global story that benefits all. This book discusses five profound questions whose answers will lay the foundation of future stories, and those stories will decide the fate of inquisitive apes.

• How we came to be? Was it a chance episode, or were things pre-determined?

• How we make sense of the universe around us? Are we hallucinating reality?

• Is sex bad? Are we naturally monogamous?

• Who are we? Is there a unique us?

• How to be happy? Can we hack our brain and control the bio-chemicals?

PUBLISHER: Srishti Publishers & Distributors

PAGES: 208

GENRE: Personal Development & Self-Help


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