"I always wanted to know what it is like to know the future" - Jaydeep Khot


Jaydeep Khot is a 21-year-old writer. He is an alumnus of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. He is also a final year student of chartered accountancy course. 50 Miles-A Reverse Journey is his debut novel, and this is his second book. His favorite subjects are history, economics, and psychology. Writing is his passion.


Q. Characterize yourself in one word?


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

Envisage is about a girl who predicts the future in a unique way.

Q. Briefly, what led up to this book? What were you writing before breaking out with this book?

I always wanted to know what it is like to know the future. Life is as it is uncertain. Knowing the uncertainty brings peace as well as chaos. That is a rare combination. I wanted to portray that to the world. Before this book, I was writing 50 Miles:- A Reverse journey which is my debut novel.

Q. What was the time frame for writing this book?

It took me six months to write this book. Though, the conceptualization was done beforehand which took two months. So, in all, it was an eight-month work. I write in my spare time so I could have done it much sooner if I was working on this alone.

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

I respected the process and most importantly I believed in myself.

Q. Favorite novel?

The Alchemist.

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

I was really shy when it came to writing. Never did I show my writings to my family, friends or the matter of fact even my language teachers in school. That day and today, a lot has changed. I got published. I have understood that you should appreciate the criticism too.

Q. What’s next?

2016 is a year for poetry for me. I would love to explore it as much as possible.

Q. Future of SALISMANIA.com through your eyes?

SALISMANIA.com is the future itself. Salis Afaque is not only a brilliant CEO at such a young age but also he is a guy who is kind and understanding. Something which is impossible to find nowadays.