My Life as a writer
When did you first realise you wanted to write for a living?
When I was working in Italy and published a paper on innovation in Business Strategy Review of London Business School. My research work was also mentioned in Forbes. After the feedback I received I realised I could write for a living.
Which writer, past or present, do you most admire?
In screenwriting for movies I like David S. Goyer, Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan.
What was your first published (or performed) credit as a writer?
I was credited for the socio-economic talk show Arambham which I wrote and hosted on network television in India. The first season of 15 episodes was written by me. After that I got a chance to write the story and screenplay for an Indian movie called Taskara, for which I have been credited. Now the movie is being adapted as a graphic novel and regular novel written by me.
The story is of a mysterious hacker who hacks the Reserve Bank of India’s system and steals 10 trillion Indian Rupees.
Which piece of writing work are you most proud of?
Taskara – the story of an economist who turns into a hacker.
Who or what inspires you to write?
My late father who always believed in pushing the boundaries of creativity, and innovation is my inspiration.
How do you switch off when you’re not writing?
Browsing the web, watching movies and travel.
Which one piece of advice would you give to aspiring writers?
Make sure you build your craft. It needs consistent work and you need to write on a regular basis .
Why are you a member of WGGB?
I would like to take my work to producers, studios and independent film-makers in Great Britain and offer an international platform for my work.
Born in India, Kiriti has lived, studied and worked in North America, Europe, Africa and South East Asia. He holds a Baccalaureate in engineering and an MBA. He is a graduate of the leadership programme at London Business School and a executive diploma holder from MIT, USA. He began writing for television in 2013 when he wrote and hosted a talk show in India. After that he wrote a screenplay for an economics/finance fiction story which was made into a feature film and released in cinemas in India. He is now working on adapting the story into other formats like graphic novels and videogames. He has been commissioned by a comic book publisher in India to write two more stories for their comics.