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A Journey: Steps to Success spoke to CSJM Kanpur University student Deepak Kumar Pandey about his journey from being a shaayar to a published author, and his future aspirations.

Two years ago, when Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University student Deepak Kumar Pandey announced the release date of his book, his peers and family were taken by surprise. In fact, so was Deepak—even though he had always wanted to be an author, making that announcement made his dream seem so much more real.

While he only started writing shaayari in college, he would write poetry and participate in annual days in school. One of his most revered pieces, ‘Ek Ladki’, was written back in 2012, when a surge of inspiration hit him as he watched Aamir Khan’s show, Satyameva Jayate. With time, his love for writing grew. Allen Pease’s book ‘Questions Are The Answers’ stirred something deep in him, and he read up more motivational books, until something prompted him to look up ‘how to publish a book’. He chanced upon Evincepub Publishing, and requested a call back. “With every conversation, I could see my dream turn into reality.” The book, A Journey: Steps to Success was released on 6th September, 2018, and was released in 13 cities in India and USA. You can purchase his book on Amazon and Flipkart.



While his biggest inspiration is his parents, he finds great comfort in his mentor and singer Pankaj Bhatt. “He has a soothing, beautiful voice. The way he emotes every word he sings, is very inspiring to me.”

After the love he received for his work, Deepak is currently translating his book to Hindi to make it more accessible. “I want to write until my last breath. There is no doubt about it.”

Follow the writer/poet on his YouTube Channel here.

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By the Editorial Team.