About KVRK Prasad:
KVRK Prasad is a project manager in an IT company – Capgemini India Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru. He always believed in “Never Ever Give Up” even when all the odds are against you!!! Successful people narrate success stories. The thought of “how about a failure story can inspire someone” sowed its seeds in the mind of Prasad one day. He decided to write about his “Not so successful” story but yet “successful” story of his life in the form of a book “Infertility Is Not a Sin”. His motive was to inspire the couples not to lose any hope when they don’t have kids. Also the book not only help the couples but also help the people who are facing tough situations at work, job or for that matter any situation in life.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
KVRK Prasad: It all started with a thought that why only successful people should narrate their success stories. Why can’t I talk about my story which is not successful however we put in lots of effort. I thought if it is written in very simple English, many people will get connected to it.
Hence I thought of writing about our “Fertility Journey”, educate the people and motivate them. Inculcate “Never ever give up attitude” in everyone’s life.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
KVRK Prasad: In many parts of the world, infertility, childlessness is often considered as a Sin or a curse. Quite often the females face humiliation in the society when they don’t have children. It creates a void in their life. They face depression, stress etc. So wanted to tell people that Infertility is not a sin
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer/poet and what’s your inspiration behind it?
KVRK Prasad: It all started when we saw the third abortion for my wife Sandhya in March 2021. It was a fetal death when she was a 5th month pregnant. In order to come out of the trauma, I personally started talking to many people. Once I spoke to a person by name Priyanka who is a tarot reader- and we were discussing about the point “why only successful people should narrate success stories? isn’t that a person who has seen failures knows the value of success? That’s when I thought I should write a book.
When it comes to inspiration, my father Dr. K. Sarvottama Rao (Retd. Professor, SV University, Tirupati, AP) was always my inspiration. He has written around 50-60 books.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
KVRK Prasad: I never imagined that I could actually write a book (with a grin on my face). I hardly read any books in my life. I only read Dr. APJ Kalam’s biography and being an ardent fan of Sourav Ganguly I read “A century is not enough”. I now started writing. I want to write more on motivation, self help and few short stories in the comedy genre.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
KVRK Prasad: Of course, marketing plays a very important role. Even if you have the best product available with you, if you don’t market it, the product is lost. When it comes to quality it is always a debatable topic. When it comes to paper back, right from the quality of the paper to the font of the letters, size of the book etc. matters a lot. A right medium should be used for marketing. Thanks to social media these days, the job has become little simple
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
KVRK Prasad: To be frank I don’t have any message. I would like to write. Depends on the readers to take what they actually want irrespective of the genre of the book/short story. But self-help, motivation is something which I have always wanted to write about. So in short, wherever possible if my writing can inspire even one person, I am very happy.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
KVRK Prasad: I am a software engineer by profession. I am more of an indoor guy. Prefer to watch some old cricket matches which has Sourav Ganguly especially watching Natwest trophy finals, 2001 Eden gardens test match always gives me goosebumps. As a hobby started learning Tarot reading, but couldn’t continue. Maybe I will start again!!!
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
KVRK Prasad: Well, Since I wrote only one book so far, I never faced a major problem. The only thing I used to do was either sit late at night or early in the morning and start writing. Being a fan of Telugu films, I used to watch a few films just to get that inspiration or the energy to start.
LiFT: What if your story will be adopted as a movie? Whom would you want to work as a director or actors in it?
KVRK Prasad: Never thought about it. Never thought that I will write a book. It happened. If the book has to be adopted as a movie and with god’s will if has to happen, it will happen for sure.
But with that said, Trivikram Srinivas is my favourite director and Pavan Kalyan as hero. You know, there is nothing wrong in dreaming big.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
KVRK Prasad: Well, I do have a few plans. Mainly in the comedy genre. Also wanted to write something about elephants. Started watching lots of documentaries on elephants and I thought we should do something to safeguard the existence of the elephants.
Also wanted to translate my book – Infertility Is Not a Sin in other Indian languages as well.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
KVRK Prasad: Don’t try to look out for the other author’s way of writing. Everyone will have their unique way of writing. Stick onto your way of writing. First, decide what you wanted to convey. The initial stages will be very difficult. Still don’t give up. A new idea when you tell someone, many of them will laugh. Later as you progress, some of them will walk along with you. Later when you succeed, they will follow you. Don’t feel shy to come up with new ideas