Asbin is a pilot leading a depressing life in modern society. One day he is attacked by a group of terrorists from Perth airport. Asbin finds out they are from the future and wants Asbin as a key to unlock an ultimate weapon known as the Brahma’s lotus.
Akhila Saroha: I would like to begin by congratulating you on the publication of “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict.” How has the response to the book been so far?
Ajay Menon. A: Well, The book doesn’t have been reached to a lot of audience. Well so far the one’s who have read the book is giving me positive comments.
Akhila Saroha: What led to the idea of writing “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”? Were there any events that inspired the work?
Ajay Menon. A: The outbreak of Covid pandemic is one of the major reasons for writing a book and this is not the first story I have intented to write, but I don’t have enough source materials to write that particular story and I’m not ready for it. This story is an amalgamation of three scripts that I actually written for a movie….but now it is a book..anyways Iam happy that my story and ideas reaches the audience.
Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to write on a subject that held relevance for all and also remain objective about them in “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”?
Ajay Menon. A: Well, I want to write stories that give connection to audience in a dark manner…It is the genre I choose when I wanted to be a script writer. So when I decided to write a book I don’t wanted to change my style and I believe tragedy makes men thinks and learn much more than a pleasant or stoic phase, But at the same time I was a little curious of how people are going to take a dark mythical ficition…Well I needed to make the decision to take that risk or not and I did…I don’t know where it will take me and I’m excited to find out about that.
Akhila Saroha: What are your views about present-day writing? Do you think it does complete justice in depicting human nature in the light of “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”?
Ajay Menon. A: When you speak of present day reading is sinking down very quietly and I think it have always made doubts in authors to explore new stories. Well Aftermath is my way of portraying human nature…The kind of people and faces I have seen in my lifetime…It will differ from one human eye to another one. Well, beside to actual reality I believe I have warned the audience about a phase where we may end up in and it definetly brings justice to the story.
Akhila Saroha: “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” shows the uniqueness of your style of writing. Are there any authors that you enjoy reading or any books which are your favorites?
Ajay Menon. A: To be frank, I didn’t read many books….But I love Dan brown, He is one of my inspiration to read, I love to read scripts of old movies available on internet. But I still love to read from legendary authors like Stephen King and J.K Rowling
Akhila Saroha: How would you categorize “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” as its appeal seems to be to a broad audience?
Ajay Menon. A: Aftermath is suitable for audience above . Well I choose it to be a dark fantasy fiction having a lot of plottwists and violence, But during my days of writing I realised I have to give more of an emotional depth. So for me AfterMath will be a mythical fiction and the same time a dark fantasy. It was also so hard for me to put one over another.
Akhila Saroha: “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” has given a powerful introduction to your potential as a writer. Can the readers expect more from you in the future? Please share about your future projects.
Ajay Menon. A: Well, I can’t give a proper answer for now, I need to improve a lot as an Author….and I always wanted to be a script writer. But I may write a story as I told earlier which is a trilogy, If I honestly believe that I can make a proper resource from writing. I’m not telling this in a negative shade, I believe a lot of teenager put down their ambition because they believe they can’t make a proper income from their talent which makes them do jobs they regret and I don’t want to do that…I wanted to generate income from my talent and I just wanted to write stories and book is not the only medium to convey stories. But I love to write more books and to be honest it is so hard to rise as a new Author even if you have talent.
Akhila Saroha: What is the story behind the title of your work, “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”?
Ajay Menon. A: The one thing Iam bad at is giving my stories titles. I don’t know why…So during writing the book I never given it a proper title, I think after completing my book the title strikes in my mind like and I think it suits my book and give meaning if a reader completes the entire story .
Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to write of a future far beyond the present time and show the developments of the human world but show human nature same as the present day in “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”?
Ajay Menon. A: I have done a little research before writing my book like world maps, predictions of famous philosohers, I have adapted a lot of theories by nostradamus and my own imagination. Well, long as there are humans their nature won’t change well they may develop beyond we can imagine but something can’t be left behind envy and thrist for power will be one of them. Today or tomorrow humans always fight for what they believe in even it doesn’t make that snese to others.
Akhila Saroha: In the present time, situations in “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” do not find much mention. What, according to you, could be the possible reason for that?
Ajay Menon. A: Yes, because Aftermath is not about the persent it is a fictional story of what should or shouldn’t happen in an utopian future. So it definetly doesn’t make any mention to the present timeline.
Akhila Saroha: If you were to describe your book “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” in a few words without giving any spoilers, what would those words be?
Ajay Menon. A: “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict” will be always a special work of art for me, It is my first book and I have a crush towards it and this the way of my story telling, Aftermath is a journey actually, It is a journey about my molding my thoughts into a story and converting it into a book and I really enjoyed that part. But the journey of readers should be expressed by the audience.
Akhila Saroha: What advice would you give to budding writers who may be planning to write in the same genre as “Aftermath: The Purpose and Conflict”?
Ajay Menon. A: Not on Authors anyone who have talent and is facing a difficult situation in their phase, The journey may be roughs and tough, But that what shed us and improve us to make plans for achieving our goal…Because dreams never die…Bigger dreams need bigger effort and dedication. You always have to be ready to meet with failures and hardships..But it the end you can achieve if you never give up on yourselve.
Akhila Saroha: Thank you very much for sparing your time. I look forward to reading more books from you in the future. All the best.
Ajay Menon. A: Thank you, I had a great time answering all the question at it was pretty fun.