Juggernaut writing platform’s editor’s pick of the week is ‘Wi-fi Love’ by Vinayak Nadkarni.
Vinayak Nadkarni is a new age author whose debut book Why so Twisted? was a great success in the literary circles. He has also published several other stories, including “Help Anyway” and “Crossing the line”. His story “Wife Love” follows a young man’s move to Germany and his search for warmth in a new country. A girl reaches out to him and her kind actions prove to be a solace for the man. Bonding with his elusive neighbour through WiFi names and notes slid under doors, the man’s relationship fills his life with intrigue and excitement. However, the relationship takes an unexpected turn! What is that?
To find out, you can read this modern-day romance here.
Your story is Editor’s Pick of the Week. Please tell us more about it and its inspiration.
Well, this story was inspired by an ongoing joke in the American television sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory’. On this show, the protagonists name their Wifi networks in a humorous way to troll each other. So, it got me thinking, what if people use this way of communication? Even better, what if strangers bond over it?! And that’s how it all started.
This story is also inspired by my personal experience when I moved to Germany. I found it quite tricky to get my foothold here. Now, when I put all these things on paper, I am so glad to see such awesome reviews by the readers. It’s all worth it.
Do you have any particular rules or rituals you follow as a writer?
Sometimes, when I have a story in mind or at least a half-baked plot, I tell the story aloud, picturing a friend of mine, sitting across the table. While doing that, if I remain excited, then that’s the sign for me that, this story is worth to go on papers.
What got you interested in becoming a writer? Where do you go for inspiration?
I love storytelling. I can’t go back and figure out when it all started, but I remember from childhood, I loved the process of storytelling, be it through writing or stage act etc. For inspiration, I generally prefer an unobtrusive place, like the Alps. For me, the motivation should come from within. So, if my surrounding is quiet enough, I will reach that place inside my heart and pluck the story out.
What’s that one piece written by you, which is your all-time favourite?
Well, the novel, ‘Jab Raj met Simran’ – also published by Juggernaut is my favourite work. It was my first full-length novel and a much-dramatised love story. It took a long time to complete it, but I enjoyed the process, it was a very satisfying experience. I would suggest readers give it a go.
Your bestselling authors and books list. Why do they make it to your list?
Tell Me Your Dreams – Sidney Sheldon
Two States – Chetan Bhagat
The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran
First two books make it to the list because I learned the art of storytelling, building characters, and they somehow made me believe that I can write too. ‘The Prophet’ – I read it recently, and it helped me to make peace with my emotions when I was going through turmoil in my personal life.
Any writing tips you’d like to share with fellow writers?
Well, I don’t know if I have enough experience to share tips, but, yes – straightforward advice would be, ‘to write’. Don’t wait for the complete plot to be cooked; don’t wait until your characters are fully etched. If you even have 20-25% of the story in mind, begin writing. The joy of writing will inspire you to keep going.