Note: This interview was taken before Keki’s debut play ‘Charumati’. She was reading the play at that time.
This is a translation of a short interview published in Kantipur Kosheli.
Q. What was the last book you have read?
Keki: I have finished reading ‘Eleven Minutes’ of Paulo Coelho. Currently I am reading ‘Charumati’ by Satyamohan Joshi.
Q. What types of books do you like ?
Keki: I like realistic books. I am also attracted towards books that give insights into human feelings.
Q. What types of books do you miss in Nepali language?
Keki: I think, better stories should be written in Nepali.
Q. Which are your favorite books and authors ?
Keki: I like Paulo Coelho and his novels.
Q. What do you think make an author good or bad ?
Keki: Imagination and quality to bind the reader makes a good writer.
Q. Which book do you refer to the new generation?
Keki: ‘Seto Dharti’
Q. What would be the life like if there were no books?
Keki: If there were no books how would we gain knowledge? I think it would have been a world of ignorant people.
Q. When did you read the most books?
Keki: During my high school days.
Q. How much money do you spend in books in a month ?
Keki: I don’t keep an account. In some months I do buy books and in some months I don’t.
Q. How do you choose a book?
Keki: I usually buy award-winning and best-seller books. In addition to that, I also make decisions based on reviews in magazines and suggestions of my friends and my father.