By Maria Fernandes
For those who know Swapnil Jha, he is an inspiration. With seven books to his credit and one in the making, this eighteen year-old author hasn’t allowed cerebral palsy to hold him back. Cracking with laughter at his own jokes, he is cheerful and full of life. Like a breath of fresh air, he refreshes you and you can’t help but feel inspired in his company. A first year student of Bachelor of Computer Application at Dhempe College, he laughingly describes himself as, “fun-loving.” And true to his word, Swapnil is fun-loving and more. Throughout our meeting, I couldn’t help but think that here is a person who loves life and lives accordingly.
Hailing from Madhubani in Bihar, he presently lives in Goa with his parents and brother. “I wanted to be famous and hence I started writing,” he states grinning. His journey with the written word commenced at the age of eleven. “While in school, I was ignored and left to my own devices and with nothing to keep me interested, my mind started wandering and my imagination soaring,” he recounts.
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