Interview with Jasveer Singh Dangi – Ramona Portelli Blog

Interview with Jasveer Singh Dangi

Jasveer is an author, podcast host, behavioural trainer and award-winning health and safety professional. He is currently based in Canada & is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada ( He was part of the team of trainers that trained 22,000 volunteers for the Commonwealth Games 2010 in New Delhi.

Awards & Recognition:

1. Rated as one of the 10 Indian Authors Redefining Modern Literature by Kathmandu Tribune in Jan 2020.

2. Recognized by Ne8X with Sahitya Kosh Samman Award in Literature.

3. In 2018, he was awarded by IISSM for his contributions towards the Health and Safety Training domain.

4. In 2019, Literature Light recognized him as top 100 debut authors for his debut book Version One and a Half (Version 1 ½).

5. He was named as the ‘Author of the Fest’ at the Writing Wizards Fest 2020 for his book Double One Zero (110) – Out of the shadows. The Writing Wizards Fest is an initiative by The Twilight of Poem

He loves the outdoors and is a big movie buff, which is quite evident given the use of quotes and songs from movies at strategic places in all his books. He is an avid observer of his surroundings and uses characters and instances from everyday situations for his stories. He has published seven books and co-authored two anthologies so far.

Tell me more about your latest book

Ensemble – A collection of short stories & essays

I had no specific topic in my mind when I started writing this book. Each time the ‘hat’ (my brain) initiated its magic, it brought out something new, just like a magician’s hat. This book is a collection of random stories which bear no connection with each other. Some are a creation of my weird imagination while others are random thoughts and precious memories. It also comprises some stories from my life. It has something for everyone-from adventure to thriller to horror to everyday life situations- sometimes involving confused thoughts, motivational articles and essays, and some of my childhood stories from the 80s.

What was the most challenging aspect of writing this book?

The most challenging aspect of writing this book was looking for a traditional publisher.

What is your normal procedure to get your books published?

Majority of my books are self-published & I am very comfortable doing that. Self-publishing gives me an option to try different things in terms of marketing. The latest one ‘Ensemble’ is published by a traditional publisher.

Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?

Most definitely writing is a spiritual practice & taking it a step further I would like define writing as the best stress buster there is. I firmly believe that writing as a practice must be inculcated in youngsters from a very young age.

How many books have you written so far?

I have published seven books and co-authored two anthologies so far:

1. Ensemble – A Collection Of Short Stories And Essays  by Ukiyoto Publishing

2. The Incredible Mr Sweets – The Coming-Of-Age Story Of An Ex-Con Who Finds His Calling In Life Through Music by Ingramspark

3. Shahenshah – Story Of Shrenik Shah, the Cancer Conqueror by Envincepub Publishing

4. The Metro-Maniac Chronicles – Through the Eyes of an Obsessive-Compulsive Metro-Maniac by Notion Press

5. Double One Zero (110) – Out Of The Shadows by The Suman Publishing

6. Diary from Heaven – Confessions of an Eternal Junkie by Notion Press

7. Version One and a Half (Version 1 1/2) – A Glimpse of India in the ’80s by Notion Press

8. Life – Life is a culmination of stories (Co-Author)

9. Concealed Words (Co-Author) young

What’s the best way to market your books?

Social media marketing is best because most it can be done for free. Apart from social media there are websites & blogs which can be used for marketing.

How hard or easy is it to establish and maintain a career in writing?

Publishing your writing is not difficult these days because of advancement in technology, specifically printing & internet, but earning money from it is a different ball game altogether, a difficult ball game to be specific. A fact of life is that a career is chosen & pursued not only because you are passionate about it, but because it also pays the bills without which you won’t have a roof over your head or food in your belly. Making money out of whatever it is you do, business or job, is the most important factor which cannot be denied & writing is no different. Writing for most authors is a part time affair while they earn money via a fulltime job or career which might not be linked to writing at all. Publishing is simple these days, but marketing is the tricky part & that is what makes or breaks a book. If carefully planned, writing can be used to earn as well with options such as: content writing, ghost writing etc.

What is your advice for aspiring writers?

Don’t write just to earn money, write because you are passionate about writing.

Visit Author Jasveer Singh Dangi book links:-

The Writers’ Union of Canada –

Amazon Author Central –

Website –

Facebook –

Instagram –

Book links:

Ensemble –

The Incredible Mr Sweets –

Shahenshah – The story of Shrenik Shah, the cancer conqueror –

The Metro-maniac Chronicles –

Double One Zero (110) – Out of the shadows – Audio version (Paperback & ebook also available)

Diary from Heaven –

Version one and a half (Version 1 ½) –

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