Hemanth is a contrarian by choice and an author by accident. His coy affair with writing took off quite innocuously in 2009 when he started a humor blog for a lark, followed by a business blog and later by his first commercial assignment – a short form biography of a steel industrialist.

In 2011, the crossover into professional writing was complete when CRISIL, a $160 million financial services company based in Mumbai, India, engaged Hemanth to author their corporate story, which was eventually published by Westland Publishers in December 2012.

Today, after a decade and a half in the corporate world, this former IBM-er is a biographer and novelist based in Bangalore, India. He writes fiction for a singular reason. In his own words: “I write because if I actually did whatever my characters do, I’d be incarcerated on an island in the Pacific!”

Aymaran Shadow, his debut fiction novel launched in 2013, was the #12 BESTSELLER on Amazon. An alumnus of IIM Calcutta, Hemanth is also a consulting editor and helps first-time authors as well as experienced writers achieve their goals of publishing their creations.