1. Name? Jai (It's my publishing name and short for my middle name Jayendra.)
2. Age? Just turned 31!
3. Any nicknames preferred? Jayeti (from the Gopi Geet)
4. Where are you from? London
5. Occupation? Writer
6. Interests? Hinduism, Sanskrit, Yoga, vegetarianism, eggless cakes, traveling, writing, reading, politics, kathas, Ramesh Oza, Murari Bapu, environmentalism
7. Hobbies? Yoga, vegetarian cooking, traveling, movies, music, vlogging, political activism
8. Favorite mythological serials? Why? BRC's Mahabharat because every episode was so freaking excellent that I still remember them now, years later. RS's Ramayan for the same reason and because it was so perfectly and sensitively written that I cry watching every scene.
9. Favorite mythological actors? Actresses? Nitish Bharadwaj as Krishna in BRC's Mahabharat. He was mesmerising.
10. What is your favorite scene from your favorite mythological(s)? Krishna's saving Draupadi in the gambling arena. They caught the intensity and horror and miracle so well. It's painful to watch and yet impossible to look away.
11. What is the most important lesson these serials have taught you? Bhakti. Without bhakti life is meaningless.
12. What is your favorite song from your favorite mythological? Oh man, such a hard question to answer! I love pretty much everything Ravindra Jain sings. All the songs in RS's Ramayan and Krishna series make me cry non-stop. And the songs in BRC's Mahabharat are fantastic too. They were written and performed so beautifully that my heart skips a beat every time I hear them. I can go on and on talking about it. Saba Saun Unchi Prem Sagai where Krishna goes to Vidur's house is probably one of my all-time favourites. Binati Suniye is another one, where Rukmini writes to Krishna - it's so beautiful!
13. Any extra things you would like to add about yourself? I write novels and short stories, usually with spiritual themes but in all different genres. My family's from Gujarat but I was born in London and now I live in Texas. So I've got one foot in three different countries (which makes me three-footed).