Karan Bajaj is an Indian American author of three contemporary Indian novels, Keep Off the Grass, Johnny Gone Down, and The Seeker.
Karan Bajaj discusses his life in the Indian Himalayas and how very different the “east” is from the “west” in our world. He talks about living your Dharma, keeping community alive in a world that’s continuously connected but increasingly isolated, a little bit of mysticism, and much more.Karan Bajaj is a novelist and striving Yogi. Born and raised in the Indian Himalayas, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He’s also the author of The Yoga of Max’s Discontent.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I absolutely loved interviewing bestselling Indian author (& striving yogi!) Karan Bajaj, whose new book, The Yoga of Max's Discontent, hit bookstores earier this month. Join us as we talk about the burden and freedom of a creative habit, the power of a journey, and so much more.
Guest: Karan Bajaj Rated: Clean This week we have a treat for you! Literary Roadhouse  Discussions in a new intermittent extra podcast where we discuss literature and writing with authors and other literary figures. Our first guest is Karan Bajaj. Karan Bajaj is a #1 bestselling Indian novelist with more than 200,000 copies of his novels in print, both optioned into major films. Karan’s first worldwide novel, The Yoga of Max’s Discontent, will be published by Random House on May 3rd’ 2016. The book, called “The greatest adventure of our Generation” by The Daily Telegraph was inspired by Karan’s one year sabbatical traveling from Europe to India by road and learning yoga and meditation in the Himalayas. During our discussion, we dove deep into how travel and adventure affects his writing. His own spiritual hero’s journey and the reflections seen in his novels and the four one plan that Karan lives by; where he works a normal job for 4 years and then takes a 1 year sabbatical to refill his well of spirituality and creativity. This a wonderfully interesting discussion on writing, reading and life, we hope you enjoy it. THE YOGA OF MAX’S DISCONTENT will be published worldwide by Random House on May 3, 2016. The book is about a Wall Street investment banker who becomes a yogi in the Himalayas and is both a page turning adventure through the hidden underbelly of India and a contemporary take on man’s classic quest for transcendence. The book is receiving excellent advance reviews with The Daily Telegraph calling it “The greatest adventure of our generation” and Sharon Gannon saying it’s “A superb meditation on effort and grace, on the level of Herman Hesse and Victor Frankl,” Karan is also a yoga instructor and you can get a free meditation course, a Quit Sugar in 7 days nutrition guide, a yoga flow video course and other gifts when you order your book today. Details at www.karanbajaj.com/yogamax Learn more about Karan: Website: www.karanbajaj.com Twitter: @realkaranbajaj Instagram: realkaranbajaj Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.karanbajaj If you enjoyed this extra content, please support our Patreon campaign. We would love to add Literary Discussions to our regular podcast line up but are struggling with the audio editing. Just as the great painters and writers of old relied of Patrons to produce their art, every dollar of support will get us closer to hiring someone to do the audio editing. An audio editor not only would improve the audio quality but would help up launch three planned future shows. www.patreon.com/literaryRoadhouse   The post Literary Roadhouse Discussions with Karan Bajaj appeared first on Literary Roadhouse.
In this episode, our guest is Karan Bajaj. He is the author of The Yoga of Max's Discontent and a New York bestselling Indian novelist who has sold 2 million books to date. He shares the benefits of taking sabbaticals and the results that it has produced for his career. --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/reachingthefinishline/support
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Creator Details

Birthdate
Jun 30th, 1979
Location
New York, USA
Episode Count
4
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 hours, 37 minutes