A man who worked over three decades in leading pharmaceutical multinational company in varied roles in the functions of finance, company secretarial, procurement and foreign trade. He holds bachelor honors with specialization in Accountancy and auditing from University of Mumbai. Nilesh Chogle holds a gold medal in Foreign Trade Management from World Trade Center, Mumbai, India. In addition to that he has pursued a course in Company Secretaryship (ICSI, Delhi).
His interests have been astrology and palmistry, which he continues to learn. He feels happy when he draws inspiration from Vedic astrology, the planets and the astronomy or lunar mansions, and by understanding the readings about the human palm and its association.
In an uncultivated mind, his imagination and perceptions got subconsciously and unwittingly cultivated to learn the craft of writing and the ability to read more. When he was leading a corporate life in his younger days, he got inspired to write about Social issues, particularly “health related issues”, but unduly postponed them. These were the years when his perceptions and perspective powers, which were still hidden, and so were his views about life — foggy and immature enough.
When he lost his father suddenly, after ailing from an Ischemic Heart disease, he got hassled the most, since the pain and the suffering his father yielded was unbearable. This was in fact a page turner in his simple life. As a working corporate person. Making both ends meet, became a difficult proposition, as his father had long retired as a Banker. He himself was not placed well in the Industry, and was also doing jobs like book-keeping for a pharmacy store, on a part time. Those days, in Mumbai were truly difficult for him. But friends gave the desired support and help in fetching such part-time jobs, he reminisces. He remembers, that he used to sit in a loft above the pharmacy’s bathroom. And he’d made his office there in the pharmacy. He’s also aware that many in a big city like Mumbai works this way. And that he was not an exception!
Nilesh Chogle, penned his first novel, “Together With You Forever: Set against the backdrop of the Mumbai floods”in English. But since the subject was sensitive and about others sufferings, he had to deal with it accordingly, with much understanding, caution, compassion and sensitivity. In order not to bruise open, someone’s silent sufferings. His book was later translated into Hindi, as “Tera Saath Rahe”. It became a riveting narrative of “love–spurred during natural calamities”, beginning with the floods, and ending with a drought, real and metaphorical. Contemplative, empathetic novel, defining a new genre.
Nilesh have shared some thoughts around ‘How he sees socialism in the coming years’? – It’s a difficult one to call. Here you go, (1) How does one deal with Climate change issues, (2) Terrorism, (3) Diseases alleviation and ways to handle Pandemics’ emergencies, (4) Poverty alleviation across the Globe and Countrywide, (5) War against humanity.
The social responsibility of individuals would really change fundamentally. Sociologists would look at things, about human and non human. “Seeing the whole world as one entity and not in parts. Drastic changes in the way carbon footprints are increasing, will have to be looked at rather closely by all sociologists. Issues of women, like rape and consequences. The laws have to become stricter and perforce implemented are actually beginning to happen. These are some issues that are burning ones, and need to be tackled on humanitarian considerations”, Nilesh recalls
Nilesh Chogle signs off with the message:-
The younger generation that I see is a bundle of truly confused entities. They neither are able to draw on their own cultures, nor from other cultures. Chiefly, most have lost the habit of reading, as they grow! This is because of the speed with which information is assimilated today, the younger generation quite naturally breeds on “Application software” for gaining vital information. We too, get tempted to draw into such readily acquired knowledge base. “Knowledge is power, if used correctly, with sensitivity and objectivity”.