The change begins with Ourselves
Naveen Choudhary, who was born in Bihar’s Madhubani district and grew up in Jaipur, is the author of the much talked-about political novel, Janta Store. The novel, which explores the nexus between student and state politics, was the topic of discussion at the Kalam Udaipur session held on July 17. Choudhary was in conversation with Shraddhaa Murdia, Ehsaas Woman of Udaipur and spoke about changing political scenarios as well as life at the Rajasthan University. While he agreed that politicians play a key role in policy-making and in the society, he insisted any change should begin with oneself. “We should bring about the change in ourselves, instead of constantly blaming politicians,” he told the audience at Radisson Blu Udaipur. Choudhary’s grandmother inspired him to write when he was just a school-going boy. His book Janta Store, which is based on student politics at Rajasthan University, discusses the changing dynamics of the same. The story of the novel revolves around the link between student politics and state’s political equation. Choudhary, who’s a photographer and satirist, was himself active in student politics during his days at the university. He has a Masters degree in economics and is also an MBA. He is currently the marketing head of a renowned publishing house.