A travel enthusiast and a writer, Pavan Tarawade started to scribble down his thoughts as early as back in school. Poetry, humanitarian fiction and technical writing are some of the genres he has touched upon, but short-story writing remains his favourite. Inspired by the likes of Earnest Hemmingway and Ruskin Bond, he loves participating in short story competitions on varied topics. Fiction is the genre Pavan has chosen. Fiction because he believes the very essence of an art lies in creation. “What’s the point of being a writer, if we do not create?” he says. He enjoys photography as a pastime and is a connoisseur of coffee. Coffee and Pavan go a long way back. He doesn’t know where and when he fell in love with coffee, but yes, according to him, there isn’t a better remedy to writer’s block than a custom made mug of caffeine. Pavan is a regular blogger (pavantarawade.com) and you can browse through the menu of his work and pick the category that suits your thought buds.