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Apeejay student Dhruv Aggarwal seeks to demystify Economics for high-schoolers

In an interview, the student-author from Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park lends an insight into the publishing of ‘The Economics Momo’ and shares tips for budding authors

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Does the world of Economics confuse you? What does one mean by scarcity, demand, supply and incentives? To help the uninitiated, Dhruv Aggarwal, a class 11 student of Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park has authored a book, ‘The Economics Momo.’ The book has a beginner-based approach as it covers the basics, core ideas of Economics in the most effortless and relatable way. In an interview, the author explains how. Read on.

Why did you choose Economics as the subject for your book?

 Since the past three years, I have developed a keen interest in Economics, and how the world of money works. This motivated me to author this book and illustrate the subject with the help of entertaining examples and graphics. This approach would make Economics easy and appealing.

What kind of books do you like to read?

 I like reading non-fiction books. My favourite topics include strategy and Personal Finance. I research on these topics as well and try to read more to increase my knowledge and vocabulary.

Your inspiration to write?

 My parents. They believe that one should not sit idle and use their creative streak to create something big.

What did your creative process look like? How and when did you start the book?

 The idea of writing the book was in my mind for about seven months. I started from August 2021 where I used to study Economics from my school books. I then came up with the definitions and relatable examples, and began writing them down. I formatted the text and designed the paperback as well to ensure I spent zero money on its publication. I then contacted the publishers at Notion Press who clicked with the idea of my book and we completed the project in January.

How has Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park supported your writing endeavours?

 My school has played a massive role in this project and has boosted my interest in Economics as a subject. My teachers at school have made it so easy for me to understand that today, I am able to explain its concepts via my own examples.

Your career aspiration?

 To become an entrepreneur. I would love to create a business one day!

Your next book/project?

 Writing a book is a time-taking endeavour and I am still working towards another. I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.

What tips would you give to budding authors?

 Many high schoolers, like myself, aspire to become authors. I would like to say to them: write for yourself. Don’t worry about the words. You always find a way to get around it. 

Check out ‘The Economics Momo’ on: Flipkart

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