‘I am myself looking for answers to my questions since my childhood. How on earth can I answer your questions?’ said Manoj Das to an aspiring journalist. Nevertheless he has been drawn into interviews and dialogues despite his shyness. And people who have heard him answer their questions or have read them, have gone back with a feeling of deep satisfaction – be the questions literary or philosophical. That is perhaps because he does not sound pedantic, does not speak wishing to be looked upon as an authority on any topic. If he proves compelling in spite of that, it is because he never says a thing in which he does not believe; he never speaks to impress, but to communicate his own conviction. What is more, one feels that his conviction is not merely intellectual, but has its base deep within.