(In the picture, Sri Zac sharing Individuality Development tips with some poor children of his village).
Bowing Humbly to Readers: Introducing CCV Team Workers
By CCV Staff Writer
Sri Zach Nedunkanal
So we now start with introducing one of our Associate Editors Sri Zach Nedunkanal. He is a person who hates to launch himself as a journalist or a writer on matters pertaining to Church renewal.
Still he goes on writing. Why? He does it, firstly because, at least his upbringing in his early youth was church related and therefore when some powerful idea about it germinates, grows and ripens he allows it to explode, that is, to get incarnated, like the Word made flesh.
Every honest Word conceived must be let out or be allowed to be borne. Suppressing it forcefully is equivalent to artificial termination of a pregnancy. Whenever he expressed himself thus, there was a loud applause and hearty reception, which alone prompts him to go on writing with double vigour. That is his version.
But the fact is he has had his higher studies in universities outside Kerala, including three years study in Sussex England, deepening his knowledge at the same time in English, German and French. Being linguistically versatile brought him in contact with many of the renowned and radical thinkers and writers of Europe like Hans Küng, Eugen Drewermann and philosophers like Nietzsche, Heidegger, sociologists like Eric Fromm etc.
He also kept notes on what he read and liked. As for his formal regular education in his youthful years, he says he profited practically nothing, except gaining elementary knowledge in maths and the two languages, English and Malayalam. Hence he sets no value at all on his formal education and hates to look at even his post graduate certificates in philosophy and sociology and hesitates to formulate a formal curriculum vitae.
He started his career in Mumbai as social worker and then as a trainee in Photo-typesetting at the firm SPADS at Worli, the very first firm in India to introduce computerized typesetting. He then moved to Canada and from there to Switzerland working for about 25 years in the field of Desk Top Publishing (DTP) and printing.
He dedicated his ample leisure time to avid reading and study of languages. Zach was borne on 28th January 1943 and lives at: Peringulam post, via Poonjar, Kottayam Dt. – 686582.Tel. 04822271922 / 9961544169, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. He is married with two children, both well employed in Switzerland.
What is important for Zach, as he is called by friends, is that he hates to promise big – A BIG ACHE DIN – and produce little. This interviewer also agrees with that view. So let us wait and see. We shall interview him after one or two years later.
Meet our Chief Editor: Dr James Kottoor
Associate Editor: Joseph Mattappally