Harshad Acharya: The Dual Maestro of Fiction and Practical Wisdom

New Delhi (India), June 26: In the vast world of literature and professional guidance, Harshad Acharya emerges as a unique voice, effortlessly straddling the realms of fiction and technology. His two latest works, “Story of X and Y” and “New Age Software Project Management: Navigating The Technological Revolution,” showcase his versatility and mastery in both narrative storytelling and practical expertise in the IT industry.

Story of X and Y: A Tale of Enchanting Love

“Story of X and Y” is a captivating love saga that transcends the ordinary. In this novel, Harshad spins an enthralling tale featuring two characters, X and Y, whose names evoke curiosity and intrigue. Unlike their counterparts in algebra and geometry, these characters are drawn from the rich tapestry of Harshad’s imagination.

The narrative follows a young boy and an intelligent, affectionate girl, weaving a story that captures the beauty nestled within seemingly ordinary lives. Harshad’s innate talent for storytelling shines through, leading readers on a mesmerizing journey through the realm of fiction. The allure of “Story of X and Y” lies in its ability to evoke a spectrum of emotions, from smiles to tears, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of its readers.

Through the lives of X and Y, Harshad explores the multifaceted nature of love. Some love stories culminate in fulfillment, echoing the timeless promise of “…and they lived happily ever after.” Others remain in the realm of unspoken emotions, their tales left untold. This narrative skillfully captures these diverse forms, resonating deeply with readers and ensuring that “Story of X and Y” is a gem for all avid readers and book enthusiasts.

New Age Software Project Management: A Guide for the Future

Switching gears, Harshad Acharya offers a practical and insightful guide with “New Age Software Project Management: Navigating The Technological Revolution.” This book serves as a beacon for professionals in the Information Technology and Project Management fields, providing clear and actionable insights amidst the ongoing technological revolution of Industry 4.0.

Harshad’s extensive experience in the IT sector informs this guide, making it a valuable resource for navigating the complexities of modern software project management. By steering clear of technical jargon, Harshad ensures that his wisdom is accessible to a broad audience. The book develops a compelling storyline of an IT consultancy company winning a significant project, taking readers on an exciting journey through the phases of software development.

Central to this narrative is Gururaj, a mentor who conducts knowledge-sharing sessions with his junior teammates. Through Gururaj, Harshad discusses practical aspects of software development project management, covering everything from project kick-off meetings to requirement analysis, architecture design, development, testing, and go-live phases. This structured approach, combined with the author’s practical insights, provides readers with a clear roadmap for success in the evolving landscape of technology.

Harshad also introduces readers to his mantra of success – the HAT OF SLAVE. This philosophy underscores the importance of dedication, perseverance, and continuous learning in achieving professional excellence.

New Age Software Project Management has seen continuous success which reflects in its rankings having reached the number one spot twice already. The book has also won the prestigious Golden Book Award 2024.

About the Author: Harshad Acharya

Harshad Acharya is an engineering and management professional with over 26 years of experience in the Information Technology sector, spanning industries such as Engineering and Telecommunications. His career includes significant roles at industry giants like Reliance Industries Limited, Telcordia Technologies Inc., ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (India), and Jio Platforms Limited, where he currently serves as Vice President.

Harshad’s professional achievements are complemented by his intellectual property rights patents in Telecom software, awarded by the European Patent Office and the US Government Office of Patents and Trademarks. His credentials as a certified IT Architect and his extensive experience as a Business Analyst, Solution Architect, and Project Manager further solidify his authority in the field. He is also the recipient of the Global Pride Award 2024 for Male Icon of the Year – IT.

On a personal note, Harshad is a Mumbaikar who resides in the suburbs of Mumbai with his wife, Anagha, and daughter, Shreya. An avid reader, poet, and writer in both Marathi and English, he has presented his poetry at prestigious events like the Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in 2018 and 2021. His contributions to society include regular financial aid to social service organizations and being a committed blood donor, having donated blood 35 times so far.

Moreover, Harshad is a passionate mountaineer and trekker, having scaled more than 50 forts and mountains in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra.


Harshad Acharya’s dual contributions to literature and professional guidance are remarkable. “Story of X and Y” invites readers into a world of enchanting love, while “New Age Software Project Management” provides a practical guide for navigating the technological revolution. Together, these works highlight Harshad’s versatility and profound impact on both the literary and professional spheres.

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