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Hello Readers, thank you for connecting with us. Today, we have on board a sensational writer Ruchika Rastogi with us.
Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?
I am a being having found my love in literature long back but agreeing to its proposal after a gap of many years. Having done my Masters in English literature Currently, I am working as an English teacher in Delhi. While teaching students, while correcting their mistakes, I realized that I had this passion for this language–English, due to which only I always try to find flavor everywhere–be it a tasty dish or not so tasty and still never gets bored.
When did you start writing?
I started writing way back in school. I used to write whenever I had any free time but had never thought of pursuing it to any other level. It is only few years back, when my book got published that I realized I am quite passionate about writing. I felt so relaxed and satisfied after seeing my writing in print.
When you published first?
My book, A Mystical Majesty – the woman, got published last year only. It was such an indescribable moment. I felt like carrying a small baby in my hands. I was feeling speechless,literally. It brought out the hidden emotions, the inner feelings, the arguments, the conclusions and the solutions, everything, right in front of me.
Describe Ruchika in day to day life?
Ruchika, in day to day life is an easy going, fun loving person, who is very emotional and loves to do crazy things. She loves movement–be it movement in life or in career.
What are your hobbies apart from writing?
Apart from writing, I love to watch movies, travel, read books, play badminton and explore different truths of life.
Tell us more about your book?
My book, A Mystical Majesty is about the journey of a girl, from the time she completes her schooling till her old age. It’s about the various situations; a woman faces in her life. It’s about the optimistic handling of those situations without getting into the trap of pessimism. It’s about being opinionated but still docile; it’s about being honest but not rude. It’s about being rational still not partial. So, in short, through it, I tried to bring out the different facets of a woman–related to her freedom or her career or while marrying or while discussing various issues with her grown up children. Thus throwing light on the fact that –we should move ahead with a mind of our own because each individual has his own independent situation so obviously, its handling will also be different.
How do you manage your writing time?
I try to write whenever I feel like, generally early mornings, when I can concentrate fully on my piece.
What do you think of modern day relationships?
Most of the modern day relationships are imitated. The relationships are losing their charm as people are more interested in aping others instead of blossoming theirs. And when they realize this, they might have reached so far in imitating that sometimes it becomes really difficult to move back and rectify. But there are others too, which I like–They are ready to compromise, sacrifice or listen for the sake of their family only but never at the cost of their self-esteem.
What do you think about cheating in relationships?
I am totally against cheating in relationship. Either you should be there or you shouldn’t be there. If you have guts to cheat, then you should have guts to admit your feelings too, without being a coward.
How important physical intimacy is in a relationship?
Physical intimacy is essential in a relation but it’s not everything. Trust, love and respect are the most important ingredients of a successful relationship.
Your favorite writer and why?
I don’t have any favourite writer. I like Shakespeare because of his writing style. The amalgamation of dialogues in a poetic style is superb. I like Sydney Sheldon because of the way she brings out the mystery element in the end.
I like Rabindranath Tagore, Munshi Premchand because of the essence of purity And Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam–his writings were the master pieces. So many are there that I can’t restrict myself to one.
What are your upcoming projects?
My upcoming projects are–
- Working as a contributing author in the global digital magazine: Raising World Children
- Working as a contributing author in the anthology–100 Moms, one journey
- Working as a contributing author in the next of Cyclops Publication.
- And lastly, but certainly very important, working on bringing out my second book, which will be a book of short stories.
Any tips to the upcoming young generation.
– If you are writing, write with your soul because then only your individuality will reflect in it, which will definitely leave its mark on others.
– And the more you re-read your work, the more clarity will come in your mind about what you want to focus and what you want to reflect.
Ruchika in one sentence.
Ruchika loves to be Ruchika only, not anybody else,a mystery who needs to be unfolded at each stage.
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Thank you so much Ruchika for your honest answers. It was an amazing interview. All the best for your upcoming projects.
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