Book interview with dentist Dr.Prerna Singla

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Book interview with dentist Dr.Prerna Singla

Dear readers, today we have Dr.Prerna Singla with us on board. Let us talk with her.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am a Gurgaon based dental surgeon, entrepreneur, Poet, writer and book reviewer.

I am the Founder and Chief Editor of Hall of Poets global community of Poets, artists and writers. I am the author of two books – ‘The Crown of Sekhmet’, ‘The bible of Marriage’; and Guest author of the book – ‘Reality of Spirituality in kalyug’. My works have appeared in various prestigious journals, ezines and Anthologies.

I have also created self-styled poetry named as “Trilocution verselets”, written series of flash fictions “Everyday Life”, “Lonely times”, and “Sceptical Scalpel” and is working on three fiction novels.
I have been interviewed by Social Tehelka, Dronacharya, La Tribuna in rete (News Dalla Valle – Santa Mario a Vico), Kashmir life, and featured by Galaktika Poetike ‘Atunis’ and Haraya International.

Dr.Prerna Singla

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was 9 yrs. old. That was when I wrote my first poem (smiles).  By 11 yrs. of age, I started writing articles on life and philosophies on life and death. My initial writing was in my mother tongue ‘Hindi’ and since the digital age had not yet begun here, my writings were hand written. Soon, I started writing in English as well. My first English language write was an essay I wrote as a child, in a contest, which I later won. But those eventful years marked the beginning of my creative art of writing.

When you were first published?

I was first published as an Editor of Hall of Poets Magazine, which was founded by myself. In year 2016, I was again published as the Chief Editor of a global Anthology on love and life by a Gujarat based Publisher. My first solo book (‘The Crown of sekhmet’) as an author was published in 2016, by The Poetry Society of India, which is a collection of my poems. My second book ‘The Bible of Marriage’ was published in the year 2017, which is a non-fiction about relationships and relationship problems in marriage.

Describe ‘Prerna’ in day to day life?

‘Prerna’ in day to day life is someone who is almost always busy working, and at the same time takes a few moments off to slip into the world of her imagination and poetry. She is a girl who is in love with everything about life and nature. Even a rain could make her happy, but everything exists while she is busy working. In evenings, she is someone who enjoys listening to good music, or a good intellectual chat with friends, or even playing with her Labradors. In short, Prerna is someone who dwells everywhere, in every part and every moment of life, but at the same time dwells nowhere.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

I love everything creative (thanks to my parents who encouraged me to do everything I want to); so my hobbies include – music, writing, singing, dancing, travelling, photography,  playing instrumental music, arts and crafts or making something new, karate and even painting. I love learning a new art or a new language and meeting different kinds of people in the world. I am curious creature, you see. (Laughs).

Tell us more about your books?

My book ‘The crown of Sekhmet’ is a bilingual collection of my poetry, written in English and Hindi languages. It includes some of my earliest works.

My second book ‘The bible of Marriage’, is a real life book on relationships and relationship problems and potential way-outs to solve things that go wrong, written from factual, psychological, medical as well as legal perspectives,  along with statistics and inspired by the stories shared with us, by various couples about their marital lives. It covers every possible topic that can affect relationship of a couple; viz, Dowry, Domestic violence, physical intimacy in relationships,  gay marriages, impotence,  sexual incompatibilities,  infidelity in relationships,  live-in relationships, divorces, management of budgets in a married life, alcoholism, etc. The book is written in such a manner, that it can provide guidance to the ones seeking help, and also a knowledge base for a general read.

How do you manage your writing time?

There is no writing time when I write. Thoughts come and I scribble them down. Everything else can wait.

What do you think of modern day relationships?

Of modern day relationships I think that love is a word most coveted, but rarely known, understood or achieved.

What do you think about cheating in relationships?

I think the people who cheat are worthy of capital punishment if they want their partner to be as loyal as a slave.

How important physical intimacy is in a relationship?

Physical intimacy in relationships is the most important part (As I mentioned earlier, I have also discussed this in detail, in my book – The Bible of Marriage). I would say that physical intimacy is the breath of a relationship.  The former dies the later dies too.

Your favorite writer and why?

My favourite writer is ‘Mahadevi Verma’ (for Hindi writes). She picks the subject and scenario in such a manner and so delicately that the essence of life is retained in the heart of the reader.

My favourite English writer is Oscar Wilde. He is simply the best … 🙂

What are your upcoming projects?

In the writing field, I am at present working on three fiction novels and one non-fiction book, as an author.

As an Editor, I am about to finish with an anthology project and start with three book editing projects.

As a reviewer, I have some books scheduled for review.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

‘Never think that you are not good enough. You are good enough to do everything that you decide to lay your hands on. If you don’t know the language, create one.’

Prerna in one sentence.

Prerna : A wondering wonder.

Website: http://www.drprernasingla.com/

Email : hallofpoets@gmail.com

Thank you Dr Saab for your beautiful words. All the best for your future.

If you are interested to give your author interview, please drop a message on my phone number or email me at prabhu@prabhuprasad.in

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Book interview with Amrita Chakrabarty

Hello readers, today we have inspirational young lady Amrita on board with us.

Let’s have a chit chat with her.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

My warm greetings to everybody who is reading this. You already know my name and my work “That click is all it takes to fall in love forever”. Apart from being Author Amrita, I am a Bengali born in Assam and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. I did my graduation from University of Delhi and then started working with EY as an auditor. Along with that I did my chartered accountancy from ACCA, London. After working for 4 years I quit my job to write my first novel. My book is already in the market and giving me lovely reviews. I also run an online consultancy, Umang, for people who need emotional help.

When did you start writing?

I started writing way back in college when I used to pen down my own debates and declamations. Then I wrote some short episodes for my personal blog, but I took up writing professionally last year with my debut novel.

When you published first?

As a school kid my articles used to be published in my community magazine, however professionally as a novelist, it was August, 2016

Describe Amrita in day to day life?

I am a very moody person with varied interests and keep looking for different things that might interest me. People call me their positive storehouse, whenever anyone close to me feels low they just come up to me. A few minutes of talking from my side and they are high on spirit gain. But even I have some lazy days. Give me coffee and a good book to read and I can happily spend my entire day doing nothing else. But unfortunately, I have so much to do these days that I am actually missing being lazy. You can say I am just like any other normal happy to go girl who wants to live life to the fullest.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

I like playing badminton, cricket and chess. Apart from that I like to read a lot. If not a book, I make sure to read at least some articles or journals every day. But my favorite hobby is watching south Indian movies. I literary can’t sleep until a south movie is not run before me. Every day I go to sleep with my phone in my hand watching a Telugu /Tamil movie on hot star or YouTube.

Tell us more about your book?

That click is all it takes to fall in love is not just a book but an experience of someone who is very close to me today. I met her when I was working in the Netherlands. Life is not always a bed of roses and neither was it so in Meera’s case. What I heard from common friends now is that Meera is the coolest girl you would have ever met. Living life as it comes was all she believed in. Positivity was so much inbuilt in her that people used to come and talk to her whenever they were messed up just to get some motivation and positive vibes. She was working in the Netherlands when she met Vihaan. The boy who changed the meaning of life for her. Never before did she love anybody the way she loved him. The rest of the world just disappeared whenever they were together. She was sure she would spend the rest of her life laughing heartily with Vihaan. Their love story was as simple as perfect. Vihaan was all she needed.

But suddenly she just disappeared. I invested 3 weeks in tracking down that girl in India whom I had met in the Netherlands and all I knew about her was her name, city and the high school she went to.  When I met her months later in India, she had quit her job in Netherlands, gave up her Investment banking career, was undergoing psychiatric treatment but was still doing what she was best at, bringing smiles to every face she met. She had adopted an NGO and was working to give the children there all she could. But why was she being treated for shock brain damage and severe depression. What had happened to her? If she was in India, where was Vihaan? Did the picture-perfect love story end? Was Vihaan the reason she gave up everything? Can your love for someone be so strong that you choose your downfall to keep the other person happy?

Read the book to know what actually happened between Meera and Vihaan.

How do you manage your writing time?

I don’t have any fixed time for writing. Whenever I feel like I either start scribbling in my personal diary or work on my next book project.

What do you think of modern day relationships?

Umm…I think they lack the true spirit to stay connected. But again, I should not generalize this statement. I have seen some couples who truly give relationship goals and have also seen people who are together just for the moment or to have sex. But a large no. of relationship % lack honesty, loyalty and the intention to stay together forever, that is the biggest reason they are unable to survive.

What do you think about cheating in relationships?

There is nothing to think about it. Cheating is something purely unacceptable to me. If you are unhappy, have the guts and talk about it to your partner and see if things can be sorted, if not then mutually breakup but please do not cheat. Breakups hurt a lot but trust me cheating kills.

How important physical intimacy is in a relationship?

That entirely depends upon the couple in question. Everybody has their own way of thinking, likes and dislikes. I think that’s an individual choice whether they want to be physically involved or not. But yes, many surveys do say that couples that are physically involved along with their emotional attachment are happier.

Your favorite writer and why?

J.K Rowling. She is undoubtedly the best. She made me believe in the existence of the other world. The perfection with which she writes seriously creates magic. I also enjoy reading Paulo Coelho and Robin Sharma. Whenever I am in a mood for some light read, I move to Chetan Bhagat and Durjoy Datta.

What are your upcoming projects?

I am currently writing the sequel to my first book, yet untitled.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

I will again say what I keep repeating everywhere – “Give your heart and soul to writing and enjoy your work. Do not hesitate to take criticism; it helps you move one step closer to your goals.”

Amrita in one sentence.

Your reason to smile

To know more about her; kindly visit my website:

http://authoramritachakrabarty.com/

To order my book, visit

https://notionpress.com/read/that-click-is-all-it-takes-to-fall-in-love-forever

Thank you Amrita for your time and you are doing a superb job. I wholeheartedly wish you all the best from the bottom of my heart. You rock girl. Stay blessed.

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Book interview with Nostalgia writer Mamta Chandel

Hello readers, today we have Mamta with us on board. Let’s have a chit chat with her.

Q1. Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am a teacher by profession and an author by passion. I belong to Lucknow.

Q2. When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was in class 11th, a teenager.

Q3. When you published first?

As I have been writing since school days, my articles, poems and stories first got published in TOI and HT in  1998. But I debuted as a published author in Jan 2017.

Q4. Describe Mamta in day to day life.

I am a very optimistic, ambitious, hardworking, cheerful, reserve, extrovert person depending upon people and situations.

Q5.  What are your hobbies apart from writing?

I love reading, blogging, listening music, interacting with people, travelling, photography, watching movies.

Q6. Tell us more about your book.

My book NOSTALGIA has all the emotions, highs and lows, which each one of us goes through from being a teenager to become an adult.

Q7. How do you manage your writing time?

I try writing on a regular basis whether it is just few lines or a poem during evening or night when my personal work is all over.

Q8. Your favourite writer and why?

I have many favourites  but till now maximum stories I have read are of Ruskin Bond. His expression of language is so beautiful and natural that it gets gelled up in all age groups and speaks volumes about nature’s harmony.

Q9. Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

The most important thing for all is to stay humble and down to earth.

Stay positive and confident and surround yourself with positive and learned people always. Respect your teachers and elders. Dream and achieve . Don’t think” what will society say”. Follow your heart. Read more books. It will inspire you to write.

Q10. What are your upcoming projects?

I have started working on my second book and I also keep writing poetry, quotes, shairis, short stories often for online literary platforms.

Q11. Mamta in one sentence.

Optimistic, Ambitious, Strong, Cheerful.

Following are the links and pic of my book Nostalgia

http://www.bookstore.onlinegatha.com/bookdetail/641/nostalgia.html

Holding up the past is not an option most of the time…
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Connect with Mamta

Follow me on: www.ambitiousmamta.wordpress.com

Twitter: @mamta_bhadauria

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