Author Interview with Ch Lady Diana

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Author Interview with Ch Lady Diana

Hi readers, today we have Ch Lady Diana a fantastic writer with us. Let us chit chat about her work.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

Ans: My name is Ch Lady Diana. I was born and brought up in the beautiful valley of Manipur. I have always loved literature particularly because it helped me to express. I call myself a day dreamer.

Ms.Diana

When did you start writing?

Ans: I have always written short poems or stories for myself. I just never thought of publishing them. The earliest write up, if I remember correctly, dates back to the days when I was 10 or something and I had written about my sleepover experience with my cousins. I also remember that I have always had problems in expressing myself verbally. I have been an introvert and there were phases into that too. So, once I needed to tell my dad about something which I couldn’t express and I ended up writing it in the form of a letter and placing it over his pillow. So writing, to the introvert child that I was, has helped and proved to be therapeutic.

When did you published first?

Ans: I published my first novel The Mirage of Love in 2015. The novel has many questions and observations about the society by a woman. So, it carries the dialectics of a feminist but equally important for anyone who wants to understand individuality.

Describe Diana  in day to day life?

Ans: The everyday-Diana is a workaholic. The recurring days make her say, “OMG I can’t be Prometheus.” Monotony kills her and she wants regular changes in her life. She likes to take on different projects and learn new things. She loves her job. She is always eager to learn. She loves to read. The regular Diana wakes up on time to finish some chores and make some time to write in the morning. The regular Diana goes to her office and likes facing challenges and learning anything new. Most of the time, the regular Diana handles her writing career during the time that spans from post-dinner to the wee hours of the night.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Ans: I like to watch movies, watch documentaries on Netflix, irritate my sister, dote on my son, cook for my family (when mood commands), explore restaurants and eat something good, read books, etc. I am a warehouse of activities.

Tell us more about your book ?

Ans: Lovin’ A Hero is a romance fiction that explores the complex issues of second love, giving life a second chance, second marriage, parental-trust issues and changing gender roles. It’s a funny narrative so people are actually laughing while reading it. While it is also tied to a string of emotional moments, no different from the ones that we go through during hard times when we start questioning our intelligence, our abilities or we withdraw altogether from any form of human connection because we are not able to rely or trust again and the times when we even think that we are facing some sort of existential crisis. Personally, my favourite moments are the ones with the sky lanterns and the rain moment.

What do you think about modern day relationships?

Ans: Modern day relationships are complex. I think relationships have always been complex. It’s just that today, people are more aware and hence, they express better about their desires, issues, stress, etc. People today are more open to explore. I don’t believe in the fact that the previous generations had better relationships.  Young people of today want their relationships to work as much.

Is physical intimacy important in a relationship ?

Ans: Yes, it’s important. Not that it’s the sole important issue nevertheless it’s important.

How do you manage your writing time?

Ans: It’s a lot of running on the treadmill metaphorically speaking. Between raising a kid and a full time job, it’s very difficult to get the much-wanted time to write. Since three years now, or to say more precisely since the time I have focused myself on the writing career, my time to write can happen anytime and anywhere. I take notes on my phone or laptop when I am travelling, the couple of hours in the morning before office is very precious, the hours after everybody has slept is even more precious, writing means your light is always on. Can’t help it. But I enjoy every bit of it. There is no other way I would prefer doing this. I feel very lucky to be around like-minded people. I am in a circle of so many creative minds who keep motivating me even when I am suffering from some kind of mental blockage…so it’s a new kind of lesson every day.

Your favorite writer and why?

Ans: This is the most difficult question. I really don’t know how to answer this one. I am a bookaholic. I like to buy books even when I can’t find the time to read it. I am a literature person, so my muse has always been the Classic writers of Europe. I have studied drama, so I like reading the scripts too. Right from Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Ibsen to post-colonial works especially by Spivak, to J K Rowling, Amish…all of them are my favourite. Even Sidney Sheldon and Sophie Kinsella. I travel in the metro and if I see somebody reading a book, I am weird enough to sneak a peek at the cover to check it out. I am really not discriminate with authors.

What are your upcoming projects?

Ans: I am currently working on about four projects. The latest one will take a year or more, it’s about livelihood in politically torn places and I am focusing on the cultural and political dialectics of my home state Manipur. It is titled The Vanquished Paradise.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

Ans: The most important tip is don’t follow the hysteria. Create your own concepts. Learn to read between the lines and work hard enough to create your own name anywhere you go.

Diana  in one sentence.

Ans: I will always be the day-dreamer that I am.

Thank you for the wonderful answers Ms.Daina. Wish you all the very best for your both professional and writing career. For author interviews, please write an email to prabhu@prabhuprasad.in

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Book interview with Author Devi Raghuvanshi

Hello friends, today we have Devi ji with us on board. He is a writer of matured topics and a man with lot of discipline, ethics and hard work in life. Let us chit chat with him.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am a professional Engineer. After working for close to 40 years in various corporates, I ventured into writing, out of passion. So far, I have 5 books to my credit duly published; Mohini the Tigress, being the most recent one launched on May 21st, 2017 by Mybooks Publications.

Mr. Devi Raghuvanshi

When did you start writing?

I started writing in Dec 2015

When you published your first book?

My first book “Love Triology, who to Complain” was published on April 18th, 2016. My 2nd book “Love on Ventilator” On May 03rd, 2016, 3rd book “Its ok to fall in love again” on September 16th, 2016, 4th book “The son rose from the west” on Oct 31st, 2016.

Describe Devi Raghuvanshi in day to day life?

I have become more of a husband, than a technocrat, a regular morning walker, reader of every line of daily newspapers, helping my wife with her daily activities partially, think and write at least 4 to 5 pages of my books, Table Tennis and light exercises in the evenings make me complete (in my day to day activities)

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Well, I am fitness freak, morning walk and Table Tennis in the evenings, following matches of Hockey and Cricket in the evenings is my favorite pastime. I have been a state level athlete so sports have always been a part of my life

Tell us more about your book?

My earlier four books are odd love stories, so to avoid diabetes because of excessive love, I chose to write a fiction on revenge with some message to the society. Mohini of ‘Mohini The Tigress’ is the main character of the book who has been a victim of gang rape. She, unlike many, chose not to keep quiet and avenged it.  She not only avenged her rape but avenged the rapes of many other women which were unreported and would have gone unnoticed. Mohini formed a small group of people who were either victims or people who understood the pain. She created a fear in the minds of the criminals. This book provides a message which is loud and clear. So, women must be stronger physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. The society needs to respect women and help widow marriages. This book also suggests people not to take law in their own hands (though Mohini has done it, it was only for fictional purposes)

How do you manage your writing time?

I have time now retiring from active Engineering responsibilities and writing has become one of the most important activities of my day to day life (like hunger or thirst). My writing time is not fixed but if I get some ideas even in the middle of the night, I write it then and elaborate on those points later.

How important physical intimacy is in a relationship?

Modern Day relationships lack commitment and sacrifices. People look at thrills and excitement in relationships. Very few cross over to higher levels. Relationships happen on emotions and certainly not on mathematical calculations and these emotions leads one into physical relationships and then to cheating. According to me, while a woman looks for an emotional connectivity first, a man wants emotions to relate to physical intimacy. It is very difficult to connect on both emotional and physical level without mutual respect and compatibility should not be the sole basis of a relationship as mating is the instinct of animals without commitment. I am very clear in my mind that the desire to satisfy ones owns senses is called lust while the desire to satisfy the senses of others is called, love, the Divine Love

Your favorite writer and why?

Chetan Bhagat is my favorite author for the simple language he uses, touching most of the important issues of the society.

What are your upcoming projects?

I have 2 projects at hand, first “Indu, the parched woman” almost complete and another one which is untitled, to be completed in next 2 months.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

I am not too sure whether I can provide to the young generation but based upon my own experiences of life, I would request them to respect women and parents. To the young authors, my advice would be to maintain their own identity and not to copy anyone however big he or she may be, the writing should come from the heart, and last but not the least, the aged parents should also learn to behave.

Devi Raghuvanshi in one sentence.

Devi Raghuvanshi is a simple human being, a responsible writer with an authority.

Thank you Devi Ji for your time and answering my questions honestly.

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Book interview with Author Ruchika Rastogi

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.

Ms. Ruchika Rastogi

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.

Connect with Ruchika

Facebook  

https://www.facebook.com/A-Mystical-Majesty-The-Woman-591942620953393/

Mail Id

mail.ruchikarastogi@gmail.com

Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/mail.ruchikarastogi/

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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Book interview with Anuraag writer Jyoti Tiwari

Hello friends,

Today we have Jyoti Tiwari, writer of Anuraag. Let us talk about her journey of Journalism and new interest writing.

Jyoti Tiwari

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am Jyoti Tiwari and I was a blogger and citizen journalist before coming to the world of literature. I am associated with the men issues awareness movement and did a lot of activism related to the cause.

I started writing at a very early age of 16 but it was not in published form. I wrote for school and college magazines. In college I won Dr. Hazari Prasad Gold medal for best essay and Premchand award for best story. Then while working as a news reader at Akashwani, Lucknow, I did diploma in journalism. I always wanted to write a book which could not happen due to several reasons.

When you published first?

I got published recently on 21 May 2017 my first book was unveiled. It was a long pending dream which finally came into shape.

Describe Jyoti in day to day life?

I am a mother and a wife so in day to day life I fulfill those responsibilities. As I am part of men’s issues awareness movement I do a lot of internet to keep people updated about the issues. I write blogs, use twitter for awareness. Recently I started video blogging, I do short videos. My day starts like a normal homemaker and ends like a normal homemaker in between I do all these activities.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Music is my second love, I listen to lot of music I love to sing too. So if I am not listening to music I sing. I have recorded some of my songs on soundcloud. Songs are of various moods and tastes. Music is my stress buster. Apart from that I cook and I experiment in cooking. I developed this hobby recently. My reward is the smiles on faces of the people for whom I cook.

Tell us more about your book?

My book is my brother’s biography. I came into men’s movement as my brother passed away while fighting with false allegations. I wanted to write a lot about men and their issues, so I started by telling my brother’s story.

How do you manage your writing time?

That is a very good question; it is difficult to manage when you are managing a house and an office. I used to run a community center for distressed men. I quit that to become a full time writer. I write when kids are not around or late night. Sometimes I used to just close the door and write for hours, my kids cooperated in that by doing their stuff themselves. Before writing I think a lot about it and do a little research if necessary.

What do you think of modern day relationships?

Just like any other thing modern day issues relationships too have become complicated. There is a lot of exposure for everyone. Communication has become easy so it is easy to express yourself.  In that expression sometimes things are miscommunicated or there is no communication at all and problem begins. As moral value system is no more followed casual relations have taken over. Which is alright till it does not hurt people but that is not possible in long run. People are not stones; they are human so it is important to draw a line. The early people understand this the more it will be good for human race.

What do you think about cheating in relationships?

You cannot judge someone just by saying he/she cheated in a relationship. It is important to understand why it happened? What made him/her to cheat? Of course cheating is bad just like any other sin but then any kneejerk reaction is not right either. People should be open if they change their priorities but if they do not, they should be dealt gracefully. I would like to add here legally if a husband cheats on wife there is a law to punish him but for a wife it is assumed that husband was not taking care of her properly. What I want to say is if you want to end a relationship end it gracefully.

How important is physical intimacy in a relationship?

I will not say it is not at all important but it is overrated. There can be a couple which is perfectly alright not being physical. The problem of our society is that sex is a big taboo here. You are not allowed to even talk about it so if people are suffering due to lack of it, they suffer silently. It is important to understand that physical need of a body is just like any other need and that need should be fulfilled. Otherwise there will be crime related to it, there will be cheating in relationships.

Who is your favourite writer and why?

There is not one favorite writer. My favorite writers have changed over the years. When I was a child I used to read comics. Then it was hindi writers like Mahadevi Verma, Nirala, Prem Chand, Bankim Chandra Chatopadhaya, Sumitranandan Pant, Shree Lal Shukla, Dharmveer Bharti. I also read Leo Tolstoy, Shakespeare, William Wordsworth. I can add so many to the list as I am and avid reader but recently whom I read and admired a lot is Amish Tripathi.

What are your upcoming projects?

 

There is one international book coming in October most probably. It is about journey of 21 women all over the world. The title of the book is I bared my chest. Then there is one book coming which is still in pipeline. There are few things in mind about how to give peace of mind to distressed men which will take shape in coming months.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

Only two tips I will give,

Gender equality does not mean privileges, rights go side by side with responsibilities and gender does not mean women only.

There is no need to do mudslinging when a relationship is over. End the relationship gracefully, do not blame or accuse.

Jyoti in one sentence.

The fire herself, Jyoti the unstoppable …………….

Thank you Jyoti ji for answering the questions honestly. You are doing a superb job by talking about men and their rights. Not every time, man is wrong. Thank you for showing us the light through your book.

If you are interested to give interviews, please contact me at the earliest.

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Book interview with Kritika Sharma

Hello readers, today we have Kritika Sharma with us. She recently published a novel entitled treacherous desires. She talks about her book.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

Hi, I am Kritika Sharma. Although I am not a bestselling author, I am author of four traditionally published books. Following are the books in order of publication: Manage your Manager (non-fiction), Live-in with a Ghost (Fiction-Romance), AbstracTales (Fiction-Fantasy) and Treacherous Desires (Fiction-Romance).  I have also featured in a couple of traditional anthologies as well.

When did you start writing?

I have been writing ever since I held a pencil. I started with writing poems and shayris but later moved on to writing stories and novels.

When you published first?

I was fortunate enough to be published with Srishti in 2013.

Describe Kritika in day to day life?

These days I am on my maternity leaves so away from office work. My day begins with the beautiful smile of my husband and my five months old boy. My whole day is spent in taking care of my baby and performing other chores. And, usually I start writing post-midnight while everyone is asleep.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

I like to sing, cook and read in my free time.

Tell us more about your book?

My book ‘Treacherous Desires’ is published by Storymirror. It falls under romance genre but it is not typical everyday romance. Instead it is an exotic romance book, which is full of passion (making it atleast 14+). It talks about married life and the struggles a couple faces. And how, some stranger can affect their relationship.

How do you manage your writing time?

I only write at night –which means I go sleepless for many days –LOL.

Sex life in metros after marriage is changing a lot? What do you think?

I am not sure about it as it is one topic no one openly talks about. But I would say that it is safe to assume that life in metros is much difficult in comparison to other cities. The more work-responsibilities you have, the less time you are able to devote to your partner.

Do you believe in extra marital affairs for fulfilling sexual desires which are initiated by women?

No and I simply frown upon such practices. If one has issues in marriage then they should discuss and maybe visit a counselor. But the sanctity of marriage should always be maintained.

Your favorite writer and why?

J.K. Rowling is my all-time favorite author. She made me fall in love with books and without her I don’t think I would have ever written.

What are your upcoming projects?

I am currently working on a non-fiction book. Hope to release it next year.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

Beware of fake publishers. They will take your money, make profits and run away.

Kritika in one sentence.

A simple, fun-loving, introvert mom who writes for passion and to release frustration.

Links:

Amazon page: http://www.amazon.in/Kritika-Sharma/e/B017HKSNAO

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKritikaSharma/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorkritika/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorKritika

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14390600.Kritika_Sharma

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Book interview with Accidently Cupid writer Prachi Gupta

Hello friends, today we have Prachi Gupta with us on board. She is a famous romantic writer and she also helps young people to sharpen their skills.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am an IT professional turned into a full time writer. I have published two titles so far ’Accidentally Cupid’ and  ’Not my type of stranger’. I’m also a motivational speaker, trying to tell meaningful stories.

When did you start writing?

Tough I always loved writing and since I was a small kid I used to write small stories but becoming a writer and writing a full novel never occurred to me, it all happened accidentally.

When you published first?

I started writing my first book ’Accidentally Cupid’ in 2015 and got it published in 2016.

Describe Prachi in day to day life?

Prachi is playing the role of an engineer, author, motivational speaker, a loving daughter and     most importantly a good human being in her day to day life.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Apart from writing I like travelling and photography.

Tell us more about your book?

My first book ‘Accidentally Cupid’ is a college romance portraying the love stories of five friends. It is a rom-com with a unique set of characters who anyone can relate too. For all the college romance lover’s this one is for you.

Speaking about ”Not my type of stranger’ it’s a story about a player and a beautiful girl next door with a big secret. Will they fall in love?  Read and find out.

How do you manage your writing time?

I’m passionate about writing so; managing time is never an issue. Whenever I feel like writing, I just sit in front of my laptop with a cup of coffee.

Your favorite writer and why?

My favorite writer is Sophie kinsella. I love her writing style. The power she has writing comedy makes me her fan.

What are your upcoming projects?

Next in the line is an anthology of 10 love stories which is going to be published soon this year.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

I’m not a big fan of unsolicited advice myself.  It makes me want to run the other way. But if I must, it’s this: keep reading and keep writing as much as you can.

Prachi in one sentence.

Prachi is a simple, jolly girl who wants to make everyone around her happy.

Wish you all the very best for your future novels.

 

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Book interview with 31 miles writer Vinita Sharma Bakshi

Hello friends, today we have Vinita Bakshi, 31 miles writer. She talks about woman issues in her latest book. Let’s have a chit-chat about her book.

How did you go about carving the character of your protagonist Mansa? Is it inspired from a real life character?

Mansa is a contemporary South Asian urban woman. There is a Mansa in each one of us. We often kill her trying to do our best for the multiplicity of roles that we ourselves and others assign to us.

 

What is the story behind the intriguing title of 31 Miles?

Well….You have to read the book to know that J

How, in your opinion, is social media affecting day to day lives of the younger generation?

All kinds of media and especially Social Media is working on us round the clock. How it will transform and shape relationships only future will tell.

Have you always been writing? Where does your creative drive come from?

I have always been writing something or the other. But this was the first time I thought of publishing. And God was kind. Creative drive comes from empathy and a desire to present complicated and under the carpet issues in a healthy interesting manner so as to connect with a maximum number of people.

What in your idea is a perfect family life? How challenging is it for the new age woman to maintain work-life balance?

Perfection is a state we have to aspire for. We have to work on it. The moment we think something is perfect, the decay begins.

Working woman is nothing new. Women have always worked, at home and outside, whether in fields or elsewhere. It’s a different story that it isn’t suitably acknowledged and rewarded.

Some of the Interviews of Vinita Bakshi can be read here.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/A-journey-of-self-discovery/article16809901.ece

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/13095052?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDQgAlvi734&feature=youtu.be

http://www.sundayguardianlive.com/jaipur-literature-fest/8142-me-freedom-means-self-awarenesshttp://epaper.dailypostindia.com/epapermain.aspx

http://epaper.thestatesman.com/m/1052535/SECTION-II/29-12-2016#issue/3/1

http://epaper.millenniumpost.in/index.php?mod=1&pgnum=11&edcode=71&pagedate=2016-12-18

https://www.pressreader.com/india/ht-cafe/20161212/281621009970582

http://epaper2.dnaindia.com/index.php?mod=1&pgnum=1&edcode=131201&pagedate=2017-01-20

http://differenttruths.com/book-club/31-miles-explores-the-changing-dynamics-of-relationships-by-sociologist-vinita-bakshi/

http://www.carizmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/JAN_FEB_MAGAZINE_eZINE_FInal.pdf

Sale Links:

http://amzn.to/2eJAFHt

http://www.amazon.in/31-Miles-Ever-Against-Ourselves/dp/8129142295/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1488790873&sr=8-1&keywords=31+miles

https://www.flipkart.com/31-miles-can-ever-win-against-ourselves/product-reviews/itmenmr4f93cyvvx?pid=9788129142290

Wish you all the very best for your upcoming book.

 

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Book interview with Ayushi Singh

Hello Friends, today we have the latest sensational writer  of New Delhi Ms Ayushi Singh. Her words are as follows:

Read, as it can heal….

Read, although it’s an illusion…

Read as it carry those answers…which Reality don’t!

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

Literature for me is like a playground for a kid. After getting tired from work, world or life I often find solace in this world. No person is capable enough to listen or understand you; however the ultimate power is in pen and paper. Hence, pen is the mightier one and a paper with words is full of wisdom.

When did you start writing?

I started writing when I was 13. Since I was an introvert person, I never used to discuss my observations about life with my parents or anyone. My diary came to rescue and listened to me whole heartedly.

When you published first?

I have been writing stories, poems and articles in various magazines and newspapers, however my work was first published on January 22, 2017.’In the Canopy of Life‘, brought a drastic change in my life. I will never fail to mention the team, My Books Publications, who were the reason of this wonderful transition in my life.

Describe your routine ,Ayushi !

I love the transition period of each day and hence make sure that I am awake at that time. By transition period I mean, Dusk and Dawn. These are my favourite parts on each day, when I spiritually connect with nature.

I don’t believe in routine, each day for me is an adventure.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

Apart from writing, I am learning vocal and instrumental music. Trying to befriend my guitar which my dad presented me on my birthday. I don’t think the word ‘Hobby’ exists now, so you can count MUSIC as another passion.

Tell us more about your book?

The content of this book is a compilation of poems and stories in Hindi and in the English Language. It cannot be categorized under any particular genre as it is versatile and possess articles from the different aspect of life. Words of a struggling teenager boy, A love story with incredible sacrifices, A letter by a bride to groom, A message by the Almighty to humanity, A story of worthy friendship, and an ode to dreams.
Some prose are rhythmic others are sporadic. It’s a small gift to humanity with the motive to extend in many other versions.

How do you manage your writing time?

I believe whatever you love has the highest priority in your life, above all the work, relationships or pleasures. I never do time management to write as I am NOT a believer of ROUTINE WORK! Whenever any thought or idea pops up in my mind I capture it on paper or on mobile phone.

Your favorite writer and why?

Dan Brown for his exclusive presentation in the domain of adventure and suspense. JK Rowling for exceptionally intriguing imagination, Shakespear’s  dialogues, Wordsword for his choice of writing and Robert Frost for his evergreen inspiration!

What are your upcoming projects?

My upcoming projects are related to fictional work involving social reforms or a kind of a friendly gesture to Pakistan, our neighboring country.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

Pursue your passion and don’t leave anything incomplete in your life, be it any task, project, communication, relationship, commitment or promise.

If you had to choose, which person would you consider as a mentor?

My father is my MENTOR, TEACHER and GUIDE. Though he is not renowned in this field, however I am extremely inspired by his thought process! He is not a writer by profession however an artist at heart.

What are the easiest and the most difficult thing about writing?

The most difficult thing about writing is there are still very less words to describe one’s imagination and hence the writer has to choose most apt and appropriate word at a particular place.

The easiest thing is ‘IMAGINATIONS ARE BOUNDLESS’. To write about anything is very easy as it is an art with of course NO PROTOCOLS OR LIMITS!
Connect with Ayushi  :

Facebook Page Link : www.facebook.com/TheSavvySection/

WordPress Link : https://thesavvysection.wordpress.com/

Instagram : _thesavvysection

twitter : @ayushisonal

Well, thank you so much Ayushi for your time. I hope you will be a great success in the days to come. All the very best for your book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Interview with An orthopaedic surgeon Dr.Shankar Kashyap

Hello Readers,

Today, we have Shankar Kashyap with us on board. He has expressed his views. Let’s together read the same.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am a full time orthopaedic surgeon practicing in the UK with deep interest in writing.  I have published numerous scientific articles in peer reviewed journals.

When did you start writing?

I started writing about ten eight years ago when my life was turned upside down by some uncouth individuals and a corrupt bureaucracy.  I started writing my experience with the episode to purge myself of the enormous stress the episode caused.

When you published first?

The outcome of that was “A Kangaroo Court: A triumph of Mediocrity” published in 2011.

Describe Shankar in day to day life?

I am a full time consultant orthopaedic surgeon with specialist interest in Hip and Knee replacements.  I am a family man with three grown up children.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

My hobbies are water colour painting and wood working.  I still play summer cricket and enjoy skiing in the Italian alps.

 

Tell us more about your book ?

My current books are historical fiction based on Harappan civilisation and Rigveda.  The premise of the books is that the Harappans composed Rigveda.  I have used the events and characters within the huge Rigvedic corpus and reproduced the stories in the Harappan settlements.  I have used extensive archaeological evidence and literature evidence to create a story line which is easily readable.  My aim is to bring the ancient Indian civilisation and culture to the masses and make it as familiar as the ancient history of Rome, Greece or Mespotamian.  It is a series of six books

How do you manage your writing time?

I dedicate a set amount of time every night for my books – which could be just some research or actual writing.

Your favorite writer and why?

I have several favourite authors. I particularly liked Christian Jacque who has brought Egyptian civilisation to life and in Kannada, Ta Ra Su who has brought out our history to the masses.

What are your upcoming projects ?

Harappa is a series of six books and first three have been published so far – The Lure of Soma, The Fall of Shuruppak and Dasharajna (The Battle of ten kings).  The fourth book, Zarathustra:The battle of Varsagiras is the fourth one and based on the events in Books 1 and 10 of Rigveda.  I have recently completed a crime thriller, The Retribution and should be out within the next few months.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

My tips to any budding authors out there – there is a book to be written within everyone.  You only have let your imagination run riot and put it down on paper.  Publishing books is extremely difficult, but not impossible.  Read your work again and again and let someone else read and criticise too.

Shankar  in one sentence.

Shankar is a simple man with raging imagination. 

Additional info about my books:

Harappa: The Lure of Soma’ was published by Palimpsest Publishers and launched on 19th October, 2013 in Delhi.   It is the first of a series of historical fiction, based on Indus Valley Civilization in the third millennium BCE.  It is available on Amazon right now!!  Read the Five star reviews on Amazon!!

Second book of the series, ‘Harappa2: The Fall of Shuruppak’ was released on 20th September 2014, by Alchemy Publishers India.  It deals with the trading links between Harappan and Mesopotamian civilisations and based on the famous epic of Gilgamesh.

This is a story never been told on screen before!!  The next book of the Harappa series – ‘Harappa3 Dasharajna: The Battle of Ten Kings’ was released on 25th October 2015.  Kannada translation of the first book of the Harappa series was also released on the same date – “Kalpatharu Soma”!!

All the books are now available worldwide on Amazon.  They are also available on Amazon Kindle to download to your Kindle/Ipad/Tablet/Laptop/PC/Smartphone!!!

Discussions are taking place with a leading production company to bring the Harappa series onto the screen!!  Watch this space for more information.

Read some of the reviews at:

http://epaper.newindianexpress.com/355993/The-New-Indian-Express-Bangalore/14-October-2014?show=touch#page/21/1

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bangalore/Historical-Tales-From-Harappa/2014/10/07/article2464937.ece

http://epaper.deccanchronicle.com/articledetailpage.aspx?id=1319947

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/entertainment/11649769.Bringing_history_to_life/

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-metroplus/learning-from-history/article6979526.ece

http://www.consumerpsyche.com/2015/09/book-review-fall-of-shuruppak.html

http://www.writerstory.com/shankar-kashyap-interview-harappa-2-book/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/bengaluru/Civilisation-Story-Out-in-Novel-Form/2015/10/27/article3098768.ece

http://epaper.newindianexpress.com/743477/The-New-Indian-Express-Bangalore/09-March-2016#page/21/1

https://www.harappa.com/content/dasharajna-battle-ten-kings-harappa-book-3

 

Watch the book trailer on Youtube at – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPTxavH4PHE

 

BLOGS: www.Harappaseries.wordpress.com, www.shankarkashyap.com

 

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Interview with Maneesha Agrawal

Hello Readers,

I am back with a new interview. Today, I talk to a recently published writer Maneesha ji. Let us have a brief talk about her books and life.

Can you please introduce yourself to the world of literature?

I am MVG (Maneesha Agrawal) author of the Book “From Zero to One – The story of Manu”.

When did you start writing?

I started writing probably at the age of 11years, when I wrote a hindi poem for a children’s weekly called Baalmanch. I was invited to write for this publication which was a venture of the famous Nehru Baal Samiti.

When you published first?

My travelogues started getting published firstly with a magazine subscription called Travel Links. It was in 1999. But as the editor and Co-author, I got my first book titled “Corporate Failures of India” written by Sh Narendra Kumbhat published by Revti Publications, launched in March 2015.

Describe Maneesha in day to day life?

My day begins with a schedule that my work decides. If I have none, I like to spend my time at my favourite library, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi.

What are your hobbies apart from writing?

I like to sketch in my leisure time apart from reading. I also like travelling to different and obscure places within my homeland….knowing the history attached to it or to the people there, is something that I always find myself involved in.

Tell us more about your book ?

My book is a perception….of a calamity mentioned in nearly all the major ancient texts of the world, that saw greater part of the human civilization washed away from the planet thousands of years ago. My protagonist Manu struggles to raise a fresh habitat on the banks of river Beas, which we now know as Manali (which actually derives its current name from Manu – namely Manu’s Sthali – the land of Manu).”

How he finds his way against the odds, and meeting his soulmate kamayani there, how he justifies his being the progenitor of a new race known after him (us Manavas literally meaning the followers of Manu) yet at the same time being the first human being in love makes the rest part of the chronicle.

How do you manage your writing time?

Maybe I can not answer as to what I usually do to manage my writing time. It’s so because I do not write as per a formal schedule. Sometimes it is in the morning, or often at night. Or it can go on for the whole day…. extending to very late hours at night! To say the fact I, do not write when I want to….I write when I have to

Your favorite writer and why?

My favorite writer(s) is essentially a list. Starting from Jaishanker Prasad and Hazariprasad in hindi, extending to Anthony Chekhov, Tolstoy, Maxim Gorki and Oscar Wilde, and the likes of Dickens, Austen and Ruskin Bond in English. I also like reading Rabindranath, Bankimchandra and Saratchandra. I find their work promote a transcendent sanctity into the human sensitivity that gets transferred onto the reader’s psyche while reading them. As per me, this should be the reason for any author to write a book.

 

What are your upcoming projects?

My next book is going to be an extension to the story of Manu. It’s an interesting research on the famous Caucasius mountain range, linking it to the plane of the Vedic era clans exhibited in my first book. It’s slated for a June 2017 launch, so it’s quite early to talk about it right now.

Any tips to the upcoming young generation.

I want to say just a word of advice for this already much creative upcoming generation of young writers “Read good quality literature first, before you decide to write”.

 

Maneesha in one sentence.

“I believe in what I write… And I take my honesty very seriously”. I think this is just the description of the person that I am.

 

Thank you Maneesha Ji for your time. I wish you all the best for your future endeavors.

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