Q. I would like you to share something about yourself with our readers.
I was born and raised in The City of Nawabs, Lucknow, and am currently settled in the heart of the country, New Delhi. Family oriented yet self- dependent, simple yet strong are the words that define me well. Writing has been my passion since the time I held the pen for the first time. Writing is breathing for me. It’s as soothing as the smell of rain, the morning dew, the prefect inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. Writing makes me put my heart out, yell on paper and say everything that I wish to say aloud. I fall for my own writings over and over.
Q. How did you come up with the idea of writing this genre?
I love sitting alone for hours and hours in a coffee shop with the pen and diary and that’s where this journey of “The Twinge of Silence” began. “Coffee, rain and diary” takes me to a different world. And this genre is something that is relatable to everyone’s life in some or the other form.
Q. Where did you find the inspiration to write this book?
My Mother. She herself is a writer. She is my inspiration.
Q. What exactly does your book convey?
With this book of mine, I would make you travel through a tunnel of emotions from love and heartbreaks to friendship and bonding. This book has oodles of emotions grappling with relationships, modern-day life choices, patriarchy, societal pressures, platonic bonds, etc. This book of short stories is a collection of my own experiences and inspirations from real-life events.
Q. What all was going in your head while penning down this book?
Nothing, I was just breathing on paper.
Q. How much time you used to commit to this book?
I cannot say any specific time frame because I just used to write, write and write. Although, I always dreamed of getting a book published. So, one fine day when almost 30 short stories were completed, it clicked me that now it’s the perfect time to get my book published.
Q. Was there any moment you backed off from the idea of writing a book?
Q. How do you handle the criticism that comes towards your way?
I know, I am not perfect, in fact no one is but I know I will get better with each passing day. I take healthy criticism for improvement, and brush aside the frivolous comments.
Q. How was your experience with Bluerose throughout the publishing of the book?
It was a good experience and indeed, I’ve learnt a lot. They kept me motivated throughout the journey.
Q. How would you like to advice budding authors?
Just breathe on paper. Don’t be cautious, just pen down your feelings in your own creative way. Do not run after a style or genre that is popular instead create your own style.