3rd December 2016. That’s the date when my parent’s anniversary falls. Also, it’s the day when I decided to do something more than just contemplating about becoming an author someday. It was a day when I determined to become a doer. To be frank, starting to write my debut book wasn't tough at all. It … Continue reading Writing My First Book: The Journey
A day before releasing my book 'Redemption of a Son', I was on a call with a fellow author who had self-published his book almost a year ago. He said a few things to me that were quite tough to accept and digest. Those things were the following: #1 About Relatives Your relatives won't read … Continue reading When Dear Ones Ditched My Debut Book, Quora Family Took It To The Top
When I released my book on 21st Oct 2018, I had decided on a few things. Decision 1: There will be no monetary investment made towards boosting my reach, whether on Amazon, on Instagram or on Facebook. Reason: I wanted to see how creative and smart I could get with my marketing skills and ideas. … Continue reading Self-publishing And Marketing My Book Has Been My Greatest Learning Experience
Sep 1 2014. I was up in front of my 125 odd engineering batchmates, asked by our Language and Communications faculty, Dr Alam to deliver a speech on any random topic of my choice for 2 mins at the least. Outcome? I sucked up. Sure, I spoke for entire 2 minutes duration. But nevertheless, I … Continue reading My 4 Year Long Tryst With The Stage & The Speech
Every Hijra is a Transgender. But, Every Transgender is Not a Hijra. How many people know that being a Hijra is a profession like being an engineer or a lawyer, while being a transgender is just one's gender identity? A Hijra is a transgender who earns her livelihood by going out asking for money from … Continue reading Takeaways From My Interaction With India’s First Transgender Judge
About three months back, one of my juniors at college, Deepankar messaged me that he and a few others had gotten the license from TED to host a TEDx event in our college. He told me that he and his team wanted me to be the Master of Ceremony (Anchor). I was not so … Continue reading Hosting TEDx ABVIIITMG: The Experience
When I am weak, vulnerable or scared. When something is bothering me and turning me anxious. When I am worried or sad. Yes, in those times I do yearn for someone to hold me, support me, guide me, and lift me and throw me up in the air and tell me out loud and clear … Continue reading Mini #16: Times When Even A Hug Is Tough to Find In This World
Do I love to travel alone in trains? Abso-freaking-lutely! And, this post is about three reasons why I love that proposition so much. So, let's cut the chase and begun! #1 Best way to meet new people. When travelling alone, I don't have friends and family to talk to. Or to engage with or play … Continue reading Mini #15: 3 Reasons Why I Love To Travel In Trains Alone.
It didn’t garner a huge lot of upvotes or views. Neither did it get me a big surge in my follower count. But, one thing it did get me was a great deal of contentment and peace. So much, that only a few answers ever written by me have made me feel this good about … Continue reading Mini #14: My Favourite Answer I Ever Wrote On Quora!
She is a nurse at my college's dispensary. She has been employed here for years. And, every time I visit the dispensary, it's her smiling and cheerful address which I first look around for. Whenever I happen to visit the dispensary and discover that she is on a leave, I always experience a second of … Continue reading Mini #13: One Person From My College Who I Will Surely miss When I Leave College.