Has writing helped you in self exploration, introspection?
Through my writing I could vent my creative outpourings. When I started, I was mostly writing personal anecdotes. I am a person who loves to laugh, so I made sure all my articles were laced with humour. Soon, I was writing about social issues that were close to my heart, things that rankled me. I do a secret diary series where I take upon famous personalities – Jairam Ramesh, Nitin Gadakari, Arundhati Roy to name few. I love doing news spoofs. I do something called Jhalmuri Times – a montage of news, views with liberal doses of humour. For a while, I also did the Bumbling Mumseries. In fact, my first post in the series was where I wrote about the so called joys of motherhood. I managed to scare an about to be married girl so much that her alarmed fiancé had to write to me seeking my help!
How easy/hard has it been to transition to a full time blogger?
Writing now has become a way of life for me. I write because I must. I am the kind of person who takes ages to make up her mind, but once I do, I put my heart and soul into it. I love reading the feedback I get from my readers. The encouragement and appreciation keeps me going. I don’t mind criticism – true, it hurts but I feel it keeps me on my toes, and gives me the feeling that I cannot take my readers for granted.
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Any message for women across the globe?
Women should have a purpose in their lives. We often get complacent and are scared to take risks. Just let go and you will discover a world unknown to you. And a happy you is a always a happy us.