A Conversation With​ ​Rishabh Patel

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Rishabh Patel to Book Lovers World.

Rishabh Patel: Thank you.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

Rishabh Patel: Well thank you again but there are others too who contributed in this books so I guess ‘yours’ is a bit too odd…isn’t it? *wink*

You shouldn’t have asked that question…you know what, I look to someone else for writing “author bio”.

I guess I’m nothing who sometimes tries to be something.

BLW: Tell us about your short story SHERLOCK & WATSON, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Rishabh Patel: Obviously I felt delighted. And about the story I would say it means a lot because I’m not someone who writes short stories more often. Story is not what you think it is… that’s all I can tell…

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Rishabh Patel: No not at all…they’re right from the world of imagination. And they are nothing you see usually in your daily life. But there is one, one who writes the story in the story, Ashvin. He is from real world…and that’s definitely not me.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Rishabh Patel: We all know them don’t we? Sherlock & Watson. As companions they are marvelous but as friends… we never thought about that, had we? That was the thought which inspired me to write this story. I wanted to write something for them but in a different way.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Rishabh Patel: This one is for my friends and for everyone who believes in Friendship. This is for Sherlock & Watson.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Rishabh Patel: Contest always helps you in sharpening your skills, doesn’t matter online or offline and talking about surprises yes there were… we didn’t have to pay and even after not asking for the contributing fee Sachin decided to share the royalty…hats off to you man for coming up with such an idea. That was something different from the league.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Rishabh Patel: No I don’t. But if you think you can write and ain’t sure about going for a full-fledged novel than you shall blog. It helps a lot but don’t write for others, never.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Rishabh Patel: When I’m alone…haha… I’m still a student so no office and at home I guess, on the bed.

As they say if you tell someone about your lucky prop the luck fades away… so I think this question is best left unanswered.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Rishabh Patel: If I tell you as a child I wanted to be terrorism, yes terrorism not terrorist, you won’t believe so lawyer.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Rishabh Patel: My writing… just because it sucked a lot when I wrote for the first time and somehow it helps me to write better I guess… but in the end it still sucks.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Rishabh Patel: Comics not books… and specially comics of marvel and dc. They inspire me a lot.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Rishabh Patel: Which one you wanna know about…I have plenty of them.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Rishabh Patel: First one is Song of ice and fire complete series by G R Martin.
Second one Think of a number by John Verdon
Third one I would say Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
Fourth one Misery by Stephen King
And the last but not the least The da Vinci code by Dan Brown.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Rishabh Patel: I really can’t think of any message. Literally I’m not that kind of who gives message. I’m the one who receives them from the last bench.

Thank you so much for your time, Rishabh. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With​ ​Shubham Sinha

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author ​​​​​​Shubham Sinha to Book Lovers World.

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: Thanks a lot.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: Thank you once again. I am pursuing Chartered Accountancy as an IPCC student right now. I was born and brought up in a small town Bijuri, which is located on the borders of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. I haven’t achieved anything worth mentioning as of now but strive to do it soon.

BLW: Tell us about your short story THE COLORS OF TESU, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: The Colors of Tesu is a story about 3 friends who happen to be a son, a mother and a grandmother. How they deal with the complexities of life in a positive way and how forgiveness makes you feel so good in your heart. Things become really easy when we try to move on without any grudges. Although it’s easier said than done, but still… Yes, it was a good feeling to see my name on the winner’s list. I texted a few of my friends and informed them about being selected and they were happy just like I was.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: It’s just a piece of imagination.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: The theme comes from real life. We often see hatred and grudgy feelings people around us hold for different people. I just wanted to write the other way possible. The way people rarely adopt. It’s more of a Utopia, I feel.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: As this story involves a mother and a son and I personally hold a very strong and friendly relationship with my mummy so I would like to dedicate this piece of work to my mummy.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: You always get to learn from any sort of contest. You meet people with different ideas and different skills. You get their views on your work and then you learn the areas you need to work harder upon. You are your best critic and so when you see different people’s work, you get to analyse your own work in the light their work.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: I don’t have a blog so I don’t have any idea about it. Talking about myself, I get ideas and help from the conversations I have with various people and by observing the life of the people around.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: I mostly write on notepad. I make a lot of mistakes while writing so it looks a bit ugly on the paper. Hence, I prefer notepad. And as far as the place is concerned, I can write anywhere if provided peace. Yeah, my hands and mind are my lucky props. I doubt if I could have ever written all this without them.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: I have had many dreams and they kept fluctuating with the fluctuations in my age. Being an ardent cricket fan, I fantasized donning on that blue jersey and representing the country on the cricket field. Then I wanted to be a Doctor, I don’t even remember why. Then as I grew up I started gaining interest in politics and administration of the country, how they are so essential for a country and I still aspire to be an IAS officer. And then last but not the least, I want to be a writer. Someone whose words would change the lives of many.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: My mummy is my biggest source of inspiration. And then the good people who do their bit of kind job by either by feeding a starving kid or by teaching a beggar the alphabets of English. They all inspire me to write.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: I am more inclined towards books showing the practical aspects of life. The book that has highly impacted my writing is Two Virgins written by Kamala Markandaya.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: I like getting into conversations with people. To feel what they are feeling, especially when they are low. Apart from that, I can sing, draw, paint and dance but all these qualities are so deeply hidden within that even I fail to find them. On a serious note, I play cricket and volleyball too and was a part of the school team too.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: Well, I agree with that statement of yours but I have read a total of 5 books till today, the ones noteworthy of which, are:
1. Two Virgins
2. Guardian Angels
3. Revolution 2020

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

​​​​​​Shubham Sinha: The message could only be to be more expressive towards the quality of the books you read. Review them on public platforms so that the bestsellers’ chart doesn’t get decided only by the sales of a book. The good writers who bring in fresh themes and stories should be acknowledged so that they continue their passion for writing.

Thank you so much for your time, ​​​​​​Shubham. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With​ ​Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra to Book Lovers World.

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: I’m honoured, humbled and obliged beyond measure to be a part of this interview. The same goes for this beautiful anthology depicted to Friendship, one of the most sacred bonds present. The book contains 25 stories on friendship and my story SPARKO is a part of this awesome anthology.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra, 22 years of age has freshly graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Haldia Institute of Technology, Haldia. He also has a passion for writing poetry, short stories, novellas and plays and has published his works in various national and international magazines, books and journals. Biswadeep believes he is a simple guy in a complicated world.

Introvert, dreamer, pre-occupied, fighter, poet, are the adjectives that you might use to describe him!!! He has his short story in the upcoming books-

1) Case Files of the Dead by Author’s Ink India
2) Turning Point of Life by Author’s Ink India
3) Album of Heart-an anthology by Moments Publishers
4) Love Stories Around Us by Shades-different colors of young minds
5) Anecdotes of Love by Airavat Publishing
6) Lovingly Yours by Sanmati Publishers
7) Accidental Anthology by AuthorsInkIndia
8) Collapsed Lexicon by Kool Kids Press
9) Purple Hues by Sanmati Publishers
10) Lyrical Rebellions by Sanmati Publishers (Soon to be released)
11) Melody of Life by AuthorsInkIndia (Soon to be released)
12) Friendship-Bonds Beyond Time by Shades Publications

He can be reached at-
Facebook: – https://www.facebook.com/biswadeep.g.hazra
Google+: – https://plus.google.com/u/0/101590768358006561705
Email: – biswadeep93@gmail.com
Phone: – +91-9051-707-408

BLW: Tell us about your short story SPARKO, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: I was absolutely elated, needless to say. I am a hard-core dog lover and instantly bond really well with dogs. Sadly I have allergies from their beautiful fur which prevents me from having them as a friend. Sparko is the story of how dogs help us in ways more than one. Needless to say, having contributed in several anthologies, the joy of being selected never dulls or fades. I was exhilarated and elated beyond measure.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: Sparko as well as all characters are just a figment of my imagination, an extension of me.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: My cousin sister as well as several close relatives of mine had dogs and I bonded with really well. They were an integral part of my life and I was kept occupied by them on more than one occasions.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: One of them was ‘Jimmy’ a bitch, with whom I grew up. She was extremely protective of me and we shared an amazing relationship. This story is a tribute to her.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra:

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: Yes, I do have a blog. I blog at https://thepretentiouspandabiswadeep.wordpress.com/ where I pen down stuff to keep my sanity intact. Without writing, I’d definitely go crazy.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: I am going to join a software company (training) soon. Due to pressure, my writing would be somewhat restricted but it would never stop. Up until now, I’ve been comfortable writing anywhere on anything be it on paper or virtually on my mobile/laptop. I am not a superstitious bunch and therefore I don’t keep any props with me.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: As children we have had our own fantasies about growing up. I wanted to be so many things, a magician, a conductor (true!), a detective and so much more. Only when i grew up did I realized the absurdity.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: I may sound odd, but I have no role models. Not at the moment at least.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: H.G Wells’s The Time Machine, The Invisible Man, Mark Twain’s Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, Agatha Christie’s books the list is endless.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: None that I can recall of. I am mostly bad at everything including writing.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, The Digital Fortress by Dan Brown.
The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collis.
The Alchemist, The Zahir and The Devil and miss Prym by Paulo Coelho.
The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga to name a few.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Biswadeep Ghosh Hazra: Keep on reading and posting your true feelings. There is nothing more helpful to a writer than true constructive criticism.

Thank you so much for your time, Biswadeep. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Tapobrata Kumar

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Tapobrata Kumar to Book Lovers World.

Tapobrata Kumar: Thanks a ton. It is wonderful to be associated with a project that deals with one of the most valued terms of my life “Friendship”.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

Tapobrata Kumar: Well if I have to describe myself I would say: Proud Indian, Compulsive Dreamer, Accidental Banker and Aspiring writer, and in that order. In other times, I am foodie, movie-buff and ever playing the role of a friend.

BLW: Tell us about your short story SOUL-MATES, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Tapobrata Kumar: Well I will be honest and hope it doesn’t sound overconfident, but somehow deep within I had a belief that my story would be selected. That’s because the story is close to my heart. Which brings back to me your first question : Soul-Mates is about best friends : friends who knows each other inside out, friends who will stand for each other no matter what and most importantly friends who don’t need to speak always to communicate, they just know. It might sound a bit cinematic but trust me its real.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Tapobrata Kumar: There are essentially two characters in the story – Meha and Arjun, who were best friends but have moved on with life and how a situation brings them back together. The plot is purely fictional however characters are inspired from real life specially the bond between the two.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Tapobrata Kumar: Incidentally this is the first story I ever wrote and waited for a right moment to narrate it to the world. My real life bond with my friends is what transpired into this story.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Tapobrata Kumar: I would like dedicate this work to my family, my cousins and my friends, who always inspired me to write, encouraged me and that is why I never gave up my dreams, despite being fully engrossed in an alternate full time career.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Tapobrata Kumar: Well, not only me but a lot of blogger friends/writers have experienced a lot of unprofessionalism in this field. Writing scene in India is still evolving so it’s a learning curve for all. The biggest learning is choose wisely while you participate.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Tapobrata Kumar: Yes I blog at www.mymagicslate.blogspot.com . Well I don’t know if blogging helped in short stories or vice versa as I started blogging with short stories and then moved to other topics.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Tapobrata Kumar: There is no fixed time but mostly on weekends when I get time. Writing is like Yoga – whenever your mind is free of stress, heart feels positive and body bubbling with energy, it’s time for thoughts to flow. It’s my home sweet home that I do my form of Yoga.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Tapobrata Kumar: I wanted to be a star, whom everybody knew and everybody loved to death.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Tapobrata Kumar: My parents, my family, my friends and Sachin Tendulkar.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Tapobrata Kumar: None. Real life incidents and personal experiences have inspired me to be a writer. Yes there is one poetry – Road Not Taken by Robert Frost and the short story The Last Leaf by O Henry really influenced me.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Tapobrata Kumar: Let them be secret only. Lol !!!

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Tapobrata Kumar: Alchemist. Feluda stories by Satyajit Ray. Ignited Mind by APJ Abdul Kalam. Tintin Comics. The Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw. These are the book which are vivid in my memory and hence probably the best I would have ever read.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Tapobrata Kumar: You love the best thing in the world : Books. Keep growing your community and spread the seeds of love and knowledge.

Thank you so much for your time, Tapobrata. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Abhipsa Mohanty

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Abhipsa Mohanty to Book Lovers World.

Abhipsa Mohanty: Thank you very much. Its a pleasure.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

Abhipsa Mohanty: Well, creative writing has been one of my favourite hobbies. Initially I started off with writing poems, which used to be appreciated by friends. Then encouraged, I started writing fictions. I aim at inspiring people through my works.

BLW: Tell us about your short story A Visit To The Dead, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Abhipsa Mohanty: This is one of the first stories I wrote. It is special to me because it can be said that this was the story which actually made me a recognized writer at school. I am a newbie in this field and it is my first published work. So naturally, I was very much elated to see my name in the list of winners.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Abhipsa Mohanty: The story is purely based on imagination and doesn’t have any resemblance of any kind with my real life. So are the characters. The narrator of the story is a young girl who learns a valuable lesson in her life about friendship. She learns its importance and preciousness.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Abhipsa Mohanty: Nothing actually inspired me. I just got the idea of a plot, started writing it down and finally developed it into a complete story.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Abhipsa Mohanty: No, I always write for myself. Writing gives me pleasure and comfort. So in particular I would not dedicate it to anyone. But it is dedicated to anyone who appreciates it. 

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Abhipsa Mohanty: I don’t think there is any experience at all. One has to just take care that whatever one sends in such competitions should be relevant and admirable.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Abhipsa Mohanty: I don’t blog at present. But have a plan of creating my own blog after I finish with my studies.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Abhipsa Mohanty: First of all there is not any particular time when I write the most. Whenever I feel like and have good ideas coming to me, I sit down and pen them. But yes, I try finding out inspiring places to write at. Sitting on the terrace and writing is very delightful for me. And there are no props either. But I like to write in my journal the most.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Abhipsa Mohanty: I wanted to and still want to be the author of a solo novel, which is appreciated by a lot of people and inspires them.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Abhipsa Mohanty: I can’t think of any right now.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Abhipsa Mohanty: There are many. But mostly, it has been J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Abhipsa Mohanty: There are no secret skills :). I am considered good at painting and sketching, that’s all.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Abhipsa Mohanty: Well, there are a huge number of books which I love. But now that you ask me to choose the best five, its a difficult job. So I will try to pick out some which I have always enjoyed. They are – The Harry Potter series, Agatha Christie’s novels, The secret seven series (when I was a child), Jane Eyre and Far From the Madding Crowd.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Abhipsa Mohanty: I have seen that now-a-days the love of reading has shifted in another direction- online reading and e-books. People have forgotten the pleasure of reading from a real book. It is amazing-the feel of the pages, the comfort it gives. One has just no time to visit the book fair or a good bookshop and select from the shelves. So all I want to say to all the book lovers is moving ahead with technology is all very good, but sometimes going traditional and discovering its beauty is better. Thank you. 🙂

Thank you so much for your time, Abhipsa Mohanty. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Debasish Mishra

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian author Debasish Mishra to Book Lovers World.

Debasish Mishra: Thanks. It is purely my pleasure.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

owing to the tiring toil which resulted in my dwindling time for literature, I resigned from my job

Debasish Mishra: I am a resident of Bhawanipatna, a small town in Odisha. I was an Officer in United Bank of India for four years – from 2011 to 2015. However, owing to the tiring toil which resulted in my dwindling time for literature, I resigned from my job. I am quite happy now. Apart from a host of publications, I received the Poesis award of excellence for literature last year. I wish to complete my maiden novel shortly.

BLW: Tell us about your short story FRIENDS FOR LIFE, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Debasish Mishra: FRIENDS FOR LIFE revolves around two friends, Jatin and Shubham, who share the same room in a hostel. This story is really special for me. After all, I recollected my own memories of hostel-life and blended them with my imagination to frame the plot. It was indeed a great delight to see my name in the winners list mainly because of my strong liking for Shades publications which has rendered space to my ink in all its anthologies till now.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Debasish Mishra: Jatin and Shubham are the two protagonists of the story. Jatin belongs to the affluent class while Shubham hails from a lower middle class family. In fact, their bond grows amid aplenty differences. To quote my words from the story, “Company by choice and company by chance are two different things. The former is a product of the human heart while the latter emanates from the wombs of Fate. Human heart can err. It can deceive. But Fate comes with unmistakable inevitability.” The characters are a piece of imagination for sure. Nevertheless, I have brushed them with the strokes of realism.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Debasish Mishra: Friendship as a theme has always amused and amazed me. I wanted to convey a simple plot where ego takes the upper hand and plays foul, until it is dismantled by the strength of friendship. I wanted to write a tale for my friends. To be candid, some golden moments of friendship which I always cherish inspired me to pen this story.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Debasish Mishra: I will definitely dedicate this story to all my friends. I have seen many places, made many friends, and gleaned numberless moments of glee. This story is for all those wonderful people who occupy a large chunk of my heart.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Debasish Mishra: Initially, I had this urge to write for every contest which I came across. Luckily, I have never sent my work to paid anthologies. Commerce overpowers art these days. The younger lot is easily swayed by the temptation of getting published. However, it is really of no use in the long run to boast of myriad substandard publications. I am quite happy to share that my choices have bore fruits. Anthologies like DIVIDED LINES – A POET’S STANCE(published from USA where I am the only one representing my country), MELANGE(published by Authorspress for Poet’s corner which includes stalwarts like Ruskin Bond, Vikram Seth, Jeet Thayil and Shekhar Kapoor among others) and THE STORY WAGON(an international collection which contains my prize winning story “The inner side of innocence”) provide real happiness.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Debasish Mishra: I have a blog (devilsdiary.yolasite.com) and a page(www.facebook.com/debasish.devil) in facebook with the name DEVIL’s DIARY. I only share my poems there. In my view, a blog extends the reach of a writer.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Debasish Mishra: For me, writing occurs spontaneously. I may write at any time – during a train journey, in between drafts of sleep, anywhere and everywhere to be specific. I have this insanity for creativity. No. There are no lucky props in my case. It’s me and my heart and the things I observe…!

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Debasish Mishra: I always wanted to be a writer. I wrote my first poem when I was in class four. There is nothing else that mesmerized me so strongly.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Debasish Mishra: My family is a great source of inspiration. My parents support my decisions no matter how absurd they seem. My brother backs my creativity. My sister is my best critic. She has the first rights to my work. I sincerely value her feedback.

Apart from them, my friends inspire immensely. It would be unfair to point out who they are.. But they know themselves !

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Debasish Mishra: THE GUIDE by RK Narayan has left an indelible mark in my psyche. I have read it again and again. The simplicity of expression armed with the genial humour of Narayan is rare to find now-a-days. THE SUBMERGED VALLEY AND OTHER STORIES by Manoj Das is another gem that has influenced me.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Debasish Mishra: I love to write lyrics and compose tunes for them. Very few persons know of this.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Debasish Mishra: It is really unfair to pick five books… There are so many good books that I have come across. Nevertheless, the best five that strike my mind at his hour are THE GUIDE(RK Narayan), THE SUBMERGED VALLEY AND OTHER STORIES(Manoj Das), AN ASTROLOGER’S DAY AND OTHER STORIES(RK Narayan), A TALE OF TWO CITIES(Charles Dickens) and KING LEAR(William Shakespheare). Apart from these, my reading world holds an eclectic mix of various writers – old and contemporary. Stories by Rabindranath Tagore, Ruskin Bond and Anton Chekhov deserve a special mention.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Debasish Mishra: I will urge our readers to read good books. By good books, I mean richness of content and clarity of expression. The readers determine the fate of a book. A good book may die in oblivion. A substandard one may rule the bestseller charts. In fact, it’s more like a reality show where the audience decides the fate of a contestant. Hence, before paying your hard-earned money for a book, ponder if it’s actually worth it. And if you want to know the nuances of a good book, do get a copy of FRIENDSHIP – BONDS BEYOND TIME.

Thank you so much for your time, Debasish. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Kalyani Yadav

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Kalyani Yadav to Book Lovers World.

Kalyani Yadav: Thanks, it’s certainly my privilege to be part of this book.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

Kalyani Yadav: I am a third year B.A, L.L.B student pursuing it from one of the famous women university, Banasthali Vidyapeeth, I am a firm believer in friendship and I believe that every relationship that we have is having the roots in friendship and I have few of my friends which are most special to me, be it a little number of my school friends or a few number of people in the university.

BLW: Tell us about your short story FRIENDSHIP IS THE CURE OF EVERY THING, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Kalyani Yadav: Friendship is the cure of everything this story revolves around a completely different kind of friendship bond between a girl and a boy which is the most disputed topic around the world, but my story has just presented one different kind of view.

I was really overwhelmed, because this was a different kind of a story and I wanted it to be in front of the people, and being a part of such a great anthology was just a privilege.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Kalyani Yadav: The characters in my story are partial fiction, I have come across people like that but it has not been completely picked up from one story it is a mixture of all of them.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Kalyani Yadav: The bond between a girl and a boy is mostly misunderstood, I wanted to remove this misconception, there is always a different side to a story and we must be well versed with that part of the society too, to accept that in our society, this was just to bring a change in that way only.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Kalyani Yadav: This is to all those friends that I have in my life, be it Akshat my never ending support or Vipak, Bhuvi, and Bharti, my best friends who are forever with me or the little list of friends I have in Banasthali, my roommates,Harshita, Shalini, Nupoor and Agya. They’re the KALOLIANS.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Kalyani Yadav: When I participated, the best thing I learnt about it is that you have to present a story in completely your way, no terms and conditions, just write the way you like and be free to it, this is what helps a writer to writer freely, and online competitions helped me in that and what more is that you get to show your talent and make some amazing new friends.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Kalyani Yadav: Yes, I used to blog, but now due to some issues I have taken a break, the blog made me realise, that what the actual audience wanted, and also helped in making my skills a lot and a lot better.And what more was that when I used to blog, A bunch of bloggers made a group and we are known as KALOLIANS and we are still together in spite of various differences.I love the friends I came across while blogging

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Kalyani Yadav: No specific place, It can be in between the lecture, or when I am talking to somebody, It can be when I am completely free or when I am having a tightly packed schedule, It all depends upon my mood.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Kalyani Yadav: I wanted to be an IAS officer and I still aspire for the same.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Kalyani Yadav: A.P.J Abdul Kalam is that person in my life, whom I have completely believed as to be my idol.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Kalyani Yadav: Books by Sidney Sheldon, Agatha Christie, Be it the fifty shades Trilogy, or the lovey dovey Durjoy Dutta books, be it Ravinder Singh’s I too had a love story or different people’s autobiography, I love books, and each book influences me in some or the other way or just makes it better in some way.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Kalyani Yadav: Painting, I love that and I think that is the only additional skill I am having other than writing.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Kalyani Yadav: It’s really very tough to list five books, but there are a few books that I can read and re-read infinite times. They are… If tomorrow comes by Sidney Sheldon, I too had a love story by Ravinder Singh, Of Shit I am single and so is my girlfriend by Durjoy Dutta, Love Story by Eric Sehgal, and The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Kalyani Yadav: If there is something that will be with you is the books and trust me the book you hated on your last read, will be the book you will remember forever.

Thank you so much for your time, Kalyani. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Anirban Nanda

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Anirban Nanda to Book Lovers World.

Anirban Nanda: Thank you very much. I am overwhelmed for this kind welcome. Excited about the interview. Let’s start.

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

thinking about weird fantasies of my own.

Anirban Nanda: Thank you again. I am Anirban Nanda, a small town engineering graduate, confused about what to do with my life. I am currently pursuing research at IIT Kharagpur and also writing my debut novel. I have published many stories in anthologies like ‘Memoirs of Love’, ‘Dream Castle’ and more. This is my fifth anthology. When I am not writing or reading or researching, I am thinking about weird fantasies of my own.

BLW: Tell us about your short story Homework, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Anirban Nanda: Homework is a story about two sixth grade students ─Ani and Tina. They are best friends and personality-wise; they are quite opposite to each other. Carefree Tina always copies studious Ani’s homework. One day, something happen around the homework and their friendship is put to a hard test.

Who would not be happy to see his name as among the winners of a coveted anthology? When I saw the Facebook post announcing winners, I ran to my Mom and showed my name in the list.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Anirban Nanda: As I have stated at the beginning of the story, ‘Homework’ is based on true events that had happened with me. Obviously, everything in the story had not happened in real life and vice versa. Naming ‘Ani’ as a character must have some reason. 😉

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Anirban Nanda: An event in my childhood, when I was in school. A similar incident had happened then. That is inspiration for this story. Although I have never imagined that someday I’d write something on that incident.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Anirban Nanda: To the friend for whom this story exists. I can’t disclose his/her name though.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Anirban Nanda: Online contests provide you a theme on which you can build up your story. It actually helps you to slowly nurture your writing ability and by getting comments and feedbacks from the editors, fellow authors and readers, you get to know your weaknesses. When an online contest demands a contribution fee after selection, it surprises me a lot.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Anirban Nanda: Yes I have a blog. It is www.anirbanigp.wordpress.com. I blog just to express my feelings about the books I read or about my emotional bond to the art of writing.

I think it varies from person to person whether blogging helps writing better short-stories. For my case, it doesn’t help, but if someone uses his/her blog for writing stories, it can be definitely helpful.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Anirban Nanda: A lonely corner of a library with a jug of steaming coffee is the perfect environment for my writing. I like to hear my collection of piano concerts during breaks of my writing. They are the lucky props for me. 🙂

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Anirban Nanda: I wanted to be with Pokemon and Pingu.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Anirban Nanda: My parents are my inspirations. The way they have worked hard to make sure I get everything I need has pushed me to do better in every sphere of my life.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Anirban Nanda: Comic books are the preliminary source from which I started liking stories and adventures. Tintin series is one of them. And when I grew up, Chader Pahar (Mountain of the moon) by Bibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyay inspired me read more books. In terms of influence, I’d say ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce is the most influential book for me. Still now, whenever I feel down or frustrated, I pick up this book and read.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Anirban Nanda: Well, I am an active participant in quiz contests and I am quite good with different software and technical knowledge.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Anirban Nanda: To be a good writer, one has to be a good reader. The best five books that I have read are:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
2. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez.
3. 1984 by George Orwell.
4. The Idiot by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
5. The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Anirban Nanda: Keep reading, because only by reading, you are keeping alive thousands of lives and characters.

Thank you so much for your time, Anirban. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Prachi Sharma

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie author Prachi Sharma to Book Lovers World.

Prachi Sharma: Thank you 🙂

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

music inspires me to write

Prachi Sharma: Thank you very much for giving me this chance. It has been great working with you guys. I am a student studying journalism and I am a bookworm. I love to read a lot. Along with my passion for reading, I am a music freak. I somehow feel that music inspires me to write.

BLW: Tell us about your short story THE DEAFENING SILENCE, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Prachi Sharma: Being a recent pass out from school, I know how difficult it is to move on in our lives and watching those beautiful memories that we shared with our friends fade away. The Deafening Silence to me is a part of my life, a part where I learned and managed to move ahead in my life while still managing to maintain our connections and relationships.

I was ecstatic to see my name on the list as this is my first publication. I was actually jumping when I read my name in the list as to me this was a stepping stone and it actually inspired me to write more. It gave me the confidence to write more and better.

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Prachi Sharma: Well, each and every character in my story is someone who has been an integral part of my life. It even involves some real life experiences which can never be forgotten.

For instance Mukund has been my friend since kindergarten and we’ve had some pretty great time together growing up. He is actually a very good sportsman and Sukhin used to flirt around with girls all the time.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Prachi Sharma: Writing this story was like writing a part of my life on paper. Some big moments, some funny moments and what not! To top it off, the contest came around at a time when I was a recent pass out and was missing my friends more than anything in the world. In such a situation, writing a story like this was like reliving my entire childhood. I guess the fact that I missed my friends so much inspired me to write this story.

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Prachi Sharma: I haven’t actually dedicated my work to anyone before as I have never had a chance to do so. But if I were to dedicate this work to someone, I would dedicate it to my mother who has been the support system in my life, backing me up in every point of my life and also to my beloved friends and their love and craziness that actually got this story selected.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Prachi Sharma: At first I couldn’t think of anything to write. I was actually having a very hard time deciding what to write and where to begin with and who all to include in this story. But as I started to think harder, I went down that memory lane that had been hiding somewhere in my mind and as I revisited all those lovely memories, I learned that my whole life has been a wonderful journey with wonderful people and that came as a big surprise to me. You know, because you don’t think of the good things while they are happening to you but you realize its importance later on in life.

This experience has been the most beautiful thing that has happened in a long long time.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Prachi Sharma: I haven’t gotten the chance to start a blog yet but I do think that blogging is a great way to connect to a world of such talented people. Blogging is a great way of learning the art of short story writing.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Prachi Sharma: I write whenever I get the chance but I do prefer writing in solitude as it allows me to talk and ask myself if I’m going the right way or if the story makes sense.

I do like to keep my iPod with myself because as I stated above, music is the only thing that inspires me to write anything. Music and lyrics have the power to ignite that box of feelings that dwell inside you.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Prachi Sharma: Well as a child I wanted to become an astronaut but soon realized it as a task next to impossible for me and then I had a few more ideas such as becoming a pilot or a scientist even. I guess exploring thing was something that excited me in my childhood. But as I grew older, I was got fascinated by the idea of advertisements and the jingles that played along with them, such as that 2 minute jingle for Maggi, and I guess that was the point when I decided to go into advertising.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Prachi Sharma: My biggest inspiration in my life is my mother who is also a writer. When I look at the way she writes with such passion and dedication, it really makes me want to become like her.

Also, I get inspired by song lyrics and how they might seem just words but have such deep meanings hidden in them. The way the lyricists assemble these words to form a meaning so different than what the real eye can see and what a writer’s eye sees.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Prachi Sharma: Being a book lover, I’ve read tons and tons of books but the one that has inspired me the most is The Chicken Soup as the book contains stories that touch your heart and brings out those deep buried sentiments that haven’t been let out for a long time.

In addition to The Chicken Soup, Dan Brown is one of the writers whose books have inspired me to write everything in such detailed manners that no space for doubts or confusion is left such as Angels & Demons and The Lost Symbol. Also being a romance lover, I was inspired by the romantic comedies written by Meg Cabot such as The Boy Next Door and Queen Of Babble and even Sophie Kinsella with her bestselling novel The Confessions of a Shopaholic.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Prachi Sharma: Well I am a pretty great keyboardist and an average singer who can hum a little with the beats and rhythm.

And I also like to do a little mimicry while singing. I can mimic the talented Ellie Goulding and some more artists.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Prachi Sharma: Naming 5 books is a tough job. To me every book I’ve read holds the same position. But I have to, here goes…

1. Angels & Demons (Dan Brown)
2. The Hunger Games trilogy (Suzane Collins)
3. The Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
4. The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown)
5. A Walk To Remember (Nicholas Sparks)

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Prachi Sharma: To all the book lovers out there, never stop reading because if you do, your chance to explore the unimagined stops. Books are meant to be read, and if we the book lovers fail to do so, the very existence of this new unimagined world, a world that you create just for yourself comes to an end.

Thank you so much for your time, Prachi. It’s our pleasure to chat with you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!

A Conversation With Kiran and Kajal

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BLW: Let’s welcome the successful Indian newbie authors Kiran and Kajal to Book Lovers World.

Kiran Lalwani: Thank you so much…(Smiles)

Kajal Lalwani: Thank you so much and its pleasure to be here…(Smiles)

BLW: Firstly, congratulations on the launch of your book “Friendship- Bonds Beyond Time”. Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m more like my story character Khushi

Kiran Lalwani: Thank you. Mmm…I can say I’m more like my story character Khushi. That’s all about me. And I feel friendship has shaped me as a more good person at heart.

Kajal Lalwani: I am just an ordinary girl who is simple and sweet but crazy too. I day dream a lott and loves to dance, write short stories and sing too.

BLW: Tell us about your short story Khushi- The Divine Soul, what it means to you, and how did you feel when you saw your name in the winners list?

Kiran Lalwani: This story is very close to my heart as it’s based on true friendship values. It felt really wonderful when we saw our names in the winner list. Frankly speaking, we didn’t expect as we were very very late for submitting the story. But we are very thankful to Mr. Sachin for considering our story at the last moment.

Kajal Lalwani: Yeah! Agree with her. I remember we were waiting for the results eagerly. Honestly speaking, I almost lost all the hopes that our story will get selected but thanks to Mr. Sachin. When I saw the winners list, I started looking for our name. First I didn’t found our name but a urge to check the list again made me feel like mmm.. On cloud nine (Laughs)

BLW: Tell us about the characters of your story. Is it a character from your real life or just a piece of imagination?

Kiran Lalwani: Characters are inspired from real people except the kid. Like Khushi is relatable to me. Kabir & Naina are my best friends. And the story was a piece of imagination.

Kajal Lalwani: It’s purely a piece of imagination.

BLW: What inspired you to write this short story?

Kiran Lalwani: The subject of the book i.e Friendship. Friendship is the word that attracted me to write story. Kajal was not getting the proper idea how to begin as she is quite smart in portraying the love stories very well. So idea was mine and she started in her usual style of writing and I took over and finished the story.

Kajal Lalwani: : As Kiran already said that I love to portray love stories most. So, a story on Friendship was a different thing for me. The genre itself inspired me (smiles)

BLW: Do you like to dedicate your work? To whom will you dedicate and why?

Kiran Lalwani: Ofcourse. I will dedicate my short story to my friends named Kabir and Naina in this story and also to my mummy who is my first best friend for life. Naina and mummy both are my sweethearts. And I feel Naina is my soul sister. (Smiles)

Kajal Lalwani: I will dedicate this story to my sister Kiran.

BLW: What were your biggest learning experience(s) or surprise(s) when participating in online contests?

Kiran Lalwani: Not yet any. Kajal was doing everything for this. I just helped her in the story. Rest was done by Kajal!

Kajal Lalwani: My journey as a writer has just begun. So I guess I have to learn many things, as this is my 2nd anthology. The other authors of my both anthologies are much more talented than me.

BLW: Do you blog? Do you think blogging helps you in learning the art of short story writing?

Kiran Lalwani: I started sometime before but I was too busy with my studies of CA Final so couldn’t continued it. I’m more interested in drawing than writing.

Kajal Lalwani: Ya. I have a blog but it’s been a long time, I haven’t posted anything on my blog. Apart from my blog, I have a personal blog page on Facebook as an editor. And yes blogging helps me in learning the art of short story writing.

BLW: When do you write the most? Is there a favorite place at your home or office where you write the most? Any props that you feel lucky to keep with you when writing?

Kiran Lalwani: I will skip this question as I already said I’m not much into writing stories.

Kajal Lalwani: Mmm… Mostly when I’m alone or some new idea pops up in my mind. My cell phone is my only prop which I always keep with me.

BLW: As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Kiran Lalwani: As a child, there were many things like being a Doctor(thanks to my science teacher) and Interior decorator and Artist as I love to paint. But unfortunately got admitted to CA Final course. Please pray for me to get out of this very soon. Thank you. (Laughs)

Kajal Lalwani: As a child, I always wanted to be a choreographer. And one day, I will fulfil this dream too.

BLW: What are your inspirations in life?

Kiran Lalwani: My 1st Employer CA B. N. Rao Sir. He is such a great Chartered Accountant but is equally humble and he is a father like personality to me. I really feels blessed for my great loving and understanding parents.

Kajal Lalwani: For my writing, my mom is an inspiration to me and many writers of personal blogs on Facebook inspire me too. For dance, Saroj Khan Mam & Remo D’souza Sir.

BLW: What books have inspired or influenced you as a writer?

Kiran Lalwani: Reading stories on facebook inspired me to share something from my mind too. And what I feel is every CA Student somewhere in his mind wants to share his own Journey from Registration number to Membership number.

Kajal Lalwani: Reading romantic novels and mom’s incomplete dream made me to start writing short stories on facebook for which I got appreciation from my readers and I continued writing.

BLW: What other secret skills do you have?

Kiran Lalwani: I never knew about my secret skills. Thanks to my male friends who told me I have a very sweet voice and I do mimic well(Chuckles) and I can try for being a Rj too..Btw Rj Anirudh, Rj Mallishka, Rj Jeeturaj and Rj Siddhu are my favourite and I love to make prank calls.

Kajal Lalwani: I guess my secret skill was writing only until I started showing it.

BLW: To be a good writer, one should be a good reader. We know you enjoy reading books. What are the best books you have ever read? Name any five.

Kiran Lalwani: I too had a Love story and Can Love happen twice by Ravindra Singh. Anything for you Ma’am by Tushar Raheja. The Secret Wishlist by Preeti Shenoy. If its not forever its not Love and Now that you’re rich..Let’s fall in Love by Durjoy Dutta & Maanvi Ahuja. Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat.

Kajal Lalwani: Ya I love reading too but only love story novels (chuckles). I too had a Love story and Can Love happen twice by Ravindra Singh. Anything for you Ma’am by Tushar Raheja. Half Girlfriend by Chetan Bhagat. When only love remains and Now that you’re rich..Let’s fall in Love by Durjoy Dutta & Maanvi Ahuja are some novels which I really loved.

BLW: Message for the book lovers in this world!

Kiran Lalwani: Keep reading. (Laughs…) Keep smiling and God bless you all. Thank you once again to BLW for this interview. I enjoyed the interview. (Smiles)

Kajal Lalwani: Keep reading and keep encouraging authors by giving your valuable feedback & reviews. Readers hain toh authors hain (Laughs). Spread love and smiles everywhere you go (Smiles).

Thank you so much for your time, Kiran and Kajal. It’s our pleasure to chat with both of you… And to the readers stay back for more. For the first time in BLW, we’re interviewing all the contributing authors of the book. We hope you will like reading the response. Stay Tuned!