“I wrote my first poem when I was in class 5. It was for a class project; we were encouraged to express ourselves using the medium of poetry and I fell in love with it. When the lockdown rolled in, we were all at a creative rut and one of the things that kept me going was my poetry. I could poems on basically anything and everything. It was around this time that I had a spark of idea to publish a book of poems for my mom’s birthday.
I started writing poems on a multitude of topics like contemplation on life, god, festivals and of course the pandemic. It was a covert mission and I compiled a bunch of poems and self published it with Notion Press. My mother was shell shocked to receive it but it was one beautiful moment for me. My book ‘MAGIC OF WORDS – A POETRY COLLECTION’ went on to win the best author of the year award from ‘Author Pages’ for the year 2021. I have also been bestowed with SAHITYAKOSH SAMMAN AUTHOR AWARD 2022 for Excellence in Literary Endeavours. As I writing into other literary forms of writing like essays and such, my portfolio grew and I was bestowed with a plethora of accolades from different places like the Bronze Award from ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’ for my essay ‘The People Who Stayed Home Without Being Caged’. Back when I wrote my first poem for my school, I didn’t have the slightest idea that it would one day bring me to such places but I persevered nevertheless. I would say we can achieve all that we want if only we pursue it with all our heart and soul.”
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