About Me

“If you want something you never had,
You must do something you have never done.”

Hey there!

Thank you for deciding to stop by wanting to hear me say. 

Since I neither have a fairy-tale nor a celebrity wall to brag about, I'd rather keep my story simple and honest. 

I'm chaos. 
I'm restlessness. 
I'm scars and bruises. 
I'm trails and errors. 
I'm everything but a subversive silence!   

In the years of my blossoming into an adult, I tried my hand at a bit of this and a dash of that, and at something of everything. My mother was so horrified to see me handling multiple art forms with equal brilliance at the same time that she feared I could be perfect at none. Time gradually proved she was, kind of, right!

The earliest I can remember myself is getting trained in ‘Kathak’ (a traditional Indian dance form of storytelling bards) and fluttering around in ghungroo bells on and off the theatre stage. 


Having completed the training, I began looking for the next lease of life in portraits and painting which led to dabbling my hands in colorful palettes and dipping my soul in shades of all kind.




As teenage took me over, I wanted to speak my voice boisterously. Soon I turned to theatre with ‘dramatics’ giving me just the kind of freedom of expression I'd been looking for. Next followed sweat, toil and hard work with long hours of script writing, imrpovisations, play rehearsals, stage setting and even prop making, all this over few cups of Indian panacea to all miseries - the 'chai'. 




From theatre, emerged the orator in me and helped me glimmer at school, state, national level debates and public speaking contests. I had become but an argumentative nerd.




While I was still exploring my life’s call, I came across an academic subject which instantly drew me to its human sensibilities like no other dry 'logy' matter would. 'Human Resource' was about celebrating people, diversity, sensitivity and differences. It was about parsing, passing and pissing off, all at the same time and making better out of life. I soon became an ardent Corporate Professional, working with country's leading Organisation, randomly intercepted by crazy travelling or holidaying sprees across the country.  


Here I was, a growing adult and a full-time practicing HR-wala! Meanwhile, when humdrum of routine life attempted taking a toll on my creative instincts, I called up a Guru and picked up another art form, the “Indian Classical Vocal”. Trained as ‘Prabhakar’ and still learning, singing compensates for the spans of boredom in my daily quotidian.

However, despite my hands almost full, I wasn’t feeling like the queen of all things nice and wonderful until “Manrav Foundation” (An NGO for senior citizens and elderly destiutes)  happened to me. The path ahead was no longer a bed of roses and rewards of this pursuit not necessarily meant for me. Now trying hard to give 'Manrav' the shape it deserves.


Looking back to where I started from, I find myself restless throughout to keep manoeuvring between various zones of creativity. The in-suppressible desire to keep expressing, whether through dance, drama, painting, singing or oratory, does not seem to be coming to an end even in the near future. 

Maa was right. I couldn’t be a perfectionist at any. But then, isn't learning more like kindling of a flame than filling up of a vessel?

Writing, finally, is one call where whatever I have gone or intend to go through, culminates. One pure waft of sheer writing passion and this blog hatched. There has, since then, been no looking back. Writing columns, winning contests, literature festivals and a book that will hopefully see its sun in 2017, I remain a plain storyteller at heart.

“I write for the same reason I breathe. If I didn’t, I’d die.”

I hope you find your ‘something’ in my ‘everything’.

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