Candid Session with Anuradha Prasad

Hello lovelies,

I am back with an interesting interview with Anuradha Prasad. She is the author of Coming Back Home. So, lets get started :

Sur: Please tell us something about yourself?


Anu: Firstly,I want to thank you for this interview.  Coming to your question,  I am a post grad in English literature and a Phd holder in the same. I am an artist, columnist, academician an author and a fitness buff. Recently I developed a penchant for traveling too. I love to soak in the culture of a new place and interact with the locals.

Sur :When did writing made its beautiful appearance in your life?

Anu: At the tender age of 7. I used to write poetry after school hours. Naturally, at that age I did not know that poems were the finest creation of art with words. It was a natural process and I am very proud of it. One regret is someone should have published them for me. Who knows it could have become popular like the diary of Anne Frank!

Sur: Coming back Home is an excellent title. How did it strike you?



Anu: Before writing books I have written thousands of features with catchy titles for leading Newspapers. Based on the emotion of the story also I come up with a suitable title.


Sur: What is important to you? Fame or good readership?

Anu: I believe  good readership means a lot of fame. So good readership.

Sur: What would be your advise to the upcoming authors?

Anu: According to me , before entering any field one should be clear about why he/she wants to be in it. Is it for money, recognition, passion, great talent so on.  Its the same with writing. Develop a style that is individualistic. Do not give up easily. Don’t expect anything. Having said all this, once you start to write, the field will tell you if you are meant for it or not.  How? Your work will get published and then recognition should follow.  Don’t lose heart initially if your intention is clear .

Also I feel one should be really blessed with the talent to write.  If you are great at writing but not getting recognition its still ok. But if you are recognized but a bad writer it is humiliating . A beautiful book and talent will be eventually get recognition.  Its like I am ugly but want to become an actor and also that I am ugly and a bad actor but a recognized one. Every field has its demands. Assessing your capabilities are important. Recognition should always come to the deserving not vice-versa. Over a period of say two years of consistent trials if non of the above is happening then its time to quit.

Sur: What is the biggest surprise as a writer for you?

Anu: I look back and think that once I used to dive deep into the works of renowned writers of the world and today I am writing books myself. I used to wonder at times how these people are able to write so much. Today I am doing the same. This is a real surprise.

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The Princess of a Whorehouse by Mayank Sharma


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Mayank Sharma
Aparajita is a tenacious go-getter. Her name means unconquerable in Sanskrit, and she lives up to its meaning. 
Just like any other ambitious girl, she desires to fulfil her dreams and become an independent individual. Far and wide, the shadow of her melancholy past chases her passage. The fact that her widowed mother is a former sex worker irks the community. Nonetheless, she is not ashamed to reveal her mother’s past. 
Will she lose hope, or will she defy an enigma that is centuries-old? Will she ever conquer the hearts of a prestige-obsessed community? 
See the world through Aparajita’s prism in a tale stirred by some real life events.
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About the author







Mayank Sharma is a computer engineering graduate with post-graduation in business management. He works with a leading technology multinational in Delhi. He has authored a number of articles and white papers on software technology and processes. For the first time in April 2014, his article was featured in Better Software magazine published in Florida, USA. Writing has become Mayank’s greatest passion when he observed how it can trigger the winds of change. He is gradually transforming from a “left-brained” writer to a “right-brained” writer. Besides writing, he is passionate about sketching, painting, and making sculptures since childhood.





India is the fifth-largest economy in the world with the Gross Domestic Product growth at 7.1 percent. Contrary, India ranks 118 out of 157 countries in the happiness index. The fact seized Mayank’s attention towards social problems affecting social support, freedom of choices, and generosity, to name a few. Having travelled across continents and associated with people with diverse beliefs and values, he became more curious about the social riddles curtailing liberties across societies. He penned his debut novel, The Princess of a Whorehouse, when he came across some real life incidents that quivered his soul.




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Yugen: Universe Is In Your Hands

Magazine  Title : YuGen: Universe Is In Your Hands

Founders: Rishikesh Pande, Saundharya Jain

Editor-in-chief: Akash Rumade

Cover Designer: Aniket Khariwale



When on a whatsapp group Rishikesh asked the members for a review of the magazine, I asked him if I could read the magazine. I have never read any e- magazine so I was so curious to read it. When I got the magazine link, I quickly read in about 20 minutes. Rishi was shocked as he had never expected that I would come up with my feedbacks so quickly. But this written review took me forever as I was clueless what to cover and what to leave. I wanted to make my review live just before the another issue release as I wanted people to talk about one and only YuGen.

It starts with a fantastic ediotial note by Akash Rumade and the way he brief us about the magazine is artistic. The magazine is divided into the following sections:

Fiction: Poetry: Essays: Spotlight: Reviews: Writer’s Guidance.
 The stories just took away my heart. The Artist by Rishikesh Pande is a thoughtful story which talks about an artist whose not appreciated by her father and the way she handles things and finally she gives us. This same happens with us right? We are encouraged at times and at times discouraged. But we should always face the things and NEVER GIVE UP.
Credence by Akash Rumade was there in Turning Point of Life too and I have read this here again. It had the same essence and I really loved it, even after reading it the third time.
Kadimah by Saundharya Jain is under Writer’s Guidance which is beautifully explained. The references and simple examples given are really helpful. Then there was a book review of Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five by Anirban Nanda. Anirban has taked about the book in a detailed way by taking some instances from the extracts.
Further, Ekta Ray’s artwork take you to some other world. I must say she has an artistic quality which one can feel in her artworks. The poems by Anmol Sachdeva, Akshata Mahale, Meena Mishra, adds soul to this magazine. I was completely engrossed by the poems of these beautiful poets. Not only this, Mangolia by Pallavi Sareen added another flavour to the magazine. It was a murder mystery which was captivating.
If I am writing about everything, how can I forget Akash’s Haikus. I still remember when he started penning them down, I always appreciated it and now they are in this magazine. I feel proud to have a friend like him with such a deep sense of this type poetry. I wish I could write something like this. The essay by Mudit Gupta on India- A Single Tax Market was really helpful.
Further, the review on Pink Colour of Pink movie and then on the Genes by Sidhartha Mukherjee gave new vibes to the magazine. Paresh Tiwari’s spotlight added positive vibes.
This magazine is for young generation and you can surely read it by requesting the links of the magazine availablity from the owners. Even you can submit your articles, stories or poems. The next issue will be launched on 25 March, 2017. Stay tuned.
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