Author & freelance writer

What kind of people like talking about themselves?

Not me…

And yet, since you have landed on this page, I suppose I’m obliged to say something about myself. As a writer, it just wouldn’t do to say I’m lost for words… 🙂

So here’s my brief take on ‘me’ –

I am a freelance writer with hundreds (I quit keeping track of the number when it crossed 500) of articles in print (ink+online) and author of three books.

I am not a “qualified” writer per se … writing is my passion … so I never stop feeling privileged for spending a few hours every day (seriously!) doing something I love. Some people believe that the life of a writer is lonely, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s the opposite. I interact with some amazing editors and coordinators. Besides, every month I make new contacts!

I have freelanced for Indian online and print publications covering subjects in diverse genres such as business, construction, health, interiors, social issues, spirituality and technology. I don’t count any particular area as my favourite … I guess I’m just naturally inquisitive (though I believe some of my closer friends may choose to call me nosy!) and use this to much benefit (talk about leverage!).

Also a trained cost accountant and computer programmer, I have chosen to apply these skills on a part-time basis to benefit a health NGO in Mount Abu.

I understand that numbers and words are stark opposites, and to many, it seems strange that I meddle with both … let’s just say that I love balance…

I’m not quite sure if it is an outcome of my fondness for crunching numbers, but I tend to approach writing/journalism much as a computer would — processing large volumes of information to distill the essence. I believe there is no end to learning the art of infusing colour and style in this wonderful craft.