Sanskriti speaks about her upcoming book
Q1) Please tell us about yourself?
I am Sanskriti Parihar, a 19 years old studying in the second year of BA (Journalism and Mass communication) from Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. I am inclined towards reading, writing and exploring myself to new opportunities. I find myself an extrovert of a kind and love socializing. I devoted my two years trying for JEE Entrance test. But these years turned into a sad walk for me. Eventually choosing between planning a stable carrier and a part-time hobby, I chose my passion
I have completed my SSC from Chanda Public School, Chandrapur, Maharashtra.
Q2) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
The day I experienced what it feels to be in love; in love with the people, in love with the surroundings. It was the day I desired to pen down my emotions. I started writing by expressing through short stories and poetries and ended up writing a book. I am eager to do everything in the youngest age I can and thus I started publishing my work in the newspapers when I was in 10th grade. As I grew older I made myself an eagle-eyed. Today my observations has turned me into an author.
Q3) Who were your mentors in your writing journey?
In my life, I have learned a lot through my seniors. I watch their actions and try to inculcate the positive traits within myself. I owe my language and literary skills to my mentors Amrapali Nagarale ma’am and Shivani Thapliyal ma’am who stood beside me by correcting my mistakes and giving loyal feedbacks. I completed my first creation “Drive to XXL Dreams” under the guidance of Dr. Jayanta Panda who is an associate professor in JLU School of media and communication, Bhopal.
Q4) What do you think makes a good story?
According to me a good story is the one which has the essence to hold the audience and catch the readers’ attention. A relatable story where a reader can imagine himself within the characters is always a cherry on top of the cake. Language and use of vocabularies should not be the barriers to express one’s views. The most important is “know the rules and learn to break them” because only then an author will be able to play with his creativity.
Q5) Tell us more about your work.
As I am a graduating journalism and media student, my work revolves around lights, camera and action. I am involved in writing for University magazine, guest columns in newspapers and websites. I am into short film making, designing and layouting.
Q6) A common misconception entwined with authors is that they are socially inept, how true is that?
An American screenwriter Brian K. Vaughan once said that “Over the years, we met every kind of person imaginable. But no one makes worse first impressions than writers.” This was the situation with the authors who were introverts. Today the scenario is different. The young authors like me are extremely extrovert and are involved in researching and exploring. Present day authors believe in socializing and observing their stories around themselves. One thing about writing is experience. You need to have the experience to write about it. The various non- fiction writing such as writing about travelling, food, lifestyle, etc. demands an author to be socially active.
Q7) Do you believe it is more challenging to write about beliefs that conflict with the ones you hold yourself?
Yes, it is challenging to write about the principles that conflict with the ones I hold. Everyone has an opinion of oneself and has the right to express them. But for an author, it is very important to keep his judgments aside and decide on what is asked. It is difficult to write in favor of the subject when actually you are against it. This is what an author has to learn being unbiased and knowing at least something of each and everything in the world.