Welcome to the latest guest author interview and a nice sunny day to boot. In today's interview we welcome poet Soumya Vilekar, you can read what she has to say below:
Please introduce yourself, who are you and what do you do?
I am Soumya Vilekar,at present a housewife,a mother of two kids and a blogger. I am from the field of powder metallurgy and have joint patent in the same. I assist in projects relating to metal powders.
What first inspired you to start writing?
I was in my late teens when I started writing. An entry into a spot poem competition gave me an opportunity to think of my creative side,which was till then neglected.
What is it about poetry that attracts you?
Poetry for me is a form of expression.The beauty lies in how exquisitely and simply you express and touch the heart of the reader.The efficiency of wrapping a whole tale, thought,emotion ,incident or an imagery in few simple words woven with intricacy attracts my soul to poetry.
Which author do you admire most and why?
There have been many favourite authors since childhood,Dickens,Wordsworth,Jane Austen,Rabindrananth Tagore,Keats.P.G.Woodehouse and now Paulo Coelho.Every phase of life brought a fascination for a different genre.
As for now,I dont have any favourite author,for I sometimes read teachings and philosophy of Ramakrsihna Paramhansa,Paramhansa Yogananda and Aurobindo Ghosh.
Where is your happy place?
My sweet home wherever it is on earth.
What is your favourite song lyric?
It is a very old Indian song.I would translate it for you here .
"In the dark night of sadness ,dont anguish your heart my dear,a dawn will have ray of hope,wait for the beautiful morning."
Where do your best ideas come from?
From the aspects of nature. Anything can inspire me to write about it,a scenery ,a touching scene,gentle affection,saddened state of mind,spiritual thinking or any line or phrase form a book or a movie.A thought which is touching gives me idea to write.
What are you working on at the moment?
My 4th poetry book is due to be out in the market by next month.I am currently working on the same ,which going through the proof stage now.It is a poetic journey of a soul on earth which goe s through inner conflicts while striving for survival and seeking for the real happiness.
Tell us about your latest work and how we can find out more.
You can find out more on the present work of mine here on two links below.My poems are also due on two latest anthologies,one of romantic poems and other of social issues.
The link about my latest book which shall be available on Amazon soon is here.
Soroor of the Soul is available from Amazon