My quest is to live to my full potential without getting tied down by societal norms and expectations. I am a seeker. The Almighty told me: The more you explore yourself; the more will you know the depth of your true potential. I am a story teller at heart. I started blogging around twelve years back. Every time I have submitted a post, it gave an high. Blogs turned out to be my regular hanging out place, when I was not roaming around with friends. It introduced me to virtual friends who would regularly peep into my posts and motivate with their comments.
As I became busier in the ‘real world’, I was writing more emails than stories. I travelled around the world and my heart wanted to write travel tales in a way that could help people. ‘Trip Advisor’ website became my new friend, and I left my trail on the site with wherever I went. A writer in me was alive.
Over these many years, writing a book was always a thought, but I did not realise when it became a serious affair. I took the leap of faith and embrace whatever the Universe was telling me to do. I did not plan so much before starting the book, on the ‘how-to’ part and just plunged into it. Every single day has been a steep learning curve, ever since I started writing. I have discovered myself every single morning. I can sum up the exciting journey of writing as having felt like an Office Boy to a CEO; from time to time. I played the role of a product manager, a sales strategist, a Budget planner, a Design Architect and above all a Writer; writing stories. Many a times juggling various activities at the same time.
During the journey of writing my first book I discovered that Storytelling through writing is my passion! I can meditate while writing.
I am a software professional in my day job. I have travelled around the world, serving Fortune 500 clients. I have worked with Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Accenture and I am currently with Cognizant Technology Solutions. I have completed Masters in Business Administration in Core Finance from IBS, Hyderabad. I hail from Orange City of India, Nagpur.
Journey of the book: The book has helped me in interacting with Mr Ratan Tata. I have sent him a copy of my first book ‘7 Untold Secrets of Living Abroad’ and a handwritten letter. The letter was stamped, scanned and sent to me via email as an acknowledgment.
I was invited as a speaker for BookTalk at Infosys, Pune. The event at Tata Consultancy Services was across India locations through video conference. I was at Cognizant Hyderabad, Orange City Lit Fest, Pune Book Fair, Delhi Book Fair… The book has helped me in creating my own path, leaving a mark wherever I went!