It’s a very rainy Indie Author Friday – prayers for all those affected by Harvey. Today’s author brings with her a book of poetry – isn’t that a beautiful cover? Welcome, Ranjeeta Nath Ghai!
Achievements and disappointments, success and failure, love and infatuation, introspections and retrospection, Life is a wonderful journey with its highs and lows. Is there something you feel that you can’t express? A feeling, a thought, an experience or a relationship…? Then…. this book is definitely for you. Most of us fail to express ourselves on a personal level. This book, written and packed with romance and rejection will touch a chord in your heart. The poet has penned down a plethora of feelings and experiences for you to read and enjoy. ……….
What do you wish you’d known before you were published?
I wish I had known how to promote my book ‘Mann Ki Aarzoo’ in the market. I would have done the ground work and then launched it in a big way…
How did publishing your first book change your writing process?
Earlier I used to write randomly. After my book was published I became a more regular writer. I also started writing micro poetry, quotes, prose poetry and short stories. I started experimenting with my writing in a more serious way.
What is something memorable you’ve heard from your readers/fans?
Some said that my poetry brought tears to their eyes and made them moist, some said that they could feel that it was tailor made for them. Compliments like these really made my day.
Book you’d want with you if you were stranded on a desert island?
I just love to read chicken soup series.
How would your best friend describe you?
A loyal friend who would die for you. An easy going, laid back person with good humor.
If you were an animated character, who would you be and why?
We are two sisters and when we used to fight my mother used to say that we behave like Tom and Jerry… so keeping that in mind I would love to be Tom.
Born to a Gujarati mother, Assamese father in MH Agra Cantt, Uttar Pradesh, brought up in New Delhi and married to a Punjabi… I have a rich cultural background. “Mann Ki आरज़ू” is debut attempt at publishing a few of my poems which I have been writing since 1985 to date. Being an Army BRAT(Born Raised And Transferred) and Army Officer’s wife I have had the golden opportunity denied to many(and mine by birth)… to have covered the length and breadth of India, and seeing it in its splendor. Hardly have I ever lived in any state for more than a period of 2 years. Giving up my promising career as a graphic designer I build a parallel career as an educationist, to spend more time with my expanding family.
My life has been enriched by my seven furry buddies who with their unconditional love have always been a de-stressing factor of my life teaching me to value and love all HIS creations unconditionally.
From being a daughter to being a mother, from a caregiver to being loved back in return, being a friend and having friends worth dying for, life has come a full circle. “Life has treated me well and God has been kind to me. Looking back today I feel no regret as I have lived and celebrated each moment of my life with passion, on my own terms and conditions.”
My book, “Mann ki Aarzoo” available on all leading online stores, Amazon, Amazon U.K, snapdeal, Flipkart, Notion Press and Kindle etc in paperback and e-book versions. For more on “Mann Ki Aarzoo” check out