Hey folks! How are you doing? Recently we got into an interesting conversation with Pankaj Tripathi, the author of ‘Meri Nazar Se’. It’s been an enriching and fun filled conversation! Here we are, sharing some bits of it with you!
When was the first time that you realized you wanted to become a writer?
Pankaj: When I was able to write better than speak out my thoughts & discovered an audience that was able to relate & cherish every moment so naturally.
Tell us about your writing journey!
Pankaj: I started writing in college days during various cultural events and got an opportunity to compose and sing the theme song. Performing in open mics inspired me to continue on this path when my poems were applauded. Then I took the plunge by publishing a poetry book that connects in the most relatable manner.
What according to you is the most important part of your writings?
Pankaj: Relatable and easy content that strikes a chord with your own life experiences.
Tell us about your current book!
Pankaj: The book contains poems on varied experiences taking you through different walks of everybody’s everyday life.
What does your family think of your writing?
Pankaj: They got surprised if I can write poetry, feel proud of my achievement now.
What is the next project you are working on?
Pankaj: I have not yet finalised any theme for the new project. Writing comes to me naturally and I don’t like to restrict myself with timelines.
Any suggestions to help become a better writer. If so, what are they?
Pankaj: I am currently a budding writer myself and the only suggestion I have for people is that it’s never too late to start. Your calling can knock on your door at any point as a new beginning.
What does literary success look like to you?
Pankaj: The day people start questioning me, eagerly waiting for the next release.
How did publishing your book change your process of writing?
Pankaj: You gain a sense of confidence in your writing, an understanding develops that the audience’s perspective is much larger than your own idea of your writing.
What are your hobbies apart from writing?
Pankaj: Singing. Recently I sang a song in a devotional music album released on all musical platforms. I am learning and attempting to skill myself at Hindustani classical.
What does a day in your life look like & when do you find time for writing?
Pankaj: My day begins at 10 AM when I log into my laptop oriented as a 9-5 employee. The writer in me creeps out multiple times in the day and I let it take over me in the night when I’m able to pen everything down.
If you were a reader, what would you ask yourself being an author?
Pankaj: My question as a reader would be “when is your next book releasing?”
You can buy a copy of ‘Meri Nazar Se’ by Pankaj Tripathi here https://amzn.to/374ayqJ