Thriller Short Story: She lay dead, covered with blood which formed a red brook across the mahogany door of her deserted room. The ceiling fan slowed down
I am an avid reader right from my kindergarten days and probably this led me to having an opinion of mine from an early age. I wrote my first poem at the age of 6-½ when I was in my second grade. My passion for writing grew with every passing day. As my thoughts matured, so did my writing. I took to writing as a medium of expressing my thoughts. When the University of Oxford appreciated my poetry, my parents began to take my poetry seriously. The visits to literary events, literary festivals and literary carnivals gave me an opportunity to listen and learn from eminent personalities from the Literary field. Having got an opportunity to recite my own poems at the Literature Live event in Nov’10 at NCPA, Mumbai and again at the Kalaghoda Arts festival in Feb’11 was highly motivating as both these events were basically adult participation and I had made a mark for himself through the depth of my writings. Interviews, coverage and publications by media houses followed. As I grew up, I expanded my writings beyond poetry. In May’11, I founded my own monthly e- magazine “Young Chronicle”. As a founder and editor of Young Chronicle I ventured into interviewing people from all walks of life. I held in high esteem people who made a difference to society and this brought me closer to meeting and interviewing Mr. Anand Kumar (Super 30 founder) and Ms. Mahima Khanna [3rd Indian (after Mr. Amartya Sen and Sir Partha Dasgupta] to win the coveted Stevenson Prize in Economics from University of Cambridge. In March, 2012, I got an opportunity to meet and interview Dr. Tathagat Avatar Tulsi – the child prodigy who completed his M.Sc at age 12 and who at 22 became the youngest professor in the history of IIT and Mr. Arup Patnaik – Commissioner of Police, Mumbai. I also got an opportunity to meet India’s first woman IPS officer – Dr. Kiran Bedi and Former President and Scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Dec’11 atNew Delhi. Both these eminent personalities were highly appreciative of my works and I could even interview Dr. Kalam to get answers to some of my questions which had been plaguing me for quite some time. I had been selected by both the DNA and The Times of India as a Junior Journo and Star Correspondent respectively. This was possible only because of my awareness and writing skills. An additional feather in my cap was my selection by the Times of India + Bornvita sponsored “Tayyari Jeet Ki” (Preparation for Success). In short, I love writing and poetry and short stories is just one medium I have selected to express myself.