The last few days have been tumultuous for everyone in urban India. If you are a working professional, or have worked at some point in your life, or if you strongly believe in gender equality, it is hard to not get affected by the #Metoo movement. The #Metoo movement has taken off in India, like the metaphorical snowball. I too, like many of you, have been following closely, in shocked silence, as it has been unfolding. I can't tell you how happy I am that women in India, are standing up in solidarity, taking back their dignity.
Several powerful men have been named.The stories have come POURING out.
I shall not go into details of the men named or the incidents here, as it is all over the media.
something happens in your field of interest, it is natural that it
affects you more than the incidents that happen in other fields. For me,
what has been particularly disturbing was that the names from the field
of literature that were coming out as well.
Dreams are goals with a deadline. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. I am a huge believer of these two statements.
Many a time, I have been asked this question
'How do you do so many things? How do you focus on your goals? How are you so dedicated?'
Many have written to me asking me to share my routine/ time-management/how I organise my day. So here goes:
Currently I am doing a challenge called Intkober where you do 31 drawings in Ink, in 31 days. The prompts are given in advance. Click on the link to know more. Thousands of artists all over the world do it, each year. I post my drawings on myInstagram art handle.
This is in addition to my writing which I do daily. I also make a portrait every single day, apart from Inktober.
I guess, to most people who see this, it looks like a LOT of things and they wonder how I manage it. Here are five things I do, which help me. (and I hope they help you too)
1. Define the goals.
At the beginning of each month, I write down (in a dia…
I had an interview at Red FM, and in the video above, you can see me, along with RJ Zeishah, and she loved the book. It was wonderful discussing the book with her.
The book is out in bookstores now.
So, you don't have to wait anymore, if you wish to read it :)
The story is a COMPLEX one. It begins very simply and easily. It is the story of Veda.
But after she gets married (at 19) to a guy chosen by her parents, and shifts to Pune from Joshimath, new people enter her life. The timid, shy Veda must now carve her own path.
Here are a few characters from the book:
Follow Veda's story, as she goes through life, and find out for yourself, who the REAL rule-breakers are in this book!