Monday, 30 March 2020

Questionnaire with Versha Gupta


So this month featuring author is ' Versha Gupta' 


Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your profession and your hobbies!!

Hello, lovely readers! I am Versha Gupta “Rain”. Author. Poetess. Teacher. Apart from being a homemaker and teaching at coaching classes, I also teach dancing. Writing is not just my passion, but it’s my life. Talking about my interests and hobbies, I love photography and dancing. Above all, I love doing works that demand creativity.

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The questionnaire with Versha Gupta

  1.  How did you first get involved in with writing, are you an imaginative person?

I must thank my parents and the almighty for writing is God gifted to me. I never thought about writing before, but then later I realised I was unknowingly already into writing.

When I began expressing feelings through words, someone told me that I write beautiful poems and I got involved more and more into writing. After that, my new journey as an author started in 2016 with my first novel "Safar Reshmi Sapno Ka".

A writer writes depending on the surroundings he/she gets. I always pen about the truths of our life. Still, sometimes I also apply my imagination to let my words reach readers well with the same feelings and emotions.


2.       What do you find most challenging about your writing?

I haven’t taken writing as a challenge ever. But yeah, whenever I write any story then sometimes I don’t get to the ending. It’s kind of writer’s block, you can say. But then, after I give it a break and restart writing after a few days, then it gets completed. They say, “A writer has to take some break before writing the end to come up with a good story.”

3.       What do you do when you are not writing?

When I am not writing, then I am into some creative work or into learning something new. Sometimes I do drawing.

4.       Where do you see yourself in the next 6 months, and 5 years down the road?

At first, I want to complete part 2 of my novel which I am writing and to publish it. In 5 years, I want to grow my reader base who read my books, understand and learn. Else, there is no reason for a writer to write if it doesn’t reach readers and win their hearts.

5.       How do you keep coming up with material/content for your story?

I get inspiration to write from my Papa. For me, writing is love. Its also my readers who motivate me to write more and more.

6.       Any specific tips you have for new writers who want to make it big in the world of published books?

To be specific, I want to tell them that whatever you write, just write from your heart. Write as much you like. Don’t hurry to get published. Give it some time to make it mature writing. Read more books. Only then publish your book. Best wishes!

7.       What's the best thing a writer can give to his readers?

If any word or message of a writer can bring happiness or positivity in someone’s life or benefit the society and the nation for good, then there is no other best gift than this to a writer.

8.       A lot of people are interested in writing for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from writing? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?

If you write for money, then it will end up being your profession only.

This is a gift. Write for society. Write for the country. Write for yourself. The writers do not just live own life, but they live with everyone’s love and for everyone.  

God has given us this beautiful gift. We should respect that.

9.       What motivates you most in life?

I strongly believe that “Failure comes only when we give up” and it always keeps motivating me.

10.   Describe your writing schedule. Do you outline?

I am a homemaker and also a teacher and there are many responsibilities, so I write when I am done with other works. To be precise, I mostly write at night and early in the morning.

11.   What is the story behind the name of your book?

At first, I, my brother, my sister and a few friends made a long list of names for my book. Then we did odd-one-out and finally came up with the title “Safar Reshmi Sapno Ka” suggested by my brother “Rohan”. Because through “Safar Reshmi Sapno Ka”, I wanted to convey how difficult and full of struggle the journey of dreams actually is.

12.   What are your views on increasing plagiarism?

Those who don’t believe in themselves, maybe they do such a thing. Stealing/copying others’ work without permission and lying to everyone is not smartness. Will they be able to maintain their dignity in their own eyes?

Those doing such a thing must be punished because when a writer writes then he/she puts his/her heart on it. Stealing/copying others’ work without permission is a sin.




Sunday, 9 February 2020

Wow Noodle @ sector-11, Noida



I liked this place. Though it's not very big, it's small but pretty and lovely. The ambience is nice and peaceful. You can visit there for dinner with your family or partner for lunch or dinner. The ambience is simple, neat and clean. The staff here is well mannered and know their job very well. Talking about the taste is Fine. Even the pricing is also not very high and seems to be justified. Few things which were a complete turn off for me, as they get many customers to take away. During my visit, there was a group of few guys who came for a take-away order, during the preparation of their food as they were sitting inside the restaurant only. All through the while, they have been using the foul language in their conversation but on one from the restaurant bothered to stop or point them out. Which in turn made me uneasy. Apart from this, while placing an order for my food- ‘Chilli Garlic rice’ I gave a special request for garlic to be finely chopped and fewer veggies but sadly when I got my order the instructions were not followed. They do not bother to provide special care for the instructions given by the customers. My first experience in this place was not so good.


Food: 2.5/5
Service:2.5/5
Ambience:2.5/5
Value for money: 2/5












Wednesday, 5 February 2020

A Ratna of Sagar Ratna @Galaxie Mall



Sagar Ratna is one of the known names in the restaurant industry is the most popular name in this present world. Nowadays the restaurants are not just a place to come and eat but now it’s becoming a place where people can meet and spend time together to enjoy.  Just like another franchise of Sagar Ratna this place has also got some awesome food, it’s a pure vegetarian restaurant great quality and price friendly. There are different variations of South Indian dishes available here. I taste Paper butter masala dosa and Mysore masala dosa which was very tasty. Love their rasam and Idli Chat. The service here is just fine as staff seems to have a happy go lucky attitude towards service. The ambience is simple and clean. Parking facility also available. Overall a nice place to visit with family friends for South Indian dishes especially dosa.


Food: 4/5
Service:3/5
Ambience:3/5
Value for money: 4/5

















Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Cafe with Flip- Flyp Cafe @Connaught place



A good cafe to hang out with friends or family. The ambience is good with some good party music playing. Food is good, but the service is the area of concern. There are multiple seating options are available both indoor and outdoor. They really had to work for the variety available for drinks and mocktails. The ambience is good all-around and ample seating capacity for over 40- 50 people. The best place to sit-in balcony area by window side where you can see outside, get some direct sunlight which is great during winter and enjoy drinks and food while chit-chatting with your friends or company you are with. Some corners are created well keeping in mind the photo background. Overall... can visit once for sure.
 Food: 3/5
Service:2.5/5
Ambience:3/5
Value for money: 3/5







Monday, 3 February 2020

Questionnaire with Krishna K Verma


So this month featuring Author’s Interview


Can you tell us a little about yourself? Your profession and your hobbies!!


Hello, Wonderful people! I’m Krishna K Verma. Reader. Dreamer. Published author. I’ve been fond of English Literature since I was eight. I love words. I used to jot new words learnt from the stories I read. Then, I used to look for the opportunities to play with them in school assignments & debates which rewarded me with appreciation from teachers many a time. Apart from writing, I love travelling, reading books & listening to music.

I started writing when I was in the second year of my graduation. The city of joy confronted me with so many emotions that I started jotting them down on my diary and began writing short stories. Then, I wrote my first novel, “The Twirled November” in 2014. The paperback was published in 2017, which got overwhelming feedback from the readers throughout the country.

After completing my post-graduation, I worked as EXIM Assistant, as EXIM Executive, and currently working as a Business Development Manager. I moved from Kolkata in 2016. Currently, I live at my ancestral place in an outskirt town in Bihar.

I write romantic stories with slices of comedy. Recently, I am writing a mystery-thriller story alongside one romantic story. Nothing but the love of my wonderful readers always encourages me to write more and more.

The questionnaire with Krishna K Verma


1.       How did you first get involved in with writing, are you an imaginative person?

I’ve been involved in writing since I was eight. However, I officially started writing in 2011 and completed my debut book in 2014. Yeah. I am an imaginative person.

2.       What do you find most challenging about your writing?

To come up with a story that will keep the readers hooked up till the last page is something I call challenging for any writer apart from the continuity factor. Not just the idea but a lot of research is also required in writing.

3.       What do you do when you are not writing?

If not writing then I find myself travelling & reading books as they help me in giving life to my imagination.  

4.       Where do you see yourself in the next 6 months, and 5 years down the road?

In the next 6 months, I would like to finish my second novel in Romance Genre, followed by the mystery-thriller. If all goes well, then I am thinking of pursuing writing as a full-time writer.

5.       How do you keep coming up with material/content for your story?

As I told you, I am an imaginative person who loves travelling. I believe there are many beautiful stories happening around us. I came up with the idea of “The Twirled November” while travelling.

6.       Any specific tips you have for new writers who want to make it big in the world of published books?

Seek out support in your writing but avoid the tendency to give others too much influence over your work. Create and/or join the critique group. Keep in mind the idea about prospective readers. Make sure you’re still you when you write.

7.       What’s the best thing a writer can give to his readers?

Hope. A writer is a world trapped in one person and I strongly believe that hope is the best thing that a writer can give to his readers. In today’s society where the mindset of people is changing rapidly in either direction. I write about hopes while trying to bring a smile in readers’ lives.

8.       A lot of people are interested in writing for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from writing? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?

There is no denial that people do earn from writing and with the increasing demand of web-series, the scopes are widening. However, my personal advice to those interested only in money-making would be to go for some other job (s) or business (s).

9.       What is the message you want readers to take away from your book?

True love will find you in the end.

10.   Describe your writing schedule. Do you outline?

I never outline. I approach writing like I’m creating a very long improv scene in my head and talking to the characters. I do take notes so as to ensure the proper sequence of events.

11.   What is the story behind the name of your book?

1. “The Twirled November”, a Novel (Paperback) 
The story is about Krish & Avantika who got attracted to each other from the first day they met. They were cherishing their love until one day “Kanak”(Avantika’s cousin) appeared in their life and the lovebirds felt their path parting away from each other. Avantika had to choose between her own happiness and Kanak’s.  Fate was questioning their relationship… Is it their Love? Or it was just an attraction? Or it's an obsession? 

The story is about true love.

2.“The Mushy-Gushy Thing”, Short Story (Kindle Ebook)

The story is about Maya & Dhruva who were living individual life on their own terms while respecting each others' honour. The destiny intervenes to clear the haze they unknowingly built between them. The questions were, whether beauty is important in love? Or, does love really disappear with time? What are the priorities in a relationship? Is relationship just about staying together? Or is it about rising and realizing together?

The beautiful the short story is about love, trust & hope.

3. “The Invincible Postman”, Short Story (Kindle Ebook)
In this short story, Detective Reign, the best among detectives in the country, who had left none case unsolved had to investigate a missing person’s case. As he delves deeper into the findings, he could get far from solving the case. He knew that he is missing something... but what?... Is it just a case of a missing man?

The 1st short story in mystery read is about crime & justice.

12.   What are your views on increasing plagiarism?

It cannot and should not be tolerated in any case. There is no art or fun in copying the others work.