The bliss of hearing the scratch of pen on paper, to wait for the thrill of seeing a story unfold in mundane daily events. No frills, no stiff taxidermy, just an attempt to capture the alive, writhing thing in the capsule of a story. Before A Beyond Z is my journey of such passion filled, feverish streams of consciousness.
Like the hungry caterpillar, I am a thirsty bibliophile. I read a lot, suffer deep withdrawal symptoms if don’t read at least 100 pages a day, I write a bit and delete most of them. I am still peddling with my words, finding my niche, and am not proud of it most times. Before A Beyond Z is a celebration of the ordinary things in my life. My extra cups of coffee, my incurable addiction to reading, my preference to silence over any form of music, my simple attempts at writing. I have published short story in an anthology, (Celebrating India, a compilation of memoirs, short stories and travelogues depicting India as seen through the eyes of people who have lived in and loved her).
I have written short stories for online publications like Muse India, as a retail marketing expert on the Hindu Retail Plus, and other online forums.
When I was unable to lift my nose from the pages of fiction world even after the highly practical MBA, MPhil and years of teaching marketing, I decided to write and find a use to my incurable passion. I put my skills to use and now Before A Beyond Z conducts regular classes in both creative writing and Public speaking. In this space I have self published a book on creative writing.