Interview Of Poulomi Sengupta | Author of The Last Bloom

December 12, 2016

Recently we got a chance to read a nice book The Last Bloom. While everyone tries so much to say, there are actually a few who is advocating for the greater good. And this is true to book writing also. While majority of authors are writing to get published and be bestseller, with the sole perspective of getting the most number of copies sold. Well, there is nothing wrong in that as it is a business and at the end of the day every author is writing to get published and earn more readership and money. There are a few who, in addition to this, also think about giving voice to “what is right” to do. And using their creation (book in this case) as a way to convey the message is really good initiative. We must note that it require courage, especially when you are making your debut.

And for that matter we really like and appreciate the book The Last Bloom and it’s author Poulomi Sengupta‘s efforts.

Our unbiased reviews for the book are available here.

Poulomi Sengupta - Author of - The Last Bloom

Poulomi Sengupta – Author of – The Last Bloom

We are gld for the fact that we got a chance to interview Poulomi Sengupta. We found her a genuine human being with clear and positive thoughts about how a civilization should be nurtured. Accroding to her she is,

An ordinary middle-class Indian girl, voicing her opinion, as a storyteller, trying to create a positive change
I am an alumna of IIT Kharagpur and Jadavpur University.
Presently working and residing in Mumbai, an author and a bibliophile, I love my share of kickboxing and a colorful dose of oil painting to brighten the apparently mundane life.

Here is the interview session:

Congratulations for getting your book published by LeadStart . Please share your feelings for this achievement.

Thank you very much!
I had sent the novel manuscript to 10 publishers. I felt that no one may agree to publish it because the storyline is not conventional.
I have been rejected by 9 publishers and Leadstart is the 10th one- to accept the novel.
I am glad that Leadstart considered it worthy and the Head, Malini Nair believed in the storyline and that it could create an impact on the audience of the country.
In fact, the first time I went to Crosswords to see the novel in the racks was exhilarating!

What inspired you to write this book?

When I went to work in the UK for a year, I found all my fellow Indians discussing how things back home are:

  • Why they don’t want to go back home to work
  • Why most of them plan to enroll their kids into foreign colleges
  • Why they always litter the Indian streets and never the foreign streets
  • Why they abide by all the rules outside India and do not feel obliged to do so in the country
  • Why they move out of India and that India should change and someone should bring forth into notice that such changes are mandatory

all these discussions made me feel that I am doing nothing to be a part of the change.
Few of the issues like cleanliness and following the rules; they can be done by every citizen. If we educated people do not do these, then why blame the uneducated ones? Each citizen represents the microcosm of our country.
While discussing the impacts of student political activities, agitations and mass movements, especially in colleges of Bengal, all of us felt that such political activities should diminish in colleges, which are primarily meant for education.
That was my deciding point to write the novel.

It seems that you are an avid reader. What are languages you read books in (Bengali and English are definitely there in the list, right?) Can you share with us the list of books you love reading the most?

I have devoured the English and Bengali literature. Russian literature is another favourite genre of mine.
Books that I love reading and can read again and again are:

  • The Mahabharata
  • The Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Which are the book(s) you are reading currently?

A Princess Remembers by Maharani Gayatri Devi.
A vivid and colorful account of the life of an extraordinary woman, epitome of grace and elegance, her transition of lifestyle from the Pre-independence lavish one to the post independent mean position, her struggles, how she dealt with her victories as well as personal losses.

And What are your all time favourite books?
  • A Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
  • The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
What are your other hobbies?

Travelling, trekking and photography

Can you tell us about your writing process and habits (some writers love to write at specific time of day for example)?

It took me 4 years to write the novel and a full year for editing and proof read.

I mainly wrote from 10 pm to 2 am , that is the prime time when my imagination is at zenith and pen flows the smoothest.

First, I created a matrix for the primary, secondary and tertiary characters and the plots. Dialogue creating was the later stage and description came in the last stage.

We have summarized the messages we got from the book “The Last Bloom” in our Book Review. Can you summarize your thoughts on Ragging and College Campus politics?

I was told in college that ragging teaches to respect seniors, networking and self- confidence.

But I have never seen ragging to shape the above objectives- rather ragging engenders fear of superiors, networking only with selfish motives and loss of confidence.

There are better methods to teach respect, interaction and confidence.

To improve the education system, which in turn profoundly impacts the employment sector, it is necessary that education be given value over politics.

As an author what motivated you to have Geology as the stream of study in the book?

I had written the original manuscript with the subject of Chemisty –as the narrator’s college subject. But while writing I realized that many people are not aware of Geology as a subject. I can assure you that it is one of the mesmerizing subjects that will compel you to fall in deep love with nature. The minerals, crystals, fossils, ores etc.

Also, I felt the need to write about this subject because less job opportunities are available in this subject in India.

Often, we take subjects – not knowing its job opportunities or having interest in the subject.

I feel after talking to many college students, that we barely use our college education in our jobs. Often we are trained again the in the job companies.

Instead, if we are given earlier exposure in college B.Sc level to such things or even after class 12, it will be easy for students to channelize their study subjects in accordance to the work that they will do in future. Also such exposure will allow students to develop soft skills which is at times lacking in them. They mostly learn it on the job.

There is a lack of marriage between the education and industry as a whole; this has been one of the major causes of literate unemployment in India.

Let us try to explore your vision for various characters of the book

What does Vivek represent?

Vivek is the voice of reason in the novel.

He is the only character who is independent of any bondage in this novel.

He is orphan so he has no responsibilities towards his parents,

He is rich so he has no responsibility or compulsion to earn money.

He, by his nature is non-answerable to others for his choices in life, so he is free to do anything and responsible for the consequences of his actions.

Point to be noted that he is elder and much more mature than Priya. He has been through a lot in life- yet he is positive and he takes an important role in keeping Priya positive to face the situations in her life.

Also, he is unperturbed by many things around him. Since he knows that there is order in the chaos, so if given time, the chaos will subside after a while, he lets time do its action without thinking too much about the chaos and concentrates only on his actions.

What does Suvo represent?
Suvo is the prototype of the master politicians in the country.

He is well gifted with his education and he understands that he can, with his leadership skills and his style of schooling, easily become the hero of the masses, who have never availed good educational facilities. He chooses his gifts to manipulate others, to manipulate relations, to utilize things in his favor.

He chooses to play with the emotions of his classmates to win college elections.

He has no value for love, friendship and relationships.

Just like many politicians- who have availed convent and English education and they have been the pioneers of removal of English at the elementary education stage in the educational system of Bengal, Suvo in the similar manner- uses his educational excellence to wield power on the other classmates who lack leadership and are well smitten by his English skills, smartness and leadership skills.

What does Priya represent?
Priya represents the voice of change.

It is especially denoted by the changing way of the narrative. Each experience changes the feelings, reactions, maturity level and narrative style of the protagonist.

What does Aashi represent?
Aashi’s character represents the true rebellion.

She is the sole rebel- alone, strong, loud voiced, loud mouthed, expressing her opinion when all are silent yet feeling the
same things but have no courage to voice their opinion.

She, being the only rebel, is naturally hated, ousted and spoken ill about.

She does not conform to the norm of the place and adjust to its requirements.

What does Keya represent?
Keya represents a conformist mentality.

She is well gifted with her education to bring about changes which Priya, Vivek, Aashi and Renela stand for.

She wants to live as the society dictates. She thinks very deeply about what judgments others have about her and wishes to please others always.

For her, it is important that she is spoken well of, that people refer to her as a well- charactered girl. She wishes to portray herself as a good girl conforming to the rules of others.

She lets go of her three friends when Renela is in trouble due to her relationship with Gautam, since the majority of the crowd is sympathizing with Gautam and not Renela.

What does Priya’s father represent?
Priya’s father represents an average middle class Indian who has very low acceptance of uncertainty.

He has fear of law and respect for the rich.

He values stability over the courage to take risks.

He has worked for his whole life only to repay his house loan and child’s education,

He thinks sarkari naukri is the key to happy and contended life.

He believes in hard work and values the hardworking.

What does Priya’s mother represent?
(We would like to explore your vision about her, as the character appears for only a few scenes but it spreads the wisdom nicely, it resembles to a typical middle class Indian mother; who may not have explored the material world, but can prove the best teacher in the world.)

Priya’s mother is patient, articulate and strong. She is a middle class woman who wants the best for her child as well as for other children.

She represents Wisdom of age.

The wisdom of silent understanding over noisy altercation.

The wisdom of patience over haste.

The Mother senses the Change of time and gives Priya the courage to voice her opinions, which the mother may not have voiced. At the same time, she advises Priya to be balanced in voicing opinions because for each one, the situation may be different and each is a product of his/her situations.

What does the Gulmohr flower represent?

It represents sacrifice. In the chapter ‘Last Bloom’ Priya mentions the flowers. Pedestrians smash the flowers as they walk over the thoroughfare.

The Gulmohr represents the sacrifices of the middle class-

The sacrifice of extraordinary, to be follower of morale and law

The sacrifice of uncertainty to seek stability of lifetime

The sacrifice of risks of finding in love for the stability of a known arranged companionship

The sacrifice of leisure or vacation for having money hoarded for emergency purpose

The sacrifice of honesty for the fear of being a scapegoat.

While the marketing of a book is changed a lot in last few years. Now a days you can see trailer of a few books are also launched/released. What are your thoughts on it? Also, of course, it could be the publisher’s decision to have book trailer, but have you considered to have one for “The Last Bloom”?

I was not aware of the marketing scenario – it has been my Project Manager, Uzair Thakur, who has educated me on the different marketing strategies of the novel. I am still learning.

I have never considered a trailer but I am open to ideas and would love to launch one.

It may broaden the reach of the novel to the audience exponentially.

Seems you are an advocate of social change and believe that the world can be a lot better place and only we can make it so. And to do it, we need to start from ourselves from there we need to expand it to our home to our society to our city to our state and to our entire nation. What are some of the things we need to do as citizens according to you?
  • Keep the streets clean (no SWACCH BHARAT is required for that). It is surprising that the same people who go to Europe and US never litter the roads there but here they smartly litter the streets knowing that no one will stop them or they will not pay any fine for it.
  • Do not piss in public places. It is our country, we can all strive to keep it clean. No political class intervention, prime minister or opposition support is required for such basic civic sense.

Few Fundamental duties are as follows:

  • To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture; (stop marking on monuments and littering in the heritage sites.)
  • To protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wild life, and to have compassion for living creatures; (stop poaching, stop littering the streets, stop spitting in public)
  • To safeguard public property and to abjure violence; (during the boycotts, do not damage public property- it brings no solution)

The idea behind incorporation of fundamental duties was to remind the citizens of the country that they have certain obligations towards the country and society.

As the state offers them fundamental rights, it is the fundamental duty of each citizen of India to further national integration and contribute towards a better society. There is a major difference between the fundamental rights and the fundamental duties.

The fundamental duties are non-justifiable, that is no one can be punished in case of their violation or non-compliance.

The problem is that nothing comes into existence if not made mandatory.

So, few can be made mandatory.

At least the littering of roads can be made punishable by fine. Also breakage of public property should be heavily fined.

If there is a movie to be made based on your book, whom do you like to play the central characters  ?

I am pleasantly delighted with the consideration that my novel can be made into a movie.

In fact, my publisher gave me the confidence that it is potent enough to be reeled into a motion picture.

Living in the moment is my motto, so I will think about the cast after the deal is sealed

You have a nice command on English and you have great vocabulary; so we are sure that you have had a fantastic career as an author ahead. We would like to know what is in your radar for the next adventure?

Thank you very much for the compliment.
While writing “The Last Bloom“, I had a trilogy in mind.

  • I had planned the present novel on the politicization of higher education of the country.
  • The plot of the second one is based on the employment and conditions of private and public sector workers in India and why people prefer to work abroad.
  • The third one is based on the transition of thought process about romance from the past to the present generation.

All above are in the form of one centralized theme of a love story.

Are you seeing yourself writing a non-fiction?

Realistic fiction is my genre.
I will stick to that because it gives me the power to use my imagination.
So, not considering non-fiction at all.

Do you see yourself entering into the field of active politics?

No, I am not interested in politics.

A career in politics is not at all a pre-requisite to serve the nation.

Currently, I am embarking on a career in Public Policy.

My main focus will be on education policies and strategies, that shape the future of the students.

I hope to make a difference in the lives of the present students and their careers.

You can purchase this book from:

Kindle Edition | Amazon India
Paperback | Amazon India

Kindle Edition | Amazon.com
Paperback | Amazon.com

You can touch base with Poulomi at:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/poulomisngpta
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Poulomi-Sengupta-829114410533666/

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AN EMAIL INTERVIEW WITH POULOMI SENGUPTA

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Very few authors and that to a debutante will muster enough courage to write a novel on real and teething issue of the country related to educational system. But Poulomi Sengupta, a first time author who writes even better than many seasoned authors, is among those youngster who are not afraid to voice their opinions.

Through the book The Last Bloom she has raised real problems in the West Bengal’s educational system which has rotten it’s education culture to such an extent that today talented people of Bengal prefers to study and work outside Bengal.

The Book World got an opportunity to chit chat with this talented author to know more about her, to get some insights about the book and her writing process and future plans.

1 Tell us something about yourself ?

An ordinary middle-class Indian girl, voicing her opinion, as a storyteller, trying to create a positive change.

I am an alumna of IIT Kharagpur.

Presently working and residing in Mumbai, an author and a bibliophile, I love my share of kickboxing and a colorful dose of oil painting to brighten the apparently mundane life.

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While writing The Last Bloom was it like re visiting your own college days or were they different from that of Priya?

My college days were far more fun filled, unlike Priya’s , the protagonist of the tale –with college fests and good friends all around. I learnt new things, developed hobbies and specialized skills while in college. Of course, the problems due to politicization of education were there during my college days but it was overshadowed by the other positive aspects of college life.

Since the novel has been instrumental in highlighting the problems in the present educational system, I have highlighted the problems and possible solutions much more than portraying the fun and merrymaking of the college days.

Also, unlike Priya, I never had a Vivek in college. He is in fact the completely fictional character of the novel.  Since I love reading about Byronic heroes- like Rhett Butler of Gone with the Wind or Mr Darcy of Pride and Prejudice, I based Vivek’s character out of those inspirational readings.

While reading the book I found characters in the book very close to reality. Any of the character inspired by real person.

Thank you very much.

My novel is fiction.

However, many incidents actually have a hint of reality.

When I began writing 5 years ago, I never thought that the context of the novel would become so relevant.

I have taken the descriptions of faces from the day to day characters that I meet in real life so that the readers can connect and imagine the characters in real life, while they read the novel. My wish was to transport the reader to the world that I have portrayed in the novel and feel as if the events are unfolding like a motion picture.

Most of the conversations of the novel are not real unlike the description of faces. Because, in college we were never mature to even understand, leave behind commenting on the system. These conversations I have penned down imagining why those people, who gave positive or negative reactions to the system, did react the way they did. Majorly, their educational background, economic background and environment at home are responsible for the reactions.

Unlike all the characters whose facial descriptions I have captured from the people I meet every day, Vivek is completely fictitious and each conversation penned between him and Priya has been the outcome of the philosophical as well as factual discourses that I have read while researching about the roots of the problems of the present educational system and its possible solutions.

Do you think it is necessary to market the book properly in today’s time or good book get noticed anyhow.

I think there is a need to market the books in the initial stage, especially by a debutant author writing on a serious topic.

After the novel is read and critically appraised by readers and reviewers, depending on the reviews, if good – it will be much easier to for the novel to be noticed and bought.

What was the best compliment you got for your writing?

The fact that you and many other reviewers have given your time to read the novel and have found it worthy of your time is a big compliment. I am highly humbled by the kind reviews.

 

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6 Can you tell us a bit about your basic writing routine and process.

It took me 4 years to write the novel and a full year for editing and proof read.

So totally, 5 years.

I mainly wrote from 10 pm to 2 am, that is the prime time when my imagination is at zenith and pen flows the smoothest.

First, I created a matrix for the primary, secondary and tertiary characters and the plots. Dialogue creation was the later stage and description came in the last stage.

The subject of your book is unconventional yet pertinent in contemporary India. What triggered the idea of writing a book on this subject?

When I went to work in the UK for a year, I found all my fellow Indians discussing how things back home are:

– why they don’t want to go back home to work,

-why most of them plan to enroll their kids into foreign colleges, and not in Indian colleges.

-why they always litter the Indian streets and never the foreign streets,

-why they abide by all the rules outside India and do not feel obliged to do so in the country

-why they move out of India and that India should change and someone should bring forth into notice that such changes are necessary….

All these discussions made me feel that I am doing nothing to be a part of the change and instead only discussing the problems

Few of the issues like cleanliness and following the rules; they can be done by every citizen.

If we educated people do not follow these, then why blame the uneducated ones?

Each citizen represents the microcosm of our country.

While discussing the impacts of student political activities, agitations and mass movements, especially in colleges of Bengal, all of us felt that such political activities should diminish in colleges, which are primarily meant for education.

An average Bengali is much more talented than an average person from a developed country.

Yet, Bengal is lagging behind in development. Why?

That was my deciding point to write the novel.

7 How did you develop such a tremendous flair of expression?

Thank you very much for the kind compliment. I am glad you liked the style of writing.

Honestly, I have no idea.

Because, when I wrote, my hands did not control the pen. The pen controlled my hands.

But I feel beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.

So one reviewer may deem the style as flair for expression and another reviewer may dismiss the same style by calling it over-detailed and verbose.

8 What to expect next from you and how soon?

While writing ‘The Last Bloom’, I had a trilogy in mind.

I had planned the present novel on the politicization of higher education of the country. The plot of the second one is based on the employment and conditions of private and public sector workers in India and why people prefer to work abroad. The third one is based on the transition of thought process about romance from the past to the present generation.

All above are in the form of one centralized theme of a love story.

It will probably take a couple of years to print the next one.

9 What are the genres you like to read?

I am omnivorous. I love Literature in every form.  But I have soft corner for the novels that highlight the plight of the common people and the ones which are realistic.

I love the classics- especially writings of Oscar Wilde, Margaret Mitchell and  Saratchandra Chattopadhyay. Each one of these writers have excellent styles, expressions –which overwhelm yet gives the readers a deep sense of understanding of the people of that era, which has been address in the novel.

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A former student of the prestigious institutes like IIT Kharagpur and Jadavpur University, she represents the GenY women. With an experience of what real world is all about, she never thinks twice to express her opinions freely.

Yes! We are talking about Poulomi Sengupta, a geologist by profession who has an affinity towards oil painting, course writing and kickboxing. And, in a candid interview with Spectralhues, Poulomi unfolds the backstory of about her dreams, her book, and her journey till now.

Congratulations Poulomi for your new book “The Last Bloom”. Please tell us about the book.

Thank you very much!

The novel is a love story.

Not very contemporary though- because it takes on the present condition of colleges, education system and how an average middle class student stumbles through the various ups and downs during commencement of the adult life.

It is a coming of age story- of a young girl.

While a female perspective is given, the male counterpart is equally strong and vocal.

Are you satisfied with the kind of responses you are receiving for the book?

Pleasantly surprised with the reviews and the responses.

I had not expected great reviews because this is my first novel and because I have written about some unpalatable truths of the system, which requires transformation. The love story is unconventional.

It seems that the new generation of readers are mature and look forward to stories amalgamating practical realities of life.

 How much research do you do?

Writing such a novel requires a bit of research. I did my research for 4 years.

Among the important papers and works that I had read are:

  • Abolition of English at Primary Level in West Bengal by Poromesh Acharya.
  • Life and Experiences of a Bengali Chemist by Acharya Prafulla Chandra Ray.
  • The significance of Naxalbari: accounts of personal involvement and politics in West Bengal by Henrike Donner.

Describe the moment when you laid your hands on the first copy…

I had sent the novel manuscript to 10 publishers. I felt that no one may agree to publish it because the storyline is not conventional.

I have been rejected by 9 publishers and Leadstart is the 10th one- to accept the novel.

I am glad that Leadstart considered it worthy and the Head, Malini Nair believed in the storyline and that it could create an impact on the audience of the country.

In fact, the first time I went to Crosswords to see the novel in the racks was exhilarating!

How do you market your books? Any tips on what to do and what not to do?

I was not aware of the marketing scenario- it has been my Project Manager, Uzair Thakur, who has educated me on the different marketing strategies of the novel. I am still learning.

Besides the Crosswords, Starmarks and Oxford –where the novel’s hard copies are available, I must say that the power of the online media is profound.

I am quite lucky to belong to this generation where I have Facebook and Twitter and various online tools to market the novel.

As an advice to new authors who market their novel- I would say that demand for honest reviews, that will only improve your craft and enhance the subsequent sales. Marketing can be exhaustive and results take time to manifest. So, be patient.

The subject of your book is unconventional yet pertinent in contemporary India. What triggered the idea of writing a book on this subject?

When I went to work in the UK for a year, I found all my fellow Indians discussing how things back home are:

– why they don’t want to go back home to work,

-why most of them plan to enroll their kids into foreign colleges, and not in Indian colleges.

-why they always litter the Indian streets and never the foreign streets,

-why they abide by all the rules outside India and do not feel obliged to do so in the country

-why they move out of India and that India should change and someone should bring forth into notice that such changes are necessary….

All these discussions made me feel that I am doing nothing to be a part of the change.

Few of the issues like cleanliness and following the rules; they can be done by every citizen.

If we educated people do not follow these, then why blame the uneducated ones?

Each citizen represents the microcosm of our country.

While discussing the impacts of student political activities, agitations and mass movements, especially in colleges of Bengal, all of us felt that such political activities should diminish in colleges, which are primarily meant for education.

An average Bengali is much more talented than an average person from a developed country.

Yet, Bengal is lagging behind in development.

Why?

That was my deciding point to write the novel.

Can you tell us about your writing process and habits?

 It took me 4 years to write the novel and a full year for editing and proof read.

I mainly wrote from 10 pm to 2 am, that is the prime time when my imagination is at zenith and pen flows the smoothest.

First, I created a matrix for the primary, secondary and tertiary characters and the plots. Dialogue creating was the later stage and description came in the last stage.

We have seen a number of political movements in the Indian campuses in the recent times. Public opinion has been divided upon issues and protests have reached National scale. How do you think student politics affects the country at large and your opinion on politics in college campuses?

As I have mentioned in the novel, an educational institute need must give prime importance to education. Political activities can be secondary and non mandatory.

I see student politics having negative impact on the education system in the current time. The students are impressionable as well as easy to mold. It is necessary to spend the formative years of youth in gaining knowledge, which will hold a long stead in employment and future prospects.

Can you summarize your thoughts on Ragging and College Campus politics?

 I was told in college that ragging teaches to respect seniors, networking and self- confidence.

But I have never seen ragging to shape the above objectives- rather ragging engenders fear of superiors, networking only with selfish motives and loss of confidence.

There are better methods to teach respect, interaction and confidence.

To improve the education system, which in turn profoundly impacts the employment sector, it is necessary that education be given value over politics.

 Not many meritorious teachers want to go and teach in public schools in suburbs. Also, there has been a continuous lack of teachers compared to the huge amount of students. Does this teacher student ratio have a long -drawn impact? If so, how?

Yes.

Most meritorious teachers want to teach and connect with students. They do not wish to be involved in active politics.

Presently, public schools and colleges- fraught with political activities, does not give enough impetus to the meritorious teachers to teach there. Hence, they look for other institutes or abroad for job opportunities.

Students are at the losing end because due to lack of good teachers, appreciation of subjects is impossible. It is a teacher who draws one to the subject and is the connecting link between the student and the literary pursuit and its continuance.

Back to your book, do you connect real life experiences with those you have penned? Or maybe the other way round, things you have penned, came true?

 My novel is fiction.

However, many incidents actually have a hint of reality.

When I began writing 5 years ago, I never thought that the context of the novel would become so relevant.

Where do you see publishing going in the future?

Though the advent of online media has made Ebook quite popular, we cannot disparage the value of hard copy.

I still find book lovers preferring a hard copy over the soft one.

The feel of the book is different that of the online version.

Hence, publishing industry will continue to thrive as long as bibliophiles rein the world J

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Be original!

Be appreciative towards positive and negative feedback.

Let each comment and suggestion inspire you to write better.

We would like to know what is in your radar for the next adventure?

 While writing ‘The Last Bloom’, I had a trilogy in mind.

I had planned the present novel on the politicization of higher education of the country.

The plot of the second one is based on the employment and conditions of private and public sector workers in India and why people prefer to work abroad.

The third one is based on the transition of thought process about romance from the past to the present generation.

All above are in the form of one centralized theme of a love story.

 Do you have any parting words for readers?

Thank you for reading my novel J  Your comments and feedback have been inspiration to me.

That was Poulomi Sengupta for you! Team Spectralhues wishes her very best for her future endeavours.

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