Aarthi Srinivasan

Writer, debater, professional procrastinator and excellent at social awkwardness.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I hate cheese. I am horrible with technology. I forget names as soon as people introduce themselves to me.

What’s your greatest fear?

Of being average. And heights. And snakes. Not particularly in that order.

What is your greatest achievement?

Being happy.

Which living person do you most admire?

Ellen DeGeneres, Meryl Streep

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Hermione Granger, Howard Roark.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Hannibal Lecter

Who are your favorite authors?

Jane Austen, J.K. Rowling, James Patterson, Ayn Rand, PG. Wodehouse.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand), Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen), Wooster and Jeeves Collection (PG Wodehouse), The Harry Potter series (J.K. Rowling), The Beautiful and Damned (Scott Fitzgerald).

Is there a book you love to reread?

Yes. Pride and Prejudice is an all time favourite.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Sound of Music, Rang De Basanti, Silence of the Lambs, The Godfather, Zootopia.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Mind control.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

An abrupt ending, with just three dots.

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Pre-Renaissance France for childhood, 19th century England for adolescence, early 20th Century United States for adult life and present time India for silver years.

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

Ability to grasp any idea, concept or art with ease.

Which book you wish you had written ?

EVERY book written by my favorite authors. They are brilliant.

When and where do you write ?

I just need an idea, time and place is never a factor.

Silence or music?

Noise. The more the merrier.

One phrase that you use most often?

Oh my God, yes.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I need to have a LOT of stationary with me before I write, even if I am typing the story. I just need to have it.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Zodiac Sign characteristics (cringe).

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Please just write. Even if you think its bad, even if you think you are not up to the mark. Just write. We will all get there someday.

Aarthi Srinivasan is a liberal dreamer and an exceptional procrastinator. She spends generous amounts of time in morphing characters, forgetting about them, and weaving complicated, humorous circumstances for them. She believes that a story gets twice interesting if humour is added, and that’s what she endeavours to do.

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