Alka Singh

Homemaker, writer, nature enthusiast, crafts lover, walking freak

Sun Sign

Aries

Three things people don’t know about you?

I'm crazy about mountain treks, I'm possessive about solitude, I detest dolling up

What’s your greatest fear?

Waking up to a world devoid of trees, birds, animals and rivers

What is your greatest achievement?

The ability to read myself...a little

High point of your life?

Becoming a mother

Low point of your life

Losing my parents

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Holmes

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Lady Macbeth

Who are your favorite authors?

Shakespeare, Munshi Premchand, DH Lawrence, Enid Blyton, Robin Cook, Khaled Hosseini, Chimamanda Adichie...and many more

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

To kill a mockingbird, Sons and Lovers, Alice in Wonderland, The Good Earth, Tuesdays with Morrie

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Upanishads

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Charulata (Bengali), Golmaal (old one), Sound of Music, Pursuit of Happyness, Titanic

One Superpower you wish you had?

I wish I could fly

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

She owned her life and lived it as if it was the best one could ever have.

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?

Always, forever...my hometown, Darjeeling

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

Dancing, especially ballet

Which book you wish you had written ?

Difficult to choose one...

When and where do you write ?

No pattern as yet

Silence or music?

Mostly silence, nature's music

One phrase that you use most often?

Nothing lasts forever

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Children's fiction, comics

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write for joy, nothing else

Alka is an aspiring writer and has penned a collection of poems titled 'Hushed Hues' and a collection of short stories titled 'Beyond Contours'. Alka seeks pleasure in exploring the beauty of quaint, remote and unknown worlds through her writing.
Alka is a postgraduate in Zoology and has earned an MBA from NMIMS. She spent 10 years working in corporates before taking up writing full time. She lives in Mumbai.

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