Anju Darshini

Writer, Storyteller, and a Paradise Hunter

Sun Sign

Libra.

Three things people don’t know about you?

Nothing really. I'm quite an open book, and straightforward.

What’s your greatest fear?

Heights and Uncertainties.

What is your greatest achievement?

My corporate career and the growth I have seen over these years. I take pride of the work I do and I'm forever grateful to the opportunities that came my way. The experiences and learning makes me the person that I'm today.

High point of your life?

Every time, I achieve a milestone that I have set for myself; it could be big or small. I sit back, and enjoy the moment.

Low point of your life

Nothing in particular. I have always believed in myself at all stages of my life.

Which living person do you most admire?

Barack Obama, Nirmala Sitharaman, Narendra Modi and Shahrukh Khan.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Huckleberry Finn and Sherlock Holmes.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Severus Snape.

Who are your favorite authors?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, JK Rowling, and RK Narayan.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Sapiens, Ice-Candy Man, The Palace of Illusions, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter Series.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Sherlock Holmes. I think he is a genius of all times.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

DDLJ, Bahubali, Devadas, Mozhi (Tamil) and Raazi.

One Superpower you wish you had?

To fly.

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

Let us stay connected through the words I write.

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?

London. I think it's beautiful. I have always dreamt of going there some day. A childhood there would be awesome!

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

To dance.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Palace of Illusions.

When and where do you write ?

At home. And, while commuting to work. I pen down whenever I have an idea; then I go back to it, to build the story further.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

Nothing in particular.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No superstitions. I ensure I build the thread in my mind before I pick up the pen.

An avid writer, with over 15 years of corporate experience in Brand Management, and Internal & External Communications. I currently lead the Corporate Communications Department of a well-known Automotive IT - MNC in Chennai and also part of
its Business Leadership Team. I like to capture everyday moments,
everyday stories, and believe that life is much more vibrant and colourful than how we usually imagine it to be.

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