Ankita Srivastava

I leap high to touch the sky to imprint a mark on the earth. Not because I wear designer shoe; but because I leave a mark for what I do.

Sun Sign

Gemini

Three things people don’t know about you?

a) I can play nasal flute b) I educate the underprivileged people working in unorganized sector on Government policies and aids that benefit them. c) I still write poems about love based on my personal experience of today and I sometimes write poem on myself from my male admirers’ point of view.

What’s your greatest fear?

I don’t believe in fear as I live in hope.

What is your greatest achievement?

In spite of all the great awards /social achievements/ national recognitions that I have received, my greatest achievement is that I am humble, grounded and motivated.

High point of your life?

When I am able to communicate effectively to the people I am surrounded with and make them laugh .

Low point of your life

When I am sick.

Which living person do you most admire?

Mahavir Singh Phogat.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Amitabh Bachchan

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Amreesh Puri

Who are your favorite authors?

Daniel Steel, Varsha Dixit, ShobanBantwal

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

That thing called Love by Tuhin Sinha b. Every seventh wave by Daniel Glateeur c. You can heal your life by Lousie Hay d. A Dark Love by Carroll Margaret. e. Two States by Chetan Bhagat

Is there a book you love to reread?

LoveNotesby Justine Valenti.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

a. Bridges of Madison County b. Dangal c. Ghazi Attack. d. Lamhe e. Life of a pi

One Superpower you wish you had?

I could interect with the aliens.

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

16. She was born ordinary but she died extraordinary.

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?

I would have chosen France being a French Army soldier fighting a war.

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

Dancing gracefully

Which book you wish you had written ?

Till the end of time by Daniel Steel.

When and where do you write ?

I write in a moving taxi/ metro train or at home in my study.

Silence or music?

Nothing. I write with my focused mind so nothing in the surrounding makes a difference

One phrase that you use most often?

Nothing is impossible.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Yes , whomsoever I have chosen my muse for the love poems, he has gone away from my life so I no more write poems on my near dear ones.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

I love reading daily

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Bring some humour in your writing.

Ankita Srivastava is a prolific writer who first published her work at the age of seventeen and has, since then, been publishing in both international and national magazines. An avid poet, Ankita is also a poem reader on AIR, a theatre artist, an Army officer with Operation -- Kargil and Operation -- Parakarm. An Air Force Officer's wife, and a mother of two bright boys. She won the Tanishq Beauty pageant in 2008 and Most Vivacious Woman' award at Gladrags Mrs. India 2009. She is the first lady security officer of the State Bank of India, New Delhi and was conferred the State Bank's Performance in Excellence' award in 2012. This multi-faceted and accomplished lady finally gives shape to her dream of writing a novel and takes us into the captivating world of a fascinating romantic suspense in the backdrop of an Army Cantonment and the glitter of the fashion world as she writes her debutant fiction "The Pink Scarecrow".

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