Anuja Sanjeev Arora

A difficult wife, a terror of a mother, striver for perfection,avid traveller, entrepreneur and a writer always.

Sun Sign

Scorpio

Three things people don’t know about you?

I am absent minded, suffer from crowd Phobia, and have no tolerance for liars.

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing a loved one.

What is your greatest achievement?

To speak my mind ,to say the truth and take a stand against anyone even at the cost of losing those whom I love.

High point of your life?

Many actually and now its enjoying the antics of my kitten ,Lallaraj! He is my stress buster.

Low point of your life

Many but the worst is living in the same house for more than a decade!

Which living person do you most admire?

Anyone who inspite of strife and sadness in their lives have learned to live and love life.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Kevin Spacey in The Usual Suspects.

Who are your favorite authors?

Jane Austin, P.G. Wodehouse, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle,Agatha Christie.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, The Sherlock Holmes series and many more can't limit myself to choosing just five.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Books by Enid Blyton. I grew up reading almost all her books.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Shutter Island, The Shawshank Redemption, Tom and Jerry cartoons, Aa Gale Lag Ja, Teesri Manzil, Khosla Ka Ghosla.

One Superpower you wish you had?

The ability to see the duplicity in people's minds and save myself a lot of heartache.

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

"Loved and lived with passion She sleeps in peace now."

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?

Childhood and adolescence in Mumbai in the sixties, Adult life in the hills of Mussoorie again in the sixties and silver years in Tasmania in the present times.

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

To be a movie director.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The story of the movie Aa Gale Lag Ja, its my favourite love story.

When and where do you write ?

At home,when I am alone with just my thoughts.

Silence or music?

Silence.

One phrase that you use most often?

Can't forget, Can't forgive.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Mills and Boon series of the seventies.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write whenever a thought comes into your mind and then take it from there.

Born and raised in Mumbai and have travelled a lot, documenting incidents and anecdotes in my mind which pour out in my writings .

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