Ashwini Shenoy

Author, Engineer, Artist, Travel Enthusiast, Thinker, Dreamer, Believer.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I have no life skills - Can't cook, swim or drive.

What’s your greatest fear?


What is your greatest achievement?

Getting my first book Published.

Which living person do you most admire?

Sudha Murthy, chairperson of the Infosys Foundation.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Homes.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Voldemort from Harry Potter series.

Who are your favorite authors?

I do not have any favourite authors, just favourite books.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Kite Runner by Khaleed Hosenni, Me before you by Jojo Moyes, A Man called Ove by Fredrik Backman, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert and the Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee.

Is there a book you love to reread?

If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Drishyam (Malyalam), Rangitaranga (Kannada), Shutter Island (English), Wazir (Hindi), The Pursuit of Happiness (English).

One Superpower you wish you had?


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

She dreamed. She believed. She achieved.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.

When and where do you write ?

In my room, at my antique study table.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?


Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Vampire romance novels.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Read a lot. Write a lot. Don’t give up. Your day will come.

ASHWINI SHENOY is an electronics engineer by profession and a writer by passion. Though born in the coastal city of Mangalore, Ashwini had her schooling in various parts of India, travelling to wherever her father’s postings took the family. She grew up fluent in Konkani, Kannada, Hindi and English, while having studied Sanskrit and Marathi as well.
In addition to a Master’s degree in Technology, Ashwini holds a diploma in creative writing. A fervent reader with an abiding interest in Indian mythology, historical fiction and stories with life lessons, she wrote her first story at the age of eight and has been writing ever since, experimenting across genres and drawing into the limelight some of the most underrated yet pivotal characters of Indian mythology and history, retelling their stories from a more logical and balanced modern perspective.
Apart from her passion for writing, she is a keen photographer and an avid painter in oils.

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