Dr Manisha Saxena

Author, paediatrician, citizen journalist, YouTube travel blogger, mother, wife, multitasker…

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Three things people don’t know about you?

Let the unknown be never known... haha...

What is your greatest achievement?

Being an author... it was a childhood dream...

Which living person do you most admire?

Mr. Amitabh Bachchan

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Darcy of Pride and Prejudice

Who are your favorite authors?

Enid Blyton, Agatha Christie, Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle, Anton Chekhov, Khalid Hosseini, Dan Brown, Munshi Premchand, Sharat Chandra, Rabindranath Tagore

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, The Da Vinci Code, Devdaas, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Jane Eyre

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Pakeeza, Silsila, Hum Apke Hain Kaun, Pretty woman, Baby’s Day Out

One Superpower you wish you had?

To be omnipresent!

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

She was a phantom of delight......ha...ha....

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 - I would love to retreat to my parents’ home in Bhagalpur as a child, adolescent - go back to the palace and fort of Jhansi and be a fiery princess learning both arts and warfare, adult life - To India of 1940s.... the karmbhoomi.... fight for its Independence, silver years - in the serene and scenic mountains of Bhutan.

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

Film making

Which book you wish you had written ?

Rebecca

When and where do you write ?

I write in my hours of solitude. Could be anywhere.... a beach, a train, in flight or even my consulting room.

Silence or music?

Silence. In silence you hear the music of earth, so silence is bliss.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write, publish, announce, sell!

Dr Manisha Saxena is a paediatrician based at Bharuch, Gujarat. A National Talent Search Scholar of NCERT, New Delhi, she has received her education at Mount Carmel School, S M College and JLN Medical College, Bhagalpur. Dr Manisha has also received training in Indian classical vocal music and has a keen interest in reading, writing, travelling, public speaking, photography and painting. Her YouTube channel- https: //www.youtube.com/channel/UClzFJVNn3CmJeumXJvnVbaA is a travelogue of destinations visited by her and she was an active contributor of blogs, travel videos, film reviews and photographs to the Citizen Journalist show on the TV channel, CNN IBN, during the years 2013-14. Manisha is married to surgeon Dr Anupam Saxena and has two children, Shaurya and Shikhar.

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