Mary Kunte

Avid Reader, lover of music, Author, Composer, interested in innovative ideas, sports lover, home maker.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I’m organized and strive for perfection in whatever I do. I did a three year diploma course in the French language in my fifties as I have a great liking for the language. Have a keen interest in tennis and football, although I don’t play these games.

What is your greatest achievement?

Got an apartment of my own.

High point of your life?

Releasing my CD “The Lord Leads Me” in December 2004.

Low point of your life

Faced some hardship and personal loss but overcame them through strong will, determination, belief in myself and the power of the Almighty.

Which living person do you most admire?

Being a tennis enthusiast, I admire the grit and determination of Roger Federer who recently made a splendid come back at age 35.

Who are your favorite authors?

Jeffrey Archer, A.J. Cronin, Ernest Hemingway, Jane Austin

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Kane & Abel, The Keys of the Kingdom, Sons of Fortune, A Farewell to Arms, The Bible.

Is there a book you love to reread?

In my free time I enjoy reading The Bible as the psalms and proverbs are very inspiring. The Bible is a compilation of 73 books and each book has a story and a message.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Dr. Zhivago, My Fair Lady, The Ten Commandments, Fiddler on the Roof, Pride and Prejudice.

One Superpower you wish you had?

A super power to change bad situations so as to bring peace and comfort to those in need.

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

When all is said and done, in life’s long battle she has truly won.

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

When all is said and done, in life’s long battle she has truly won.

When and where do you write ?

I’m most inspired in the comfort of my home…sitting on the sofa and letting my thoughts take over. My most creative time is the wee hours of the morning; most of my poems have been written at this time, in the peace and quiet of the night.

Silence or music?

Well I love good music, but at times silence is welcome.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No. I write whenever I feel like writing; I’m not superstitious.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Believe that you can write. Put down on paper the very first words that come to your mind – even if it is only a heading or a title that you would like to write about. Just get started, and words will follow. Always consult a good dictionary for meanings, spellings, correct usage of words and grammar. A Thesaurus too would help.

"Mary Kunte hails from Mumbai, India, and has worked with India’s leading bank.. Taking time off from her daily chores and the demands of her official duties, she acquired a keen interest in reading novels, periodicals and articles on various topics. She also enjoys good music and composing songs has been her favourite pastime. This led her to compile a CD titled The Lord Leads Me, the lyrics and music of which were a spontaneous expression of her mind and heart.

She also took up writing poetry, the first one being A Lullaby, which she wrote for her granddaughter, followed by two poems inspired by nature: Nature’s Night Lamp and The Elements of Nature. Over the years she has written quite a few poems for all age groups.

Apart from verse and rhyme, she has also written different styles of poetry: Acrostic, Rictameter, Onomatopoeia and Haiku."

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