Nidra Naik

Writer, singer, poet, nature enthusiast, animal caregiver, go-green driver and a corporate buff


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Three things people don’t know about you?

That I believe in multi-verses; that I cannot define 'Human Love'; that I judge people who are not animal caregivers!

What’s your greatest fear?

Truly speaking, it's horror movies as I carry a post-effect and overthink about stuff

What is your greatest achievement?

I think it's going to be my post graduation degree in business studies. I'd felt as if I've arrived. And was extremely gratified by the experience of being formally educated. All thanks to my family for the support.

High point of your life?

"Being able to transform from a hardcore non-vegetarian to a subtle vegetarian. Subtle because I sometimes intake eggs but the plan is to turn on a plant-based diet; and not hurt any more animals/birds for my greed. To consciously use wellbeing/beauty products that are organic and doesn't kill/experiment on animals."

Low point of your life

Expectations have sometimes ruined me, and I try to be careful not to bend towards that.

Which living person do you most admire?

Jhumpa Lahiri is my ideal. I admire her the most.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

There are two I'd say - Daenerys Targaryen and Iron Man

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Thanos and Joker

Who are your favorite authors?

Jhumpa Lahiri, Jane Austen, Yuval Noah Harari, Rabindranath Tagore, Fakir Mohan Senapati & Leo Tolstoy

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, Sapiens, Anna Karenina & Chokher Baali

Is there a book you love to reread?

Great Expectations and Pride & Prejudice

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Lagaan, Avengers (All series), X-men (all series), The Pursuit of Happiness and La La Land

One Superpower you wish you had?

To heal by touch

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

Thanks for stopping by :-)

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- In 1950s Cuttack to meet my grandfather Adolescent- India To the era of Kalidas 4th century CE Adult Life- England to spend time with William Wordsworth Silver Years- 3021 to USA to check if humans still run after money and sex"

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

I would want to be a pianist!

Which book you wish you had written ?


When and where do you write ?

No fixed place but usually I prefer writing at night

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Oh! What's that?

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Actually I am a very non-superstitious writer :-)

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Bared to You-Sylvia Day (Cross-fire series)

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write what you want to write!

"Nidra Naik is an Indian novelist and a poet.

She is the author of ‘The Bhubaneswar Times’ and ‘A Lot Like Love & Other Short Stories’, both of which are works of fiction. Her musings for writing poems have been immense, so much that few of her poems have been published in anthologies of ‘Out of the Woods’ and ‘Moonlight’.

She comes from a family of writers, musicians, and actors, however, with a humble upbringing and an intense value system. She has spent most of her childhood in her hometown, Cuttack, which is a quaint little town in the coastal belt of Odisha.

After she graduated from the renowned Ravenshaw University, with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (management honours distinction), she decided to see the world around and headed to New Delhi for an MBA in marketing at the esteemed management college of IILM. Ironically, none in her family or immediate family had pursued business studies! It was in New Delhi that she got a streak of thought of becoming a writer and was eventually getting aware of her interests and likes.

Returning to Bhubaneswar, while having taken a job, she penned her first novel. And her most inspirational muse for the book had been none other than her then beau, now husband, who she got married to later.

These days, she writes quotes by the hashtag of #ThinkingNidra, which can be extensively found on her Instagram handle. Nidra is also getting trained in Hindustani classical music as she has a passion for music too.

She’s also appeared in many interviews on bloggers’ website, publishers’ author corners, Bhubaneswar-Radio, Odia-TV channel, English, Odia & Bengali newspapers regarding her work.

She currently works & lives in Hyderabad with her husband and two pet dogs. Being an ardent lover of animals & nature, she spends her free hours reducing carbon/water prints, petting animals, endorsing cruelty-free products, supporting animal organisations, old age organisations, and encouraging her friends and relatives to do so."

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