Nithyau Ramkumar

All time bibliophile, juggling the multiple roles of full-time mom, software engineer and a writer. Obsessed with perfection and completeness in the mundane and day to day stuff.

Sun Sign

Virgo.

Three things people don’t know about you?

That I am a very private person and don’t discuss my emotions. People who know me would find it hard to believe, but that is how I am...

What’s your greatest fear?

When I take a flight, it somehow crashes or burns in mid-air... Silly me

What is your greatest achievement?

The fact that I am able to do what I am able to do...

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

I was actually waiting for someone to ask me this question. Being an avid fan of Pride and Prejudice, my favourite hero would definitely be Darcy.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Severus Snape always!!!

Who are your favorite authors?

J. K. Rowling, Enid Blyton, Kalki from Tamilnadu.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Harry Potter (the entire series), Malory Towers (the entire series), Pride and Prejudice, Gone With The Wind and Ponniyin Selvan from closer to where I come from.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Of course, HP series and Ponniyin Selvan.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Forest Gump, Terminal, The Rear Window, The Mirror Cracked and Godfather.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Power of invisibility

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

The chaos continues!!

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?

I guess I am a very content person. Wouldn’t want to change any aspect of my living...

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

Writing without blocks! To avoid the famed “Writer’s block”

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Malory Towers by Enid Blyton, Gone With The Wind and of course Pride and Prejudice...

When and where do you write ?

At home!

Silence or music?

Music.. Silence… A combination of both..

One phrase that you use most often?

Not a phrase... A word “actually”

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Nothing specific. I start writing when I feel that I am about to burst with the concept/idea. At that point when I write, the words just flow..

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write… Write… and write…

The book Harihara, the Legacy of the Scroll, is the first book of Nithya Ramkumar. She works as a software engineer and is a bookaholic, who refuses to get a cure for her addiction. She blogs when she spares some time from books, WhatsApp and Facebook. She lives in Bangalore with her husband and her son.

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