Pratima Kapur

An Author and an artist and grandmother to two beautiful girls. I have a thirst for knowledge – so find a guru in every person, child, animal and even a ‘Aha’ moment! I love books, travelling, cooking and entertaining and animals, especially dogs.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Three things people don’t know about you?

I want to learn to sing. I did embroidery for a craft studio in Huntsville, Alabama I have participated in three act plays, compered and choreographed many shows.

What’s your greatest fear?

I cannot think of any. I live for the moment and enjoy life as it comes.

What is your greatest achievement?

I have two beautiful daughters who two my opinion, are the most caring and honest individuals you can find.

High point of your life?

Right now - writing books, illustrating them, and being completely absorbed in a world of creativity.

Low point of your life

Days when I unnecessarily dwell on my mistakes in life. I know I could not have done them differently but I never stop regretting them anyway.

Which living person do you most admire?

Oprah Winfrey - who despite the tough hand of cards life dealt for her, she rose to become a successful icon. She is positive and attempts to spread her positivity to others.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Wonder Woman

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Fagin from the musical version of 'Oliver'

Who are your favorite authors?

Agatha Christie, Sidney Sheldon, Chitra Devakaruni, John Grisham and Enid Blyton. The Author-Artists of Asterix – Rene Goscinny and Alberto Uderzo . . . They are geniuses!

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The City of Joy by Dominique Lapierre The Palace of Illusions by Chitra Devakaruni Mahabharata by Rajagopalachari The Agony and the Ecstasy by Irving Stone Little Women

Is there a book you love to reread?

Mahabharata - as there are numerous interwoven tales.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

My Fair Lady The Man who would be King A Beautiful World Three Idiots - Hindi O My God - Hindi Lagaan - Hindi

One Superpower you wish you had?

To read people’s minds. Life would be simpler.

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

Haven’t thought about it yet.

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?

As a child, my choice would be Mauritius . . . Water sports, snorkelling, the outdoors. As an Adolescent would have loved to be with animals in Serengeti or Manyara in Tanzania - taking care of them and being in the wild outdoors. Europe would be my choice for my adult life . . . the Picturesque surroundings and the quiet, simple life. Kumarakom in Kerala would be my choice to spend my final years, basking in the sun, absorbing the beauty of the backwaters and enjoying the cuisine of the area . . . being pampered with massages and herbal remedies.

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

Singing and dancing. I would love to sing and dance professionally.

Which book you wish you had written ?

Alice in Wonderland - along with the illustrations.

When and where do you write ?

Anywhere and everywhere . . . On buses, trains, in the air, on water. Basically, as long as I am sitting comfortably, ipad in hand - it is Time to Write!

Silence or music?

Preferably silence but then, in a public vehicle, you cannot really dictate terms!

One phrase that you use most often?

I do not say it aloud but whenever I do see a situation outside of my home that is not so pleasant, I think to myself . . . ‘But for the Grace of God, there go I.’

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

No, I am not superstitious. I have complete faith in God and I know that as long as I am following his path, everything that happens, happens for the best.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Asterix comics. I find them brilliant!

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Dream! Look around you . . . Find a book in every situation, street, person and animal . . . a treasure trove of ideas waiting to be tapped!

"Pratima Kapur is an Author and an Artist.

She attributes her multifaceted personality to the Armed forces where she spent her years growing up as an army child and later as a wife.

Her first book recounts many incidents from her life. Incidents that she has used to weave her story—Tapestry.

Based in Poona, Pratima, her husband Lt. Gen. Rana SK Kapur, and mother, Kuntala Muzumdar live in the cradle of nature, waking up to the chirping of birds.

You can reach her at pratimakapur54@gmail.com

Get to know her at her facebook page—Pratima Kapur Author n Artist

Her blog—www.pratimakapur.blogspot.in
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