Rena Singh Ghai

Positive thinker / perennial optimist, learner, love life, love family/friends, social entrepreneur, comfort factor – music, books, food, travel & tv.

Sun Sign

Libra – October 11th, 1963

Three things people don’t know about you?

Deep thinker; have funny bones; love dancing & poetry.

What’s your greatest fear?

Falling in deep waters (do not know swimming); losing loved ones; bad medical treatment

What is your greatest achievement?

Success in most things personal and professional; leveraging negative situations to positive situations; being a mom to my two boys.

High point of your life?

Fabulous childhood, loved motherhood, enjoyed academic and professional achievements

Low point of your life

Helplessness in love and without love.

Which living person do you most admire?

Sandy Sandberg, Michele Obama, Indira Noori

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Superman

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Scrooge

Who are your favorite authors?

Richard Back, Ayn Rand, Khalil Gibran, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Ludlum

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Elements of Style – Strunk & White, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Bourne Identity, The Fountainhead, The Prophet

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Fountainhead

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

1. The Sound of Music 2. Gone with the Wind 3. Dil Chahta Hai 4. 3 Idiots 5. Titanic

One Superpower you wish you had?

To alleviate suffering due to various reasons across the globe

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

I lived and loved my life.

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?

My childhood --- the best!!

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

Swim and play the piano

Which book you wish you had written ?

Harry Potter series

When and where do you write ?

In my quiet time at home

Silence or music?

Silence

One phrase that you use most often?

At this point in time.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Reading reviews of latest books

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Writing is the result of inspiration and perspiration with a strong dose of creativity and a time-bound framework. Cheers!!

Rena Singh Ghai, an Arts graduate from Lucknow University, went on to do her Masters in Public Administration from San Jose State University, USA, where she has been given charge of A. S. Publications and undertook Budget Analysis. Rena started on the road to domain expertise in budgeting as an intern student in the Office of Management and Budget at City Hall, San Jose. Then followed years of working as a Budget/Program Analyst (Civil Services), with the offset of Budget & Analysis, Country of Santa Clara in San Jose, which gave Rena vast and in-depth exposure to the technicalities of Budgeting and Accounting. Rena is the proud recipient of the Special Services Award and the Burton Brazil Scholarship, presented by the Department of Political Science, San Jose State University. Also associated with the Bureau of Drug Abuse, Santa Clara Country, San Jose, as a Prevention Program Analyst, Rena was in charge of management information systems and assisting with the budget there as well. She currently runs Green Ice Solutions-Digital Media, Solar and Budget Consulting, which offers managed solutions in the web-wap-mobile-ivr-graphics-content spaces. Rena would be glad receive your feedback on her work and can be reached at rena.ghai@gmail.com

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