Sarita Singh

An officer on duty, a homemaker, a wife and a mother, book lover, movie buff, yoga learner and practitioner, music lover, occasional singer, an author, cleanliness freak and love doing my work on my own.

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Three things people don’t know about you?

I find all insects creepy and scary. Too much fussy about appearance and presentation of food. Cleanliness obsessed.

What’s your greatest fear?

Having lost my mother has made me to have the greatest fear of losing anyone dear to me to death.

What is your greatest achievement?

Surviving against all odds of life in every situation.

High point of your life?

Qualifying state civil services.

Low point of your life

Losing my mom.

Which living person do you most admire?

Nana Patekar for working for the welfare of farmers.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Bahubali.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Lord Voldemort of Harry Potter

Who are your favorite authors?

Paulo Coelho, Prem Chand, Nicholas Sparks, Amitav Ghosh, Agatha Christie

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Pride of Prejudice, The Alchemist, The Hungry Tide, Safe Haven, Godan

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Jab We Met, Munna Bhai MBBS, The Godfather, The Dark Knight, The Forrest Gump

One Superpower you wish you had?

To flip people's mind when they are about to lie.

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

Bold, courageous, compassionate and she loved her struggle more than her achievement.

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?

No other country than my India.

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

That of a confident public speaking.

Which book you wish you had written ?

The Emperor of All Maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee

When and where do you write ?

No specific time. Whenever I get free time and thoughts cluster my mind, I start writing.

Silence or music?

Silence

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Editing is very important to your creation. Get it edited. Bad editing takes away the beauty of your writing. It really gives a bad impression about the author. Patience must be one important word in your kitty.

The author, Sarita Singh, is a post-graduate in chemistry with a postgraduate diploma in mass communications. Born and brought up in Panipat, Haryana, she has been married to a doctor and is blessed with a son. The author is a state civil services (allied) officer, who has also taught in various institutions earlier. Reading and writing have always been a part of Sarita Singh who used to write her diary from a very young age. Like many others, she too loves gossiping and enjoying with friends and family as she loves spending time with them. The author believes in a few optimistic thoughts: “I am alright, I am happy where I am now, but I wish to be somewhere else. And I will try for it”.

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