Shailja Shah Purohit

Author, writer, editor, digital content specialist, artist, outdoor person, family-oriented, spiritual, happy πŸ™‚

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Three things people don’t know about you?

I don't get affected by other people's opinions, I don't believe in keeping up with the Joneses, And I have a strong inner faith in the Divine.

What is your greatest achievement?

I am yet to reach there!

High point of your life?

There is much I have to thank life for - many joys and highs!

Low point of your life

At no point in life have I felt that I am at a nadir.

Which living person do you most admire?

My father to a very large extent. And many leaders and achievers.

Who are your favorite authors?

Rabindranath Tagore, Khaled Hosseini, Dan Brown, Paulo Coelho and Daphne du Maurier.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Celestine Prophecy, Kite Runner, To Kill A Mocking Bird, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Palace of Illusions.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Yes, The Power by Rhonda Byrne.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Rain Man, A Beautiful Mind, The Walk, MS Dhoni - the untold story, and 3 Idiots.

One Superpower you wish you had?

To give happiness to all.

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

To spread joy in the world - I strived.

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

To sing!

When and where do you write ?

Usually evenings on weekdays and mornings over the weekends. On the dining table mostly, Sometimes in my bedroom.

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

Whatever happens - happens for the best.

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Nope. None.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Mrs Funnybones!

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

You are never done!

An avid writer, digital content specialist, editor, I have been part of the online media for most of my working years. I have recently enjoyed a fairly long stint with a travel website. Things I love are travelling, the outdoors, my family, and have recently taken a penchant for painting. Following my inner conscience is what I believe in, and for me happiness is an attitude to life.

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