Shruti Kadu

A banker on weekdays, voracious reader, traveller.

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Three things people don’t know about you?

Keen observer of traits in other people Suffer from OCD of reading -from billboards to comics to novels

What’s your greatest fear?

Someday, my mind will grow old and will not have new stories to tell.

What is your greatest achievement?

Every achievement is great till the next one.

High point of your life?

Completing the trek to valley of flowers.

Low point of your life

Facing writers block.

Which living person do you most admire?

Every person has something admirable in them. It depends on us what we choose to see.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Sherlock Holmes

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Jim Moriarty

Who are your favorite authors?

Alvin Toffler, George Orwell

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Third wave, The Little Prince, Animal Farm, Wings of Fire, Who Will Cry When You Die

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Little Prince

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

The Pursuit of Happiness, The Beautiful Mind, A Hundred Foot Journey, Before Sunset

One Superpower you wish you had?

To be able to do everything I want to without time constrain

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

The best version of herself

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?

Childhood: Summer holidays at grandparents’ house, Adolescent: School trip with friends, Adult life: Trekking trip to valley of flowers, Silver years: A small cottage in the hills with family.

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

To learn to play violin

Which book you wish you had written ?

Each book is the best perspective of an author

When and where do you write ?

Any moment that inspires me to

Silence or music?


One phrase that you use most often?

A countenance more in sorrow than in anger

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

Ritual: Keep a pen gifted by my father besides me when I sit to write

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Jeffery Archer

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Not everyone is going to love / appreciate what you have written, but never stop believing in your work.

Shruti Kadu is a graduate in Zoology, from the University Of Mumbai. She also has a post graduate degree in Finance from the University Of Mumbai. She is currently working with a bank and has a passion for reading. This is her first attempt at writing, and she has come out with her debut novel, ‘A Pair of Sad Eyes and a Sunflower Smile’.

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