Shweta Brijpuria

Shweta Brijpuria hails from the city of lakes – Bhopal. As a didi to her younger siblings, she grew up to be quite disciplined. She was scared of Math, but loved to write to the extent that even a difficult formula could be converted to couplets. She was close to her father who instilled a fire in her to be different, he told her interesting stories about her great grandparents that inspired her to make a mark herself. ‘Marketer by profession, but a poet at heart’ is how she describes herself.
Having authored two novels, she has learnt to accept the challenges life throws at us with grace and courage. At first, it was hard to believe, but now she knows the stories of our lives are already written and we are merely playing our parts. The irony we are made to believe is that one has the liberty to navigate through their story at their own will, but that is where the conflicts begin and so does their story.
This realisation has made her fall in love with life and people more than she ever had before. She is all set to further explore life, writing and living; for there are no endings in a story, just beginnings of new chapters.


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Three things people don’t know about you?

I was scared of Mumbai, I wanted to start working since I was in 8th grade, I was an athlete in school

What’s your greatest fear?

Mathematics, even till today. What if I was left all alone with numbers?

What is your greatest achievement?

Earning a degree of Mathematics Honours despite being scared of the subject.

High point of your life?

When I travelled all alone from Pune to my hometown.

Low point of your life

When my mother suffered from heart attack

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother

Who is your favorite fictional hero?


Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Kroor Singh – from Chandrakanta

Who are your favorite authors?

Suzan Wiggs, Sudha Murti

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Summers At Yellow Lake, House of Mr. Biswas, Gently Falls The Bakula, Eat Pray Love, Oliver Twist

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Jo Jeeta Wahi Sikandar, Sound Of Music, Hum Hain Rahi Pyaar Ke, Andaaz Apna Apna

One Superpower you wish you had?

To read minds

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

Endings are always open ended.

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

A singer

Which book you wish you had written ?

Zoya Factor

When and where do you write ?

CCD mostly during day time, Home mostly during nights

Silence or music?

I prefer silence while writing at home and music when in CCD

One phrase that you use most often?

You never know

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?


What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

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Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Just pour you heart out. Any thought has the potential to become a story.

An Honours graduate in Mathematics, Shweta did her Management course in Marketing from Bhopal in 2004. She planned to pursue a career in Civil Services, but after her marketing project with Hindustan Unilever, got inclined towards a career in the same field. She worked as the first female member, in the sales department of Airtel land line division. From there she moved to Electrolux in Pune. She grew in the field of marketing with Sakaal Media Group. From launching brands to managing them, she lived her dream as Brand Manager with Greenlime, Relispray, Spraymint and Prabhat Nutrition. She loved playing with words, to the extent that before solving a Math question she would write a poem. DARK WhITE has some funny incidents from real life that make it interesting, rest is fiction as she believes that imagination has no limit to creation.

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