Supriya Parulekar

My life weaved together in myriad of emotions, reflects in my writings, the essence is ‘me’.

Sun Sign

Cancer

Three things people don’t know about you?

I love having conversations with myself I can be alone in a room full of people and fade in and out. I cry a lot. I cry in the dark when watching a sad, emotional scene.

What’s your greatest fear?

Losing a loved one.

What is your greatest achievement?

My books, the stories I have written and the life I have lived so far.

High point of your life?

Seeing my baby for the first time.

Low point of your life

Many to mention.

Which living person do you most admire?

There are so many who inspire me; real life heroes, passionate about their work.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Moana- She believes in herself and goes against the world to do what she loves.

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Megamind- He is a super-villain who out of boredom creates a hero who turns out to be a villain. So he is forced to become a hero to destroy him.

Who are your favorite authors?

Enid Blyton, Orhan Pamuk, Paulo Coelho, Milan Kundera, Sidney Sheldon, Agatha Christie, P.L Deshpande, Vrinda Karandikar.

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

The Museum of Innocence- Orhan Pamuk Life is Elsewhere- Milan Kundera Nothing Lasts Forever, If Tomorrow Comes- Sidney Sheldon Adultery- Paulo Coelho Asa Me, Asa Me- P.L Deshpande

Is there a book you love to reread?

The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk has stayed with me for some reasons.

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

a. Shwaas b. License to Wed c. Knight and Day d. In Mood for Love e. The Sound of Music

One Superpower you wish you had?

Go back in past and try to set things right.

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

And she had known both; Roses and Thorns…

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?

I would choose the mountains laden with snow, experience the crisp autumn, walk through the cobblestone path and sit by the brook lost in a book with a cup of coffee and loved one by my side.

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

To sing.

Which book you wish you had written ?

There are so many books of different genres which I wish I had written. Hard to mention a few.

When and where do you write ?

I write when inspiration strikes. I have written during my travels, in a coffee shop and in the comforts of my home by the window.

Silence or music?

Music

One phrase that you use most often?

Oh! Freak, what the hell!

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None! Thank God for that.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Sizzling romance.

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Believe in yourself. Keep writing. Take criticism positively.

Supriya Parulekar is from Mumbai, a city whose pulse is always racing much like the inspiration for her quirky tales. She picks up her characters from people she comes across and weaves stories around them. Be sure to find something of you in her books the next time you pick up one. You can connect with her on twitter @suprp. When she is not writing she is enjoying music, watching movies, going for walks, reading out to her daughter or penning a poem.

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