Trishna Damodar

Poet, author, hotelier, traveler, foodie, romantic, loving daughter and wife.

Sun Sign

Libra

Three things people don’t know about you?

I am a perfectionist, very much in sync with the child within and I am a very selective reader.

What’s your greatest fear?

Darkness. That is why I sleep with a night light no matter where I am

What is your greatest achievement?

I have had a few achievements in my life so far. But I have a long way to go and a lot more to achieve. So, let me put my greatest achievement as never giving up.

High point of your life?

There have been a few, the first time I saw and felt snow, my parents warm embrace and the moment I met the love of my life, my life partner Anvesh.

Low point of your life

Life presents one with hurdles at regular intervals. Some small and the others life altering. I have been through both but I have definitely emerged a stronger version of myself.

Which living person do you most admire?

My mother, Mrs. Deepa Damodar. Not just for the fact that she is my mother but for the wonderful, talented human being that she is. She is a brilliant chef, artist, organizer and teacher. I have learnt and continue learning from her each and every day!

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

I love Edward Cullen from The Twilight series. What can I say I am a hopeless romantic!

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

It would have to be the joker from batman. He brings out the shivers in me every time I have seen a mere glimpse of him.

Who are your favorite authors?

J. K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer, Nicholas Spark, Bachi J. Karkaria

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Harry Potter, Dare to Dream a Life of M.S. Oberoi, The Twilight series and Devil Wears Prada are my top favorite reads so far.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Harry Potter anytime…

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Taare Zameen par, A Walk to Remember, Independence Day, Gold and Sound of Music.

One Superpower you wish you had?

Most definitely the ability to fly!

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

The last line in my biography would be: She has finally achieved her goal of being that silent helping hand.

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 keep my childhood in Hyderabad, where it was originally as I loved it there and have many fond memories. Adolescence and Adult life I would like to spend in Dubai as I loved the energy of the city every time I have visited. I would like to retire with my family in Antwerp. Having lived in this city for two years, I fell in love with the colors, sites and culture the city had to offer.

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

Painting. I am truly challenged when it comes to drawing and painting. I find it so wonderful and inspiring when I observe people coming up with breathtaking works of art.

Which book you wish you had written ?

I have been inspired and admire the works of many authors however I strongly believe that each writer has their unique style of storytelling.

When and where do you write ?

I write in the comfort of my home. When I begin a book the initial days go in setting up a routine. Once that is in place usually afternoons or late nights is when I write.

Silence or music?

I like both depending on the occasion and the mood.

One phrase that you use most often?

Love can heal all

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

None I just require a silent corner.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

The Twilight series

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Never give up!

Trishna Damodar believes strongly in the notion, ‘Love can conquer all’. She enjoys indulging her taste buds with treats from various cuisines, travelling and listening to music. Apart from that she loves to spend all her time with her family. Her father, mother and life partner are the pillars of her being. Previously, she has published two poetry books, ‘Mind & Heart Speak Words –Volume I and II’ and two novels, ‘Bag Exchange’ and ‘Amma & I’. Trishna did not start her career off as a writer, she was an hotelier. But when she had to part ways with the hospitality industry, words offered her a new direction. She firmly believes that ‘Opportunities shall present themselves at the most unexpected moments. It is up to you to decide which path can make you a better version of yourself’. She writes now to spread joy, love, awareness, and at times, through her words, be a silent helping hand for those in need.

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