My adolescent works were published in magazines like, Champak, Balhans, Nandan and Chanda Mama. Small cash prizes convinced me that I could do more and the love of writing kept growing.
During my Mass Com days I wrote 10+ documentaries and 3 TV serials for PTC Punjabi and Doordarshan. At the same time, the genre and maturity of my poetry grew with my age and I won an award at the University Fest for my poem ‘सिसकियाँ’ on the brutal rape cases and social cruelty against women in India. It was a milestone in my writing career and I decided this was a passion I could not ignore.
With more than 300 poems and short stories I still kept feeling something was missing. I had a career in mass communication, a handsome salary, a busy family life and my focus waned for almost 5 years. The dream of writing a novel remained unfulfilled and I kept looking for inspiration.
Finally something happened to inspire me. An episode that fired the passion in me to tell a story. Writing a novel on contemporary social issues was always on my mind and this gave me the inspiration I needed.
Writing for me has never been a commercial pursuit. It is my way of impacting lives and trying to make a change in society. I want, that this novel reach people’s hearts and minds.
And I hope that I shall be able to continue doing this through my future stories.