18 March, 2017

#Interview With Prachi Garg, #Author of SuperCouples

About the Author:
Prachi Garg is an author, traveler, and an entrepreneur.

She started www.ghoomophiro.com, an enterprise where the team organizes corporate tours based on the customers’ requirements, budget and provide them bouquet of options. This initiative was taken up by her during college days. Recently ghoomophiro expanded its portfolio for women solo travel. She has also delivered workshops on entrepreneurship at major B-schools (FMS/IIMs/Miranda House/IMT)and her start-up has been covered by yourstory/IndianExpress/Femina/idiva. She has been featured as top 10 Indian women, who made big online, and women's web saw her as incredible women entrepreneur.  She also authored book Superwomen, book that talks about the journeys of women entrepreneurs, and the book has been constantly topping the non-fiction charts at various book stores. Her latest book "Supercouples" is about couple-preneurs and their journey of balancing the relationship and work.

She also kick-started a journal “Managing Minds”, that caters to the need of Tier II & Tier III  MBA aspirants. She is a featured author at Yourstory.com, and takes up queries on #entreprenurship at yourdost.com. She has been associated with eetindia group, DDNews and has been freelancing for HT Horizons for quite some-time. She likes travelling, theatre, and writing. 

Besides a computer science graduate from Miranda House, University of Delhi, she is an alum from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai.

An Interview with the Author:

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/ a storyteller?
Ans – Always wanted to write something from my childhood. Infact, since I was in 8th 9th standard I used to express my opinion, views in the form of letters to editors. Lot of my childhood writings had been published in children books like chandamama and Nandan

What inspires you to write?
Day to Day incidents, my conversations with people inspires me to write. Eg- If you see Superwomen was inspired by my experience while starting own startup ghoomophiro.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
My latest book Supercouples is about the stories of couples who are cofounders in their existing startup. The inspiration behind this book was my curiosity to understand how the relationships move when two people decide to work on same project especially in today’s world when relationships are taking backseat. The trend was interesting, get to see some common tips that couples shared for their successful enterprise.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?
Yes, there are many.. I have been associated with NGOs and crisis intervention centre, and many of my stories are about my interaction with them.

Tell us about your writing process.
I usually decides on a theme, then genre and then develop  a broad outline structure of the same.. Slowly I start filling up in between those placeholders.

What is your favorite scene in the book? Why?
What I liked while penning down these experiences is the candid responses of these couples, who opened up and shared their day to day quirks to keep a balance between their personal and professional life

Did any of your characters inherit some of your own quirks?
Supercouples being a non-fiction and collection of real life stories, each of the couple was unique. Their challenges to be successful in startup ecosystem might be similar but their ways to come out was unique.

What is your most interesting writing quirk?
Based on the theme of the writing you plan, make a high level outline and move forward to work towards it.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?
I am an avid reader. I like reading Sudha Murthy, Paulo Caleho and books about making of big enterprises like a google story.. What I liked in all these books is the inspiration shared in simple lucid language.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?
Take writing as a regular work and do not get hassled when you go through writer’s block..

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
Never get dissapointed by rejections from publishers. Work on the feedback, introspect and start it all over again.

If you were to be stranded on the famous deserted island, what three things would you carry?
Laptop,  Camera and sunscreen :)

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?
Most of the time traveling to places. Yes, camping in mountains and gazing blue skies is my way to unwind.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?
- Writing  book.
- Hiking to machu picchu
- Chilling out in the Bora Bora islands
- Spending time with Penguins in Antartica

Tell us three fun facts about yourself.
- I am an avid traveler, and love exploring unexplored places.
- Been associated with theatre

What do you have in store next for your readers?
My readers can expect Supersiblings as the next book. It is the story of siblings who chose to be with each other during their startup journey.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?
In case you are an aspiring entrepreneur, do give both superwomen and Supercouples as both books are from real life journeys and will not only motivate you but also will give you hacks to sail through successfully this entrepreneurial journey.

About the Book:
Inspiring Stories of Couple-preneurs
In an era booming with the ‘Start-up’ trend and loving this new attitude of breaking boundaries and conventions of a career, one also faces the challenge of being able to partner up with the right people. In lieu of reliable and trustworthy partners, real life couples in relationships have started exploring the idea of partnering up in business too!
Speaking to various couple-preneurs, one realizes that the myth about mixing work and home is just as misty as the one about needing a stable and conventional job for an ambitious career. These dynamic start-ups break stereotypes and cover a varied range of services: e-commerce, innovative gifts, eco-friendly products, health care solutions, social responsibility ventures, event management, digital solutions and many others. 
SuperCouples brings out such lovely stories of enterprising couples. After all, when great minds come together to produce something built on conjoined dreams, the result is eminently successful, lucrative and deeply satisfying. 
Prachi Garg is a true blue Mirandian, who is an entrepreneur herself. She co-founded Ghoomophiro.com and Anmoluphar.com. An alumna of Great Lakes Institute of Management, she is passionate about writing and travelling.
She has also authored the hot-selling book: Superwomen: Inspiring stories of 20 women entrepreneurs.

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