31 August, 2020

#Interview with Ayushi Raghuvanshi

About the Book:

A collection of poems expressing heart felt emotions, to which every person can relate in some manner or the other. It depicts love, longing, pain and dilemma of every young heart.

Book Links:
Goodreads * Amazon

An Interview with Ayushi Raghuwanshi

When did you first realize that you wanted to be a writer/poetess?

I just wanted to write my heart out. A couple of years back, I began writing but never thought of bringing my work in public domain. However it happened eventually, but even today writing is something I resort to when I want to express my heart out.

Are there some stories tucked away in some drawer that was written before and never saw the light of the day?

Yes, there are always some stories which are tucked in some drawer and never saw the light of the day.

What inspires you to write?

Anything around me that touches me finds expression in my writings. My inspiration is everything and anything around me.

Do you read? Who are your favourite authors and how have they influenced your writing style?

I do read and I love to read. My favourite author is Khaled Hosseini and his works have influenced my writing style as my poems too depict a dark picture of the story.

Can you share with us something off your bucket list?

I had the chance to experience something off my bucket list which was indeed kind of poetic too. I wanted to spend a whole night gazing the stars, feeling the cool breeze of the night. I literally did that and it was refreshing and so peaceful to watch the hours pass by and soon watch the sun rise up in the horizon.

What is the best piece of advice you have received, as a writer, till date?

I was advised to have faith in my writing and not get discouraged because only a minute fraction of people choose reading as a source of recreation these days. Yes, I needed to hear that once, to have faith in my writing.

What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?

I would advise that never get disheartened, have faith in your writing, every piece of writing is a masterpiece, irrespective of the number of people who read it or recognitions it receives.
Just believe in it.

How do you spend your free time? Do you have a favorite place to go and unwind?

I spend most of my free time either reading or just admiring nature. All my favourite places are serene and just something about nature.

What do you have in store next for your readers?

Maybe another collection of poems to which they would connect.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with your readers?

Yes, if someday you are looking for an expression of something that you have felt but not been able to express, maybe just read my books, you will surely find it there.

Read an Excerpt from Dazzled by Illusion


The hours gradually passed by
With the subsiding voices, the noises and the light that illumined the sky
The dusk was right at the doorstep
Marking the end of the day, bringing back to life few desires not yet satisfied
Which the heart had been longing for, but would always deny
Longing for the shelter and warmth of someone’s arms thereby
That would reassure that everything’s alright
Arms that would feel like home, one could not deny
And be the safest harbor for the heart that so far was all alone and terrified
ms that would always be open to allow one to sob in pain as well as rejoice in joy
And in those arms, his heartbeat would be a perfect lullaby

Only if I knew

As I read through my pieces I surprisingly realized
That you have been the subject of my words each time
How important you are I wonder that you keep hovering in my mind
Every time I sit to write, the memories rush back of that key time
My words find a way back to you and I feel incised
How deeply did it all touch me that I’m paralyzed?
Unable to act on my commands, my life seems disorganized
Indecision has clouded my mind as everything has been disguised
Only if I knew how long I would let you be a part of all my rhymes

I am Ayushi Raghuwanshi, I've completed my graduation in law from Amity University Rajasthan. I am the author of three books,  one is a non-fiction, "Is India ready for gender neutral laws" and the other two are collection of poems, "Dazzled by Illusion" and "Gray pages". 
Writing comes easily to me and poems turn out to be strength as they have the ability to touch the hearts. 

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