I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” This is Shambhavi’s anthem to her journey.
A student of hotel management and MBA, having worked with the corporates for 12 years. Shambhavi decided to give life a chance. She took to her passion and has been a healer for the past 23 years, along life’s journey. She has witnessed many heart stirring stories. Since, the past decade she started her journey with multiple topics on spiritualism in the world of writing. Writing was always her passion, she wrote regular articles. It was during pandemic that she started writing regular columns. Aura, was one such initiative where she not only showcased her journey but many other inspiring stories.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Shambhavi: The book Aura, is about Woman from all walks of life. Their trials and their success story. The book is an inspiration to those who go through life’s journey and suffer in silence.
My writing journey has been, a decade old. I have written small articles on various topics. Been a columnist, and written columns.
The content of the book, is beautifully and thoughtfully written in limited words, so as to inspire and leave an impact on the readers mind. The monotony has been broken down with quotes to begin with before each chapter. There are 23 inspiring stories, some known and some unknown. All written to create an impact.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Shambhavi: Aura, means an energy. Each of these 23 ladies have a beautiful energy around themselves. The book is just an extension of their Aura.
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Shambhavi: Been a healer, I often invest my time in enhancing my knowledge. I came to a realisation about a decade ago when I was approached by an online portal to share regular columns.
That is the first time I realised there is immense knowledge that I can regularly share. Hence, my journey as a writer, as a columnist started.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Shambhavi: A decade, is a long way ahead of me. I wish to continue writing as much as I could. I wish to share every piece of information I have.
Going forward I wish get associated with as many publishing houses as I could to. I have three books lined up to be published soon.
LiFT: How much do you think marketing or quality of a book is necessary to promote a particular book and increase its readers?
Shambhavi: Marketing and the quality of the book is as important as writing a good book. Unless and until, a good book is marketed it will not inspire and motivate a life. Hence, the purpose of the same gets defeated.
LiFT: What is the message you want to spread among folks with your writings?
Shambhavi: To all the readers who have decided to read Aura, you have picked up a book that has 23 inspiring journey of woman who wanted to make a mark. If they can, so can you.
It’s one life, let’s all live it up to the best. The book only motivates and makes you realise that each day counts.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Shambhavi: Apart from writing, i have a very busy day. I am a healer and I consult clients globally on various topics. I am a lifecoach a motivational speaker as well.
A large part of my day goes in empowering and inspiring lives.
LiFT: What are the activities you resort to when you face a writer’s block?
Shambhavi: Writer’s block is bound to happen and we actually go numb with words. When faced with such situations. I fall back upon my little note pad where I often scribble my random thoughts.
That’s where I pick up my thoughts and get back.
LiFT: What if your story will be adopted as a movie? Whom would you want to work as a director or actors in it?
Shambhavi: The thought of it is so rewarding for a writer. As an audience i have often admired the work of Sanjay Leela Bhansali and the grandeur appearance of the same.
The actor, Deepika Padukone would be an apt choice for depicting my journey. While the other roles need to be played by the 23 ladies themselves, to create an impact.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Shambhavi: Yes, writing is addictive and am beginning to get passionate about it. I am working on my three books that are lined up for release later this year.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Shambhavi: Patience and perseverance is the key. Writer’s space is a creative space. Stay focused and invest a lot of time in reading. That’s where you learn the art well.