About Vanshika Agarwal
Vanshika Agarwal is a software engineer who loves to do all forms of artwork, including but not limited to writing.
LiFT: Tell us about your book, the journey of writing it and its content.
Vanshika: ‘Made with Love p.s. what is it actually?’ is a collection of poems, where each poem describes a stage of a relationship from a girl’s perspective.
I have myself gone through a journey like that and I have seen girls struggling with overthinking each and every decision while looking for someone who can validate or tell them that they aren’t wrong if they feel something of that sort. That is when I decided to write this book.
LiFT: Why you chose this title?
Vanshika: I have put my heart and soul into this book. I tried my best to write something that people could relate to, and try to gain the other person’s perspective. Hence, the title “Made with Love”, but while I was working on this book I got to think about what is it actually.
All this led to the title: “Made with Love p.s. what is it actually?”
LiFT: When did you realize that you want to be a writer and what’s your inspiration behind it?
Vanshika: I always loved to read poems, shayaris and quotes. Over time unknowingly and unintentionally I started writing. the more I wrote the more I fell in love with it.
My inspiration to start writing were all the people I heard in the open mics, be it English or Hindi, and their ability to portray their feelings in such a seamless and bewitching manner.
LiFT: Where do you see yourself ten years down the line in the world of literature?
Vanshika: Down the line I see myself working on another book maybe or just writing more and more poems.
LiFT: What do you do apart from writing?
Vanshika: Apart from writing, I sing, cook and do craftwork like calligraphy, paper quilling, mandala art and design dream catchers/ macrame hangings.
I also am I software developer and freelance web developer.
LiFT: Are you working on your next book? If yes, please tell us something about it.
Vanshika: I have just published my second book, The Accidental Poet.
This is a random collection of poetry which includes some of my very initial poems.
LiFT: What are your suggestions to the budding writers/poets so that they could improve their writing skills?
Vanshika: The only suggestion I have that helped me a lot is that, when we ourselves feel what we write, we get the power to touch people’s hearts. If we can’t connect to the piece of work ourselves, how can we expect others to feel the connection and like it?