Sweet Talks With Leema Dhar

Sweet Talks With Leema Dhar

A best-selling author, Bilingual poet, Motivational speaker, columnist, Nominated for Hindustan Times Women Achiever Awards for three consecutive year(2011, 2012 & 2013) conferred as the Youth Icon (2013) by All India Radio & she is just 21. Yes, you heard it right. She has proved yet again that’Age is just a number’.

She has already authored six books. Her debut book ” Till we meet again” was a National Best Seller. A Sweet looking girl next door who weaves magic with her words. She is young, She is vivacious & rearing to go. We take immense pleasure & pride to present to you one of the youngest best selling authors of India, Leema Dhar right here on ‘Sweet Talks With Leema Dhar’

 

1. Tell us a little about yourself. We will love to know you more!

 I’m a bit of an offbeat person. I socialize with my readers but I like to spend most of my creative time in solitude. I’m a wanderer. I feel closely connected to nature. I take decisions where both my heart and mind gives a nod. Sometimes they say creative writers are insane and if that’s so, I would like to continue with my insanity. I try to manage both my academics and my writing profession and sometimes I do feel like a juggler playing quirky games. I began my career as a bilingual poet and I feel blessed to be able to poetically narrate my novels.

 

2. Describe yourself in one line.

A poignant thinker looking for the right words for her epitaph.

 

3. What motivates you to chase your dream?

  I feel creativity comes with its own baggage of fantasies, outré experiments, twisted thinking and a spark to think beyond. The characters are born in my mind and grow in my heart. And that’s what makes me feel alive. Recently, I was on a vacation to Kumaon Himalayan region, and as soon as I entered the boundaries of Kausani, I felt connected with the vast stretch of mountains spreading its arms to embrace with warmth. I felt connected with the solitude of the mountains. They never complain of their loneliness. They sit like a hermit, meditating amongst the dense forests just harmonizing with the wild. Whenever our car took a blind turn, I could see the death valley just next to me. I looked at my phone. There was no network. I was cut off from the world; as if secluded. But then I stared at the mountains. They’ve been here since ages but they seem to be enjoying their state of tranquility. When my granny breathed her last after a long battle with cancer, I studied the wrinkles and lines on her forehead. She seemed to be in peace. As if she didn’t care what the rest of the world is all about. She was carried away and I felt she carried away several unanswered questions and mysteries with her. And sights like these motivate me. I feel humbled that I’ve been allowed to be what I wanted to be; for having grown up to be a Leema with a difference. I’m thankful to all my readers because they’ve moulded me into the creative clay that Leema is supposed to be! And I love them all.

4.     How has been your journey so far?

It’s been rather adventurous. Because I’ve been fortunate enough to experience failure and then hug success, at an early age, so I feel I’ve grown up to be far calmer,  patient and an intense observer much before the mature age. I finished my first novel when I was in class 12th. Meanwhile, my two anthologies of poetry ‘KUCH LAFZ NAQAB MEIN’- in Hindi- and ‘FOR THE HUNDRED TOMORROWS’- in English were appreciated by my readers. My debut novel ‘TILL WE MEET AGAIN’ (a romantic tragedy that was initially rejected by 7-8 publishers) went on to become a national bestseller. The second ‘MOM AND I LOVE A TERRORIST’ (a romantic thriller) garnered the attention of a lot of international writers and critics. The third ‘THE GIRL WHO KISSED THE SNAKE’ (the story of love and revenge) and my fourth ‘YOU TOUCHED MY HEART’ (of a supernatural romantic genre) ruled the bestseller list. Many of the prestigious awards followed soon after. So, all in all, my journey has been interesting, unexpected and inspirational.

 

5. You have achieved such a huge success so early in life. How do keep yourself grounded &

focused?

 Success is a meaningless word to me. I feel success is a milestone. We are all on a journey to something. When we overcome a certain obstacle, walk a thousand miles and cross a milestone; that  is success to me. My parents have acted a pillar of strength. So I’ve never had to worry about anything else apart from just being ‘Me.’ I keep working. My mind likes to keep busy. They say ‘An empty mind is a devil’s workshop.’ But I feel a man should keep his mind empty when he has to think. So while I think, I’m careful not to allow devils. I like to spice up a story from different angles. When I feel the need to be motivated, I look up to the eager eyes of my readers. I write in between 10 pm to 3 am. Because that’s the time I derive my motivation from the sound of silence. As Steve Jobs says, ‘Creativity is just connecting things.’ And I’m glad my readers connect with what I feel.

 

6. There is a stigma attached that the literary world is predominately a male territory. What has been your experience?

 Well…maybe there’s some truth in this but having said that I know writing is something that’s not gender biased. It’s not a competition. It’s something good writers do to gratify themselves. If you’re crying while you pen down a chapter, the reader is sure to have tears. If you write because you just want to earn fame, you’re sure to die down soon. I feel after the Almighty only women have the power to create life and that’s what makes the women create a world in them. Influential women novelists Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri are some of the finest examples.

 

7. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

 As I previously said, Writing for me is a journey. And once I move forward, I don’t want to look behind. And I would sure want to continue this journey not just for five years but for a lifetime. I want to write more, think more and experiment with more genres. I like to surprise my readers. I like to be their Santa Claus. That way my readers know they’ll be receiving their gift in the form of my novels but they’re unaware of the kind of genre I would be presenting them with. I just want to keep on writing till I’m alive.

 

8. If given a chance, what’s one change that you would like to see in this world & why?

 

If only this world had more mad lovers of nature, the world would have been a better place to live in.

 

Here is picture tour of her achievements & accomplishments.

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Hope you liked knowing your favorite author more as much as we enjoyed interviewing her. You can leave your comment or questions whatever you want to ask Leema, in the comment section below.

 

You can connect with her on Facebook & Twitter.

 

Recommended: Do check out  the extraordinary stories of some amazing people here at ‘Sweet Talks’ 

 

 

 

 

 

Garima Nag
A compulsive traveler, voracious reader & habitual fashionista. Love to explore, live & laugh. Read More

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Sweet Talks With Leema Dhar

A best-selling author, Bilingual poet, Motivational speaker, columnist, Nominated for Hindustan Times Women Achiever Awards for three consecutive year(2011, 2012 & 2013) conferred as the Youth Icon (2013) by All India Radio & she is just 21. Yes, you heard it right. She has proved yet again that’Age is just a number’.

She has already authored six books. Her debut book ” Till we meet again” was a National Best Seller. A Sweet looking girl next door who weaves magic with her words. She is young, She is vivacious & rearing to go. We take immense pleasure & pride to present to you one of the youngest best selling authors of India, Leema Dhar right here on ‘Sweet Talks With Leema Dhar’

 

1. Tell us a little about yourself. We will love to know you more!

 I’m a bit of an offbeat person. I socialize with my readers but I like to spend most of my creative time in solitude. I’m a wanderer. I feel closely connected to nature. I take decisions where both my heart and mind gives a nod. Sometimes they say creative writers are insane and if that’s so, I would like to continue with my insanity. I try to manage both my academics and my writing profession and sometimes I do feel like a juggler playing quirky games. I began my career as a bilingual poet and I feel blessed to be able to poetically narrate my novels.

 

2. Describe yourself in one line.

A poignant thinker looking for the right words for her epitaph.

 

3. What motivates you to chase your dream?

  I feel creativity comes with its own baggage of fantasies, outré experiments, twisted thinking and a spark to think beyond. The characters are born in my mind and grow in my heart. And that’s what makes me feel alive. Recently, I was on a vacation to Kumaon Himalayan region, and as soon as I entered the boundaries of Kausani, I felt connected with the vast stretch of mountains spreading its arms to embrace with warmth. I felt connected with the solitude of the mountains. They never complain of their loneliness. They sit like a hermit, meditating amongst the dense forests just harmonizing with the wild. Whenever our car took a blind turn, I could see the death valley just next to me. I looked at my phone. There was no network. I was cut off from the world; as if secluded. But then I stared at the mountains. They’ve been here since ages but they seem to be enjoying their state of tranquility. When my granny breathed her last after a long battle with cancer, I studied the wrinkles and lines on her forehead. She seemed to be in peace. As if she didn’t care what the rest of the world is all about. She was carried away and I felt she carried away several unanswered questions and mysteries with her. And sights like these motivate me. I feel humbled that I’ve been allowed to be what I wanted to be; for having grown up to be a Leema with a difference. I’m thankful to all my readers because they’ve moulded me into the creative clay that Leema is supposed to be! And I love them all.

4.     How has been your journey so far?

It’s been rather adventurous. Because I’ve been fortunate enough to experience failure and then hug success, at an early age, so I feel I’ve grown up to be far calmer,  patient and an intense observer much before the mature age. I finished my first novel when I was in class 12th. Meanwhile, my two anthologies of poetry ‘KUCH LAFZ NAQAB MEIN’- in Hindi- and ‘FOR THE HUNDRED TOMORROWS’- in English were appreciated by my readers. My debut novel ‘TILL WE MEET AGAIN’ (a romantic tragedy that was initially rejected by 7-8 publishers) went on to become a national bestseller. The second ‘MOM AND I LOVE A TERRORIST’ (a romantic thriller) garnered the attention of a lot of international writers and critics. The third ‘THE GIRL WHO KISSED THE SNAKE’ (the story of love and revenge) and my fourth ‘YOU TOUCHED MY HEART’ (of a supernatural romantic genre) ruled the bestseller list. Many of the prestigious awards followed soon after. So, all in all, my journey has been interesting, unexpected and inspirational.

 

5. You have achieved such a huge success so early in life. How do keep yourself grounded &

focused?

 Success is a meaningless word to me. I feel success is a milestone. We are all on a journey to something. When we overcome a certain obstacle, walk a thousand miles and cross a milestone; that  is success to me. My parents have acted a pillar of strength. So I’ve never had to worry about anything else apart from just being ‘Me.’ I keep working. My mind likes to keep busy. They say ‘An empty mind is a devil’s workshop.’ But I feel a man should keep his mind empty when he has to think. So while I think, I’m careful not to allow devils. I like to spice up a story from different angles. When I feel the need to be motivated, I look up to the eager eyes of my readers. I write in between 10 pm to 3 am. Because that’s the time I derive my motivation from the sound of silence. As Steve Jobs says, ‘Creativity is just connecting things.’ And I’m glad my readers connect with what I feel.

 

6. There is a stigma attached that the literary world is predominately a male territory. What has been your experience?

 Well…maybe there’s some truth in this but having said that I know writing is something that’s not gender biased. It’s not a competition. It’s something good writers do to gratify themselves. If you’re crying while you pen down a chapter, the reader is sure to have tears. If you write because you just want to earn fame, you’re sure to die down soon. I feel after the Almighty only women have the power to create life and that’s what makes the women create a world in them. Influential women novelists Arundhati Roy, Kiran Desai and Jhumpa Lahiri are some of the finest examples.

 

7. What do you see yourself doing five years from now?

 As I previously said, Writing for me is a journey. And once I move forward, I don’t want to look behind. And I would sure want to continue this journey not just for five years but for a lifetime. I want to write more, think more and experiment with more genres. I like to surprise my readers. I like to be their Santa Claus. That way my readers know they’ll be receiving their gift in the form of my novels but they’re unaware of the kind of genre I would be presenting them with. I just want to keep on writing till I’m alive.

 

8. If given a chance, what’s one change that you would like to see in this world & why?

 

If only this world had more mad lovers of nature, the world would have been a better place to live in.

 

Here is picture tour of her achievements & accomplishments.

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unnamed (3)

unnamed (1)

Hope you liked knowing your favorite author more as much as we enjoyed interviewing her. You can leave your comment or questions whatever you want to ask Leema, in the comment section below.

 

You can connect with her on Facebook & Twitter.

 

Recommended: Do check out  the extraordinary stories of some amazing people here at ‘Sweet Talks’ 

 

 

 

 

 

Garima Nag
A compulsive traveler, voracious reader & habitual fashionista. Love to explore, live & laugh. Read More

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