"The most haunted place in this world is - PAST. Stop roaming around there." - Pallavi Solunke
Interviewer: First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the release of your book – Ek Duniya Bheetar Ki! How do you feel about it? Tell us something about the book?
Pallavi Solunke: Thank you so much! As it’s my debut book, obviously it’s very close to my heart. I feel like delivering my baby and it is actually. Moreover, it’s wonderful to be a certified author at last. As the name itself suggests, this book is all about the world within us, especially women. These poems are real faces of our heart, no matter how different we portray otherwise it to be.
Interviewer: What kind of surroundings do you get which inspires you and makes you a poet?
Pallavi Solunke: Well, you can say, I am a born overthinker and kind of extra sensitive human being. Though it sounds weird to accept, but grief pushes me to compose. Happy me, doesn’t write much but a sad me is a poetess.
Interviewer: From which age have you started to compose verse? As a poet have you followed any other poets’ style whether it is classical poets or romantic poets or modern poets?
Pallavi Solunke: From the age of 11-12, I have been writing. Wherever I could, I have written, like last pages of notebooks in the school, desks in college. I don’t want to sound rude but in my writing or in my life as a whole, I couldn’t and didn’t follow anybody else. I have read a lot and I still do but you won’t find my style matching with someone else’s. But, yeah, I have been a ‘Shayari’ lover and Nida Fazali is my favorite.
Interviewer: When you are writing a poem, what do you prefer most, ma’am – the thought that inspired you or the result/the effect you wanted to achieve?
Pallavi Solunke: I never think about results. That’s how I have always been. And writing a poem is my way of venting out, letting go of myself. So, neither thoughts nor effects inspire me. I am solely driven by deepest emotions of mankind.
Interviewer: In creation of poetry, what you think is more dominant – the thought or the emotions?
Pallavi Solunke: For me, answer will always be emotions.
Interviewer: Personal experiences… ma’am, what poetry can do to the world? Do you think, as a poet, personal experiences can help people while reading your poem?
Pallavi Solunke: Writers are loved not because they write something unique, but they are loved because they write something so general that people can relate to it. Prose or poetry, is a mirror and everyone likes to have a glimpse in it. Personal experiences make people imagine themselves in the poetry they are reading and then either they feel they are not lonely in the whole process of pain bearing or they get overwhelmed with the positive vibes and get happier depending upon mood of that particular poetry.
Interviewer: What is your current goal in writing career?
Pallavi Solunke: As of now, I have started writing English novel. Let’s see when I will be able to finish it. Talking about goal, I want to get recognized as a well-known author. So, perhaps, its fame I am after.
Interviewer: What is your favorite genre to read, and why?
Pallavi Solunke: It’s too shameful to accept but I read everything except poetry, in spite of being a poetess myself. As for favorite genre, I can’t choose one. Adventurous, suspenseful stories with a pinch of romance are my favorite. I love to read about time travel. I love to read about different histories and cultures. And yet, fictions are the best. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games series are what I have read many times. Mainly, I love to read sentimental stuff which makes me cry.
Interviewer: What books or authors have most influenced your own writing? Who is the author you most admire?
Pallavi Solunke: I am yet to discover whose works have influence on my writing. And about admiration, there are many authors who I am in awe with. J.K. Rowling, Michael Creighton, Bronte sisters, Earnest Hemingway, Satyajit Ray, S.N.Pendase, Arundhati Roy, Meena Prabhu are few of them.
Interviewer: Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?
Pallavi Solunke: Social media is today’s necessity. Readers can reach me on Facebook, Instagram, Telegram and my blog or my Facebook page ‘Say it as it is by Pallavi’
Interviewer: Any message for readers regarding the book – Ek Duniya Bheetar Ki?
Pallavi Solunke: Any person, who is not skeptical of accepting that he/she is sad or is not ashamed of expressing pain, will appreciate my effort with this book. And as for those who think this poetry of mine is only tear jerking whining, please stay away.
Interviewer: Thanks for your time! It was a pleasure talking to you. I wish you best of luck for the future!
Pallavi Solunke: Pleasure is all mine!!!
"Don’t praise this love so much. It makes you the person you are not. It’s not what you do. It’s what you become." - Pallavi Solunke
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