Author Interview by Jaideep Khanduja

Arti Honrao is author of books titled My Life-story (Fiction) and Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf and Novel - Resemblance - The Journey of a Doppelgänger and writes poems and short stories based mainly on Relationships. She writes at Straight From The Heart.

Most of her writings depict human feelings and emotions, which she tries to bring out onto the page and into the minds of the reader. She believes that essence of writing lies in not only entertaining the reader, but speaking to them through words. Her style of writing makes it easier for the readers to visualize the story unfolding around them. She is of the opinion that being good at writing a story is not about the story being unpredictable, it is about the way you narrate the predictable story and still keep the reader interested.


Hello Arti! Your real name and pen name?

Real Name: Arti Honrao. During the early days I used to write on a poetry site as “Akansha” however, now, I prefer to use my real name for all my writings.

Please share some of the best memories of your childhood

I would like to share one memory in particular about which I have also written on my blog. I remember going on a trip to Matheran with my parents. One late afternoon, I had a severe headache and decided to rest in the hotel room but my dad dragged me out for a walk. I was reluctant and too tired to go and I told my dad that I am not in the mood to go. But he insisted. You can read more about it here.

About your education

Studied Medicine but have now dedicated myself completely to writing.

What career did you plan during your education days

My mind was always set on becoming a doctor (a doctor who also writes)

What languages you can speak and write?

English, Hindi and Marathi.

What is your biggest source of inspiration in life?

I believe in myself and my faith in God inspires me to do what I am doing and live each day as it comes. I am a firm believer of Saibaba.

What hurts you most in this world

It really hurts to see how manipulation and pretention has become a way of living for most of the people. Honesty is being lost somewhere amidst the race for survival. What hurts the most is that manipulation and pretention are also affecting human relationships.

Read more on Jaideep Khanduja's website