About the Author
Sanskriti ‘Aatish,’ popularly known for her poetry collection, “Waqt-Bewaqt” has made her mark with the simple yet in-depth thought. We had the opportunity to have a candid chat with the budding author. In this interview, Sanskriti ‘Aatish’ shares many interesting details about her collection. Here are a few questions which were no less than a heart-to-heart for us. Join us in the interview with Sanskriti ‘Aatish’ and get to know the talented author closely:
Akhila Saroha: Congratulations on the publication of your poetry collection “Waqt Bewaqt” and thank you for joining in this interview. How did the idea of writing this collection come to you? Any events that inspired the work?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: The year 2020 was the greatest inspiration behind the book. The idea behind the book was to inspire the souls around me to believe in themselves and know that they have a huge Impact.
Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to write poems that held relevance for all and also remain objective about them in your collection “Waqt Bewaqt” despite their having a personal touch?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: There was no such difficulty per se as the work has been a culmination of three years . Waqt Bewaqt is like a second baby for me, and I believe it had the substantial element which could gather relevance for all.
Akhila Saroha: “Waqt Bewaqt” features poetry that explores different aspects of life. To what extent is your work inspired by your experiences and observations?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: Almost all my work is inspired via my experiences and observations. The major extent to which this happens is showcased in all the six aspects of life mentioned in the index. It is important for me that the work I am putting out should be relatable to the audiences.
Akhila Saroha: Perhaps “Waqt Bewaqt” would appeal to a mature audience who have a deeper understanding of life. Do you agree? Did you have the same audience in mind while writing the book?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: Yes I do agree that the book appeals to a mature audience but it also caters to those who have deeper understanding of life earlier in life. I had no audience in my mind while writing my book, it was just meant to cater all soulful souls around me.
Akhila Saroha: “Waqt Bewaqt” has given a powerful introduction to your writing potential. Can the readers expect more from you in the future? Please share about your future projects.
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: Yes absolutely the readers should expect more from me in the future. This is my second book and I hope to release a new one soon but it would be English as I try experiment with it.
Akhila Saroha: What is the story behind the title of your work, “Waqt Bewaqt”? Did you have any alternate titles in mind? Which were they?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: The story behind book is that of time and timelessness. The pandemic has had huge Impact on our lives and this I wanted the title to be something unique. I only had one title in mind and it struck the cord.
Akhila Saroha: “Waqt Bewaqt” features events and situations which are universal in nature and yet unnoticed. How did these situations catch your attention?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: I am an observant soul. I like to observe the tiniest of things, people and circumstances. I believe every situation has something to showcase and has beauty surrounding it. Every situation is pure and it caters to something or the other which inspires me always.
Akhila Saroha: In the present time, poems featuring people like your situations in “Waqt Bewaqt” are less seen and mostly talk about less serious subjects. What could be the probable reason for that?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: I do not think there are any such reasons for that. The generations presently are wanting more lighter versions of everything that there are.
Akhila Saroha: Writing poetry is quite a challenge when putting thoughts to words. What message would you like to give to budding poets based on your experience of writing “Waqt Bewaqt”?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: Be yourself while Expressing is the only message which I would like to give to the budding poets. Another piece of Advice I would like to add is that no one is ever small to make a remarkable Impact so please keep going on untill you reach you final destination.
Akhila Saroha: Thank you for answering all these questions. Any last message you would like to give to the readers?
Sanskriti ‘Aatish’: The book ‘Waqt-Bewaqt’ has all my heart and soul in it, so I would like to say to anyone reading this out there is be to be a fiery soul and never give UP on anything. It’s important to be who you are, because you never know who is waiting to write a biography on you.
These were a few questions of interview with Sanskriti ‘Aatish.’ We would keep interviewing as she shares more of her work with us. Write to us in case you want to ask more questions or reach out to the author!