SURPRISE !


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Ever since I wrote my first post on Jan 28th 2014, my life has been revolving around my blog and I have been evolving ! 

Feb 28th was a day I celebrated one month of blogging. March 28th, I moved to my own website, for me it was a big step.

I had contributed two articles to Sulekha.Com - The most popular Indian community website in USA. After few days, to my surprise  I received an email where they asked me if I was interested to officially contribute for their website. 

April 3rd, I had become their first featured contributor from Seattle. I was really happy and with an intention to surprise my mother I called her up and told her everything about it. 

Guess what? 

I was shocked as she said "I am not surprised by this, I remember even when you were a kid, you would always try to write a poem or story in your old journal, but you never let anyone read it."

I don't remember writing at all.

It surprises me, how over the years I never tried to write again. Maybe I was too afraid to share my real thoughts with anyone. If I did write, it would have helped me ease my pain.

I wouldn't be bottled up for so many years.

If I was interested in writing why didn't I take it up professionally? 

Why did I choose to study engineering for 4 years and then invest 3 years in masters of engineering. I did enjoy it though. NO regrets there !

Maybe writing was more like a hobby, which I stopped practicing over years and then all of a sudden here I am enjoying the appreciation in an totally different field for which I have had no formal education or qualification. 

I have always loved meeting new people, attending various events and expressing my views about it. This is exactly what I do at Sulekha, to add I get to interview celebrities and also help Indian community by writing about upcoming events and share with them the information related to daily life. Staying away from our motherland  we struggle to create our own space here and I am so happy to be a part of it !

I was so nervous at my first interview, it was with the famous Carnatic musician Vishaka Hari, who is performing in various states of US. To my surprise again after the interview, I received a compliment by her that I was well prepared. You can read about it here 






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58 comments:

  1. Wow.You have found your calling and going about writing.Nice to know you are in Seattle and highlighting the events and interviewing celebrities.celebrities. Visaka Hari is well known in Southern parts of our country not only for her musical skill but for her scholarship of our epics,purananas and mythological lore.Her musical presentation of such stories is a treat to watch.I have seen her lecturing college students in their functions.

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    1. Thank you, Yes I did a lot of research on Vishaka Hari before going to the event and today I totally admire her for her singing and also her thoughts and work for promoting our culture.

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  2. wow ananya congrats!! u have a long way to go :-) wishing u the best :-)

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  3. Congratulations Ananya! Well done. You need to pat your self on the back for having achieved all this. :) All the very best !

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  4. Congratulations on your achievements :) glad that you are doing so well in something you love :)

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  5. Congratulations on this feather in your cap :)

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  6. Congratulations! This story sounds similar to mine....after years of rigid corporate lifestyle, I finally chucked it all for my love for writing. Guess when we actually are ready to answer our call, that's when we realize that we were depriving outselves of our true passions.All the very best Ananya! Dropping by from A to Z.

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  7. Wow well done Ananya. Our calling comes in strange ways. Keep writing.

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  8. Congratulations Ananya! This is a wonderful step ahead in your writing life :) Now keep walking ahead...

    Many, many years ago I also published some writings of mine in Sulekha, at that time they had just started and were focusing mostly on writing and publishing. Now of course they have become much bigger.

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    1. Thank you, and yes I read the Sulekha section on your blog few days back :)

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  9. I am also surprised why you didn't take up writing before. I've been writing since I was 12-13. It is such a good stress buster :)
    Happy writing to you!

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    1. I was scared to let anyone else know what I felt. Yes know it is a part of me !
      Thanks Nisha !

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  10. Its great that you realized your passion and now are zealously working for it!
    People say the best job is what you do for your hobby

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  11. I once commented that Ananya is unique and I am now more glad than anyone else that this is true. Possibly you are of my daughter's age and I wish you a very bright happy peaceful life ahead. Hearty congrats for all your success.

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  12. This is so awesome. More power to you in the coming years!

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  13. I am sure ,you are working hard on your writing ! Keep it up ! May you get better than the best !

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  14. Wow congrats Ananya. I am sure you will receive more accolades in the years to come. Keep blogging and writing :)

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  15. Congrats and good luck dear :)

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  16. Congrats and All the best on this achievement :) Hugs and Cheers !!! :)

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  17. Are u serious? You started to write only 4 months back! I thought you were writing since forever! keep scribbling :)

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    1. Well, I have been writing only since 80 days now :0

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  18. Congratulations Ananya...Keep reaching for the stars :)

    S for Safe-Random Thoughts Naba

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  19. Many many Congratulations dear!! May you achieve even greater heights!! Will just hop over to the interview!

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  20. Wishing you much continued success!

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  21. It is amazing that once you started to blog you moved so fast! Congratulations on finding something you love to do and doing it well!

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  22. congratulation.. may you achieve more and more success in coming days :)

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  23. That's awesome! Congratulations!

    http://carolsnotebook.com

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  24. Thats cool.
    All the best for the forth coming years too . More power to ur pen !

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  25. From the A to Z challenge--congratulations on your blog! It is wonderful to visit you and hear you share your thoughts. I agree with you, blogging quickly becomes a consuming passion.

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  26. Congratulations and all the best with the remaining challenge

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  27. I love this! How wonderful that through blogging you discovered a whole world of writing. Congratulations!

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  28. now that is lovely...that u achieved so much in a small time!!

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  29. You should be very proud! Congratulations and good luck in all your endeavors!

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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  30. It's nice to see you have found your passion...or is that re-found?? :)

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  31. I never read blogs before. This is the first time i am reading blogs of some one. Its a wonderful experience. Sunayana, your writing is wonderful.

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