Ananya Roy [yakkudimag]
What is your favorite genre? Can you provide a link to a site where we can read some of your work or learn something about it?
yakkudimag.blogspot.com ..this is my blog.
What is your creative process like? What happens before sitting down to write?
I think about the plot,then the time period,then the place,and then go to google search to know about the place in that very time period,the habits,the attires,the antiques,in short I do a full research on it..then I start writing..I just star..then it flows in a smooth way.
What do you think are the basic ingredients of a story?
A credible plot..a realistic ambiance..credible characters..in fact..whatever character it is ..positive,negative or gray shaded..but it must be portrayed correctly.
Are you equally good at telling stories orally?
Very much..I am a good story teller.
Deep down inside, who do you write for?
To satisfy my own perception.
Is writing a form of personal therapy? Are internal conflicts a creative force?
I strongly agree..I can sketch my own frustration and by the fictitious way,I can write my desired solution of that very problem..may be I can find the resolve with my own perception..writing makes me relaxed a lot.
Does reader feed-back help you?
Very much..as I have to satisfy their perception also..by their feed back..I can give what they want.I am a writer of Fan Fictions in India forums..I have huge number of readers.
I am known as yakkudimag in india-forums.com.
Do you participate in competitions? Have you received any awards?
Not yet..but I write regularly in forums.
Do you share rough drafts of your writings with someone whose opinion you trust?
Yes..to one person..I share..only one.
What has been your experience with publishers?
Yet to face a publisher..
What are you working on now?
Currently I am working on various topics,like India in Pre-independence era,reincarnation,today's complicated life,human feelings..etc etc.
What hobbies have you got?
Reading,cooking,painting,writing,horse riding,listening music..etc etc.
Which actor would you like to be?
Tabbu..classic,contemporary and strong.
If you were sent to a deserted island, which book, CD and film would you take with you?
Book---Midnights Children/Satanic Versus/5 Point Someone/Kapal Kundala
CD--Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan/A.R.Rehman/R.D Burman.
Film--Sharabi/Abhimaan/Cheeni Kum/Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna/Dil Se/Rules-Pyar ka Superhit Formula..
These are my options..I will make a lucky draw in each segment...to choose.
A simple pleasure that for you is quite big or important.
I am alone.and nobody is there to disturb me.
How do you respond to telemarketing calls?
I just say ,"SHUT UP."
Are you an ex-smoker? How did you quit?
I am still a smoker.
It is 5 pm on a typical Sunday: what are you doing?
Depends on my mood..totally..
Reading/Swimming/Chatting/ Watching TV/Smoking/Partying or Walking around the terrace..
Something in which you are completely incompetent.
DRIVING..not even CYCLE.Trust me..I really don't know.
Of what are you an addict?
No such addiction.
What toy gave you the best moments of your childhood?
No such toy...I was never fond of such things.
What was your favourite primary/secondary school teacher like?
Teachers of English and Physics in my High School Days.
How did you meet your current boy/girlfriend?
Never had any such relation..yaa..I have lot's of Boys..as friends..I met them in coaching center..college..and in relative circle..and in daily life..so many people are getting friends..just like that..but no such person..
What was your first vehicle?
A Toy cycle..when I was 4 years old..that's it...and no other vehicle.
Your New Year resolutions.
I really don't make plans..seriously.
Is there any superstition that makes you change your behaviour?
Does knowing someone's zodiac sign help you to better understand that person?
I don't need to know the zodiac sign,sometimes the surrounding situation makes a person to behave unlike his or her zodiac features.So,it's not necessary to know someone's zodiac sign.At least ,I don't need to know that.
Please list something you have not yet done, but that you would definitely like to do someday.
Para gliding,Rock Climbing,under water diving..well..I am sure about the under water diving..but not sure about the first two choices..as I have a serious problem of VERTIGO.
In your lifetime, what is the best news you have ever seen printed?
Not yet printed.
To which other place in the world would you move without hesitation?
A bad habit you have overcome.
I stopped arguing,as it has no use..let people say..let them advise is huge amount..I just hear and do according to my will..
A word or expression that you love.
Maitri..my sister when makes faces..I really love that.
A word or expression that you detest.
When Aishwariya Rai smiles fully..when her 32 all out..I really hate that..she looks like monkey, according to me.
Which animal do you prefer for company?
What do you imagine yourself doing for your retirement?
I really don't make plans..
If you were to return reincarnated, which real-life person would you like to be?
Sushmita Sen without the various men of her life.
What do you have in your wallet right now?
On my study table.
How do you kill time?
Reading,writing,painting...and COOKING...I tell you..cooking is a very good stress buster.
In which city do you live? What are your favourite and least favourite things about it?
I am from Kolkata.
Favourite--Well..the wider and bigger domain..means,Proper Kolkata and the neighbouring places are well connected and have the same facilities..like..Salt Lake and Barasat..almost have the same facilities,where in Bangalore..only the Bangalore is developed..then Mysore ,so remote from B'lore.No hard feelings folks from the B'lores..just comparing.
Least Favourite--Political involvement in everything..whether in School,or College or..in..I mean everything..and hampering the interest of the common people by the extra political activeness..
A YouTube video about something that was significant to your life.
Well..no such video..only use for downloading movie clips and video songs..that's all..
Where have you thought of going for your next holiday?
Madhupur or Goa.
If the ticket price for a football match is twice the regular price for those 12 years of age or older, and your child turned twelve yesterday, what age would you say your child is?
I would say 12 years.No intension to lie for some amount of money.
And main thing..I am not at all interested in Soccer..so..no chance to go for such a fiasco.
If you were a millionaire, what would be your charitable work?
Charity begins at home..I strongly believe that.
Your sins and virtues.
I strongly believe the Theory of Relativity by Albert Einstein,everything changes according to the frame of reference.So,my salient features can be said as VIRTUE or SIN according to the person's perception and the respective situation.
I have heard many things about my character from various kind of people..they said me..
Arrogant,High Headed,Cold Blooded,Diplomatic,Humorous ,Poise,Calm,Wild, Angry,Stubborn, Confused,Contradicting,Good Hearted,Kind, Neutral,Intelligent,Intellectual,..etc etc..
Please list three important words for the world today.
Vision,Peace and Love.
What will your epitaph be?
Love me which is too easy,or hate me which is too tough,but you can't ignore my presence in your life.