Updated: Oct 5, 2019
HARMONY THROUGH WRITING | Sharing Stories
Sharing Stories aims at featuring aspiring Authors from across the world to bring World Harmony through Writing. Under this campaign we aim to get into the minds of these talented writers and inspire the world to start spending 15 minutes every day on writing, de-cluttering their thoughts and thereby bringing clarity in their life.
This edition, we are getting into the mind of a confident and determined woman, Sonia Madaan, looking to break the shackles in the society.
Sharing Stories in Conversation with Author Sonia Madaan.
"I am incredibly grateful to the people who encouraged me to fulfil my dream of becoming an author. A special thanks to Sairee Chahal Ma'm, CEO and Founder of SHEROES, the Only Women Community App and Shiny Hoque, the community manager of Aspiring Writers Community who guided and supported me. A sincere thanks to my entire family and friends who have always encouraged me to keep going." Sonia Madaan
interesting character from your book?
Ria! A passionate girl, who takes a bold step to leave her home, breaking stereotypes to take charge of her life and follow her dreams.
Tell us a bit about your family, likes and dislikes as a person.
I am a mother of two kids and wife to a loving and caring husband. I like to encourage and inspire others. I dislike the baseless social norms still prevailing in our society.
According to you which are the 5 books everyone should read and also Who are your top 3 Authors?
The Alchemist, Make Love Not Scars, The monk who sold his ferrari, Life is what you make it, I am Malala are the books I would recommend all to read.
From what I have read so far, According to me, the best Authors are Sudha Murthy, Robin Sharma, Ruskin Bond.
"Read a lot, be open to criticism and write what you enjoy. Help each other learn and grow." says Sonia Madaan when asked on what she would like to suggest to other young authors.
Can you share a few lines from your book and maybe give a bit of background?
This book is a collection of 5 stories, some stories aim to inspire readers, while the others are aimed at creating much needed awareness about baseless social norms prevailing in our society over ages and look towards eradicating them and the book also is committed to keep the readers entertained.
Rapid Fire Round
Favorite Place, Person, Food, beverage….
Himachal Pradesh is my favorite place. (Nature attracts me). My favourite person is Sairee Chahal, founder of Sheroes, empowering women from all over the country. I prefer Indian veg meal, good for soul and body. In beverages, anything besides aerated drinks.
Your other Talents….
Singing, dancing, drawing sketches.
Your First Love….
Of course, my husband.
"Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought was possible."
What if Round
What if you had to live with only three things all your life, what would the three things be?
Air, water and food. One can't survive without them.
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What if you were given the power to change one thing from this world, what would you change?
What if you had all the money in this world, what would you do first?
Buy a house for my parents.
"I believe most beautiful thing a woman can ever wear is her confidence."
"After this interview Sharing Stories team would also like to thank and appreciate the efforts made by SHEROES in empowering Women in the Society."
We also take this opportunity for a special mention, Sairee Chahal, Founder, CEO of SHEROES – a community platform for women, offering support, resources, opportunities and interactions via Sheroes.com and the SHEROES App. Sairee is credited with building up women at work and future-of-work conversations in India, besides building a strong technology play to solve the problems of gender disparity in India.
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