Let me begin by saying Namaste! Thank you for sparing the time to drop by. I hope you will enjoy your visit here. I believe that life is a never ending quest and when we find what we have been looking for, we find peace. Many of us may spend our entire lives searching for that elusive something. I thought I had achieved all I could ever wish for when I became a physician. But that was only partly true. A few years ago, I discovered a creative side that was clamoring to be let out; one that wished to weave stories and poems about life’s varied experiences. So I began writing and haven’t stopped since.
I was born in the dead center of India, but had the privilege of spending time both in the north and south. Therefore I was able to sample and absorb to some extent the vastly diverse cultures and languages of both these regions (the very quality that imparts tremendous richness to our country’s heritage,) —a phenomenon perhaps not seen anywhere else in the world. After immigrating to the United States in my early twenties and spending several years in this country, now whenever I travel back to my homeland, I find I appreciate my roots a lot more. Still there is so much to see and learn, that a lifetime won’t suffice. I try to bring this amalgamation of the east and the west to my writings and spice them with the various flavors of life.
I have written three novels and a novella so far– The first novel, a romance with a cheeky and feisty heroine, was released in 2013 and received great reviews. It has been re-released as ‘Inconvenient Relations’. Its sequel Now and Forever is also available now.
My second novel titled The Accidental Wife, a romance with a twist, was released in March 2015.
Milan- A Wedding Story, a novella, released September 2015, is exactly what the title suggests. I wrote it to give my readers a behind the scenes perspective of what exactly happens during a traditional Indian Wedding.
My newest effort; a collection of poems and short stories Under the Shade of The Banyan Tree is available now.
I welcome your thoughts and comments.
Simi K. Rao