Prachi Garg- Interview Session

  1. Tell us something about yourself.

I am a true blue Mirandian, who loves travelling and writing. During my MBA from Great Lakes Institute of Management, I started http://www.Ghoomophiro.com, it was that time, I faced few challenges, and this actually made me to interact with few of these inspiring ladies, which I penned down in superwomen. At ghoomophiro, we organize solo women travel and corporate team events. The USP of organization is that we do not have fixed packages. Instead, we curate each and every trip based on our client requirements and interest areas. I also go out for workshops on entrepreneurship and take up lectures on the same with e-cells of various management and engineering colleges.

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  1. Why writing?

I think, writing is in my genes. Since my childhood, I used to write about my thoughts in letter to editors column of various magazines. I always thought to write and infact, I started a fiction some years back, which I left in between. May be I will complete it in few months and revisit it. Writing is a way to let my emotions come. It is in fact an outlet of my state of mind at that very moment.

  1. Who is your biggest influence?

My parents, who have always influenced me to dream big, and work hard to achieve those dreams. Their methodologies to take up lives ups and downs have been indeed inspiring for me, and I feel lucky to be born and brought up in such an inspiring and positive envoronement.

  1. What is scenario of publishing in today’s date according to you?

I think people are becoming more receptive towards self-publishing too unlike past, where traditional publishing was the only mode. It feels good to see, that many people are moving to e-book publication only as well. We have more choices these days, if we want to get our voice heard.

  1. Who is your favorite author?

I always like inspirational writing. This is the reason, I enjoy reading Sudha Murthy, Richard Branson, Paulo Coleho. Most of their writings have some deep message that inspires you to dream big and execute your dreams. Their books can be easily related to our daily lives.

  1. Anything about your book “Super Women”?

Book title: Superwomen

  1. Author: Prachi Garg
  2. Publisher: Srishti Publisher
  3. Month of publishing: Feb 2016

Book is available in leading book stores and on Amazon. Book is also available on Kindle.

My debut book Superwomen is a collection of journeys of 20 women entrepreneurs who made big in their lives at an early age. It encompasses their journeys, challenges and their unique way to overcome them. I have been fortunate enough to interact these women entrepreneurs and learn something from them. Another USP of the book is the variety genre of the business these women are into. On one hand, book has stories of Richa Singh from your dost, Medhavi Gandhi from happy hands from social fields, whereas Richa Kar from Zivame and Anisha Singh from Mydala; both from e-teller market has been featured. Each story is unique in its own. I strongly feel, every woman who aspire to do big in her life should read the book.

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  1. Why did you decide to write it?

During the days when I  started my startup www.ghoomophiro.com, I came across certain challenges, it is when I realized that are these challenges unique to me or other Indian women entrepreneurs of this age group faces too. This is when, I interacted with these superwomen and penned down the book, so that it can help other aspiring entrepreneurs.

  1. Tell us about a fictional character which resembles you the most or you want to become like that.

For me, it is Jane from Charlotte Brontë novel “Jane Eyre”. Part of me  adores the novel and Jane herself because Brontë illustrates her emotional maturity throughout the novel. As I read it, I could understand her feelings of loneliness, yearning, hopefulness, and self-assurance as she grew up. Jane’s self-confidence completely assured me that I have to stand up for my beliefs and feelings, even if they don’t agree with those of others. I also greatly identify with her struggles between doing Good work and waiting for the life she imagined years prior, and waiting for things to be alright in life.

  1. Are you planning to come up with more books?

Yes, My next book “Better Halves of Start-ups” is the journey of couples who chose to start something on their as cofounders. This book brings out the ups- and downs in relationships when your better half becomes your professional buddy too. It has been observed that in relationships where couples partner up in building their own enterprise, an equation of deep thoughtfulness for each other’s situation build naturally. For people working in different environments, it often becomes difficult for the counter-parts to understand and appreciate each other’s circumstances of both achievements and challenges.However, couples who are starting up together know exactly what the stress of risks and decisions are, understand the excitement of each big and small milestone accomplished on the way and can share the emotions more intently. It is also very natural then, that circumstances at home also become a lot more compatible and equal. Sharing of responsibilities, time and opportunities is far more appreciable when the principle emotions are conjoined. This is what gets many relationships to fruit stronger after coming together at a professional front. Bursting the myth of risks involved with such association, the rising trend is dismissing the traditionally declared threats of mixing work and home. However, the new-age think tanks of the country are beaming with their spirit to create their own norms of what works, both in their personal and professional equations, inspiring many dreams in the lives of those who have not yet dared.

“The better half of start-ups” brings out such lovely stories of 20 enterprising couples. It should be soon out by end of this year.

  1. How can our readers connect with you?

I shall be happy to take up any sort of queries/feedback from my readers. I can be contacted at

Facebook page- www.facebook.com/authorprachigarg;

Twitter- www.twitter.com/prachimadri

 

 

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