Spotlight On Writers
- Where, do you hail from?
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
The greatest thing about a home is where you look forward to returning, just to be. Home is not necessarily made of building materials on a particular piece of land. Every step taken in peace, joy, and gratitude, anywhere, is home to me. My actual home, where I live, sometimes has visitors, and they all say one thing, as soon they enter my house – It’s so peaceful here as if we have entered a meditation hall or a Buddhist temple. The energy we create around us lives where we live, and where we go. We can be home even being away from our home.
- What turns you on creatively?
The beauty of nature, love and sorrow, literature and art, the sufferings of mankind, the animal world, and our planet.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
My favorite word is Mindfulness. Eating, drinking, walking, talking, breathing, working, and interacting mindfully with others can make a huge difference in our lives and heal our planet. Here is a short poem on mindful breathing.
Breathing mindfully, I know,
my breath is the anchor of the ship
of my mind and body drifting
in the ocean of the universe.
- What is your pet peeve?
Regrettably, I have a few. Lack of integrity, disrespect, and unkindness make me sad. But if I were to mention one that irritates me is when my house is messy.
- What defines Kalpna Singh-Chitnis?
She is a simple human being, a mother, a seeker, and an animal lover, who loves life the way it is. She likes nature, meditation, writing, gardening, cooking, making movies, and more. She takes on the challenges of life, even ‘NO’ for an answer, only to turn it into a ‘YES.’ She is aware of her limitations and potential and knows that her true self is grander than her physical and professional identities.
Trespassing My Ancestral Lands is in the making.
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