I hail from Rajasthan, a vibrant desert state of India known for its historical forts and palaces; famous for its handicrafts, jewelry and special cuisine.
Most of my schooling was done in Jaipur, ‘The Pink City’. After school I studied in New Delhi to become a Homoeopath (Doctor in Alternate Medicine). For the last 42 years, I have been staying in Delhi- NCR except for 2 years in Singapore where my husband was posted.
What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
My home is in a green and serene apartment complex full of friendly people. I like to keep my home organised and lively…. a place which allows me to be calm and at peace with myself which I believe is important for my creativity.
What turns you on creatively?
Nature is my biggest inspiration when it comes to writing. Also day to day situations/ emotions play a big part in my writing. I write poetry in English and Hindi.
I also love to crochet, draw zentangles (which I picked up during Covid lockdown). I compiled two calenders from my drawings and some of my poetry is also inspired by my drawings.
What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
Life & Happiness are probably the words I use many times in my writing.
Sometimes black and white sometimes colours shining bright with streaks of happiness and laughter Life is a colourful chapter.
What is your pet peeve?
I do not like people with double standards — those who say something, do something else and mean something totally different.
What defines Ruchi Srivastava?
Simplicity and Contentment — Thankful to my parents for instilling these qualities in me.