New Delhi: The pandemic has hit us all in ways we could not even imagine. What was once a ‘normal’ thing to do has now become ‘unreachable’. This pandemic has spared no one and artists certainly have faced a setback because of coronavirus. To talk about the same, CitySpidey interviewed Aakansha Parey Kashiv, a writer.
Undeterred by the virus, she looked positive and talked about how being in isolation affects a creative person. She said that this is an opportunity for her to think and do some good work.
She shared, “This pandemic has hit many people. After the pandemic gets over, I would like to meet the people who were infected from coronavirus and write their stories on how they survived the pandemic. I am also interested in writing how they spent their time in isolation.”
“Silence always helps the writer. There are very less activities these days as we are all stuck at our homes. This is a good time for creative people to channelise their energy positively,” she said.
Kashiv also shared her views for the youngsters who want to become a writer. She said, “It is the good time for those who want to pursue his/her career as a writer because of the quiet surroundings. You will not be distracted and you can use this time to polish your skills. There is enough space to concentrate while being confined to one place.”
She also said, “I would like to say that the writing is not a fashion and if someone wants to write then first ask yourself why you want to write and when you want to write then observe your surroundings.”
“Try to practice and read more books which will help you to write and as a writer, try to observe your surroundings first, which will help you the most. Observe your family members,” she added.
She said, “I never thought that I will become a writer. I love to read books. My elder brother was a teacher in Mumbai. I did my graduation with science subject and my parents also wanted me to pursue my career in science. But I didn’t want to do that. My brother got me an admission in one year course in journalism.”
Kashiv touched upon many topics in the discussion with CitySpidey. She also shared her views on writing on social media. “I would advise aspiring writers not to write on social media platforms like Facebook too often. Just like eating ends our cravings, writing on social media can satiate the desire to write. And, you can end up just being satisfied writing small pieces on social media. On the contrary, writing is an art which needs a lot of dedication.”