Never lose hope – Sayantani Basu

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A short and sweet introduction of yourself. *

Hi. I’m Sayantani Basu, an 18 y/o Bengali girl who loves writing, singing, reading story books and cooking (sometimes). I love painting a lot because painting keeps me going. It’s like gasoline to my engine.


When did you first start writing? *

When I was 15 years old.


Do you remember what you wrote first? *


“Even though The tiny speck of dust Decided to blind her vision, The gust of wind Blew her wings away, She continued to fly And reach her success Eventually engraving her name And proudly announcing, ‘Per Aspera Ad Astra'”


How did you get interested in writing? *

By reading story books of different genres and writers.


Who or what has been inspiration? *

John Green’s The Fault in our Stars


Who are your favorite authors/poets? Why? *

Nicholas Sparks and John Green because they write stories with angst and a pinch of happiness. Agatha Christie because she writes mystery helluva great. Durjoy Datta and Chetan Bhagat with their romantic novels. JK Rowling with her world famous Harry Potter series that literally causes goosebumps on my skin.


How do you feel when you write? *

I feel like I’m in a different world where only me and a lot of books exist.


What are your other hobbies? *

Singing, Reading Story Books, Writing (of course), I love cooking food which my family members appreciate a lot, I paint too- portraits, sketches, sceneries, landscapes etc. And professionally, I do tuitions so teaching also falls in the category of hobbies.


How did you feel when you got your selection mail? *

I felt really shocked and then I called my mum up and showed her the email asking her if it’s real or not. When she read it out loud I started feeling all types of emotions a person naturally feels. Excited, nervous, happy, and then extremely happy for myself.


What do you think about poetry? *

I think it’s the best way of expressing one’s feelings. Say it be anger, depression, anxiety, sadness, happiness, love, hate, every different emotions and feelings.


Do you think rhymes are important for poems? Why so? *

Not always. Poems can be without rhyming words too. Depends upon the feelings that the poet wants to show.


A few words for your readers? *

Please appreciate my writing and I promise to improve my writing further in the future. Thanks! 🙂


What do you wish to say to budding writers? *

Never lose hope. Try to give your best to what you’re doing and you’ll get the fruit of your hardwork which will make you twice as happy as you are if you pour all your goodwill and hard work to whatever you’re writing. If not today. Tomorrow definitely you’ll get your chance to prove yourself.


Thank you for your valuable time. Hope you had a nice time answering us. All the best for your future endeavors.

Thanks for selecting me and giving me an opportunity to shine bright. Hoping for the best outcome! Fighting!

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