In conversation with Novelist Ira Trivedi

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Puja Bhattacharjee | June 8, 2016


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Ira Trivedi is an Indian novelist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur and speaker. Her recent book, There is No Love on Wall Street (Penguin, 2011), was released at the Jaipur Literature Festival by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Diaz and has been translated into Greek and Spanish. Her other published works are What Would You Do To Save the World? (Penguin 2006) and The Great Indian Love Story (Penguin 2009), both translated into several regional languages. Trivedi has delivered talks at top schools and colleges including IITs and IIMs, on topics ranging from becoming a writer to pursuing non-traditional careers. Her first book What Would You Do to Save the World? was inspired by her real-life interactions with the glamour world at the age of 19.

The book I am reading right now:
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

My favourite book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

My biggest strength: Being stubborn

My biggest weakness: Sense of taking risk

The person I admire the most: It changes on a daily basis

The person I despise the most: No one

One thing nobody knows about me: I am a sportsperson

I want to be remembered as: A writer

My advice to the young generation: Be free

Right now I am busy with: Writing a TV show

My fitness regime includes: Yoga

My greatest challenge so far: To write India in Love

My favourite vacation spot: Bali

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