Speaking to BookChums, the author spoke about her journey from being a graphic designer and copywriter to being a feature journalist with a leading newspaper of the country.
She credited her bent towards blogging to her mother and her father-in-law. “My mother and later even my father-in-law used to tell me stories, from their life’s experiences. I was itching to offer the world all the tales they’d shared with me.”
Talking about the ten short stories that Vibhuti compiled for her debut publishing, she said “These pieces of fiction are essentially true stories written out of my personal, my mother’s and my father-in-law’
Vibhuti shared her view on short story collections vs. full length novels and confessed her liking for short stories from the desk of Khushwant Singh, Rabindranath Tagore, R.K. Narayan, V.S.Naipaul, Guy de Maupassant and Salman Rushdie. But talking about novels from new writers, Vibhuti said, “I enjoyed reading Amish Tripathi’s Immortals of Meluha and am a big fan of Ashwin Sanghi’s works. Also, Mr. Oswald Pereira’s recently published novel Newsroom Mafia is next in line for reading’.
A graphic designer and copywriter by profession, Vibhuti Bhandarkar began blogging a few years ago and ended up churning a fast-paced and delightful collection of ten short stories, Not Totally Unbelievable.
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