Surely you must have heard of the Bards of the Blogosphere by now? If not, I don’t understand it. We’re all over the place. You’ll find us everywhere. Facebook, Pinterest, you name it. We (because I’m a member too), are a group of Indian-based bloggers, randomly brought together by Blogadda, the Indian blogging hub. We are co-writing a novella. It’s more than two thirds underway and is an exciting story of drama, intrigue, romance suspense and…..well, you’ll just have to read it to find out. The Bards are taking part inthe Game of Blogs, an activity promoted by Blogadda to #CelebrateBlogging. Let’s meet the Bards, one by one. Lasr Wednesday, we met Dr Roshan Radhakrishnan. Thursday, we met the vivacious Divyakshi Gupta from Mumbai. Friday, we met the multi-faceted Priyanka Roy Banerjee! Saturday, it was the turn of the enigmatic Nupur Maskara. Sunday, we had the talented Sulekha Rawat. On Monday, we had a little break from the ‘Bard A Day’ series as MBB welcomed historical fiction author Anya Richards. Today, we’re back to the Bards and I’m happy to introduce you all to Arpita Nayak. Arpita is one of our quieter Bards. Unlike myself, for example, who practically doesn’t know how to keep quiet. Arpita is one of those Bards who prefers to let her writing do the talking.
Can you share a little about yourself?
A very confused person basically- wanted to become a painter at the age of 5, started learning classical dance at 10, thought of becoming an engineer at 16, ended up becoming a garment (fashion) technologist at 22, joined a B-school at 24 and now I am working with a bank. One thing that has remained constant like the Pole Star is my love for writing. I am an introvert by nature so love to express through words. Emotions are my forte.
How are you enjoying being a Bard of the Blogosphere?
I am definitely enjoying being a Bard of the Blogosphere. It might sound a bit bookish but it’s like water contained in many containers connected together. We have different perspectives and thought process but at the end we are connected by the same level of creativity and enthusiasm.
How does it feel to co-write a novella? Have you done this before?
One take away I had from two years of MBA was that creativity and teamwork cannot go hand in hand. But, thank God for this wonderful opportunity given by Blogadda, I am proved wrong. The way our team gets over differences in individual perspective and gives way to collective effort is commendable. Everyone is respected and supported.
Do you know the ending to the story?
Yes I do but won’t tell. Readers have to wait and watch 😉
Can you sum up this experience in a Tweet sized sentence?
#CelebrateBlogging, the best experience a blogger can have.
Chapter 1 – Princess’ Day Out
Chapter 2 – The Weekend Brunch
Chapter 3 – The Journey
Chapter 4 – The Phone Call
Chapter 5 – Through the Eyes of a Stranger
Chapter 6 – The Princess and her Pied Piper
Chapter 7 – Shadow play turns real
Chapter 8 – Mysterious Tattoo
Chapter 9 – The Confrontation
Chapter 1 – I’m coming to get you, Princess
Chapter 2 – The evening before
Chapter 3 – A Good morning
Chapter 4 – Trigger happy
Chapter 5 – The Calm before the storm
Chapter 6 – What lies beneath
Chapter 7 – Pandemonium
Chapter 8 – Whodunnit
Chapter 9 – The Divulgence