“Embrace each chapter with an open heart,” said the author of Siyappas of Being 20 – Suhani

 Q 1 Tell us more about the book. 

Siyappas of Being 20 is about navigating the Rollercoaster of the Twenties” In the vibrant tapestry of life, the twenties stand out as a kaleidoscope of experiences, trials, and triumphs. Welcome to the world of “Siyappas of Being 20,” where every page unfolds a new chapter in the adventure of self-discovery.

Q 2 What are some of your life’s passions?

My MBTI is INFP and if you know about MBTI then you will know. I want to try a lot of things in my life, quite literally everything that I can before I die. 

Q 3 A piece of advice for the readers, please?

Amidst the siyappas of life, embrace each chapter with an open heart. Remember, life’s story is uniquely yours to write – make it a tale worth telling.

THE SIYAPPAS OF BEING “20” is a story where the author, Suhani seeks inner peace and aims to shed the burdens that hinder her path to self-discovery with a desire to bring positive and impactful changes in her and others' lives.

Q 4 What inspires you to write? Describe your writing process.

 I always feel unheard when I talk and that the listener isn’t listening to what I am saying, they are hearing what they want to hear. So, I write, because a true reader understands.

My writing process was quite easy because I never thought of it as the task of writing a book. I thought of it as a way of journaling my life. 

Q 5 Please share memorable incidents from your teenage life.

There are many and I am sure if you read my book you will know.

Q 6 Your book is about finding inner peace and traveling freely on the path to self-discovery. Can you share your daily ritual for balancing your life?

Give time to yourself and think before you act. 

It might sound cliche but I have an affirmation I stick by ‘Everything is going to be okay in the end, if it’s not okay yet it’s not the end yet.’ 

People are complex so before trying to figure out someone else, figure yourself out first.

Q 7 Tell us about the first book you read that made you cry.

 I am not gonna lie I am a big fan of fiction and one of the first books that made me cry was “The Notebook” by Nicholas Sparks. I still clearly remember Allie and Noah.

Q 8. Given the complex publishing process in India, how was your experience?

The publishing process isn’t that hard if you find a good publishing house.

Q 9 Describe a lesser-known aspect of Suhani.

After writing the book, I don’t think I have a hidden aspect anymore. I have tried to express myself through my writing in the book as I couldn’t do so while speaking.

Q 10 When did you decide to become a writer?

It’s not like I had an awakening of becoming a writer. I have been journaling since 8th standard and it has always been on my bucket list to get my book published.