Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Day 24 - What attracts me on love
But as some teachers once told me, if you still have time, never leave a question unanswered. Write something, even if you aren't too sure.
I love the idea of love. The ache, the insomnia, the deprivation, the envy, the insecurity - all of it. I suffer, but not that I'd wish it away.
Like everyone else, or mostly everyone, I have had my share of small and big crushes. Of the grown-up years of my life, I've been in and out. I've been to reserved or shy enough to let it pass, I've been shameless enough to drop hints at every chance, I've been hypocrite enough to admit it not even to myself, I've been coward enough to shudder away and then give in.
But all in all, it's worth it all!
Too serious, eh? :)
An alumnus of Indian Statistical Institute, Sinjini Sengupta is an Actuary by profession and a Writer, Painter and Public Speaker by passion. She writes in several literary genres ranging from social columns to poetry, novels to screenplays, and has won several national and international awards. As a poet, she won the national level English Poetry contest – Rhyme India – hosted by Times of India in 2016 and several of her poems got published in Feminist anthologies like She The Shakthi, etc. In fictions, her story won at the South Asia FON contest to be published into an anthology. One of her stories made into a short-film got selected at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, 22nd Kolkata International Film Festival among many others and won best film award in Caleidoscope (Boston), Best Director in Kolkata International among many others. As a scriptwriter, she won the Best Screenplay award in International Film Festival PickurFilms among 550 films from across the globe. As a Columnist, Sinjini writes mainly on emotional well-being, gender issues, social reforms and parenting in a plethora of publications including Huffington Post, Speaking Tree – Times of India, Youth Ki Awaaz, Anandabazaar Patrika, Readomania, Our Front Cover, Baby Destination, World of Moms, Feministaa and several popular magazines. She was recently awarded the prestigious Orange Flowers Awards 2016 (RU) for her social columns. She won the coveted “Iconic Woman Award” at the Women Economic Forum in May 2017. Sinjini was a finalist at the Quarter-Finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2017. Sinjini is now working on her debut novel, Elixir. Sinjini’s blog can be found at: https://sinjinisengupta.blogspot.in/