Akriti Bhartia is an author of Conversations between the little girl and the panda. She lives in Mumbai.
Tell us about the idea behind the book?
Everything in one’s own self starts with awareness.
Idea behind the book is to make people aware of the mind-body connection and also that we ourselves have the answers to our own questions, we need to look inward and also connect to our true selves and art makes it easy for us to do so, it can evoke feelings and make us ponder. This book is a perfect portrayal of art being used as a medium to express simple learnings.
Your favourite character from the book?
Though my heart beats faster with the little girl’s innocence and curiosity, but definitely can’t deny my fondness for the Panda.
As for me it’s like “Panda knows it all.”
What did the process of writing this book teach you?
Everything in life is a journey- journey of growth, evolution, experiences, learning, you need to take the first step, keep moving forward and it continues as long as you want it to.
And it also has the potential to open up new doors for you on its way, now it’s your choice what door you want to enter in what phase of your journey.
What inspired you to write this book?
My personal experiences and learnings have played a big role in inspiring me to write this book.
5 books one must read in a lifetime
-The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy
-Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Book by Francesc Miralles and Hector Garcia
-Tuesdays with Morrie Book by Mitch Albom
-The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself – Book by Michael Alan Singer
-The Secret -Book by Rhonda Byrne
A book that had an impact on you, which helped you in writing this one?
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Book by Charlie Mackesy
Tell us about your publishing journey in 5 words.
As Stated in my book:
“Umm…circle of life?”
“It’s the journey of learning and growing with experiences.”
Tell us about your plans? Planning a new book?
Learnings are endless, the more you do, the more you learn. And so are unanswered questions. Definitely want to plan a new book.
What is a literary success for you?
It is as simple as picking up a pen, starting to write and making it available for the readers to read.
A message for all the readers.
You are a master of your own destiny, take a journey inwards, all the answers are lying there and take the next step to start a new journey. Sometimes the answers are very simple, we just need to find them inside us.