Aparna Arvind – Co-author, Wafting Earthy

Aparna, a mother, facilitator, author and an enthusiast loves to read, watch experience and write almost everything about what this magnificent life offers to us! She manifests her thoughts, ideas and opinions through writing. Her published kindle novel La Visit and her blog penflock.blogspot.com is a proof for the same.

Having a healthy and positive outlook about the society, Aparna draws her stories and inspirations from her family and her immediate surroundings. The varied opinions of the people she is acquainted with, their contradictory actions, controversial conversations and their different perspectives followed by the interesting narratives provides a plethora of choices for her writing. She is a passionate writer who pens every emotion and every detail into an interesting account!

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We asked Aparna a few questions to get to know her better. Here’s what he had to say:


I have been writing since… 


My favorite author(s) and book(s)? 

Khalil Gibran, Chetan Bhagat, Sudha Murthy, Jeyamohan

My journey as a writer: 

Writing is my way of expression. As a writer, I have discovered profound meaning to life’s happenings.

Why should we read you?

My work allows the readers to enjoy connect and reflect on the choice of their voice.


My favorite genre to read / write 

My favourites to read as well as write have always been the personal narratives, memoirs and travelogue as the journey invokes soulful connections.

What advice would you give young and aspiring writers? 

Pour your heart out without any inhibitions and the best of your writing is born!

Here’s an excerpt from Aparna’s winning story Gratitude that’s now published in Wafting Earthy:

The breeze was cold, moist and carried the scent of Petrichor informing the arrival of a heavy downpour! I was eagerly waiting for the drizzle as the earthen essence filled my senses with memories and drifted away with jumpy thoughts! I sat there witnessing the leaves of beautiful Night queen tree drenched in shower, the only tree in my humble garden, thinking about my pending assignment, the last night argument with my parents, along with the appetising smell of the Rasam my mother was preparing for lunch. They say aromas reminisces happenings and flashes off our past. Do they bring back the emotions?! The loud thunder and my father’s voice grabbed my attention to the now.

As we watched the rainfall and the Night queen tree, my father said, “After the rains, I am uprooting the tree from this place. Your mother and I have been planning for an extra room so that we could rent it and have an additional income”. He looked at me waiting for my denial. A pungent aroma filled the room. I wondered if denial and negativity had a smell, would it be like this? Well, it was the aromatic seasoning for the Rasam that my mother was preparing! How could my father think of such a plan?! He knows that I am fond of the tree right from my childhood.

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