Sulekha is a Mumbaikar, through and through. After her marriage to a dashing Naval Aviator, she moved out of Mumbai, with her belongings packed in trunks, to go live with him in some of the most picturesque coastal cities of India, Goa and Kochi. She now lives in Delhi/NCR with her handsome Pilot and their two grown up children. Her baby Dalmatian, Sparky, is in doggy heaven and she misses her like crazy. Sulekha is a dreamer, healer and writer; loves penning down her thoughts onto the pages of her journals before turning them into blog posts at Sulekha Rawat: Memoirs (www.sulekharawat.com) A personal blog filled with poetry, short stories, real life experiences, articles and book reviews. Sulekha has been blogging since 2010 and loving every minute of it.
Sulekha has published her first book of poems, A Patchwork Quilt, co-authored by her daughter, Shloka. This book is dedicated to her father, and was released in Mumbai on 8th January 2015.
I have contributed a story, Mitr, to the book ‘Chicken Soup For The Indian Entrepreneur’s Soul’. This book was launched on 15 March 2015.
Read my interview at Global Asian Times, where I talk about the meaning of my name, co-authoring with my daughter, who is a practicing advocate, and the reason for writing this book of poems, A Patchwork Quilt.
A double Graduate, Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Library and Information Science (BLISc), with a Post Graduate diploma in Marketing and Sales, yet still not satisfied with all the learning, I went ahead and laid the foundations of my dream of becoming a creative writer by enrolling in the Advanced Diploma in Creative Writing in English.
I will always adore my 11 year old dalmatian baby, Sparky; she is in doggy heaven now and waiting for me at the Rainbow bridge. I miss her a lot.
Here’s the link to my Facebook page.
I am interested in books, travel, social media, creative writing, poetry and blogging. I started off as a science student but ended up being an artist 🙂
I WRITE…My life is my Muse and my Muse is my life. I am a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend and writer, wrapped up into a complicated package called, ‘Me’. I try not to let my writing affect my everyday routine, but it does. Writing challenges and consumes me, it throws my life out of gear and makes everyday interesting and worth living.
I haven’t unraveled all the intricate layers of life yet, but am getting there. I embrace friends and their pain becomes mine, their joys make me happy. I can’t detach myself from those I care about and it hurts me at times, but it’s all an integral part of who I am. I sing off-key, dance with two left feet and enjoy each and every moment of life. Life is interesting and challenging but I wouldn’t have it any other way because, “Life is for living”. I greatly enjoy movies and music.
Books are my passion. I love reading and writing about the Sun, Moon, Sea, Love, Life, relationships, food, clothes……anything and everything under the Sun and above it too. I tweak my writing with humor because a life without some laughs in it is a sad one. My family and friends are my biggest critics and fans too. Hope to share my stories, articles and poems with you all for a long time to come.