Hello! Hola! Namaste!
I am your host, Arpita, on Scribbles@Arpita. Thank you for finding my blog and reading this!
I grew up in the tropical climes of West Bengal, quite removed from the political debates that one associates with Bengalis, enjoying my summers with mangoes and Kal boishakhi. I ended up living in Bangalore for 5.5 years after completing college, working first as an analyst and more recently in a managerial role in Unilever. Covid-19 has made me shift my base in the interim back in my hometown and I’m taking each day as a blessing getting to know the town I grew up in all over again. And also, as a tax-paying individual, now I find myself mildly interested in state and national politics, so perhaps in a way, I have come home, literally and figuratively. I also realize the thing that I missed about WB is the sense of community that are characteristic of small towns.
My interest areas are broad and diverse. As much as I like my job in the corporate world, I am a wannabe-manything (yes, I just made that up). I love my plants (currently growing pumpkin, tomatoes, okra and cucumbers), raising little street puppies (have adopted two – one white with orange spots, the other orange-brown). I have dabbled in painting and sketching (Insta handle: @arpitapramanickarts). I also write when I feel like (currently working on my third book, a contemporary novel tentatively called “Paper ‘Ships” in the New Adult genre). I have previously self-published two books: Bound by Life and How I tamed the dragon named fear. When I feel the need for a more visual platform to get my ideas across, I make YouTube videos. You get the drift, I hope?
I have had this blog since 2015 with varying levels of activity. I’ve promised myself I’ll work hard on maintaining this regularly in 2021. There’s no strict schedule that I follow, but you can count on me publishing at least three posts per week. Current interest areas for the blog: writing, books (including fiction and non-fiction), political debates, art and creativity, social responsibilities etc.
If there’s anything that you feel we can collaborate on, please do drop me a note, mentioning clearly how you’d want to collaborate. For example, if you’re a new author and would like to have your work read and reviewed by me, you can reach out. If you’re interested in expanding your portfolio by writing a guest post on my blog, you’re welcome! If you want to talk YouTube, that works too. Let me know!
Last edited on: 18th Apr, 2021