An Interview with Author Aman Talwar – Author of Book The Hidden Gems – Astitva Prakashan

Author Aman Talwar

Author Aman Talwar has ventured into the field of writing with the publication of her first book ‘Weaving Emotions.’ She holds a MBA degree and after her stint as a corporate professional, she took to the field of creativity. Writing was always her passion. She strongly believes that words can create magic and make a difference. It’s this belief that propelled her to turn her passion into her profession. She wishes that she is able to bring to light the priceless treasures which remain an enigma to one and all.

The Hidden Gems by Aman Talwar

The book unearths the bejewelled moments of substance that remain concealed amidst the commotion of the conventional practices pursued as a way of living. It hopes to shed light on those scattered precious pearls, which if gathered in a thread, can be adorned by one and all as their most prized possession. A composition of feature articles and poetry immersed in sublime moments. The Hidden Gems, Published by Astitva Prakashan is now available on Amazon. Click Here to order your copy.

An Interview with Author Aman Talwar

Akhila Saroha: I would like to begin by congratulating you on the publication of “The Hidden Gems.” How has the response to the book been so far?

Aman Talwar: Thank you. From the time the cover of the book was unveiled to the time when the book is out there for everyone to read, I have found an inquisitiveness in my readers to get a copy of it. They are quite intrigued and want to unearth as to what lies in it. I just hope that my writing is able to live up to their expectations and their reading experience is as enjoyable as was mine while writing it.

Akhila Saroha: What led to the idea of writing “The Hidden Gems”? Were there any events that inspired the work?

Aman Talwar: All the facets that I have written about in my book are primarily based on our day to day living. These bejewelled moments are scattered all around us. All I did was tried to unravel the aura knitted around our thought process and carve them into words. I truly believe in the magic of words and genuinely hope that the way the experience of writing this book has helped me elicit these scattered precious pearls, in a similar manner the readers of the book are also able to gaze beyond the accustomed patterns of living.

Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to write content that held relevance for all and also remain objective about them in your collection “The Hidden Gems”?

Aman Talwar: The process of observing the varied aspects of life revolving around us, weaving the divergent line of thinking and stream lining it to give it the right direction is a thought provoking process. But I had a strong belief that since the content of my book talks about those dimensions of our day to day living which we all experience, it will help establish an easy connect. I just tried to bring to light a unique perspective that propels one to look beyond the conventional practices of living.

Akhila Saroha: What are your views about present-day writing? Do you think it does complete justice in depicting human nature in the light of “The Hidden Gems”?

Aman Talwar: I feel writing has evolved over the years. Firstly, I think now we have more number of platforms providing an opportunity to the aspiring writers and at the same time giving the readers a satisfaction to read a variety of content. Now one gets to witness a wide range of literary work spanning from topics concerning the society as a whole and at the same time revolving around the thoughts and expressions of an individual as well. Also, I feel that somewhere down the line, the writing style has become a bit simpler, which helps in establishing a connect with the larger audience. Human nature is like a labyrinth, each person has a different perspective of looking at it and decoding it. Everyone in their own way is making an effort to unravel this mystery and as long as each piece of writing focuses on strengthening the human bonding and bringing out the best in one, it will be justified.

Akhila Saroha: “The Hidden Gems” shows the uniqueness of your style of writing. Are there any authors you enjoy reading or any books that are your favorites?

Aman Talwar: First and foremost, it’s my mother’s literary skills and an excellent command over the language that has made me admire the power of the art of writing and in the ability that words can create magic. I also am an ardent reader of Jane Austen’s novels. I feel her writing transports you into a world where one begins to identify with the literary characters and to top it with such powerful use of language, wherein a phrase itself is sufficient to convey the essence of the story. Pride and Prejudice is one of her masterpiece that justifies the aforementioned.

Akhila Saroha: How would you categorize “The Hidden Gems” as its appeal seems to be to a broad audience?

Aman Talwar: While penning down this book, my intent was to carve it in a way that it has a wider reach. As I mentioned earlier, since this book delves into the diverse dimensions of the human arena, I feel it has in it something that everyone will be able to identify with it. I am hopeful that this relatability factor is able to strike a chord in everyone’s heart.

Akhila Saroha: “The Hidden Gems” has given a powerful introduction to your potential as a writer. Can the readers expect more from you in the future? Please share about your future projects.

Aman Talwar: Thank you for the appreciation. Hearing a word of acknowledgment gives me a sense of satisfaction and encouragement to continue putting in my best efforts. I soon hope to begin work on a new book, maybe this time in a slightly different genre than my previous piece of work, but currently I am completely focused on ‘The Hidden Gems.’

Akhila Saroha: What is the story behind the title of your work, “The Hidden Gems”?

Aman Talwar: With this book of mine I hope to unearth the bejewelled moments of substance that remain concealed amidst the commotion of the conventional practices pursued as a way of living. These facets have metaphorically been symbolised as precious gems. As is the famous saying , ‘all that glitters is not gold,’ similarly we many a times let the significant aspects of life go unnoticed while focusing on the trivial things. Hence, I felt that this title would be able to justify the content within the book.

Akhila Saroha: How easy or difficult was it for you to create the situations in the book and show them from their eyes and also the eyes of a third-person narrator without hampering the readers’ perception in “The Hidden Gems”?

Aman Talwar: I believe that each and every person who would read this book will get a sense as if this is something they all have witnessed at some point of time. Since these aspects are picked from the day to day events that happen around us, it would be easier for the readers to decipher the concept and gauge the perspective with which the book has been written.

Akhila Saroha: In the present time, poems featuring people like your situations in “The Hidden Gems” do not find much mention. What, according to you, could be the possible reason for that?

Aman Talwar: My line of thinking states that human relations and the various facets revolving around the human race are an intrinsic part of this world. Everyone has their own perceptions around it. It’s just that at times we become so engulfed amidst the materialistic trivialities that these significant aspects tend to take a backseat. However, I strongly believe that these human dimensions may become dormant for a while, but will surely emerge as our most prized possession.

Akhila Saroha: If you were to describe your book “The Hidden Gems”  in a few words without giving any spoilers, what would those words be?

Aman Talwar: ‘The Hidden Gems,’ hopes to bring to light those precious treasures that are all around us but remain concealed behind the ‘run of the mill regime.’ I wish that all of us are able to identify these hidden gems and adorn them as our most prized possession.

Akhila Saroha: What advice would you give to budding writers who may be planning to write in the same genre as “The Hidden Gems”?

Aman Talwar: I myself have just begun my writing journey and I am still getting to learn a lot in this process, but I would just like to tell my fellow writers that always continue to believe in your dream, have confidence in your passion for writing and always appreciate the support of your loved ones in this journey as that is the only magic wand that will help you sail through the obstacles coming your way and will help you win the adulation of your readers.

Akhila Saroha: Thank you very much for sparing your time. I look forward to reading more books from you in the future. All the best.

Aman Talwar: Thank you and it gave me immense pleasure to share my thoughts on this platform. 

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