Mumbai based, Saloni Goradia is usually found reading a book
with a hot cup of coffee. Writing a novel had always been on
her bucket list, and eventually “Encoded” was born making it a
reality. She is always fluttering, doing whatever her heart
desires. She has been a certified pilot, a clinical nutritionist and
a tutor apart from her love in porcelain painting, trekking in
Himalayas and writing poetry and stories.
She’s a voracious reader, with an overwhelming love for
stories. Writing stories and poetry is her passion that she takes
seriously. Professionally, she is a tutor and a clinical nutritionist.
Let’s dive into the interview with Saloni Goradia to know her
journey behind, ‘Encoded Tale of Forbidden Words.’
- What inspired this idea?
I have always loved mythology and navigated through various
Indian myths, legends as a child which made me feel that
somehow our ancient myths are always all about good versus
bad. Time has moved on but our psychology is still highly
stereotyped subconsciously. That thought turned me on, to
take up an initiative through fiction to challenge our mentality
on a journey that is laid on the blurred part between the Good
- What was your impression of your first draft when you read it?
I had an irrational fear when the first draft was ready. I felt it
wasn’t appealingly stimulating enough. Hence, I kept editing till everything fell into place.
- Which part of your story connects the most with you? Why?
The character Trilochana connects the most with me. Her
profound clarity of thoughts, sound resolution and sanguine
persona significantly transcends the limitations and
presuppositions of cultural norms
- What makes your book the one to read?
The fact that it shows various shades of perspectives, if one
chooses to stand between the blurred path of stereotyped
good and evil. Without prejudging any side, you will experience
rainbow of different shades of colors. It sails you through the
spectrum of the unknown myths and legends, superficially
touching on parapsychology and metaphysics.
5. What was the best advice you got while writing?
To never skip the chaos of your inner mind, never avoid the
noise in your head as the original ideas are somewhere in
there. As things that come uninvited into your life always do
bring surprises along. Hence, just calm that little voice and
organize your thoughts linking them one after the other.
- Who’s your all-time favorite author? Which book of his/hers made you fall in love with them?
My all-time favorite author is Emily Bronte. All her books are
precious to me. Wuthering Heights is the book that still makes
my heart skip a beat.
- What is your evergreen tip to the writers out there?
Hone your skills, be ready for the time when that phenomenal
idea or inspiration hits you. Never wait for that perfect moment
to come your way, just make yours.
- Do you have another plot brewing?
Strangely, an idea does exist with a faint sketch in mind which
is yet to be weaved into a story.
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