Vyomi Malik

Name:  Vyomi Malik

Birth date: 19th December

Academics: Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Pune University and M.B.A. in Finance from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies Pune (Gold medalist)     

Hobbies: Reading, writing, blogging, travelling, adventure sports and theater

1. When did you find yourself lost in the world of words? 

My love story with writing began with a hate story. As a child, whenever we would vacation as a family, my mother would hand me the dictionary as well as the thesaurus and ask me to write about the trip. I remember trying everything to avoid those mandatory writing sessions. What started out as dread, soon blossomed into inseparable love! Writing will always be my first love. My first short story won second prize and was published in Maharashtra Herald as part of a competition for children when I was in class VII.

I will also always be inspired by my late paternal grandmother (Dr. Shanti Malik) who was a prolific award- winning Hindi author. I hope to follow in her footsteps someday, albeit in English.

2. Do you believe that self-experience is important to keep your pen flowing? What motivates you to write and just keep writing?

If self-experience was the only means of expression in a writer’s palette, then the emerging picture would rarely burst forth kaleidoscopic colors. I surely wouldn’t have written articles on parenting if it was only about firsthand experience! In my opinion, empathy and observation are essential, as there are stories all around us waiting to be told.

Writing gives me immense peace. So for me it is a case of chasing my bliss while playing with words. It is also recognition from platforms like Syahee, feedback from my family, supporters and my readers’ comments that motivate me to keep on writing.

3. For a writer, how important it is to be a good reader?

Reading is the life force flowing through writers’ veins. A writer’s life sans reading is akin to a pen whose ink has run dry. Just as the flow of ink is key for a pen to write smoothly, so is reading for a writer to keep honing his/her craft. As a writer, my mantra is always read, read and then read some more!

4. What are your views on feminism?

I’m longing to be witness to an era when there is no need for this word. I think one should aim to excel at whatever you undertake and let your work do the talking. Your gender doesn’t really matter but your work ethic and passion to achieve your dreams do. Just don’t give up and your efforts will be recognized sooner or later.

5. A message for budding literature enthusiasts... 

Dear literature enthusiasts, do you know why you are the most awesome people? The future of words belongs in your hands. You have immense power to shape the future of reading with your choices. When you read and spread the love of the written word, you are ensuring this legacy is passed onto the coming generations and not lost amidst the challenges of everyday life. Whenever you have a minute to spare, be it on the ride home, stuck in traffic or just before bedtime, just read and grow with your only true friends for life- books.

If you’re a writer looking to get your work noticed, then learn to embrace rejections. They are the countless stones you will have to step upon in your journey as a writer, before your work is appreciated. So just keep on going, for nothing can keep the passionate away from their passions. 


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Mixed Emotions

Posted by Shi on September 18, 2017 at 6:27pm 0 Comments

Can't seem to let go. That same very little finger that held onto my hand is now loosening it's grip. Want to hold onto it tight and never let go. Don't want to feel the emptiness. A roller coaster of emotions. Knowing that letting go is inevitable and perhaps for the best. Mixed emotions of sadness sometimes overpowering the feeling content and happiness, watching the child take.baby steps towards being a man.


Posted by Isha joyce on September 18, 2017 at 2:06pm 0 Comments

Shadows never scared but the the lit skies ...
Thou it rained but tender was it's fall..
Thou it stormed yet was considerate after a while,
The sun raged but did calm ...
A hatred unknowingly known ... would never manauever to the lanes that once walked by...

A steep fall to a blind vision thou hard a hit but deep were it's impact.

Isha Joyce...


Posted by Mansi Shethji Sonik on September 17, 2017 at 7:01am 0 Comments

ખેતીનું ખૂન

ખેતીનું ખૂન મારી આખો સામે.

હું ચશમદીદ ગવાહ,

જુબાની ક્યાં આપું ?

પહેલાં ...

રસાયણો ફેંકાયા ખાતર રૂપે,

નહેરની શિરાઓ સુકાઈ, શહેરો જેવી વોટબઁકો માટે.

જમીનો કપાઈ ,

અચાનકજ નોન એગ્રિકલચર બની,

કાળી ફળદ્રૂપ ઢેફાવાળી!

બંજર બની.

વિશાળ બંગલોમાટે.

મૂંગા ઢોર જેવા ખેડૂતો

બોલવા મંડ્યા

એટલે ફાળ પડી પેટમાં


અંતે લોહીથી સીંચી જમીનને ,

આપણા ખેડૂતો ના લોહી.

માટીમાં… Continue

વર્ષોએ અનિલ અને રમેશની આંખો વચ્ચે મુંબઈ અમરેલીનો પાંચસો માઈલનો પટ્ટોપાથરી દીધો છે

Posted by syahee.com on September 15, 2017 at 5:57am 0 Comments

( અનિલ ( 6 - ૧૦ -૮૫ ના દિવસે ) અમરેલી આવ્યો. લગભગ વીસ વર્દ પછી ,અમે એક જ દિવસમાં વીસ વરસ પહેલાના સમયને જીવવા બાથોડીયા માર્યા.રેલ્વે સ્ટેશન પાસે એક ઝાડની નીચે એક બાંકડો હતો ત્યાં અમે કાયમ બેસતા. બાંકડો અને ઝાડ અમારા સુખ કરતા દુઃખના વધુ…


સીધું સટ - 2

Posted by a. j tanna on September 14, 2017 at 6:48am 0 Comments

રોજ સવારે છાપામાં લૂંટ, ખૂન, રેપ, અપહરણ, હડતાલ, લાંચ, છેતરપિંડી, છેડતી, લડાઇ - ઝગડા.. વિશે વાંચુ ત્યારે વિચાર આવે કે આટલાં બધાં ઉત્તમ, સુઘડ, સંસ્કાર,નારી સન્માન..વગેરે વિશે watsapp માં viral થતાં msgs કોઈ પરગ્રહવાસી કરતા હશે..!
-અલ્પા જીતેશ તન્ના

સીધું સટ - 1

Posted by a. j tanna on September 14, 2017 at 6:38am 0 Comments

પાણી થી ભરેલાં રસ્તાઓ પર વાહનો ચલાવતાં ચલાવતાં જે લોકોને આજુબાજુ ચાલતાં લોકો નજર નથી આવતાં ખરેખર તેમનાં મગજમાં મોટા ગાબડાં હશે..

-અલ્પા જીતેશ તન્ના

Words Not Spoken

Posted by Aparna Mukherjee on September 14, 2017 at 4:35am 0 Comments

A change I can feel,

My world came to a standstill,

No clue of how,

It happened to me.

It took me by surprise,

The glitz when I see in my eyes.

Love silently knocked my heart,

Feelings I was unaware,

A phase I thought to be so,

The depth I never came to know.

To say him the unsaid words,

Finally when I realize,

And then I get to rise,

Words fell short,

His eyes when met with me,

A surge of love ran through… Continue

વરસો અનરાધાર...

Posted by Ketan Motla on September 13, 2017 at 11:48am 0 Comments

જીતવું માણસનો સ્વભાવ છે. કોઈપણ ક્ષેત્રમાં સિદ્ધિ પ્રાપ્ત કરવી, સફળ થવું હર કોઈને પસંદ હોય છે. તમારી આવડત કૌશલ્ય દ્વારા રમત જીતી શકાય. વળી, પૈસાથી ભૌતિક સુખ પ્રાપ્ત કરી શકાય પરંતુ માણસને જીતવાનું સાધન માત્ર ને માત્ર પ્રેમ છે.

માનવમાત્રને પ્રેમ કરો. પ્રત્યેક જીવ પર કરુણા રાખો. સામેની વ્યક્તિ તમને ગમે તેટલી નફરત કરે પરંતુ આપણે પ્રેમનો પ્રવાહ અવિરત રાખવો.…



Posted by Janki Raval Jani on September 13, 2017 at 9:27am 0 Comments

અનંત અથાગ અસીમ અને અપાર

શબ્દો ની મર્યદા બસ થઇ છે પૂરી

પ્રેમ ની માપણી તોયે છે અધુરી


સુરજ નો તાપ ને ચન્દ્ર ની શીતળતા

વચ્ચે આમની છે સૃષ્ટિ તમામ

આની પણ પર છે પ્રેમ તારો

એને મારા શત શત પ્રણામ


જન્મ નું રુદન ને મરણ નું આક્રંદ

જીવન ની બસ આ જ છે વ્યાખ્યા

રંગ પૂર્યા છે તે આમાં અનેક

તું જ મારી વ્યાસપીઠ ને વ્યાખ્યાતા


ઝરણાં ની મીઠાશ ને સમુદ્ર ની ખારાશ

જુદા એકમેક થી છતાં જરૂરી સમાન



Walk by me...

Posted by Isha joyce on September 13, 2017 at 4:02am 0 Comments

Walk not ahead of me nor behind but besides ..and hold me before a fall..
If I trip dust awaits while being held the heavens beckon..
Listen to a silence of words thou wants to say yet fears the say..
A shoulder to lean while the weight of these tears stream in..
Isha joyce..

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