‘A woman got molested in the city bus, our city has become the crime capital, increasing crime rate against women’, are some of the frequently mentioned headlines by the news agencies who publish daily journals. Well, are these the characteristics of our Incredible India? The news reports are flooded with the fact that women are still subjected to ill-treatment at various places and are still the favorite prey of hunters of humanity. Women are an integral part of the society but the irony lies in the fact that when they should be appreciated for the contributions made by them, they are still objectified and disrespected.
I, being a member of the female community was always very reluctant to get my community the respect which they deserve. More than that, we only need equal opportunities rather than being given reservations in different domains. It served as an incentive for me to work towards bringing a change in the society and ensure that the current scenario doesn’t prevail for long. I know that this isn’t going to be a cake walk but I want to bring a change in the society by using the power of words and this is how the author in me was born. Even before working on the plot, I had decided the title of my book, which is, ‘And she decided not to give up’. The title is itself suggestive of the fact that every woman is her own hero and has got the ability to conquer any obstacle that comes in her path of glory.
I had started to prepare a blue-print for my book and in around one month I had a rough plot ready in my mind. I did not discuss the idea of writing a book with anyone till then. Simultaneously, I was also working on my second start-up i.e. Events mosaic and had launched an internship drive for the same. It was the orientation day of the selected interns and eventually the place where I had met Abhinav (Co-author) for the first time. After communicating with him, I could see the zeal in him to work towards his dream and realized that he is a very dedicated individual. Initially, he had started to work as a business development intern. However, he was also good at content writing and worked towards drafting business proposals. One day, we were randomly having a discussion about life and I was simply amazed to see his level of understanding and clarity of thoughts. I had found a person with whom I could share my idea of writing a book and the plot behind it. I had discussed the idea with him and he replied, ‘We are surely doing this’.
We had started to pen down our thoughts once Abhinav was done with his first semester examination and by the end of December, we had prepared a final draft of our plot and chapter wise flow of content. In the month of January, the first month of the New Year, we had set-up our goal of completing the book by April and had started to work on our book. We used to discuss the plot on the week days and isolate ourselves from all the possible distractions on the weekends to write down the content. We always shared our thoughts with each other and reach a point of mutual acceptance before finalizing anything. We used to stay connected via Social media. We had our tuning set right. On an average, it took us 5-7 days to complete a chapter and sometimes even less. By mid April, we had completed the initial draft of the book. We both had then devoted two weeks towards editing of the book. In the first week of May, we had submitted the final draft of our book with our publisher, OnlineGatha.
So, here I am, starting my journey as an Author. It is a story of a young girl who had suffered a lot and still had the courage to break the shackles of disappointment and heartbreak. It is through her determination and will power that she was able to follow her passion and didn’t become another victim of the game called ‘destiny’. The name of the lead character is Nithya. Hey! I am Nithya. I am coming on 12th September to meet you all. Don’t judge my story by reading the brief introduction given above, do give it a read.
Oshikka’s Message (Author) – I have a small message to give to our society, “Behind every successful girl is a father and her family, who trusted her and not the society”. Everyone should pursue their dream and passions and explore their being. Life is a beautiful journey, Live it!
Abhinav’s Message (Co-Author) – Always believe in yourself and just remember the fact that don’t let others opinion or actions define you. Your reaction to them will always define the extent to which they are successful in their act of de-motivating you. You are unique, cherish it!
Tip to all budding Authors- “Duniya ka subse bada rog, kya kahenge log”. Do what you want to do and always be in love with that. Apart from this, make a plan for everything before you start writing. Your thoughts should always be your imagination and don’t get influenced by others. Lastly, isolate yourself from all probable chances of deviation while writing the book.
Pre ordering for the book to start on 12th September,2018!
Facebook Page Link- https://www.facebook.com/AndSheDecidedNottogiveup/
About the Author-
Oshikka lumb is a women entrepreneur and has co-founded 2 startups
Markitiers and Events Mosaic.She hold a post graduation degree from Lady Sriram College.She is a TEDX Speaker and has judged many competition across Delhi-NCR.She has been declared as the Youngest Author of Delhi University. This is her debut novel and is giving strong message to the society through her writing.
Abhinav Arora,Co-Author of the book is a second year student of Delhi University pursuing Bachelor of Economics.