about writing and other such passionate matters


Sonia Rao’s idea of paradise is a beautiful garden full of different types of gel pens and writing paper and a muse ‘on call’.  Sadly, such a paradise does not exist (it does not!!!) except in her vivid imagination and so if you should talk to her and find her ‘spaced out’ don’t worry too much or send out for reinforcements. She must be on one of her ‘trips’.  And she’s hopeful that those trips will result in some worthwhile writings.  You see, she loves to write about ‘Writing’, when she’s not working on her novel.

On Planet Earth, though, Sonia lives in the busiest of cities, Mumbai, which gives her innumerable opportunities to observe people and learn more about life; and then share this knowledge. Do check out her sometimes-humorous and sometimes-poignant view of life in Mumbai in ‘life in the city’ collection.

Sonia likes to believe she is ‘high-minded’ but strangely, her fave hobby is thinking up torture devices for those autorickshawallahs who consider the roads to be their personal spittoon. Who knew?

Come over to Facebook, too, and say hi to her.

21 thoughts on “About

  1. hi sonia! found you on nanowrimo… under ML section for india… hope to stay connected to you through the month of november… i see you are from mumbai, i stay in gurgaon. see you around. are you participating in nanowrimo this year?

  2. just noticed, “Earth on Fire”! All the best!

  3. WhimsicalEpiphanies on said:

    Hi. I found you on Nano too. Happy writing! And lovely ‘about’ page. Give the rickshawallas hell!

  4. Gayathri Manikandan on said:

    First time here. That’s a well written and good looking blog 🙂 Loved the description about yourself!

  5. Jitesh Jaggi on said:

    Jitesh Jaggi here….
    Met you at Asatic Library today
    Reading your stuff here…good going 🙂

  6. Hey! Thanks for the follow! You’ve a beautiful blog! Hope to see you again 🙂


  7. Irfan Syed on said:

    Hey, Sonia. Checked out your blog, seems nice and relevant, so started following it. And see you’re in Bombay, where I’ve stayed for 20+ years and love. So, another thing that connects us. 🙂

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  9. Hey Sonia! We met at the Quaker meet last Sunday. It was great meeting you and cooking together as we were in the same team.
    You write great stuff. I would love to read your e-book, that you had mentioned about. If you could give me your email id wherein I could drop a mail for the same?

  10. Hello, Sonia 🙂 Thanks for following me and letting me know of your existence.. happy to meet a determined and passionate writer 🙂
    And, I like your About page 🙂

  11. Hey Sonia, awesome blog! I was wondering if you’d seen creative writing resource It’s free and helps millions of aspiring and professional writers globally. Keep on writing 🙂 Angela

  12. shreya chipkar on said:

    Hello Sonia,

    Shreya here from Arka communication
    We are looking for collaboration with authors/writers.
    Can you please share your contact details or your email id so that we can discuss this further.

    Thank you 🙇

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