He is some­one I met through won­der­ful “Blogstar by fbb”, the per­son who is known for help­ing hands and giv­ing his read­ers “Slice of real life” — Sourav Agar­wal. 

I thought to share his inter­view for my read­ers to get to know him more here…

Describe yourself 

To know thy­self” is the great­est knowl­edge of the world. I am still in quest of myself beyond what I am today. Yes, I am aware of my strengths, weak­ness­es, and lim­i­ta­tions. I prefer con­tin­u­ing my jour­ney over rest­ing on my lau­rels. Fur­ther­more, I am a sim­ple, open-mind­ed guy who believes “Live and Let Live!”

How and when you started blogging? 

I start­ed blog­ging in 2012 when I found myself offi­cial­ly unable to write what­ev­er I could wish at work­place. (FYI, I am a pro­fes­sion­al writer and edi­tor for mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.) I bad­ly need­ed a per­son­al plat­form, some­thing out­side of Face­book, to pen open let­ters, crit­i­cal arti­cles on cur­rent affairs, my obser­va­tions, small things which we tend to ignore in our busy day-to-day lives, and some­thing about myself because I believe that every­one has sto­ries to tell.

Inspiration behind your blog?

Blogging/writing is a men­tal exer­cise for me. Writ­ing about the things which appeal to me or strike my mind is an inex­plic­a­bly heal­ing joy. The over­whelm­ing urge to sit at my desk with the lap­top (when­ev­er pos­si­ble), write some­thing sub­stan­tial and have a mug (not cup) full of tea is what keeps me inspired for blog­ging. Need­less to say, blog­ging is a pop­u­lar medi­um to reach out to a big­ger world out­side of my com­fort zone in a short time. Def­i­nite­ly, it is the inspi­ra­tion.    

Other than blogging what makes you feel relaxed, your hobbies?

My oth­er hob­bies are read­ing, and watch­ing sen­si­ble movies (includ­ing Bol­ly­wood off­beat films and Ben­gali art films direct­ed by the stal­warts of Ben­gali art house cin­e­ma). I feel one with myself while indulging in the­se two hob­bies oth­er than writ­ing.

In 3 words describe yourself

Dis­ci­plined. Humane. Cre­ative. 

One great achievement?

I was schooled in Ben­gali medi­um in a sub­urb of Kolkata. I was very poor at writ­ing and speak­ing in Eng­lish until class 12. When I took up hon­ours in Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture at col­lege, a pro­fes­sor in the Eng­lish depart­ment of the col­lege advised me to take up any dis­ci­pline oth­er than Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture sim­ply because I had almost no grip on the lan­guage. How­ev­er, I did not feel dis­cour­aged. Rather, I took it pos­i­tive­ly and came a long way. Today, I am a mar­ket­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion edi­tor in an inter­na­tion­al organ­i­sa­tion. If I am not wrong, it’s my achieve­ment. At the same time, I do believe that I have many mile­stones to achieve.          

One dream you are waiting to come true?

My dream is to be a pub­lished author. I have many sto­ries to tell about my mom and myself. I had a dif­fi­cult child­hood, a child­hood of depri­va­tion. If I ever hap­pen to author a nov­el or novel­la, it would be titled “When My Father Died…” 

Why people should follow your blog (what’s special and what’s the motto)

I start­ed blog­ging to write pri­mar­i­ly for myself. With time pass­ing on, I began to con­nect with a broad­er audi­ence from dif­fer­ent walks of life. Apart from lifestyle top­ics, I write about cur­rent affairs, open let­ters, crit­i­cal arti­cles and star­tup sto­ries. I take a dif­fer­ent take on the things. For exam­ple, peo­ple called ‘Piku’ film (star­ring Deepika and Amitabh) a road movie and a sweet father-daugh­ter rela­tion­ship sto­ry. But it was nei­ther of the­se two. Please take a look at my write-up about Piku film to know why peo­ple should fol­low my blog. There are sev­er­al instances of how my blog is unique. FYI, I also write about wom­en empow­er­ment and injus­tices to wom­en in our soci­ety. For instance, http://www.sliceofreallife.com/2013/12/26/rape-of-minor-girls-in-the-name-of-religion/

Follow Sourav on social media as he is really spreading great knowledge.

Slice of real life

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Thanks, fbb Blogstar for con­nect­ing me to the per­son whose heart is of gold, this post is also con­nect­ed to #fbb­SpreadThe­Joy series #fbb­Se­cretKid.

 

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14 Thoughts to “Slice of real life — Sourav Agarwal”

  1. It’s good to know oth­er peo­ple from the same indus­try. Loved your ini­tia­tive of writ­ing about a fel­low blog­ger. Thanks for shar­ing. 🙂

  2. Mrinal

    Real­ly moti­va­tion­al i must say! Loved read­ing the inter­view! ?

  3. That’s a touchy arti­cle. It’s an inspi­ra­tion too! The best pos­i­tive thing I liked is that inspite of all odds you kept mov­ing for­ward and now an inspi­ra­tion to oth­ers! More pow­er to you! God bless.

  4. It’s great to know about fel­low blog­gers. Great way to build a strong com­mu­ni­ty. My best wish­es to Sourav.

  5. Wow. I love read­ing about fel­low or senior blog­gers coz we get a lot to learn from their life expe­ri­ences

  6. Anchal

    Hope his dream about being a pub­lished author comes true. Best of luck.

  7. Hap­py to know about Saurav aggra­vat­ed and glad that u fea­tured him

  8. How amaz­ing and inspir­ing he is! Despite being edu­cat­ed in Ben­gali , he took up the chal­lenge of Eng­lish Lit and is on a great path today.

  9. Shaila

    This is so cool, and infor­ma­tive will pass this on to friends who are start­ing blogs

  10. Papri Ganguly

    Best wish­es to him. It is great to know about him.

  11. Prerna Sinha

    Such an inspir­ing per­son he is, thanks for shar­ing his work!

  12. I always feel inspired by read­ing the sto­ry of fel­low senier blog­gers… All the best to him.

  13. Shubhada Bhide

    I real­ly love read­ing your posts and glad to know about him. He is so inspir­ing to every­one who wants to start in blog­ging.

  14. This is a won­der­ful fea­ture of meet­ing a new per­son blog­ger here. Amaz­ing per­son­al­i­ty.

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