What would you do if destiny twisted the road you took? What if it threw you to a place you did not want to go? Would you fight, would you run or would you accept? Set across two cities in India in the early eighties, ‘Life is what you make it’ is a gripping account of a few significant years of Ankita’s life.
Ankita Sharma has the world at her feet. She is young, good-looking, smart and has tonnes of friends and boys swooning over her. College life is what every youngster dreams of and she also manages to get into a premier management school for her MBA. Six months later, she is a patient in a mental health hospital. How did Ankita get here? What were the events that led to this? Will she ever get back her life again?
Life has cruelly and coldly snatched that which meant the most to her and she must now fight to get it all back.
It is a deeply moving and inspiring account of growing up, of the power of faith and how determination and an indomitable spirit can overcome even what destiny throws at you.
A tale, at its core a love-story that makes us question our beliefs about ourselves and our concept of sanity and forces us to believe that life is truly what one makes it.
During her school years Preeti studied in Kendriya Vidyalayas all over India, due to her father's constant job transfers, and this contact with different cultures and languages may have had an influence in her later interest for Sociology. She started developing her writing skills since an early age, but only considered becoming a professional writer after she created herself a blog in October 2006. The number of page hits on her blog increased day by day, and readers throughout the world suggested her that she should consider publishing her texts.
In 2007 she wrote a couple of articles for MetroScan, a local magazine, and in the beginning of 2008 she was invited to start contributing regularly to the newspaper Times of India. On this same year she wrote articles for Reader's Digest "Joy", and had her articles republished in various other Indian newspapers and magazines. Encouraged by the favorable reception of her first publications, she decided it was time to dedicate to a larger project, and began writing her first book, a collection of narratives based on real life incidents, some of which had been previously posted on her blog in a shorter form. It was launched in October 2008. Her second book, a fictional novel about an Indian girl named Ankita Sharma, was published in January 2011. Her plans are to become a full-time writer. Preeti is a poet, too —her poetry was published in the Sulekha Book Series— and a self taught artist who paints in water colors and oils but also works in mixed media.
In February 2009 she moved with her family (husband and 2 kids) to Norwich, UK, where they lived until October 2010. They relocated back to India and currently she lives in Bangalore.~ From Wikipedia
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Author Preeti Shenoy Publisher Srishti Publisher Publication Date Jan 1, 2011 Binding Paperback Language English Pages 209 ISBN-10 9380349305 ISBN-13 9789380349305