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Interview: Blogger And author Priyanka Nair

Today i am gonna share a short interview of  Priyanka Nair, a mental health awareness blogger and  the creator of Virtual siyahi.

Me:  Why blogging?

Priyanka:  I used to write a lot since my school days, then I picked up poetry as my hobby and in 2016, I eventually came across creating an online diary and spreading my thoughts to the people around me. I created my free blog and started blogging absolutely clueless about the blogging arithmetic.

Me:     How the transformation did took place from finance to psychology?

Priyanka: I am actually laughing at myself when I read this question, I have been a continuous learner, and trust me when I say this Stock market was my first love, I used to trade, I was a certified Mutual Fund advisor once and also cleared four groups of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), I was working with an MNC even after my marriage, but as I said writing was my hobby and I am a very sensitive person. Hence when I developed my niche as Mental Health awareness, I wanted to learn more about it and trying with my attempt by research on psychology.

Me:  I have come to know about your illness and about your depression as one of the consequences through your writing, now i would like to ask you to share some experience from depression days and what impacts it has left in your thoughts? 

Priyanka: It was in 2016, I was diagnosed with a worse for of tubercular and I had 14-17 tumors around my food pipe, abdomen and liver, it was difficult for me to even breathe. I was working, doing well in my career, my beautiful baby girl was 2.5-year old that time and we represented a perfect happy family. Suddenly this disease hit me and I had to quit my job, I had to undergo several tests, scans, biopsies to confirm it is not cancer and it is curable. 
The pain the trauma it bought was unexpected as I used to lie unconscious for hours and could not pay attention to my baby, could not be normal, could not get up, could not work. I started feeling depressed, it was my daughter's one question which changed my perspective, as mom took care of me and my daughter, she asked her what if mama never gets up, who will hug me and feed me nani (grandma)? 
Something inside me pumped and I got my calling.

Me:    How did you overcome it?

Priyanka: I overcome it because I WANTED to, yes Will Power is a basic factor for anyone to overcome or go done in any situation. I never wanted to be a story of misery and wanted to be known as a strong woman, that's what I became.

Me:   How is the experience of the journey as a blogger?

Priyanka: It has been a wonderful ride I would say as I have faced a lot of criticism, bickering, snide comment, appreciation, lots of love, a complete emotional package which only helped me to grow as a person and learn a lot in life.

Me: How are you feeling after being an author?

Priyanka: I still feel as if I am dreaming, but with this Blogchatter challenge, I have discovered my own potential and abilities and I want to work more and contribute more effectively with my pen in my hand.

Me:  What motivates you or your real life motivations?

Priyanka: My daughter is my biggest motivation, when she sees me doing work from home she feels secure and happy that my mama is working hard but she is there for me, which motivates me to work more, hustle more.

Me:    whats your  your philosophy of life?

Priyanka: Live and let live, I know a very old philosophy but it works for me. We have a lot to deal with already, people around us are struggling a lot already at least we can try to make this world a better place to live.

Me:  what are the obstacles you have faced during blogging?

Priyanka: I was not aware of the proper blogging structure, terms, it works so it was very difficult for me to expand my reach but keep patience worked for me.

Me:   Challenges faced while publishing the first book.

Priyanka: Editing and proofreading was the biggest challenging task while publishing my very first book, as a newcomer in this field I was very hesitant, doubtful and scared of the reviews and feedback.

Me:  Why people should visit your blog?

Priyanka: If you want to read something which could connect with you if you want to have a wonderful time discovering yourself and understand that why you should take charge of your life, I invite you to be my guest :)

Me:   How will you define yourself?

Priyanka: I am a very simple person; I keep it simple in everything I do. I feel grateful for everything I have in my life and only thrive to be a better version of what I am at present.

Me:   Favorite pass time? Hobby?

Priyanka: The writing was and writing is my hobby and now my passion and purpose of life, so I am enjoying my hobby. Apart from writing, I love to dance and play guitar.

 Me:  How do you manage time for blogging?

 Priyanka: It is a little difficult with a baby by side and of course a family to manage. Although it a myth surrounding a SAHM mom (Stay At Home Mom) that being a mom blogger is the easiest task any mom could take up, but let me tell you it is really a difficult task one it comes to sustain.
You have finished an assignment but your baby needs you, your thoughts are pouring out of your mind and you just want to write it down but you have to cook, these are a very basic example. But just like other mothers, I manage it when my baby is in school or when she is sleeping. rest of the time I just reply to the comments and check updates.
I need a peaceful and silent environment to write effectively and I don't want to miss out mother-daughter time, hence it is all about time management and balancing.


Me: At the end I would like to know about your fav author and poet.

Priyanka: My fav author is Paulo Coehlo and latest poets crush is Kahlil Gibran


Book Review: 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier You

Title: 26 Days 26 Ways for a Happier You

Author: Priyanka Nair

Publisher: Blogchatter

Price: Free

Format: Pdf

Page: 72

Genre: Psychology, Mental Health

Language: English

Book Blurb:

“Life is not a bed or roses” as we all have heard this several times but the journey becomes toughest one when ones fight starts with the self. Not only the society and the outer world rather each and every activity of our lives leave powerful impacts in our thought process and sometime some of those leave negative impacts too, this is life and this is how the flow is continuing, sometime it becomes really tough to overcome those negative impacts, those not only make us perplexed rather sometime misleading also, so naturally the most important part of our lives should be an introspective views towards life, properly analyzed activities, decision making power, ability to distinguish the difference between the right and the wrong views and to lead a life identifying own abilities and the drawbacks with the change of time and phase of life and this book will help you to polish your thought process and to make necessary changes so the outcome becomes a happier one.

My Views:

“Know Thyself” is one of the powerful mantras of life, though it originates from philosophy and contains deeper spiritual views but yet in this mundane world applying the mantra can help you to better understand the life and its flow.
As lots of my research articles have been published in many national and International journals of psychology I really enjoyed reading this book, what I have noticed in the human characteristics is most of the human being are suffering from lots of mental problems in life and the first and foremost reason for it is their not “so clear idea” about themselves and the book starts with the chapter where author has given it first priority so that it helps the readers to progress gradually with a strong base. Where in the book the author has discussed the issues we should first take care of ourselves, specially our mental activities on the other hand she has discussed how to handle the negative vibes form the outer world.
The major portion of the book has been focused on “self” issues which I have found much necessary, without knowing ourselves properly how can we make such a long journey of our lives? “Realization” is one of the most vital issues of our lives and it should start with “ourselves”, if the individual human being become capable enough to find out the loopholes and the positive sides of their thought process so naturally they will be able to remove those loopholes and thus it will result to have a happier life with insightful views helping to concentrate in making the positive ones more condensed.
In some of the chapters the author has shared her personal experience which will not only help the readers to connect with the author more deeply rather a real life experience will help to generate some thought process towards life.
Mental illness is nothing an uncommon issue of this present era where the phrases “competitive world” and the “first moving era” always chasing the people, sometime we take “stress” very lightly but the “stress” also can result an unexpected major problem in later life, like this there are several more which can be torturing in the future, focusing on these lightly taken issues the author has tried her best to create an awareness among the readers.


Logically I have not found any drawback in the book but so far my personal experience is concerned in the field of psychology in that view point I would like to say that in some chapters it should be better if the author would have explained more, those who don’t have proper knowledge about psychology or those who are not mature enough can find it to some extent tough to connect with the contents, otherwise in a broader field and for the matured ones this book is excellent.

About the author:

Priyankar Nair is presently perusing her Doctorate in psychology, after working in many MNC’s for long eight years. After overcoming depression during her illness days the impact was positive one…she realized the mental problems of human beings observing how some people are making surrender in the journey of life, how some are leading life with proper aim and goal and some are fighting with themselves for not having a way to direct their thought process, this book is the outcome of that impact and also her observation power of human lifestyle.

She started her journey as an open diary blogger and gradually she discovered about creating mental health awareness and at presented she is very much focused in it which resulted in getting featured in SHEROSE India and women with gift International.

Concluding Note:

To have a life with satisfaction, having a good focus and to realize the life more deeply and to identity if you are suffering from any mental problem this book will surely help you a lot helping to grow an insightful view to your own life and the surroundings.

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   It has been written as part of the Blogchatter Book Review Program