Hi, everyone! My name is Imli and I’m a first semester student of English Literature at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong. There’s nothing more terrifying to me than to end up as yet another one of those people who start out showing great promise, only to eventually end up somewhere in the gutter, stuck in a stagnant, imagination-stifling job for the rest of their lives. In fact, I can attest to this, without a missed beat, that there is nothing else I’d like to do with the rest of my life besides writing. To be deprived of such a future, for me, would be the equivalent of death, intellectually.
I do a lot of writing–I have been writing for as long as my memories will stretch back; which is why, despite all odds, and in the process abandoning a civil engineering degree course three semesters in, I found myself on the threshold of a new beginning, grappling with the reins of a newfound form of freedom and a seemingly endless world of possibilities.
I intend to post some of my writings on this blog, as and when I feel that something of my creation ought to be shared, with whoever would care to read. I’ve written numerous poems, essays and short stories over the years, besides several futile attempts at full-length novels, all abandoned midway as inspiration petered out. One of these days I’ll manage to finish one and I’ll die a happy and accomplished young man.
My favourite author would be JK Rowling, and it goes without saying that the Harry Potter series are my favourite books ever written. That being said, one of the most powerful work of fiction I have ever read so far would be Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things. Other writers whose works I love/admire include Dan Brown, Jane Austen, Sidney Sheldon and Jeffery Archer among others.