Life is to be enjoyed, money is to be used,
Passion is to nurture, duality is to be abused || Dr DV ||
In this mysterious life, one thing is certain and that is “Uncertainity”. There is no set path to follow. We follow our beliefs and that too keeps on changing with our experience. I wrote my first creative piece when I was in class 9th. That short story started a never ending journey. Although writing wasn’t the full time subject, but scribbling poetries and stories continued. In 2008, I completed my Engineering in Power and then worked for two years. The poetry was still somewhere behind the curtains. In 2010, I joined a B-school in Gurgaon in hope of a new chapter. To my surprise the talent behind the curtains finally came in front. In 2011 my first book “Words of Love” got published. That revelation of the possibility of becoming a writer has been the oxygen ever since. After the Post graduation, I worked for 2 more years and then pursued a Doctorate in Management Studies. In 2016, I had completed my doctorate to become Dr. Diwakar Pokhriyal.
On the writing front, ever, since 2011, I had a thirst to write and write incessantly. Writing has been my friend and my voice. In 2011, after completing my first poetry book and touching it after the publication was an inexplicable feeling. That sense of happiness, gratitude and belief turned the life upside down. My foray into poetry was unplanned, but now I am taking steps to enhance my skills and trying to learn more and more. The anthologies have always been a great help for me as a writer. As of now, being a part of more than 80 poetry anthologies gives me immense pleasure and insight about my own writings. My poems are in various websites and that gives a boost to my writing.
Writing has also given me the moments of disbelief, one such moment was winning “Poiesis award for English Literature-2014”, the other one was getting ‘Aagaman Young Talent Award – 2015. Then getting a glimpse of greatness was just astonishing. Clicking a picture with Gulzar Dehlvi, Sandeep Nath, Neelam Saxena Chandra, Dr. Kunwar Bechain and many more celebrities has raised my ambition and self belief about being a writer. It all happened due to writing.
Getting interviewed for different websites/ blogs and for the newspapers is something that I would have not even dreamt during my school days. When I gave my first online interview, I was wondering what to say. The same happened when I had my book launch in Lucknow along with Neelam Saxena Chandra Ma’m. The moments inspire you to do more, to improve and to keep writing.
Music has also always been my friend. Since my childhood, music has given me the moments of solace. And when I learned guitar during my college time, it has been another dimension. I have also written and composed two songs ‘Dekha tujhe dekha” and Lets spread the love”. Let’s spread the love has been a part of the MTV indie website. Playing guitar is fun and it is just amazing how everyone around enjoy the same. Playing guitar during the events has given me experiences, appreciations and blessings. My YouTube channel ‘A Writer – Diwakar Pokhriyal” has the videos of my poetry recitation, as well as the songs. Music connects with us more quickly than words and the rhythm flows into us touching our soul. So in the end, I would like to thank everyone that has helped me in my journey. The readers, the publishers, the mentors, my friends and also my family. I know there is still a long way to go, but I am sure I will enjoy every bit of the journey. I will leave you with this Hindi two liner.
वक़्त की दीवार पर निशान बनाएँगे, बादलो के ऊपर हम मकान बनाएँगे,
खुदा भी आए जो धरती पर, उसके मोहल्ले में ग़ज़लों की दुकान बनाएँगे || Dr. DV ||