Vasudha Chandna Gulati is a writer, blogger, reviewer and an editor as well. An Honours Graduate in English from Delhi University with a Masters Diploma in Marketing from Dehradun, she has donned many professional hats. She is presently based in Gurgaon after having lived in Bangalore, Chandigarh and New Delhi. In each of these places she found many opportunities to challenge her intellect, through painting, writing, teaching, or in a leadership role in marketing at a mall.
A voracious reader, her passion for reading began at the age of four. She loves words, the nuances associated with sentences and marvels at how imagery can be woven with the combination of the two. In 2014, she redefined herself into the role of a story writer as there were numerous stories brewing in her and she finally sat down to put ink to paper. Her first short story, Unfound – Searching for Home, was first published in Defiant Dreams – Tales of Everyday Divas by Readomania in 2016, this book was selected by Oprah’s Book Club List 2.0. Two of her stories are also housed in the recently published WriteIndia Stories, How Blue is My Sapphire won her the first place for Anita Nair’s prompt and I’ll Climb a Thousand Mountains third for Ravinder Singh’s prompt. Her articles can be found in Times of India Lifestyle, The Shri Ram School’s parent magazine Strings and her poetry, in collections like Stree-Shakti and UnBound Emagazine. She has finished working on her first editorial project for Readomania.com a soon to be published Anthology titled: Twilight’s Children – Chronicles of Uncommon Lives. She is now working at her first novel, a tale old and new, of a man lost and a mother found.
She attributes her good sense and strong moral make-up to three defining forces in her life − her mother, Mridula Chandna’s strength, her liberal schooling at the Welham Girls School, Dehradun and her husband, Namish Gulati’s innate faith in her abilities. She has inherited her passion for writing from her father, Sheilendra Chandna, a published poet and author. She counts being a mom to two great teens who are confident empathetic individuals as her biggest blessing in life.
She believes the world is full of sadness and goodness in equal measure. Her contribution to making the world a better place is through words, one at a time, which she hopes will fill the abyss and make people more empathetic towards one another.