Dr. Tarsem gujral- An interface with a novelist

I had never known my father so deeply unless I sat with him for the formal interview. Here is a brief write-up of the long flawless journey of a legend who has weaved his life the hardest way but still stand strong on his ethics:

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Dr. Tarsem Gujral- is a name that people can oath on. It is a common saying among his friends, if ‘Pal’ (an affectionate name given by friends) has said this, there is no doubt or second opinion to be taken on. He is a man of the principles who always believed in ‘you act what you expect’ from others. Hence, he set an example to live a meaningful life full of courage, strong moral values, firm determination and constructive thoughts. He considers his writings as a service to the mankind through which he spoke against injustice, addictions, malpractices and be worthy of the life.

He was born on 10th April, 1950. His father, Mr. Siri Ram Gujral was a successful local businessman and owned a popular shop Gujral Bag House, he was a man of wisdom. His mother Smt. Raj Rani Gujral was a housewife.

Mr. Tarsem Gujral was a keen observer and introvert as a child. He completed his M.A. (Hindi) from Guru Nanak Dev University. His doctorate was on the ‘the contribution of Prem Chand Ji in diverse story time periods’. He was never a businessman and could not take over the family business.  Not being tactful by nature, he led a simple life. He did the job as an auditor in an office which hardly valued his writing caliber.

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PHD degree- A proud moment

He got married to Ms. Santosh Lamba in the year 1970 at a tender age. He chose to name  her as ‘Kawita’ after marriage and rested his inspirations on her. Interestingly, both of them completed their studies  after marriage. They have seen the dawns and shadows of life together. She has always been his pillar of strength .

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Mrs. Kawita Gujral-the betterhalf!

Q1.  What moments made you feel that there is a writer in you?

A: I don’t owe it to any particular moment as it was always there-as a part of my soul. Seeing many deaths of the closed ones in my childhood (younger brother and grandpa) and the tragic partition of 1947 had made me indifferent and shaken. The Hindu- Muslim political partition had left people with their lives upside down and loss of family, reputation and even flesh. It used to bother me a lot.

Our childhood didn’t have any you tube or tabs, the main focus used to be on telling stories. My grandparents used to make me tell stories. Not only them, I was a famous story teller among friends too. Their interest and sparkling eyes while hearing my stories worked as an impetus to me. I used to feel inspired to tell a unique and better story next time. Those story telling days and the feel of a hero among them still carries a special place in my heart.

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Dr. Tarsem Gujral-with his daughter

Q 2. When did you start writing? 

A: My first draft was done when I was in class 9. I made an effort to write a novel. It was just around 20 pages when it lost its life through a visitor at home who took my papers lying on the center table to light the cigarette. That incident annoyed me and made my decision to be a writer stronger.  

Q3. Do you feel reading and writing are complementary?

A: Reading works as a fertilizer. As per Newton’s law, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. One feels motivated by the rich literature written by the great personalities. Furthermore, the thoughts get direction too. I wish to mention here about my Hindi teacher at school who used to say “Although stealing is a bad habit yet if one has to do it so as to read ‘Godan’, one must surely do”. Mr. Prem Chand’s writing skill has always impressed me.whatsapp image 2019-01-27 at 19.38.19jk-rowling-quote

I used to read a lot since childhood. Me and my friends used to rent a book at Re. 1/- and had shared readings of the same book. I recall the magazine “Parag” –children’s story book which used to be our all time favorite.

Our land has produced the legends that have raised voices against atrocities through their writings. Pen is mightier than sword.’ We must read them. Any literature which leaves a positive message for the society always captures my heart. To name a few- Mr. Prem Chand, Kushwaha ji and Amrita Pritam Ji.

Q4. When your literature did get published first?

A: My first poem was published in the magazine “Veer Partap”-Sunday magazine. It was a feeling of immense pleasure. I was even aired for the first time in ‘Yuvvani’ in which I recited my poems. ‘Koi Ek din’, ‘Raakh aur Cheelien’, ‘Danke ki chot par sharafat’ and ‘Phir bhi aas’ etc. are few of my creations. I have even translated English and Punjabi literature. Moreover, I have even done critical appreciation of many books.

I have also been closely working with the TV for several TV programs ‘Kavita Path, ‘Samiksha’ and ‘Goshti’ etc. Throughout my literary ride, my motive has been to get Hindi its due acknowledgement and leave a positive message for the society.

Q5. As per you, what is life?

A5. Life is unpredictable and uncertain yet it is a beautiful creation of God. It is a structure with barricades. We never find our dream life but that doesn’t mean we should stop trying. Although there is no pathfinder available, yet we should struggle hard to find our path. And if one is dedicated, one will certainly find it. Instead of waiting for the destiny, we should create our own destiny.

Personally, life has been unfair to me from the birth till now. Lost my loved ones in this journey. The loss of my young son is the greatest loss which can never be covered. Shattered by heart, I still stand strong with my shaking hands. I am committed to write when everyone is fall asleep. I am devoted towards life. Well, my life is my books-kind of linear pair!

I am grateful to my friends who has been my strength and support in my sorrows and joys. My heartfelt gratitude to all of them from Print media, TV, Radio and my pen friends. Special thanks to Mr. Mohan Sapra- my role model -Guru and friend, Mr. Vinod Shahi- my boon companion, Mr. Gurbachan- the confidante!

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His world-family and friends in one frame!

Q6. What message you would like to give to the young writers and society.

A6. I would like to urge the youth of today to be focused. Set goals. Don’t live in the given situations rather get out of your comfort zone. Invest all your energies to achieve the set goals. Apart from the regular job, do something constructive.

Here, I would like to mention an incidence. When I was little, I used to fall sick often. Due to my sickness, my attendance in the school was low. My parents, having lost their one son, were quite worried about my health and future. They took the opinion of a palmist, who said that I didn’t have the line of education in my hand. But I was fond of studies, I created my line of education myself. So, you somehow create your destiny too.

For the writers of today, the youth decides a nation’s development quotient. I have huge hopes on them. They are enriched with technology and wide vision. Encouraging, radical and constructive thoughts are expected from the young writers.

Q7. Having published 55 books and many other literary works; Having bagged the National award, Punjab Siromani Award, UP Sohardya award and many more, where do you find yourself among other writers?

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National award For the contribution to Hindi language

A7. I am in no race. I write because I feel like. Writing is my worship to God. I write because I feel inspired; I write because I wish to inspire. Moreover, a writer feeds on the feedback of its readers and not on cash prizes or mementos.

The motivation we get by achieving these awards cannot be ignored too and I am deeply thankful to the concerned persons for showing their belief in me. I should not let them down.

Q8. Would you like to share any memorable moment in your literary voyage?

A8. My connection with my readers is interesting, instinctual and reflexive. I feel amused by the bright rays of sun, the butterflies’ flutter, the giggles of a child and the wrinkles on the face of an old woman and I choose them as my topics. The readers feel connected and immersed automatically.

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A true writer always gets drenched by the surroundings- pleasant or terrific. My first novel ‘Jalta Hua Gulab’ was my expression of sufferings, the burnings and inhumanity spread during 1984 riots. It was recognized by the great Nagarjun ji too.

I received many calls thanking me for penning down of the tragic historic period. But one call made me feel that our work doesn’t go in vain. One person called me up to thank me for saving his life. He went to the railway tracks to commit suicide but before dying somehow he purchased a book and read it overnight. The words of the book made him change his mind. He called up from the telephone booth to inform the same. For a writer, such incidents are incentives. I have received postcards for appreciation of some article or story read in some magazine, book or newspaper. These are my assets. These are the wealth we writers carry with us.

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“Be courageous  -Be dedicated – Be wise” are the three mantras of Mr. Gujral’s life.

Aditi Chawla- the limitless

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“Your talent determines how you can do

Your motivation determines how much you can do it

Your attitude determines how well you can do it”

Aditi Chawla is the second name of elegance with intelligence. She is a famous and successful Tarot card-reader and Numerologist from Agra, but few know much more than this. She carries a charismatic personality which leaves a positive impression on whoever meets her. The calmness in her voice makes one feel light. Aditi believes in simple living and high thinking. The only precious gem she wears is her smile. Being born to an artist family, she always had an intriguing nature.

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‘Like father, like daughter’

Her father LATE SHRI MADAN SUDAN was an Urdu TV-news editor in Calcutta and a theater artist. She owes huge respect for her father and her motherland- Calcutta. The dignity and gratitude in her life style is a gift from her father. Moreover, the culturally rich city has enriched her with a blend of literate and sophisticated human being. As a child, she was a shy and emotional girl. Occult science had always been an integral part of her life. She used to playfully do predictions. Her readings through sun-signs were appreciated even in her college days. Although, taking up Tarot as profession was never her idea.

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

It was in 2010-11, when she suffered from Osteoporosis. During five years of marriage, she went through trauma from the society for not bearing the child. The depression and the medical treatment of gaining pregnancy, had slaved her as a bedridden for around half a year. She was married in 2005 and had shifted to Agra. The staring eyes and the cruel satire by the society to mention not giving birth to a child as a disability was a havoc. Aditi being a sensitive person, it took a toll on her and she got succumbed to the fatal disease of Osteoporosis.

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Rajeev Chawla- a true companion

Her inner strength and the support of her husband Mr. RAJEEV CHAWLA and near ones helped her to get rid of it. It was that moment when she was standing at the crossroads and when her universe was falling apart, and she had almost lost the battle, her inner strength and her life partner made her stand against all the odds. Recalling those days still brings tears in her eyes. At the same time, she is thankful to God for bringing up those days which brought a turning point in her life, she became more determined, stronger and wiser. She stood up for her own self.


She had never studied Tarot, developed this talent of readings one’s future with time, mastered her own psychic, I must say she is God gifted! The touch of Tarot cards used to fascinate her. The beginning years (2013-14) were quite challenging. Being from the culturally rich city Calcutta and then leading quiet six years of marriage, she rarely knew anyone in Agra. Apart from that, the icon ‘Tarot reading’ used to be a strange and foreign term at that time. She simply used to read Tarot for the familiar people. It helped create further references. Through exhibitions in and out of Agra, she generated a good number of clienteles for herself. Her predictions were inspiring and proved to be fruitful to many. Furthermore, the confidentiality of the readings and her accurate intuitive approach is her USP.

With practice and meditation, she has mastered it to such an extent that she can tell the entire profile of one’s life in fraction of seconds. This fortune teller has been excelling and speeding the journey. Although the voyage had been difficult and nightmare but her hard work and determination have shown results.

Do not be afraid, walk alone…..

In her lows, the lines of Sir Rabindra Nath Tagore and sung by Mr. Amitabh BachanEkla Chalo Re” kept her going. At present, she has clients from all over the world. Currently, her fan following and clientele across the globe, as a Tarot consultant, Numerologist and as a person has no match. She also travels a lot for tarot sessions to CALCUTTA, GURGAON and DELHI NCR etc.

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She is a born artist and gifted child. She has been doing theater, Radio talk shows and films dubbing as well. She has acted as a child artist in great Shri Satyajit Ray “Sandeep Ray presents” serials and shared the platform with the super talented Ms. Supriya Pathak. The experience of working in a mobile company in Calcutta, after graduation, was also very intriguing and kept observing people from different walks of life. Not only this, she even got the Excellence award in numerology.

Sometimes it is the journey that teaches you a lot plus your own talent adds up to leave a message to the society. Likewise, her voyage does. She is a firm Believer of Karma, encourages the upcoming youth specifically the girls, to stand up for their

WhatsApp-Image-2019-01-03-at-12.43.09.jpeg own self. One should always do some constructive work and not indulge in useless activities. She even mentions to NOT loose individuality and to utilize potentials in the best possible manner. She wants to convey a message very strictly to the girls to set goals in life and not just brood over and just do household things. Keep ‘following your heart and your passion’, ‘live and let live’ and ‘a skill and will goes hand in hand’ as the motto of your life. Aditi can’t bear to see anyone in pain, hence contributes a lot to the poor and needy.

I would both personally and professionally recommend her for the counseling- children or couple, in business or service, in a troubled life or smooth one. You can even contact her for matchmaking through the date of birth. She is a miraculous numerologist too. Which number suits you or not, she can tell in the blink of an eye. One can contact her at 8941899333 or through her website and different social media profiles like Facebook and Instagram where she keeps giving her valuable general predictions on the same. She also gives certification in TAROT READING AND NUMEROLOGY.

Email : adititarot25@gmail.com
Web : www.adititarot.com
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/Aditi-Chawla-Tarot-Consultant-Numerologist
Instagram : aditichawla9

Client Love can be easily noticed through their personal views through videos…

PS: Dear Aditi, I wish to thank you to let me pen down a hint of your life. Being a shy person, you could have never allowed but on my insist you did. Your life is an inspiration to many. I am sure whoever reads it, will have a better understanding of the greatness and graciousness of yours!
Your favorite poem for the readers:
The Beauty Of A Woman
The beauty of a woman
Is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries,
Or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman
Must be seen from her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman
Is not a facial mole,
But true beauty in a woman
Is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring she lovingly gives,
The Passion that she shows.
The beauty of a woman with passing years —
only grows and grows……….
Nate G

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11th June- A Father’s story

11th June is the most sad and tearful day of my life. It came as Tsunami and washed away all my strength and the teachings I have instilled in my child. I have tried to pen down my feelings several times but never had the courage to. I lost my son who was arevenound 20 years of age on 11th June 1992. He was 6 feet tall and we used to share our shoes. His black hair used to fall on his broad forehead. He was muscular and looked quite handsome than any other young boy of his age.

Since his absence, I have found myself in a whirlpool in which the waves of thoughts and blames from society make me spin around. The guilt feeling of not able to survive him suffocates me so much that I am not able to breathe even sometimes. On every 11th June, a process starts. A process of failed parenting, a process of seeing his death in my hands and that process I feel being dead slowly too- a process of unliving every moment while you are alive. I have been dying every moment since then, dear Anirudh. I can’t explain how the behavior and attitude of people change. The satire by people give the feeling of being razed head to toe. The path since 1992 is leading me onto such a journey which is full of cactus all around. There had been no celebrations so far. The purchasing of clothes is no fun at all too. I do make efforts to get out of the mourning. But as much as I try, I find myself more dipped and dragged into it.

It was a dark and unfortunate day full of storm. The storm was so dreadful that it not only washed away all joys of our life but also converted the day ( our life) into night (darkness). The place called Islam Ganj used to be a lively place. Kids used to play all kinds of street games. Oldies used to have their leisure time chit chatting sessions along with listening to Radio, street hawkers used to urge public through their singing skills. That day, the scene was horrible. The dreadful storm had washed away all our hopes. The street (our life) was dull and empty.

11th June converted the father’s day into a never ending moment of life. I had heard it somewhere

Sometimes life passes away in a moment, Sometimes one moment of life does not pass away not pass away even’

So, the life of the father has cling to that day although he didn’t pause anyone else’s life.