Nihara Hareesh is many things- a lifestyle blogger, A TEDx speaker, an entrepreneur, a singer, film-maker and an avid traveler.
Originally from Kerala, India, she currently resides in Dubai. She graduated from Amity University Haryana in journalism and from New York Film Academy in Hi-Def Filmmaking.
She started her own lifestyle website ‘Lifestyle Glossary’ back in 2015. Since then she has worked with over 400 brands and spends most of her time writing and documenting her wanderlust conquests.She began writing at the age of 11. She had won multiple prizes for her poetry and short stories. Her first short story was published in 2008 called ‘We Always Hurt the Ones We Love’ in Gokulam magazine India.
Her first cover story about the safety of women in India has published in ‘The Hindu’ New Delhi edition back in June 2014.
‘Relentless’ is her debut book. “The Boy Who Wrote My Story” is her fourth book.
Nihara is also a TEDx speaker who recently delivered a speech on ‘Power In Vulnerability’ in Dubai.
Interview with Nihara Hareesh
Criticspace Journals: Welcome to Criticspace Journals, author. Congratulations on the release of your book. What responses are you getting from your readers? Please share your experience with this book.
Nihara Hareesh: Thank you for the wishes. The response had been overwhelming. I wasn’t expecting the feedback I received especially while releasing a book amid a pandemic. The creative process was long and I was highly skeptical but I am glad and overjoyed by the love.
Criticspace Journals: What encourages you to become an Author?
Nihara Hareesh: I always had a flair for writing. I was one of those kids who loved writing journals growing up. I would also fill those pages with short stories and poetry. My aim was always to share these stories with the world. And I am glad I get to do that!
Criticspace Journals: What are your favorite topics of writing? Please tell us something about your interest areas in the literature.
Nihara Hareesh: Contemporary romance, poetry and thriller! In no particular order. It’s the same when it comes to my interest in reading as well. I am currently contemplating on finishing a thriller I had started. Hopefully I get to release it next year.
Criticspace Journals: We were hoping you could tell us about some of those writers who had inspired you and whom you follow!
Nihara Hareesh: Rainbow rowell, Jojo Moyes, Jenny Han are some of my favorites.
Criticspace Journals: The title seems different and catchy; how you decided it? Please let us know the story behind it.
Nihara Hareesh: The premises of my book revolves around an author who is emotionally drained while a ghostwriter helps her in finishing her book. The title of the book is about the ghostwriter
Criticspace Journals: What are your achievements so far? Tell us something about your writing career.
Nihara Hareesh: Grateful to have had all of my books in the Amazon bestseller list so far. The love had been overwhelming. I also had the opportunity to speak as an author at a TEDx talk in Manipal University Dubai in 2018
Criticspace Journals: What is your current goal in writing a career? How do you see your future in writing?
Nihara Hareesh: My goal is to write a very compelling book that can one day be turned into a series or a movie. It’s still a work in progress.
Criticspace Journals: Are there any other books being worked by you? Please let us know about your future projects.
Nihara Hareesh: Currently working on a thriller but I am still unsure about publishing it soon.