INTERVIEW WITH A BUDDING WRITER OF QATAR “RUCHIKA DUBEY”

About Her
Ruchika Dubey, Worked in Qatar as an HR Administrator but left the job to enjoy motherhood. Got married and moved to the Middle East in the year 2006. 1980 born and brought up in Indore now popular as the Smart and No.1 city in Swachhta Bharat Abhiyan constantly for 2 years . Her education is from her native city.Her schooling is from St.Raphael’s Girls Convent School. Her Graduation is from Holkar Science College and MBA in Marketing from SVIM, Indore. Worked with Ranbaxy Laboratories & Glenmark Pharmaceuticals as Marketing Executive for 2 years. PG Diploma in HRD.
I love and miss Indore as I spent half of my life there. I miss my childhood days with my parents, relatives & friends most.
How and when did you get started as a writer?
Growing up I hated reading. I did all I could to avoid books. I always feel sleepy while reading books. Before I was an HR Professional. But being a homemaker and a mother of two kids I always gave priority to give proper care to my kids. I left my job. In my free time, I always surf the internet. Last year, one day I saw one post on Facebook to share our Story on “Life in Qatar”. Being a long time resident of Qatar, I wrote all about Qatar & my love for Qatar. When I posted & it got published I was overwhelmed. Then my writing journey started. I started posting blogs about places in Qatar. When all my friends and other people appreciated me I started writing more. Then I approached to the editor of Society Magazine in Qatar. He gave me the opportunity to submit my articles. This is how I developed a passion for writing.
How do you usually find your ideas?
Love for Qatar as my first home made me write about Qatar. I believe where we live is always our first home. I always miss my birth place, Indore. So living in Qatar and exploring different beautiful places in Qatar made me write about Qatar in my blogs. Everywhere there are ample talented people. I started interviewing people who directly or indirectly are contributing to our society in a positive way.
Did you ever get any rejections?
Rejections are for well-being of a Budding writer. Yes, I get rejections sometimes but that makes us improve our writing skills.
If yes, how did you react to them?
I react to them in a positive way. I try to edit them or frame it again. Rejections are for accepting our mistakes and rectifying them.
Tell us about your blogs. What was your first one?
Qatar is a small, peaceful and nice place to live. Presently I am writing blogs about places in Qatar to promote tourism.
Now tell us about your first article.
My first Article came in local family Magazine in Qatar. While writing my blog about Mangroves in Qatar, I read about a 16-year-old girl Lina from Qatar who started Non-Profit Organization to save Mangroves. It inspired me that how a girl is passionate to save nature. I thought to interview Lina and let others read my article so as to motivate everyone to love nature.
What inspired you to write about People in Qatar?
There are many people who are having so many talents. But they don’t get the platform to tell the world or come in limelight. I make articles on them and when they see their articles for the first time in the magazine, their smile makes me feel awesome.
How long did it take you to write it?
It takes weeks to explore an individual and write about them.
What are the major challenges that you have faced in your career?
There are many major challenges I think most women writers face. For me, I get impatient sometimes wondering if my article is good enough. If my writing is good enough, then once I sell my article and it is published I worry that how readers will respond. I am married with two children. As I need peace to write my blogs and articles, I manage to write when no one is at home. When my kids are at school I try to finish my assignments every morning. I teach creative writing classes a few times a year and give public speaking classes sometimes. Once my articles are finished I get impatient about the publishing time.I write because I love to make stories. If it get published, I feel on top of the world.
What do you advise new writers to do?
There is a saying “I just knew there were stories I wanted to tell”. So my fellow writers search for the stories. You will get ample of stories among yourself or in our community. Our role is to broaden our perspective and express them. We should express and explore. Please follow
The ability to write i.e. as a writer we need to put our ideas clearly and in unique way.
The ability to think of a story with some people, thing or place.
The ability to influence our readers with our stories is a great achievement.
For our readers, can you please share links of your articles & blogs.
Some of the links of my blogs for my readers. Explore Qatar with me.
https://qatarblogs.com/listings/qatars-first-world-archaeological-heritage-al-zubarah-fort/
https://qatarblogs.com/listings/explore-sheikh-faisal-museum-ruchika-dubey/
https://myqatalog.com/mangroves-qatar-purple-island-al-khor/
https://qatarblogs.com/listing-category/life-stories/
https://myqatalog.com/mothers-day/

Some of my articles links from Society Magazine, Gulf Times, Qatar
http://www.society.qa/2018/10/09/on-a-mission-to-protect-magical-mangroves/
https://img.gulf-times.com/Content/PDF/Society/Society2018_10_7833878.PDF
https://img.gulf-times.com/Content/PDF/Society/Society2018_9_12206929.PDF
https://img.gulf-times.com/Content/PDF/Society/Society2018_8_1649078.PDF
https://img.gulf-times.com/Content/PDF/Society/Society2018_6_7328478.PDF
You can connect on facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ruchika.j.dubey
On Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/ruchika9823/
Thank you Shilpa…..

Writer Ruchika Dubey

Art of Work: Part 17 (Handling the Scandal)

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Ganesh: Pranam! What is this happening? Nowadays Saurabh is not interested in discussing any topic. This will ruin my relations with him. What do you say?

Pranam: You don’t worry my friend! I am here with you at every step.

Pranam was a shrewd personality. In other words, we can say that he is an opportunistic and at times he can be called as abhorrent (ghinona). Other colleagues disliked him and just followed what he said but it was an unrevealed fact. He possessed an attribute of politeness; in worst conditions also he may discuss the things very cleverly.

Ganesh and Pranam are now the confused characters of the story. After all, Ganesh was right hand of Sourabh but in spite of such an important relationship, one girl ruined everything. Frustrated Ganesh as described earlier started behaving immaturely and quite differently as compared to Pranam.The twist was that anytime he entered Sourabh’s office, Beanna was found. As a result, personal talks between Ganesh and Sourabh were getting invisible day by day.

Annoyed by strenuous (tough) situations, Ganesh decided to ask Shinaya about the tour in detail. Shinaya was surrounded by both and was being compelled to tell the real facts of Sourabh and Beanna. This was the second time when she was being enquired. Still, she escaped giving some excuses as there was no benefit of revealing the facts. There was a mystery which was becoming more complicated as time passed.

However, Shinaya was not that happy with the adverse conditions but from her innerself, she was satisfied as no male was there to scare her about Saurabh’s behaviour to her or in other words no male was left to rule females in the department. Still, the conditions changed in a different manner, Beanna started getting aggressive and she got an impression that now she is the queen of her King Sourabh.

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But, day by day Sourabh also got trapped in the love web and he also was unable to come out of his own dilemma. Now, the conditions started changing gradually but not in favour of Beanna but yes definitely in favour of our duo. They got the right path to attain their God………………………

Shinaya is a strong and smart character and one day came when Beanna screamed at her in front of all colleagues and staff members. That was the worst moment for Shinaya being senior to her. As the trend was there is no policy of seniority in office because new employee is more efficient as compared to the old one. This was the belief of Sourabh and that’s why he used to pay more attention on new entrants.

But Sourabh never knew that in his bad time, he would ever thank Shinaya who saved his professional life from shattering. For him Shinaya was just an employee without brain

Stay tuned to know how Shinaya will help Sourabh in future…………

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Art of Work: Part 16 (Shrewd Beanna)

Beanna won the heart of Sourabh. And an interesting story like puppy love started between both of them. Not a typical love story, but resembled same……….

Now the two comedians(Pranam and Ganesh) started roaming around the office of Sourabh and started the conspiracy. This time it was very tough because as we all know……

Love makes the world go round

Same happened with Saurabh, he started loosing his intelligence as usual. But Pranam and Ganesh didn’t take rest. Finally, one day came when Beanna started showing her shrewdness wrapped up by love and style. Sourabh started rebuking angrily on these both comedians every now and then. This was a matter of laughter for Shinaya because she was the only one who knew the whole story.

As she was also Beanna’s colleague cum friend but equally a competitor and junior to her. That was a game-changing moment when once Sourabh for the first time refused her official proposal. Now she was shocked and started shouting and bawling in the common cabins of all other employees. That was really disgusting for others. But, there was no solution, so all kept mum. Here comes the bossy attitude of Sourabh with which he couldn’t compromise. Beanna now was also upset looking at Sourabh’s bossy attitude as she had all tactics to get anyone fall on her great coquerty (nakhra) behaviour. But she never knew due to her inexperience and immaturity being younger to maximum employees in office.

After all “Boss is Boss”

However, this time Beanna controlled herself and Ganesh and Pranam came to know about the scandal to handle………………………………….

What was the scandal which was tough to handle?

Did Shinaya enjoyed the game or she would act as a player?

Lets see it in the next part of game…….

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Art of Work: Part 15 (Sourabh’s Madness Towards Beanna)

Do read the different ups and downs of the workplace.

Writer Dr. Shilpa

Before Beanna, Sourabh’s tuning with one more girl took place and she refused to come with him for the office tour. To make her jealous and to show that you are not only the one, he took Beanna with him. On the other side Shinaya was capturing each and every moment in her camera.

Her inner soul was asking that the reason she came for the tour because they both were enjoying at an extreme extent which was not acceptable at all. Beanna didn’t go mad for Sourabh but Sourabh was living a life of a bachelorette again with a young girl dying on her heartcatching words and styles……

Very soon they were going on with the love chatting and phone calls. But, there was something which was waiting for both. Now the trip was over and final return to the office was being discussed. All were packing there bags.

Sourabh:…

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