Shweta Padma Das

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Shweta Padma Das is a postgraduate in Mass Communication and works in content development. But her first love remains storytelling. She is an avid reader and binge watcher of movies and TV series, and fervently believes that a dash of humor can better almost anything. Like butter if you will. She lives in New Delhi with her family, when not driving them up the wall with her creative listening and unreliable cooking skills. Butter, no butter.

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And then she smiled a smile so dazzling, Rishi tripped over his own feet.
I could picture this so clearly in my mind. A boy, so overcome with love and beauty, that he literally loses his footing. True story: My husband, who I met in high school, once drove us off the road because he was too busy staring at me! Super flattering but also mildly terrifying.
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“Hello, future wife,” he said, his voice bubbling with glee. “I can’t wait to get started on the rest of our lives!” Dimple stared at him for the longest minute. The only word her brain was capable of producing, in various tonal permutations, was: What? What? Dimple didn’t know what to think. Serial killer? Loony bin escapee? Strangely congenial mugger? Nothing made sense. So she did the only thing she could think to do in the moment—she flung her iced coffee at him and ran the other way.
I absolutely loved writing this introductory scene between Dimple and Rishi. By this point in the book, readers are very aware that Dimple and Rishi have very different ideas of the coding camp they’re both attending. Dimple sees it as a power career move (which it is!), while Rishi sees it as more of a…romantic opportunity. Because Rishi is such a golden retriever at heart, I just had to show him putting his heart on his sleeve, no guile, no game. And, of course, Dimple, being more of a German shepherd herself, puts him right in his place!
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Before I wrote When Dimple Met Rishi, I had never written (a) a YA novel or (b) a romantic comedy. You could say I kind of jumped into the deep end all at once and crossed my fingers that I’d swim! What I learned in the course of writing this novel, though, was that YA was a brilliant start for my writing career (perhaps I’m of a more, ah, juvenile mindset than my chronological age would indicate?) and that romantic comedies are like vitamins for the soul.
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J.R.R. Tolkien
“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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Jack Kerouac
“[...]the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!”
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“Well, the lion is a big ol’ coward, mostly. If you want trouble, you want to tangle with the lioness. They’re killers, and they hunt together. It’s the same everywhere. If you want big grief, look to the ladies.”
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