Aditi Chopra — Teller of Indian Stories with a Non-Resident Twist


Aditi-chopraToday, I welcome Aditi Chopra to my blog. Her newest book is titled the “Mr. Imperfect Series”.

Born in India she now lives in Texas with her family. She writes NRI (Non Resident Indian) fiction and non-fiction books. Aditi has an engineering background but she has found her creative bone in fiction writing. Her stories range from Contemporary Romance to Women’s Fiction. You might see a glimpse of Bollywood in her stories and will definitely enjoy the emotional ride. She focuses on leadership skills in her non-fiction books. Her readers get practical take-aways that they can utilize in their career.

  • Hi Aditi! Congratulations on the release of your new book. You have a very intriguing title. What “imperfections” are you choosing to highlight through your stories?

Thanks for liking the title of the book. Yes, it does create questions in one’s mind as to why Mr. Imperfect? Imperfections are everywhere and in all of us but just like beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, imperfections are also perceptions. Sometimes, we have to look past imperfections to see the actual personality of an individual. These perceptions could also be a byproduct of our past. I have explored such nuances in this series.

  • Are you exploring any particular theme through this collection of stories?

Mr. Imperfect series explores the lives of three intriguing women, Nikki, Sonali and Maya who live in Dallas, Texas. Nikki is a real estate agent, Maya runs a dance school and Sonali is still figuring out her destiny. The stories are connected by the lives of these women who come across their “imperfect” partners from different walks of lives. Although these women are close friends, they have very distinct and unique personalities. Their uniqueness shapes their relationships and also their choices.

  • All your stories are about Non Resident Indians. Do you feel that Indians in the home country and those living away have a different take on life, love, relationships? If so, what would be one major difference?

When I was learning to write fiction, I was told to write what you know about. Since I am an NRI myself, I seem to relate to them more. I believe that love is a universal phenomenon, so I don’t think NRIs differ in that respect. However, Indians living abroad certainly have a different take on life and relationships. Having experienced two different cultures and ways of living does have an impact on people as it opens up their minds. Incidentally, it also creates a longing for the known.

  • Do you prefer writing short stories or full length novels? Why?

I think that I prefer reading short stories. They take less time commitment and I get to find out what happens sooner. Therefore, I have naturally been writing novellas. I am not sure if I will ever write a full length novel. But I guess, you never say never.

  • Please share one memorable experience as an author that you cherish.

Thanks for asking this question. My most cherished moment to date is when I launched my debut fiction story, LOST IN LONDON . Having no background in writing, and being an analytical engineer, it was a huge challenge for me to learn how to write fiction. It took a lot of revisions, critiques, and courage on my part in completing my debut story. But, when I held it in my hands, I had tears of joy! To top that, I got an overwhelming response from family and friends who enjoyed reading the story!

Thanks Aditi for sharing your thoughts and wish you much success with your book.

Aditi-book-coverMr. Imperfect Series — Synopsis

Three intriguing women, Three Imperfect men, Three fascinating stories!

House of Love
Real estate agent Nikki Desai has a rule of not dating her clients. When she hosts an open house on a cold Dallas afternoon, she didn’t know what was in store for her. Much like Dallas’ unexpected weather, Karan Malhotra, a business consultant, walks into her life and challenges every belief she holds close to her heart. Karan manages to cajole Nikki, but is she making a mistake in breaking her rule by dating Karan?

Arranged Marriage
Arranged marriage – where love happens after marriage or does it? Ishan, a NRI from Dallas, Texas visits his home country, India and gets entangled in his parents’ plan to get him married. Sonali is a simple girl from a small town called Meerut and has no desire to leave India. However, she reluctantly agrees to marry Ishan. But when she settles with him in a foreign country, she is completely lost and homesick. Will Sonali find love in a conventionally arranged marriage?

Love Tango
Maya Sarin is sensuous and enterprising. She runs a dance school in the suburb of Dallas. Tahir Ali is an aspiring author who owns a Mediterranean restaurant in the area. When his regular dancer bails out on him, he rushes in Maya as a replacement. Maya is the inspiration that he had been longing for; she feeds his creative soul. Do they have any future together? Explore their passion and intrigue in Love Tango.

You can buy Aditi’s book at Amazon.in, Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk.

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2 Responses to Aditi Chopra — Teller of Indian Stories with a Non-Resident Twist

  1. Aditi Chopra says:

    Thanks Adite for a lovely interview. I thoroughly enjoyed answering your insightful questions!

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