Who is she
Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur from India
She has two companies to her credit. Here is a quick Q&A with Sharmin to help you get to know her better:
What do you do exactly?
I am an entrepreneur and I have two startups: thepenpower.com India's first online marketplace for news creators and news readers Check it here: thepenpower Art-Right-Is productions: A theatre production house
What did you study?
I'm a BE in Electronics and Communication. (Yeah, I know that look! Bla..)
Where are you originally from?
My roots lay from Kolkata, but I've stayed all over the country, thanks to my dad's transferrable job. I have even travelled to 21 states in the country. (Guess I could run the next PM elections....!)
Did you ever think you could be an author?
Actually I did not. But when you quit your job at 23, have nothing practically in your pocket and randomly travel with a theatre group performing in 21 states, guess you have a lot of time to introspect and pen down your thoughts. But I had to slog very hard to get my book published.
What has been your life's greatest achievement so far?
From having a stammer to doing theatre, from engineering to entrepreneurship, from never having read a book (except requisite textbooks) till I was 18 to being a published author, my life has been so contrasting and full of surprises so far. I think this 'Contrast' has been my greatest achievement.(P.S.:"Bade-bade bade sharho main aise choti-choti baatein hoti rehti hain, I guess...")
Can I call you to give a talk at my school/college/office?
Of course you can as I do a lot of these. Just drop me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to impact your life in whatever little way I can.
What advice would you give to your young followers?
I would just say that follow your gut. 100 percent of your success is a function of your attitude and not your aptitude. So just go for it!Know More
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"For a very long time, I had been planning to write a book because I feel writinga book is the only way I could reach out to a large number of audiences. Incidentally I happened to meet Sharmin about 1.5 years ago for some other purpose. I recently asked her if she could write a book for me. She was shocked and she said, "Why do you want me to write a book for you when you can yourself create your own masterpiece?" I was surprised because I had no time and idea about how to put across my thoughts. So she told me about her program 'Your-First-Book'. I couldn't believe that there could be a full-fledged product on writing a book! So out of curiosity, I decided to attend this course. What turned out next was the most blasphemous thing I had ever imagined! Picture this! You attend a course and then your manuscript is ready within a month! Need I say more! This is highly recommended for any person who wants to write a book and become a published author! Sharmin is one woman who has the power to change the way you look at life!"CEO, Real Estate Heroes
I have been working as a software engineer for the last 6 years in Bangalore,living a very mundane life with the usual 9-hour work schedule. Writing has always been a very distant dream to me. I would write and tear and never collect anything. I heard about Sharmin from a friend of mine, who suggested talking to her once about how to write a book. I never thought I could meet her as she was a very established person by then. But she turned out to be the most humble and the most encouraging individual I have ever met. After completing the course with her, I got a very structured model to writing and I can see my dream come true. She is an expert in brain science and understands the reader's brain very well. I have already completed close to 100 pages of my manuscript. Sharmin gave wings to my dream and I feel like a bird ready to fly. Thank you Sharmin!IT Professional
I have been working with Citibank for a very long time. After 12 years of work, I finally decided to take a break and move out to do what I really wanted to do. I have been always very interested about Science and Economics. I used to read about them a lot and always wanted to write something different from the regular stereotype jargon. In the meantime, I met Sharmin through a common friend. Our first conversation took place over the phone. The kind of perspectives she gave me over the phone made me feel that if there were one person who can drive me to achieve the impossible, then that was her and only her. She was so influential that after our first talk itself, I was sure about soon completing my first book. She not only taught me how to write a book but also the secrets of marketing it. She gave such mind-blowing ways to market and promoting my book that I was amazed. I have already started writing my first book titled 'Grey Matter Dialogues' and all thanks to Sharmin. She is 26 and truly, age is just a number. There is no age to impact lives. Thank you Sharmin for such an amazing impact on my life!.Vice-President, Citibank, Founder of NGO and Philanthropist
Last year I took a sabbatical from work as I wanted to expand my horizons tofulfil my passion for writing and write something which would get published. However I didn't have the guidance and every time I thought about it, I failed miserably. I was always bogged down by the idea of getting a book published in India as it seems to be next to impossible for a common man. That is when I chanced upon Sharmin at a seminar and I decided to join her classes. I never knew that writing could be so easy. You don't have to pursue a course in journalism or literature to be a writer. What you need is Sharmin's models to write your book. Sharmin has a unique way of conducting her classes where she has developed a number of models to understand the science of writing. In the first class itself, I could see a difference in my content and then by the end of the course, there was a hugely distinct transformation in my style of writing. I recommend these classes for any budding authors who are confused about how to start. Sharmin not only talks about why, what and how you should write a book, but she offers a 360 degree angle toward the business of writing. She also talks about how to publish your book. The most surprising thing is that her models are based on brain science and positioning!Ex-Banker with a Fortune 100 Bank, New-Delhi
Your-First-Book is the most revolutionary product of this century! It is a step-by-step process to writing your story and getting it published. This is a sheer breakthrough in the field of literature.CEO, GJ Solutions and PR expert