Author Interview: Dr. Vijeta Pareek Sahay talks about the book 'The Secret Sauce' which she co-authored with CA Nitish Sahay Pandey
Reading a book is like having a conversation with the author and learning from their experience., says Dr. Vijeta Pareek Sahay while talking about the book she co-authored with CA Nitish Sahay Pandey.
Congratulations on the release of 'The Secret Sauce'. What is the feedback from your friends and readers who have already read your book?
Thanks so much. All our friends, relatives and colleagues are super excited and eagerly awaiting for the book. Some think it's a great milestone and others are happy that they have an author couple in their friend list. It's just been released and already orders are coming in not only from India but also from the US and Europe. We are anxiously waiting for the firsthand feedback on the fruit of our labour.
What kind of books inspire you as a writer? Who are your favorite authors and poets?
We always have been awestruck with the breadth and depth of Indian Hindu religious and spiritual writings. We have a collection of all Vedas, Upanishads and Purana apart form Shrimadbhagwad Geeta and Ramayana and Mahabharata. Of all the books, Shrimadbhagwad Geeta has been most inspirational to us. We also are big followers of several self help books and we read practically everything. Reading a book is like having a conversation with the author and learning from their experience.
Why did you want to become a writer? Who inspired you to become a writer? What triggered you to come into writing?
Nitish had always been a bookworm and I have been adopting this habit as well. We have lots and lots of experience to share and most of our friends and colleagues have requested us to pen down our experience and knowledge for the benefit of like minded readers. Nitish had been writing articles for professional magazines and has won awards for best technical papers. I have always been inclined to share the spritual and life learning's with people around. When the opportunity presented itself to write a book on self help, we could not stop ourselves from saying yes. I think it was destined for us to share our experience for the benefit of the world at large and that was the trigger for taking up writing and become authors.
What are you doing to let readers know about your book?
It is mostly word to mouth publicity that we are relying on. We have posted the teasers, video trailer of the book, book review link and the links to order our book on social media sites - Facebook, Marketplace, Instagram, Tweeter, Linkedin, Whatapp groups, etc.
Tell us something about your book. Some highlights.
The book is a result of personal and professional experience - around 36 man years of combined experience between nitish and me, and it is all about providing the readers with the secret sauce or the secret ingredients for achieving a successful and happier life. It's a simple but effective self help book which will enrich the reader with powerful and effective ways and methods to achieve success in their endeavours. It's a collection of self learned and self experimented ways and means and ideas which we think will be helpful to all ages of readers especially those who are starting their professional lives and those who are stuck in their middle age crisis and are looking for proven advise on happiness and success
Tell me something about yourself and your background.
Nitish is a qualified chartered accountant, company secretary and MBA finance from symbiosis ( SCMHRD). He has over 20 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting consulting, transitions and outsourcing and has traveled all around the globe multiple times, meeting various people, friends, relatives and clients and gathering knowledge about the place, history and people. He is deeply spiritual person who believes that we should be a part of the solutions and not the problem. We are all a pilgrim in the path of perfection and it's our obligation to pass on the good knowledge acquired over the ages to the deserving ones.
I hold PhD in Management and 16+yrs of experience as an HR professional. I want people to be “Happy with Self” and channalise the internal transformation. I have 15 years of comprehensive & strategic understanding of Human Resources. Worked in multi global environment with matrix reporting relationships in Pharma/Vaccines and Manufacturing organizations.
The thought of influencing / transforming the lives of people embarked the “New Journey” and I followed my passion to be a Transformational coach and Trainer. I strongly believe being successful is a mindset that can be achieved by conscious living. I empower individuals and help them become the best version of self and be a victor. I am a certified Pranic Healer, Law of Attraction & A Wealth Practitioner. I have also taken up courses on Train the Trainer & Psychometric Assessments. Currently I work in areas such as -- Motivational Training and Transformation, Leadership Coaching & Development, Corporate Trainings & coaching for senior executives, facilitating executive development programs, and one-on-one -personalized coaching process.
Do you plan to take it up as a full time profession if response is good?
Keeping fingers crossed. If the readers love our work and style, and wish to read more of us, we have lot of contents and stories to share. So dear prospective readers, please order your copy of our book right now and support our work