Namrata is an award-winning Blogger, an Author, a Creative Writing Coach, and a Life Coach. She is a contributing author and an essayist to some of India's leading platforms- Literoma, Women's Web, Women's Era, Kitaab International, Readomania, Momspresso, ArtoonsInn, Penmancy, and more. She has four books to her credit- No Apologies by Women's Web, Lovers and Losers by Momspresso, Immortality by Chinmaya Publications, and I am what I am again by Chinmaya Publications. Namrata has penned over a hundred short stories in a variety of genres with complex characters, showcasing women navigating a milieu that militates against their quest for independence, identity, equality, and dignity. Exposing the fragility of the human condition, Namrata's stories strike an instant chord because it strings together relatable, rooted characters. Her essays are evocative, her satires hard-hitting, her articles on meaningful parenting are informative, and the ones on leading a meaningful life are a balm for the aching soul.
She is the founder and chief mentor of Four Clover Life- her brand depicting faith, hope, love, and luck- the cornerstones of most of the stories she has penned. Be it her character Nayantara or Naina, Chanda Pandey, or Mrs.Tuli- in the years gone by, readers have showered her stories immense love and appreciation.
In her own words- "I write about them because I feel their voice in my head and their stories flow through my veins and puncture my heart. They are obscure faces on the canvas of life, the muted colors-grayed, dulled, desaturated- their voice not more than a mutter, a mumble, or a murmur and their skin washed with a combination of Lifebouy and Hamam. However, their dreams are glittery, the kind of fairy dust and Hanukkah candles, and their hope like spider's silk- Darwin's bark spider of Madagascar. They are faces easily forgotten; they are faces one can never forget- depends on who is looking at them and, their stories lodge in my heart long after they are gone. I write for the invisible and the ordinary, sitting on the pavement, and in the general class bogie, I write for the broken, the tangled, the trespasser, and the vagrant. I write for me, and I write for you because I know- in each one of us houses a tiny Naina, Nayantara, Mrs.Tuli, or Chanda Pandey."
Viral stories like 'The Error Of Hope' and 'My FIL's Kurta' and several articles on meaningful parenting continue to be popular and widely read even now.
Namrata did her Bachelor's and Master’s in Psychology specializing in Organizational Behavior from Lady Shri Ram, New Delhi, followed by Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. She did her Coach Intensive Training from the CaPP Institute, Atlanta, the United States. She comes with rich, successful, and decorated corporate experience in India spanning a decade with giant corporates and a diversified HR role. Later, she plunged into her life's calling'- writing and teaching. Dedicated to small batches of students, Namrata believes in shepherding them through the process of imagination and writing. She also moonlights as a Life Coach and has been providing pro bono services during the pandemic.
The wordsmith adds- "I teach because I write. To say I was born to be a writer is the unvarnished truth of my life. As cliché as it gets, the talent undoubtedly lies in my genes, coming from the illustrious, revered academician, bureaucrat, advocate, scholar, and writer- Late Shri. Ramashish Singh- MY GRANDFATHER. A grandfather who blessed me with his genes and a foster father -late Mr.Raju Raghavan who believed in my talent when I faltered; I owe it all to them.
Her stories have garnered innumerable awards and honors, the details of which you can find here.
Last but not least, she owes her knowledge, skills, and capabilities to her teachers and the beautiful books that have illuminated her path, her life and made her realize her purpose.
'Dr. Alpana Chalil, Dr. Vasantha Patri, Dr. Anand Prakash, and Dr. Aruna Broota- I can never thank you enough for teaching me what was not there in the pages of a book-Namrata.'
On the personal front, Namrata has an insanely bad habit of binge-reading books and newspapers(even a month old). Kindle is non-existent for her unless her need to read overpowers her need to hold pages in hand. An ardent lover of bike rides and sunsets, Namrata believes in the transformational and healing power of storytelling.
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