About Me

An organic, home-grown poet, a wayward connoisseur of literature, a selfish spectator of art and other things, a fledgling media personnel currently on the lookout for a job and a retired emo extraordinaire, subsisting on the vagaries of life brought about by entrenched capitalism and idealist isolation.

This section has seen a lot of updates. Here’s a brief anecdote of how far this place has come.

I have been writing on this blog for about seven years now. It began as a new avenue for a schoolboy to share his thoughts and then turned into a full-fledged mental health blog, where I would share my journey through the intricate maze of my mind. And it was while taking a break from life and living, and writing constantly about my wretched days here that I started taking writing, in particular poetry, more seriously. Soon, I found a wonderful community of bloggers and poets and authors who provided me company through their words in times of despair. Gradually, the personal posts declined in favor of short-stories, haiku, form poetry and free-verse. Once I found my footing back in regular life, there was a lull in my post schedule. I would always come back though, and make a post once in a while, always keeping this blog alive even if the lull once lasted an entire year.

Today, this blog is symbolic of the development of my identity as a poet and its expression. It was through writing and sharing here that I became the person that I am today. There are more struggles ahead both in life as well as in my creative endeavors, but I have come this far. Let’s see how long it all lasts.

So, I would like to welcome you to HA’s place. Take a swig and let the taste linger in your mouth for a bit. Don’t forget to tell me how you like it, and what I can do to make your experience better.

There are many avenues to reach out to me. I always enjoy an invigorating conversation about the contemporary socio-political scenario, literature, poetry, music, and a myriad other stuff. In this digitized world of binaries, we can make it more real and break it down into a more diverse and inclusive setup.

Also, kindly let me know if you know of some magazines and online portals where I can submit my work. Thank you.

Reach out to me at β€”

Instagram: @mypeculiarself and @anmol.ha

Facebook: @aaha12345

Gmail: anmolarora20@gmail.com


119 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Exactly right, our thoughts hold the key to our lives. Making time to be quiet and just think should be a priority in life. Silence is a powerful spiritual tool. Looking forward to exploring more of your blog. hugs, pat

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  2. Maggie says:

    Welcome to 20 Lines. This is such a warm gathering of artistic people. I think you will enjoy being part of the group. Glad you’re here.


  3. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I like yours very much as well. Would you mind if I followed it? You are a very creative person and I like that a lot. God bless you.


  4. awesome blog…i liked it…and thanks for the hit on like button on my post n for following me,,,,n plase do come by my blog cos every like from awesome and creative blogger like u encourages me to keep my blog update n upgrade further…thank you so much once again….


  5. Hey, i think you are one of those special beings who learns what life is all about by experiencing it in ways none else has ever.
    Nobody knows whats the right way of keeping thoughts going on inside the head. I do not. I learn from experiences. Some have been very very tough ones. .
    Like your thumb print, whats happening in your life is unique to you.


  6. Depression is so hard. I cry every day but its more like a passing storm. In between the outbursts of sorrow and dismay I feel glad and grateful, strong and resilient, capable and confident. Feelings are a part of being human. Strengths have coresponding weaknesses. You wouldn’t want a stew without any salt but too much salt spoils the soup. I try not to take myself too seriously. I pray alot. I count my blessings.


  7. Hey my friend, one thing I know about you already, you sound like somebody who love and appreciate the Creation with a deep feeling of bringing people together. You have a blog, a nice and interesting blog, which allows others to get to you and you to us.
    Talk with me anytime you wish, visit my blog if you feel like it. Ask questions if you think you want.
    Blessings, my friend, hope we can talk more soon.


  8. Thanks for liking my poetry….i find u r blog quite interesting specially the way u potray urself….But question arose in my mind…do u know Hindi? As u liked my hindi poetry. Another thing makes me curious to know what exactly is ur problem…why so depression? It would be my pleasure if i can help u with my words………God Bless U


  9. livingbipolarlife says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    I am amazed at how many individuals want to share their stories about their lives. It gives others a life line will we say. To know that others are just like us in some way. So many hide from others, what they dare not share. This is what I love about blogging. I get to shelter myself, yet at the same time reveal so much. Thanks for sharing with us.


    • Yes, it really helps a lot to be in communication, to read such blogs, which grab your attention because you can relate with them. This relation, though tainted by the fact that it is virtual, helps people like me and like you get through some typical situations.


  10. hmmm, Anxious?…i bet u could thoroughly relate to my recent fear poem then, eh?… :)…

    .my blog is morose at times. Def not the site you want to be visiting; I will contribute to your negative mood. Feel free to stop by anytime, if you can stand the darkness. πŸ™‚


  11. Yoshiko says:

    Hope you can recover from depression. I know how it feels. At times, depression comes and go in my life. Wish you all the best in your writings. πŸ™‚


  12. We are all anxious about something. Support may come in ways we never expect. It could be a smile or a like and comment on our blog. Maybe we read something inspirational or something that is just silly.

    I have read blogs that I think I would not be interested in. But then I go back and take another look and can usually find something of interest.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. πŸ™‚


  13. Thank you for the visit and the like! I am happy to find you as well- we are all here to help each other, for sure, and we are all needed in the endeavor.


    • I mean to say that I have accepted its presence in my life.. How many times do we try to negate it and believe that something like this could not happen with us…?
      I think acceptance leads to the path of recovery… only after we accept it that we start to fight.. and survive.


  14. I have been following your reviews for some time now and I like that you can be a rather harsh critique sometimes, but in a nice constructive way. I have a novel out. I am about to un-publish it because I have had it copyedited in preparation for a paperback version and contests. Even though it has all five stars (and they are not all from people I have met online), several indicated that there were flaws. The copyeditor picked up on this right away. I condensed the first three chapters into one and it resulted in gaps and a break of flow which I am currently correcting. It is only chapter one that has what I feel is a serious problem and that is your “Look Inside”. Problem is…unless a literary work is stellar, I can’t give it 5 stars. I also get suspicious as a reader if I see five stars (esp. on a less than stellar work.) At any rate, I was wondering if you would read and rate my book HONESTLY, and with the understanding that a revision of chapter one is forthcoming, (ie. Hopefully it won’t be so bad as to make you decide to not read the rest or to trash me severely…LOL) I will give you the promo code to get it on smashwords if you are able to do this for me. Send email to redclayandroses1@gmail.com if interested. It is a bittersweet southern faction, a story on the human condition in another era. I plan to republish it later after I take it down, and put it back up with the revisions in chapter one…or would you prefer to wait?


    • Hello,

      Thank you for writing to me. I’d be glad if I could be of some help to you.

      I am sometimes a harsh reviewer but if I get to like the characters, almost everything else is forgotten. In case, you are looking forward to rectifying the flaws, it shows your dedication as a writer to put across a book which brings about a good reading experience for your readers.
      In simple words, I’d like to read your book.

      I’ll be sending you an e-mail. πŸ™‚



  15. pattisj says:

    I wasn’t able to leave a comment on your post for Friday Fictioneers. As long as there is breath, there is hope. May your tomorrows bring joy to your life.


  16. Thank you so much for dropping by wePoets, it’s much appreciated and we’d be happy to showcase your work should you want to share. If you do, our theme and submission pages explain everything. πŸ™‚


  17. erny says:

    Hi, I’m very fond of your poem. everything words seem dancing in your hand. you incredible mind can describe something common into amaze descriptions. It is nice to meet you…love your thought, and keep painting my mind with your words. thanks.


  18. Hello, fellow Nano Poblano member. I have made it a point to slowly get to know fellow bloggers in this project with my limited time. You write such descriptive poems. And your about page is so honest. I hope you’ll wake up to more and more clear bright mornings.


  19. positivethinking13 says:

    Always good to search for answers. Wish you all the best in your search…seems many of us humans struggle with depression…dang thoughts drag us down into the pit of despair. I am building a net and walkway OVER my pit…cause I am determined to stop FALLING in…lol! I have ropes and all kind stuff hanging around the edge so i have something to grab onto and drag my ass back up to my happy place! I look forward to checking out your blog:)


  20. Wow is all I can say. Stumbled across your blog and was blown away by what I have seen so far. You can bet I will be following and can’t wait to see more. Your unique gift with words is astounding.
    Keep Inspiring


  21. I have experienced having someone try to define me by my depression, but that is all in the past. That feeling of melancholy still hovers in the outskirts, but no longer do I allow it to consume me. It has, however, been the inspiration of much of my poetry as I seek to understand the darkness that was. Thanks for your honest sharing and I look forward to reading more of your work. Peace, Linda


  22. What a sensitive soul. . . .I am so glad you commented. I look forward to reading your verse! I am curious if you are an engineer by education. I have met so many engineers who have poetry in their soul!


  23. love where you are coming from on this blog! I’ve had similar experiences with anxiety, and I’ve found that blogging and being creative has really helped transform me. Looking forward to reading more and sending many hugs your way!


  24. Now this was something new to me or rather something that I haven’t seen for quite a while. I liked the life graphs!!!
    Very nicely done! πŸ™‚

    I went through some of your poems. You might already be knowing how amazing writer you are, so I wouldn’t repeat the obvious. It was difficult for me to comment on every poem, so I found an easy way!

    Anyways, I like your blog–it is an inspiration!



  25. Wow, your sophisticated eloquent vocabulary sends me to this dream where I can express myself in a way that resembles your style. Thanks for checking out my poem. πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely get back here frequently!


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