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Oh to be young and full of wonder. Niharika Chopra from Delhi is breaking all age barriers and coming forth as a talent that is irrefutable. We all know what it takes to pen down a poem, let alone a book. To be nine years of age and already have a book to your name is a spectacular achievement. It shows how advanced young minds are today and it proves that there is no limit to what one can achieve if only their intention is genuine.
A Natural Born Writer
Niharika was born with a passion to weave stories out of thin air. Words were her best friend and she sought refuge in them. At the age of 4, she was crafting fables out of picture books. At the age of 6, she began turning her imaginations into ink on paper, and at the age of 8, she finally published what would be her very first novel. Throughout, she has remained a voracious reader with an aptitude for language and fiction.
A Short History
Studying at a Public School in Gurgaon, Niharika is a top A grade student. With enough enthusiasm to fuel her capabilities, she takes the unfound interest in extracurricular activities. She’s not the one to laze around. She gets work done. Academically, Niharika has only seen ranks of distinction and she has also been blessed with the opportunity to represent her school in various competitions.
The young girl is also very fond of acting and has participated in a number of plays.
Niharika wants to pursue her writing but not at the cost of her studies. Education comes before anything else. If there is a thought that could turn into a story, she will cast it aside on a piece of paper for later inspection. When her hands are free of her school textbooks, she picks up her personal notebook where all her thoughts come alive in a picturesque novella.
The Secret Pink Rose
This is the title of her first book. It speaks of a princess – bold and brave, and the magical turn her life takes when her necklace goes missing. In 13 chapters, the book takes you on a journey through the mind and words of a young girl.
The book was published by Invincible Publishers in Gurgaon and released at an exhibition in Jalandhar in 2017. It has achieved wide recognition and appreciation and is also available on Flipkart: https://www.flipkart.com/search?q=niharika%20chopra&otracker=start&as-show=off&as=off
On how the book came about
The book was a product of a productive summer vacation. When Niharika went to spend some time with her grandparents in Jalandhar, she began writing her story. Her little sister Dhruvi fell asleep to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs every night. When Niharika got bored of the same story over and out, she took it upon herself to craft a new story from scratch. With constant love and support from her aunt (Maasi) and grandparents, she continued writing until one fine day she had enough material to pass off as a novella. It goes without saying that her parents Mrs. Parul Batra Chopra and Mr. Munish Chopra both software engineers have motivated and inspired their Beti, ever since they noticed her art of spinning yarns.
Niharika took to writing about what she loved which is why she caught the high road and kept going ahead. The girl has it in her to become an accomplished writer and going at the rate she is, Niharika is not far away from her dream.