Sunaina Sindhwani a Canedian writer of Indian origin. She is a clinical skin specialist and nutritionist by profession. She was born and raised in Rohtak and did a master’s in clinical nutrition from Chandigarh; then, she moved to Canada and pursued the skin specialist course.
The author is a magazine writer for the Times of Canada. She has expertise in the romance genre and social causes. Glorious India Magazine recently awarded her the title ‘Best Debut Author’ in the romance category.
Sunaina is an ambitious woman who wanted to write against the exploitation of women, various social stigmas, the anti-woman work culture of society, and topics people never want to discuss. She has the courage and strong determination to pursue her passion for writing.
Sunaina Sindhwani is the author of the book ‘I Breath Last for You,’ A true story of a woman who sacrificed all other relationships to make just one. She has also written her upcoming book, ‘ The Purple Couch, A Reality That Yearns to be Accepted.’
In conversation with Sunaina Sindhwani, USA Tales tells about her journey from a doctor to a writer and her struggles in life.
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to write your book as a skin specialist and nutritionist? And what inspired you to write your book?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani – I always wanted to be a writer; I think I used to write Hindi poetry and Shayris in my childhood. Writing was always on my bucket list, but it suddenly came when I lost my close friend Sakshi in 2017. She had committed suicide. Her husband gave me her diary and told me to write about it because she died because of sexual exploitation of the work culture. That inspired me to write a book to create awareness in society, and maybe my book will help other women, too.
Q. What made you shift towards writing, and what changes did you see in yourself after you started writing?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani– Writing a book was a sudden thing in my life after losing my closest friend.
I wrote my first book entitled ‘I Breath Last for You.’ This book is dedicated to my friend Sakshi.
Writing makes me a better human being. After registering, I feel connected to myself and more compassionate towards others. I can feel society’s pain and want to contribute to the community by writing on the various social stigmas and issues.
Q. You are a mother working full time as a doctor and writer; how do you manage your personal and professional life? What keeps a perfect balance in your life?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani – We call it effortless effort, so you don’t have to put effort into doing something. So if I’m at home with my family and kids, I enjoy myself with them and every moment spent together. When I’m working, I give my hundred percent to my work. I give my hundred percent to it.
I give so much credit to my chanting practices along with my work. I write gratitude daily in my journal in the early morning. So, all these practices create harmony and help me balance my personal and professional life.
Q. What was your journey like? Tell us something about your childhood; what did you want to become?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani- I belong to a very middle-class family, and my parents were working. During my childhood, I always wanted to become a doctor. I’m a very hardworking and passionate person. Throughout my schooling, I was also a top student and gold medalist.
Many institutes awarded me; I was declared the best explainer at the state-level exhibition. So, my childhood was more of studies with academic qualifications and achievements. Being a doctor was always in my genes and blood, and I always wanted to be a good doctor. My dream has come true now I’m a Doctor.
Q. Can you please share your experience about your writing journey and what problems you faced while writing your first book?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani– The writing journey with my first book was difficult because it was a very controversial topic. I was writing about the toxic work culture of society and sexual exploitation. So, I faced so many problems while writing.
Many times, I bent down and decided not to write about it, but when I thought about my friends and many girls working in this work culture, I decided I had to complete this book, and finally, I wrote it and still serve many people. Many people have messaged me and told me that this book has greatly helped them and other people in society. It was helpful for girls and men who were getting exploited because of this work culture. This is my writing journey.
Q. Being in the science and writing field, you are well versed in the pros and cons of both industries. What is your favorite part about both areas, and what do you like the least?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani– I’m a Doctor and author, too. However, we can not compare these professions because these are two different themes. When we talk about authors or writers, we talk more about emotional things. But when it comes to science, we talk about logic, facts, and analytical things.
So when we bend our emotions and turn down our feelings, we feel very relaxed. But after having surgery, we don’t feel the same. After writing down stories for others and pouring down my emotions, I enjoyed the writing became a medication for me.
Q. As a clinical skin specialist and nutritionist, give tips to keep yourself healthy and motivated.
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani- If we talk about keeping yourself healthy, I stress our lifestyle and what type of lifestyle we follow. Lifestyle includes everything from your daily routine, like your sleep cycle routine and diet. Our exercise regime and if you talk about motivation, you must adapt certain things like gratitude, self-talk, and some Practices as I do gratitude practices. All these things keep me motivated and cherish my inner soul’s ‘mental health, accelerating me to be more productive.
Q. What challenges did you face when you published your book? How did you overcome them?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani– I published my first book, ‘I Breathe Last for You. There was nobody to post such content then because it was a very sensitive topic, and people didn’t dare to discuss it. People can speak a lot about these things, that we are against female exploitation, we are against female molestation.
But when it comes to writing it down and publishing it. I got many rejections initially and then because I was in Canada. A publishing body, ‘Say Well Vancouver,’ approached me and heard my story, which was true. So they finally published it, and the book was appreciated all over India, even in North America. Everyone enjoyed it.
Q. What message would you like to give someone who wants to start writing?
Dr Sunaina Sindhwani- If somebody wants to start writing, they should first realize they have a writer in them. They should not be scared of any criticism. Write from your heart; if you have to write, you should write.
Please! Please write it down. Appreciate everything; if fame comes to you, accept it; if criticism comes to you, take it. But do not get yourself away from the writing. So, never be afraid of anything coming from your heart if you want to serve and contribute to society. Be a writer; be a heartfelt writer.
Writing is a one-of-a-kind domain that takes hours of adherence to formulate the imagination into meaningful, fascinating, and clever stuff to read. Sunaina Sindhwani is an emerging author who wants to serve society. She is very ambitious about her goals. The author constantly works on her ideas to form paragraphs, sentences, or stories in such a way that holds readers’ attention and keeps them reading. Sunaina Sindhwani’s books have thought-provoking content; her books are a confirmed read for all.