Aswin Shankaranthe – Chit Chat session with Multi Talented Author/Poet
Young, Vibrant, multitalented and a charming young man Aswin Shankaranthe is here with us this time to share his journey in the industry.
Welcome, Aswin. It’s a pleasure to have you on this platform of Indiacafe24.com. Our readers would surely want to have a sneak peak on your background. Kindly share a brief about you, your education and your family.
Thank you Indiacafe24.com for having me.
I am currently doing my 3rd year in Production and Industrial engineering at VIT vellore. My father Shankharan Ve is an Additional general manager at BHEL Trichy and my mother Anuradha Shankharan is a Carnatic music teacher having her own music school. I am blessed with twin sisters who are first year engineering students cum professional singers. Manisha Shankharan is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist and Malavikaa Shankharan is a well-recognized Operah singer who has finished her ATCL in western classical music. With the blessings of god, I am blessed with a beautiful and a supportive family who keep motivating me in every step of my life.
Which Indian Poets inspired you the most?
I am really not into reading English poetry though I write poems which might sound a little outlandish to anyone who gets to read this. But I am highly inspired by the works of Tamil lyricists and writers Vairamuthu and Madhan Karky whose way of writing a song for a particular scene in a film really inspires me to write and emote various emotions and relationships.
Also, I love the Hindi dhohas of Kabir das and the poems of Shri HarivanshraiBachhan to which I was exposed to at an very early age as my grandmother was a Hindi teacher.
For writing a meaningful poem there is need of lot of emotion, how you visualized that there is a poet in you?
Yes, the emotion is what makes normal words to be poetries and any human being who really understands emotions can write poems.
I really still cannot figure out how I could write. Naturally the way I put the words are appreciated by people, personally I am very emotional and always tend to empathize. Any situation of life could be made poetic if the way we look at it is different, even a girl walking on the roads of the Chennai traffic has become a poem of mine. The situation which I personally could visualize and interpret the emotion and convey it right becomes a poetry.
Can you recall the very first poem you wrote? What was the topic of that poem?
The first poem I wrote is for my mother at the age of 11. I personally believe the love between the mother and the child is thepurest form of love created by god which I could relate to having a fantastic mother which made me write my first poem for her.