Q & A With Non-fiction Writer Jasveena Prabhagaran

9 Sep
Q & A With Nonfiction Writer Jasveena Prabhagaran

Jasveena Prabhagaran

A very very warm and affectionate welcome to all visiting my blog. Thank you for stopping by. I am so delighted to introduce the caring and passionate writer Jasveena Prabhagaran. She has a blog called Thoughts And Views That Matter where she discusses relevant issues about women, politics and other important affairs. Her posts are quite interesting, and she writes with fervor. I recommend you visit her site and see for yourself.  I do a little victory dance (in my head) whenever I meet someone truly worth knowing.  Jasveena is certainly one of those people, and I feel honored she has accepted to be interviewed by me today.

Jasveena, looking lovely in red.

Jasveena, looking lovely in red.

In her words…

Hey guys!!! It is a wonderful opportunity to be featured on Vashti Quiroz-Vega’s Blog, our very own author friend, and the creator of Robbie the adorable main character from her novel The Basement. Thank you very much Vashti for considering me to be your interviewee, for coming up with a personalised interview questionnaire, and thank you viewers for reading about me.
Let me introduce myself to all of you since some of you may not know me. I’m Jasveena from Malaysia. I have recently graduated from an engineering school and currently looking for a job. I love to blog and write about human rights, women’s issues and just about anything that crosses my mind. My request to be an official contributor for Global Voices has been accepted and now I’m an author for Global Voices for Malaysia. My passion for writing was greatly encouraged by an author friend. She asked me if I could do her a favour, I said yes, and she instantly told me to write a book. I was overwhelmed by her request. I hesitated about the entire idea, but eventually I started to write my book, which features women and their lives all around the world. It is a non-fiction book. I hope to complete it someday soon.

Author Interview- Vashti Quiroz-Vega's Blog
1- What are you working on at the moment?
I’m freelancing at the moment, and I am actively looking for a job too. In between that, I write for my blogs on current issues and started to draft out my posts for Global Voices too. On top of that, I also research on issues related to women, and write my thoughts out for the non-fiction book I’m working on right now. My book requires valid sources to refer to especially when I’m talking about real life issues. I’m a big fan of Jean Sasson. I learnt that non-fiction books will have issues like people attempting to sue you for your writing. That’s a challenge I need to face and be prepared for legally.

Phew! You’re a very busy lady. 

2- What is the most important lack in your life?

My blessings are uncountable! I won’t say lack, but it is something I wish I had done when I was younger. I wish I had taken sports seriously while I was at school, but I think it is never late to start. I love sports now. It makes you feel so good about your body and health.

I agree, exercise is very important for your health and self image.

3- If you were a man in power what laws would you enforce or establish in your country?
I would make efforts to have cleaner politics (if not transparent political system)! I feel it is going really ugly now with our dirty politics, and back in May we had the dirtiest election ever!

I guess when it comes to politics things are pretty much the same everywhere. Dirt, dirt and more dirt!

4- What did you want to be when you grow up?
I am aiming at being a good employee at work and a good homemaker! I might do my own business later when I have some working experience. Apart from that, I want to do something for people and create awareness on issues I feel matter the most.

You are already creating awareness on issues that matter on your blog.

5- Name three people throughout history that you greatly admire.
I admire Newton for his persistence, Nelson Mandela for his fight for international justice and peace, Lady Diana for being so compassionate towards the poor and less-fortunate.

Wonderful choices!

6- Do you research your blog posts?
Most of my blog posts have some level of research before I write it out. What I mean by research is by referring to external websites or what people are saying about the issues I write about. Posts that reflect my own thoughts and views basically have fewer researches.

7- What do you believe books are for?
Books are the most powerful tools to convey ideas. It can be fictional stories or facts, but if you have something to offer the world, you should definitely write it, as writing preserves your thoughts best!

I couldn’t agree more. When you write a book, you leave a piece of you behind for others to enjoy, and remember you by when you’re gone.

8- Do you believe in complete honesty or is it okay to tell a little white lie to spare someone’s feelings?
I feel it is best to convey your thoughts honestly without hurting others. Honesty doesn’t have anything to do with being rude. It all depends on how we choose to say it.

If only some people knew the difference. : /

9- Are you a brave woman or does fear sometimes stop you from doing what you want?
I take calculated risks when I attempt to do something new. If I find it worth going for, I will just do it. ☺


10- Why do you think what you do matters?
I feel my thoughts and views matter because it concerns a large part of the society I live in and the world in general. I think it is important to be a part in a struggle for justice to make the world we live in a better place. I think I’m just doing my part.

I believe you are doing your part.

11- Is there someone special in your life right now?
I’m so glad that the answer is no. LOL. Not at the moment.

Jassie, I’m sure many hearts leaped with joy just now at the thought of you being single. ;D

12- Do you see yourself as a writer?
I am certainly a writer. I used to doubt myself very much when it comes to writing, but at this point in my life, I can safely say I am a writer.

Good for you. If you don’t believe no one else will.

13- Where do your best ideas come from?
My best ideas come when something crosses my mind and I realise that my subconscious mind is discussing it with me so much that the issue pre-occupies my mind. That’s when I know I need to write it down and share it with my readers.

14- What are you addicted to?
The internet.

15- What’s your weakest character trait?

I take a lot of time to get things done the perfect way. I can’t write when I’m sleepy. I can’t do anything else when I need sleep. I require an ideal situation to get something done. That’s why when I’m into it I will make sure I get it done before I lose my mood. That’s how I carry forward work to the next day. (Not a good thing at all)

     Thank you Jasveena for your honest and insightful answers. I enjoyed interviewing you. 😀

Writer and Blogger Jasveena Prabhagaran

Writer and Blogger
Jasveena Prabhagaran

*Please visit Jasveena’s blogs by clicking on the links below. Learn more about this sweet and passionate writer and read her interesting and informative blog posts.

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27 Responses to “Q & A With Non-fiction Writer Jasveena Prabhagaran”

  1. glenperk September 9, 2013 at 8:09 pm #

    Wonderful interview ladies. I still remember the first conversation we were in, Jassy. And my number is…:)



    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

      Ha,ha! Oh boy. I don’t even want to know Glen. 😉


    • Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 2:06 am #

      Thank you sooo much Glen for reading. And you number… you can publish that on your blog! 🙂


  2. Ben Roach September 9, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

    Great interview, Vashti. Jassie sounds like a force to be reckoned with 😀


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 9, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

      Hello Ben! Jasveena is definitely a force to be reckoned with. Ha, ha! 😀


    • Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 2:07 am #

      Thank you so much for reading and following my blog!!! :))


  3. Teagan Kearney September 9, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Lovely to find out more about Jasveena – great questions and answers, Vashti. I’m sure we’ll be hearing/reading a lot from Jasveena in the future as I think she’s really going places with her writing.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 10, 2013 at 12:15 am #

      Thank you Teagan. I totally agree. Jasveena has a great future ahead of her. 😀


    • Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 2:08 am #

      Teagen, thank you for being very supportive throughout my writing journey. It is absolutely great to have you around to give very useful critiques !!


      • Teagan Kearney September 10, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

        My pleasure…you’re doing the work with the writing – the reading is the easy part.


  4. Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 2:11 am #

    Thank you so much Vashti for interviewing me and letting your readers know more about what I write!! I’m feeling honoured to be interviewed by you. I’m sure it will bring more author friends !! Someone is just following my wordpress, not sure who is that but it is time to stalk!


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 10, 2013 at 3:02 am #

      Awww! It is my pleasure to introduce you on my blog. I’m proud of the person you are. I’m glad you liked the way it turned out. 😀 xx


  5. Alana Munro - The Author Who Supports September 10, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    Great interview ladies. Always lovely to discover more about the beautiful and talented Jassie! 🙂 x


  6. Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Reblogged this on Thoughts And Views That Matter! and commented:
    Vashti Vega interviewed me!!! Feel free to read the interview to get to know my thoughts and views !! :))


  7. BV Bharati September 10, 2013 at 3:27 am #

    jasveena is a real tough lady. cool interview.


    • Vashti Quiroz-Vega September 10, 2013 at 1:24 pm #

      Hi! Yes, she’s tough and sweet. 🙂


    • Jasveena September 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Thank you much Bharati, it’s an honour having you here to read something about me! Thanks again!


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