Born in 1966 and brought up in Lucknow, the city of Nawabs, Mukta Chauhan is a freelance writer and a poet. Her work has found space in national dailies and army journals. Married to an army officer, she got the opportunity to travel across the country, which helped her develop deep insight into people and cultures. Far from the madding crowd, the quiet cantonment life and her own meditative nature formed the perfect playground for deep analytical thinking. As an academician, adolescent counselor and Reiki healer, she has touched many lives.
Learning for her is an ongoing process. She was awarded a doctorate in Economics from Himachal Pradesh University. She also has degrees in Management, Mass Communication and Journalism.
Currently she lives in Shimla, the erstwhile summer capital of India with her husband and two daughters. Their ancestral home is a beautiful farmhouse situated in the heart of an apple orchard which provides the perfect stage to pen down her musings.
The heart became the playground for the mind, as it pitched emotions and played games of happiness and sorrow while she watched, heartbroken and shattered. Surely there was more to life.
He tried to find rhythm in chaos, to override the impressions of the mind, and what happened was a natural flowering of the “self”.
Raabta celebrates its central theme of love as the core of human existence. Rich with emotional echoes, the short stories reveal the flavors of the most enigmatic emotion that evades a lamenting heart.
“Heartbroken, shattered, betrayed is not the way to be
For I mean more to me than you to me…
I was lonely, I was lost, till I discovered the ‘self’
And now that I am complete, on the past, let me not dwell”