KAAJAL OZA VAIDYA
A brand name in Gujarati literature. Widely read and translated in many languages. she is an author residing in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is a youth icon and an inspiration for thousands of women across the world. A prolific author with 85 publications on shelves including novels, short stories, essays. She is a screen writer in Hindi and Gujarati OTT, Cinema and television, actor, model and popular RJ. She is a motivational speaker who has travelled the world.
What is your favourite word?
Me. The first and the last. I am a complete person with several layers, faces, emotions, experiences and expressions within. Just a single word cannot be enough to describe me. I am a person of many moods and many colours.
What was the moment in your life that made you Blossom into the person you are today?
There cannot be one moment. There has to be many moments in life which make you realize where you really wish to be. I believe one should always know what one does not want, and what one needs. Once we know that, the alternatives become clear. Choices become easy. No one can take credit to make or break THE PERSON. I can't give credit to any one person or moment to bring me hear. It's been a long road. I am a multifaceted individual with multiple careers to my name. I still feel humbled, need to learn and wish to make difference in society through my thoughts, words and work.
What would you want the young boys & girls to learn from your journey?
Work hard. Don't quit. Be organised. Learn time management. Decide what you want, and what you can let go. I have seen very often that the younger generation is very random. Life is not randomness; life is about precision. There is an abundance of information in the world. We need to acquire the ability to find the useful information and discard the unnecessary. We need to find answers. Life is full of surprises and questions. We must learn to answer those questions and absorb the surprises. But I must admit that the GenZ are very honest and pure. They are not hypocrites. I sincerely trust the dreams of GenZ. They are technocrats and smart. The nation is looking up to them.