I have been a journalist for the last 16 years, working in newspapers like Asian Age, Hindustan Times and my pixTimes of India in Kolkata, India. When I moved to Dubai in 2007 I joined Masala!, the Bollywood magazine published by ITP Publishing, and became a hardcore Bollywood writer. But the arrival of my son Vivaan in March 2010 changed everything for me. I suddenly became a different person. I wanted to spend all my time with him, spend the twilight hours not in front of the computer in my office but on the sidewalk pushing around his pram and I also wanted to write all the things that I couldn’t write in my entire career as a journalist. I left my job, became a full-time mom, a freelancer, a blogger and also started working on my dream book. I always aspired to write on women and issues that touch all our lives,  thanks to WordPress.com I am getting to do that.

I also want to thank all those who have gone through my writings and left their comments on the Blog or on Facebook. I hope my blog will make a difference in the way we perceive women – and men too.


My book Exit Interview has been published by Rupa Publications in May and is based on the life of fictional journalist Rasha Roy. The book is already getting rave reviews in national and international newspapers, websites and blogs.


My second book, a collection of 13 soul-stirring short stories titled Museum of Memories  is published by Readomania. The book gets positive reviews in newspapers and blogs and stays on Starmark Bestsellers List for months.


I completed seven years of blogging. Because of this blog I have attended conferences dealing with women’s issues and I have been featured in newspapers and magazines for my posts. In Femina’s special blogger edition I was a guest editor.



You can reach me at amrita@amritaspeaks.com

If you liked my About you might want to check out the following  links:


My articles in Bollywoodjournalist.com

My interview in Indianmomsconnect.com on Mother’s Day 2013

The post on late Suchitra Sen published in Bengali newspaper Ei Samay’s blog

My post Four men, a lone woman and an extraordinary story published in Bengali newspaper Ebela



  1. hi
    i was overwhelmed by your lovely blog. im south point 83 -85. lets connect?

    • amritaspeaks says:

      Thanks Chawm,
      For your comment. Do drop me an email sometime.


      • Soumen Bhattacharjee says:

        Hi Amrita,
        I am also one of the numerous ex south pointers on the globe…1985 MP batch…I also attended class of Yashodata aunty.. I just came to know from your blog that she is no more…such a sad end for such a brilliant teacher…can you write some more on her? Or any other teachers of us..

  2. liked your articles.. rather the way you write.. following you.. 🙂

  3. Siddhartha Majumdar says:

    I am really touched by our gr8 aunty’s (Yashodhara Hanafi) pic on ur site. I passed Madhyamik in 1987 and got the pleasure of being an ardent admirer of aunty….. Our batch is organizing a Reunion on 23rd December 2012 at High School. If u r in twn by any chance do join us …….

  4. Hi Amrita. Thanks for following my blog. You have a lovely blog. I had to follow immediately. See you soon.

  5. Amrita, good you hopped on to my blog – it gave me an opportunity to hop into yours. Well, I would say that I have something very similar to say. Had been working in advertising – realised that working in an agency and raising two kids don’t work hand in hand. Always wanted to write – hence started my blog. But the time and effort I spend on my blog is more than what I would have spend had I been working for someone. But it gives me a whole lot of pleasure – as I am meeting new people, interacting with new audience everyday. Am glad to meet you. Would be following your perspective (hopefully a non-food one!) on Dubai:)

    • amritaspeaks says:

      Hi Ishita,
      I completely agree with you. Blogging is so liberating and it is also a great way to meet like-minded people (like I got to meet you :)) Looks like we have a lot in common. Also, the effort you put into your blog shows completely and I am sure it gives you a lot of satisfaction. Keep up the great job. Stay connected.


  6. joseasanoj says:

    So you are a professional writer…That’s why you write so good. All the best.

  7. Hii Amrita. I write for a website called Indian moms connect. We are celebrating Mother’s Day and as part of that campaign I’m interviewing Indian mothers living abroad. Can I ask you a few questions? Let me know. You can also become a contributing writer if it interests you. The site is:-

  8. Lakshmi Loves To Shop says:

    Namaste…thank you so much for visiting and following my blog…it was so sweet of you 🙂 I look forward to reading your lovely blog ~ Lakshmi x

  9. joseasanoj says:

    Hi Amrita, waiting for your new articles since a long time.So thought today i should tell you 😀
    Sanoj (Author, My Day Out With An Angel)

  10. Madhu says:

    Apreciate your stopping by my blog and leaving a comment Amritha. Look forward to exploring your lovely site 🙂

  11. One of the most “This is the fact” blog on the subject. Realistically brilliant. Are you on twitter? Would be a pleasure to follow.

    • amritaspeaks says:

      Thank you. I am on twitter @amritamuk but I am not too regular with my tweets except for posts. You can also follow my blog through email then you will know what I am posting.


  12. Shabnam says:

    Hi, This is Shabnam Working for a Magazine Mycitylinks. You said true words,sometimes we have to face all this, but to be in this field our safety is prior then our work.Nice to read you, and want to be in touch with you.
    warm regards

  13. Parthib Basu says:

    LOved your blog dear… Writeho….

  14. Hello!
    Plz make correction in your last line . I think it should be “The inside story Part-I” instead of “Part-II’

    The link is O.K. but written matter is incorrect , I think.

    Anyway as an artist I can say, your blog is beautiful .

  15. You are really doing a nice job. I have developed a love for your writing and website.

  16. znjavid says:

    Dear Amrita, Thank you for following my blog. Your posts are very informative. Your experience as a journalist are really positively influencing your writing. Well done.
    Best wishes, Zainab

  17. nehi18 says:

    Dear Amrita,

    Thanks for the follow. Your blog is really interesting and I like your writing style. Stay connected 🙂

  18. Hello Amrita! Thanks for following A Journey of Wonders (www.journeywonders.com), I’m sure you’ll enjoy reading about my travel adventures as well as my tips for saving money in order to travel more 😀

  19. Siladitya Bose (84 madhyamik) says:

    Hi Amrita!I am a Pointer ’84 and your words for Yashodhara aunty are my words too. Everybody who knew her,liked her but writing about her the way you did needs a special mention.Thanks again.Rgds, Siladitya Bose

  20. Snehesh says:

    liked your article about Prakton….. following you..:)

  21. Indranil Chakraborty says:

    I will never forget Yashodhara aunty. One of the few South Point teachers who I found worth remembering, partly because of fond memories. I can’t get into details with you unfortunately. Because I recognized your name and your face and I am worried that anything I say might find its way to my sister. (Now don’t ask me who my sister is 🙂 I am not going to help with that.) I saw Yashodhara aunty’s photo and a beautiful piece on her so I could not but react since that comes from a soft part of my heart. It is like laying a flower in her memory. She had a short but a wonderful life because she was loved by so many.

  22. ipsitatalks says:

    Hello, i am a new comer to this blogging world nd reading posts like urs is really motivating for me to read more nd more nd (try) to write more nd more. Thank u for ur wonderful posts.

  23. Read almost all your write-ups. Each one is superbly narrated. But I liked the article “Satyajit Ray’s mother”, the best in fact. It reminded me of Swami Vivekananda’s father; who was one of the renowned Barristers that time but people hardly know his name now or even there is any photograph available. Some people like Viswanath Dutta or Suprabha Ray, always remain in the background.

  24. Beautifully written blog! I really like self-made people because I know it takes alot of courage to step out of your comfort zone where there is job security, where you have fixed working hours and you have someone to tell you what to do and what not to. But outside that cubicle is the real world where you have to guide yourselves and make your own targets and achieve them. Well! That is the beauty of working for yourself you get to be your own BOSS. I really liked your page, very beautifully and realistically written

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  25. Namratha Muralidhar says:

    Hi Amrita, Seen your profile & blog. Can we connect for you to write some blogs? Leaving my email id.

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