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Eastern Eye columnist and Blogger Priya Mulji reveals all

Posted: 10.02.15

We’ve only gone and got the ‘Asian Carrie Bradshaw’, Priya Mulji to be a contributing writer for us here at Asiana! Keep on reading for our interview with the lovely lady.

Why did you start blogging?
It actually started when I read a book called 50 ways to find a lover, in the book she starts a blog and lists the 50 ways she goes about finding a boyfriend. I enjoyed writing, was single and thought that I could write a blog so I started one, it was as simple as that. Of course mine didn’t list the dates I went on but just general life stuff. I try and make it as honest, real and relatable as possible.

What direction do you want to take it in the future?
I just want to be able to continue helping people who are having the same issues as I have, maybe as kind of a love agony aunt, for them to reach out to and just be there for them. Also I love to blog about issues that others may shy away from so to be able to do this is something I would like to continue to do.

How do you find the time to blog alongside your marketing career?
I’ll be honest it is sometimes hard to find time but when you are so passionate about blogging you just make time. Like I mentioned before it’s about quality not quantity so sometimes it will be a couple of weeks before I post a blog. I’m lucky that my friends and family are supportive of my blogging so know that I sometimes have to say no to social events if I need to write something, but the best thing about blogging is that you can do it at your own pace.

If you could choose anyone to interview who would you choose and why?
It would undoubtedly be actress, comedian and writer Mindy Kaling. I think she is absolutely brilliant. Her writing, her acting and probably being the funniest woman of Indian heritage is really inspiring to me, plus The Mindy Project, which she wrote, acts in and produced is hilarious and could quite possibly be me!

You were nominated at Asian Media Awards for Best Blog, how did this feel?
It was amazing! To have my blog recognized amongst other great blogs was a fantastic achievement for me, unfortunately I didn’t win but just to be there was something I am very proud of and something I’d recommend all bloggers to get involved with.

You’re going to be writing for us here at Asiana soon, we can’t wait to see what you bring to the table!
I’m extremely excited. Asiana has paved the way for Indian fashion/bridal magazines so to be part of this journey and join you all is something I am very proud of, especially since I have followed you from when I was younger. When it comes to writing I think I will do what I feel is right and write from the heart. Asiana has a huge amount of Twitter followers so to get topic suggestions on all matters love would be great too!

What has been your proudest achievement?
As a result of my blog I was offered a column in Eastern Eye newspaper, I was really proud of that. Also, a couple of years ago I did a month-long feature called ‘Women of Substance’ where I featured inspirational women and interviewed women who have been through tough times like MS and domestic violence, that was probably my favourite piece of writing to date.

Have there been any crazy moments since you started blogging?
A reader of my column once wrote a ‘fan’ letter to me, thing is, he was in prison so that was a little scary…

Check out Priya's blog here.

Interview By Zahra Suleman

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