Best known as India’s first Mills & Boon author, Milan Vohra is changing tracks with her last release Tick-Tock We’re 30 which is wacky, witty, brisk and about 12 friends. Six boys and six girls make a pact to meet when they all turn 30. Let’s not forget that her last book The Love Asana, was an all-out romantic venture.
After launching her book in four cities, she tells us that the book has given her complete freedom in terms of voicing her opinion, “I get to play with all kinds of unique Indian situations, people, language, inside humour and have a lot of fun with every character,” she says. With an advertising background, Vohra tells us how the subject has helped her in her writing. “One has to be observant when it comes to advertising,” she admits.
From mum to teen
Vohra insists that she is not a romantic. “On most days I’m a pragmatic nagging mom, wife and irresponsible teenager at heart. The romantic moments make the occasional guest appearances in my life. I try to grab onto them for writing inspiration,” she says, stating that she is not a genre but an author-specific person.
“There are many authors I love and come back to love more on re-reading. Marian Keyes, Jane Costello, J D Salinger, Roald Dahl and Vikram Seth are some of them,” she says.