FAQs About Me
Answers to some questions you may have about me.
Who are you?
Hi! I am Rubina. Nice to meet you!☺️
No, who are you deep down?
I am an introverted soul trapped in a human body, living in an extroverted world.
What do you do?
No, seriously, what do you actually do?
Ok, so you make a living by writing?
Not yet, but I will. ONE DAY!🙌
What do you write about?
In non-fiction, I write essays about lessons I learnt from life, books I loved, movies I adored, and things I understand about what it means to be a human and creative person/writer.
In fiction, I write short stories of mystery, suspense, thriller genres. And, in the future, I’ll be writing novels. I hope you like them!
How did you become a writer?
Before I answer that, you should first ask me how I became a reader.
Ok, how did you become a reader?
My love for books began in August 2007 when my mother introduced me to Queen of Crime, Agatha Christie.
It took me six months to complete the 363-page book called The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding. Yes, 6 months! I was a very slow and uninterested reader then.
After finishing that book, I was a completely new person. I became a reader!📚
Hmm, and how did you become a writer?
One Sunday in the summer of 2014, I finished Curtain by Agatha Christie and was lying in bed.
You know the feeling where you are staring at something, but you’re not actually looking at it? — you are simply lost somewhere else. That was me at that moment, staring at the ceiling fan and wondering what a fantastic storyteller Agatha Christie is. I was asking myself how Agatha Christie pulled this book off.
As I was doing that, a voice in my head said — “Wouldn’t it be amazing if I could make others feel the same way Agatha made me feel through her stories?”
That was my light bulb moment! It was at this moment I knew I wanted to become a writer!✍️
Interesting… So what’s your favourite book?
One book? My friend! That is a deadly question to ask a bookworm. We are always walking around with a list. Here you go -
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
Kane and Abel by Jeffrey Archer
Behind Her Eyes by Jack Jordan
Midday by David B Lyons
Afterlife by Marcus Sakey
A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
The Art and Business of Online Writing by Nicolas Cole
and the list goes on… You might want to check out my Ultimate Favourite list on my Goodreads.
And how many books do you own?
I don’t have a definite number for you, but I know it’s over 350.
And how many of them are unread?
Next question, please.😬
What other interests do you have?
I love coffee!
I love making friends and chatting.
Thanks to The Mummy, Stargate SG1, Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile, I love Egyptian history.
I love movies — I am a Marvel fan, and I de-stress myself to Agatha All Along.
Talking of movies, I have too many celebrity crushes to keep track of.
What’s your favourite movie/tv show?
Again, that’ll be a long list, and it keeps changing. Here’s how it stands right now -
The Tourist, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp
Murder on the Orient Express, starring Kenneth Branagh
The Usual Suspects, starring Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne
The Godfather, starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino
John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves
The Matrix, starring Keanu Reeves
Iron Man, starring Robert Downey Jr.
The Avengers, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans
Stargate SG1, starring Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge
El Cuerpo del Deseo (called Second Chance in India), staring Mario Cimarro, Lorena Rojas
The Blacklist, starring James Spader
WandaVision, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany
Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston
The Empire, starring Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea
Brooklyn Nine Nine, starring Andy Samberg
Friends, (do I seriously need to mention the cast of Friends?)
What are your dreams/goals in life?
Becoming a published author
Getting a golden retriever
Owning a cafe
Being a part of the International Agatha Christie Festival
Visiting the Pyramids of Giza
What will you name your dog?
I’ll name him Dadu, after my grandfather.
What do you do for fun?
I go out with friends to chat over a cup of coffee.
I go to the movies.
I sometimes play badminton.
I sometimes draw fashion illustrations.
I plan gifts for my friends.
What are five random facts about you?
I am a classic Capricorn — the more you spend time with me, the more real-me will you meet.
After graduation, I took a gap year to find out what I needed to do to become a writer. I am so glad I took that step!
I judge a cafe based on the cappuccino they make. If the barista can’t make this basic coffee, I am not going back there.
I was hit by depression in the second year of college. The worst time of my life! But, thank God, I made out safely.
My favourite flower is Tuberose.
Do you have a newsletter?
Yes, I do! You can find it at
What do I get if I subscribe to your newsletter?
All my new essays and short stories!
As of now, no. But I am working on something. If you’d like to stay in touch with me and my work and be the first one to know about my future projects, you can subscribe to my newsletter.
Where can I find you on the net?
You can find me on —
Can we become friends?
Of course! If you love reading, or watching movies, or just enjoy a cup of joe, we can become friends. As long as we add more positive energy into each other’s lives, we are good.
To get a hold of me, find me on my Instagram.
How can I help/support you?
You want to help me? YOU ARE SUCH A BLESSING! Thank you!
You can help me by buying me a cup of coffee! You can do it here.
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