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Lavanya Nukavarapu

A dew drop on the leaf of life, Lavanya Nukavarapu describes about herself through this one-liner. She is a Finance Professional passionate about the art and craft of writing. If metaphors and imagery are the mojos in her poetry, it is narration in her prose, manifested in the several short stories and poems published in various journals and platforms. She published her first book Bare Thoughts, a collection of her poems, in 2018. In 2019, Lavanya published her first novel, The Captive, a psychological thriller. In 2020, Cigarettes, Sex, Love, a coming-of-age contemporary story was published. Her recent work in 2021 is, Strutting Lightbugs, a supernatural thriller on gender angst, dance and culture co-authored with Kalam Babu. A research paper on Bare Thoughts, "The 21st Century Perspectives in the Poems by Lavanya Nukavarapu" was presented in February 2020 by Prof. Saumalya Mali of Saldiha College, Bankura (W.B.) at the seminar "Recent Trends in Indian Women's Literature" organized by Midnapore College, Midnapore, West Bengal. She is also the editor of quarterly magazine, HYDRAW (Hyderabad Readers and Writers) and is the Director, Creative Services and Marketing for Bare Thoughts Lit, a Publishing House in July 2021 You can check her work on social media or Amazon; her handle is Lavanya Nukavarapu. She can also be contacted at [email protected]

Voice of Lavanya Nukavarapu

My Sexuality Is As Natural As My Beauty Or Intellect. Why Should I Suppress It?

Women, especially in India, do not own their sexuality because if they do so, everything else gets tied to their sexual freedom and the unwarranted moral labels get stuck to them forever. 

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