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Interview of Pallavi Mistry

Pallavi Mistry

Pallavi Mistry born in 1958 in the city of Navsari is a humorist writer. At present, she enjoys her ‘retired’ life in Mumbai with her family. During her stay in Ahmedabad, she was engaged with Gujarati humor writing. She wrote in various mediums. Also got her 3 books published. Speakbindas had this very interesting interview of her, which sheds more light on her past career as a humorist. Generally, women are not the humorist writers, and she broke this pattern. Let us cherish her answers.

Speakbindas: Tell us about you. Where do you basically belong to and about your education.
Pallavi Mistry: I basically belong to India, and I’m proud to be an Indian. If you are asking about particular place then I was born and brought up in Gujarat. At present, I reside in Mumbai. I have acquired Diploma in Architectural Assistantship (D.A.A.).

Speakbindas: How did the love of writing started? And particularly for being a humorist? Pallavi Mistry: Favorite medium of correspondence was mail, especially postcards, incards, envelopes. When I was a child, my mom made me write letters to relatives, which culminated in to good writing style. However, writing in humor started after marriage, as my husband never used to read my articles. My hubby used to make people laugh through his speech which I converted into writing. I am thankful to my mom, my hubby and famous humor writer Shri Ashok Dave who encouraged me to write humor articles.

Speakbindas: How do you choose the topics for your articles? Is not being a humorist writer a tough job than being a normal writer? Pallavi Mistry: Keen and deep observation made me put my thinking into words, hence majority of my topics are based around current social events and episodes. Any creative act requires keen observation, mental skill and exercise as well commitment to convert thoughts and ideas into words, be it normal or humor writing. Speakbindas: So far how many of your books are published? Which are they? And how can we get it? Pallavi Mistry: My three books are published uptil now. 1. Hasyapallav, 2. Chhe Maza to Ej, 3. Hasyakalash Chhalake. You can get them from my publisher, “Gurjar”, Ratan Pole Naka, Gandhi Road, Ahmedabad. You may also read them at M. J. Library, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad or Narmad Library, Godadod Road, Surat. You may ask few of my articles (Free samples – ha ha ha), by email too. My email id is, “hasyapallav At hotmail Dot com”. Speakbindas: At present you live in Mumbai. How was your time in Ahmedabad where you lived for few years, and also how was writing career then and there? Pallavi Mistry: It was a Golden period of my career as humor writer when I was at Ahmedabad during 1980 to 2004. My journey started with humor column in ‘Sambhav’ named ‘Patta no Mahel’, which with medication was converted in to my first book, “Hasya Pallav”, for which I got second prize from Gujarat Sahitya Akadami.

Speakbindas: Do you still write? If yes, other than humor writing? Pallavi Mistry: I wrote few humorous articles, two short stories. Now I stopped writing – except cheques and instruction to my family members, when moving out of home (smiles..)

Speakbindas: What are your hobbies? Your favorite food and favorite movies?

Pallavi Mistry:

Reading – Tarak Mehta, Girish Ganatra, Mahesh Yagnik, Kanti Bhatt.
Movies – Anand, Chini Kum, Munnabhai, Sarfarosh, Dil Chahta Hai and the list goes on…
Food – Indian / Gujarati food, only vegetarian.
Pallavi J Mistry

Speakbindas: Anything else you would like to add?
Pallavi Mistry: Sending my introduction as published by Radheshyam Sharma in his column in Sambhav.

Speakbindas: Your special message to your fans and Speakbindas readers.
Pallavi Mistry: My special message to my dear readers and fans is –

Follow the formula:

KMS (Keep Mouth Shut)

And if you can not –

TBS (Think Before ‘u’ Speak)


Various humorous articles written by
Pallavi Mistry, for you to download and enjoy.

Table of Contents

Aamne to have shun Kahevun


Andhale Baheru Kutayun
Ek Lutara no Interview
Nam ma te shun chhe
Science na Vidhyarthi no Prempatra
Strio no Sanatan Prashna
Vechavani Chhe
Rita no AkarmYoga


Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

22 thoughts on “Interview of Pallavi Mistry

  1. B. Syall says:

    Ekdam Bindaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.


  2. Rajan says:

    Kharakhar kehvu pade….. Tamari himmat dadh ne patra…
    All the best

  3. Harnish Jani says:

    I have always found you very intersting-Your writings are wonderful.Good Luck- Yes, ofcourse you look good too-You should have tried Bollywood-

  4. Rashmi says:

    A multi-faceted personality indeed! KMS and TBS just what we need when mobile operators are slashing rates to make people talk bakwaas. Its a very precise thing to quote. I’d love to read more of your writing, but you see I’m economising — Can you send me a few “free samples” of your writing please ?

  5. B. Syall says:

    Apane aap to itna kuchh likhati, bolati bhi ho, doosaron ke liye formula :KMS – phir kyoon boloonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn


  6. Orlando says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful writings and sharing yourself with the world.

    You are a joy !

  7. Pallaviben…I had known you by my previous contact/communication with you…..but now after reading this interview I seem to know more about you. I take the “special pride ” for the part of your education being at Vesma, Gujarat. With your “Hasya-Lekhs ” you had brought the laughter to many & may you continue to make others laugh with “your spoken words & deeds ” too.Wishing you all the Best, always !

  8. મીના છેડા says:

    મારી પ્રિય સખી,

    ખરે જ મજા આવી ગઈ તને વધુ ઓળખવાની. આપણે જરૂરથી જલ્દી જ મળશું. કોફી તૈયાર રાખજે. 🙂

  9. rajiv says:

    we missed u people and it is wonderful writings.keep writting as creativity has no ends or no retirement.

  10. Hasmukh Bulsara (U.S.A.) says:

    Hi Pallaviben
    I liked your advise about KMS-TBS.Could you please send me your free samples of hahaha. Like Harnish says,at least you should try in Gujarati Natak.You look pretty good without any make up.Last time when I talked to you while I was in India,I didn’t get a chance to see you.Hopefully next time.Keep writing.

  11. પલ્લવીબેન,
    મારો ઈંટરવ્યુ વાંચ્યો. હાસ્યલેખિકા તો છો જ પણ તમારી આ ફોર્મ્યુલા ગમી ગઈ.
    Follow the formula:

    KMS (Keep Mouth Shut)

    And if you can not –

    TBS (Think Before ‘u’ Speak)

    બસ આમ જ બિન્દાસ બોલો અને જિંદગીને હાસ્યથી ભરપૂર બનાવો એટલે લાફીંગ ક્લબમાં જવાની જરૂર ન પડે.

  12. kalpana desai says:

    Dear Pallaviben,
    I enjoyed the interview but I hate the word ‘retired’.You can send your articles with your sign as you do in your cheques! Writng humor is a very good xercise for women after 40! Keep writing,make people smile/laugh and enjoy.Baaki to aapne saathe shun lai javana? Hee….hee…..!

  13. Dhwaneet Mehta says:

    Great to know all this about you aunty. Congratulations and best wishes.

    nirali & dhwaneet

  14. Rekha Mistry says:

    good yar, I liked your idea & a way to tell some secrets. Now you must restart new episods of humourous writing as new people are around you. Congretts and Best wishes .

  15. Radha Shah says:

    The interview is really very nice. Congratulations and now will surely read all your published books.

  16. Sandeep says:

    You make India and Indian women proud. Pallavi truely has a very good sense of humour. Great Job and god bless you.

  17. pallavi says:

    My Dear friends,
    Thanks a lot for ur comments and good wishes.
    Now be ready, I am preparing for the further attack with my new writings.

  18. hasan Ali says:

    How are you , Bahen …..

    You have written great articles for west.

    You deserve “shabash” …..


  19. Utpal says:

    Hi Friend,

    A nice interview with nice replies. But a question is asked above: –

    Speakbindas: Do you still write? If yes, other than humor writing?

    Pallavi Mistry: I wrote few humorous articles, two short stories. Now I stopped writing – except cheques and instruction to my family members, when moving out of home (smiles..)

    My Question: – Did you really stopped writing? If yes, why so?

  20. Utpal says:

    What is your next topic of writing?

  21. આંટી ને જય શ્રી કૃષ્ણ…

    અમિત / પૂર્વી

  22. kiransakhi. says:

    સખી, જીવનને સરળ બનાવીને સહજતાથી શણગારી લો છો. હળવાશ થઇ હાસ્યનો ઓપ આપતા ખુદ નિહાળું છું. પ્રગતિ કરતા રહો જીવનને હાસ્ય આપતા રહો.

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