Know Priya

Priya is a Software Engineer by degree and an Author and a Speaker by PASSION. Priya is a recipient of Asia Inspiration Award 2018 in the category Literature for her first book What About PASSION? at the South Asian Youth Summit (under SAARC) hosted by International Youth Committee (IYC) in Sri Lanka, where she also represented India as a delegate and a speaker. She moved to Pune after completing Software Engineering (in 2012) from Goa Engineering College in pursuit of a job. Priya discovered her passion for writing while working in a software corporate and began blogging for leisure, and apparently set aboard on writing a book while managing her 9-to-5 software job, at the age of 25.

Priya has been invited by various educational institutions, youth gatherings, talks etc for her unique way of interaction and storytelling. Her talks profoundly revolve around helping individuals identify their PASSION and following it.

India Representee- South Asian Youth Summit 2018, Sri Lanka


Priya Dalvi represented India as a delegate and a speaker at the South Asian Youth Summit hosted by the International Youth Committee (IYC) in Sri Lanka on November 28, 2018. Priya represented the country amongst the 450 youth selected under the global theme of ‘Creating a sustainable future in the fractured South Asia’. The South Asian Youth Summit allows youth of SAARC countries (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan) to voice their ideas and make opinions directly.

Asia Inspiration Award 2018- Literature

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Priya is a recipient of Asia Inspiration Award 2018 in the category Literature for her book What About PASSION? at the South Asian Youth Summit, Sri Lanka,hosted by International Youth Committee.

What About PASSION?

chronicles real stories of select young engineers who followed their choice of non-engineering/creative careers. Stories of Shikha Pandey- an Electronics Engineer turned Cricketer, India Women's Cricket Team, Anish Sood- Mechanical Engineer turned International DJ/Music Producer, and more, are covered in the book.

What About PASSION? has gained attention from young passion seekers & readers across the country and acclaim from The Navhind Times, Herald, Tarun Bharat, Lokmat, Gomantak and more.

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  • An unusual gem of a book, written with a highly engaging, good humoured style and packed with personal anecdotes. And it’s the people, incidents, situations and calamities which Ms. Priya Dalvi used so effectively as a framework to describe the rich tale of PASSION that have shaped and influenced her life and ours so effectively. The book worked well on several levels. For Generation X, it provides a stark reminder that, yes, everything is possible, if you are PASSIONATE about that.
    Rahul Kumar Rajak
    Chief Minister's Young Professional for Development Programme, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh
  • Priya Dalvi could be looked upon by many for two reasons. The first, authoring a book at such a young age, shows age (& gender) is never a barrier. The second, writing stories of people who have so much passion to do things differently, than different things. Writing is not just patience but passion. Priya carries the same passion not when she pens but even on stage. Highly interactive sessions with the audiences and the thrust of the house is always high. Speakership style is every-bursting, natural and energetic.
    Prajyot Mainkar
    Director Androcid
  • Priya's an amazing writer and well versed with putting thoughts across. Her book What About PASSION? itself is an evident of the same and is a brilliant initiative for passion seekers to look upon.
    Tejaswini Pisal
    Founder & Director, Zest Tranformation
  • I found Priya Dalvi's book What About PASSION? a great collection of inspiration & information and would recommend to every passion seekers regardless of your age. I also got a chance to listen to her couple of times. She makes a remarkable impression on hearts by her words, ideas and stories  through her unique way of interaction with a tinge of humor.  
    Arvind Gauns
    Student, MTech, Agricultural Engineering

Media / Gallery

Priya's work has been featured in

  • the-navahindTimes
  • Herald
  • lokmat
  • Tarun-Bharat

Youth Gatherings


Book Events/Talks



With Mr. Amish Tripathi, Renowed Indian Author

Interview at 94.3 Radio One Pune
Renowed Indian Author Rashmi Bansal's Book Launch
With Mr. Govind Gawde, Art & Culture Minister Goa
With Celebrity Nutritionist, Rujuta Diwekar

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