Ashish Bagrecha

An entrepreneur by mind and a writer by heart, Ashish Bagrecha is a best-selling author and one of the most popular Instagram poets in India.

In 2018, while fighting depression and anxiety, he decided to post poems and letters about love, hope and healing on Instagram to help and support everyone else who was going through the same feelings.

In 2019, he published a self-help book, ‘Dear Stranger, I Know How You Feel’ with Westland Publications which went to become an instant national bestseller.

‘Love, Hope and Magic’ is his first poetry book self-published under his own publishing company,

A strong believer in the universe and its magic, Ashish holds a master’s degree in marketing and runs an app development agency. He currently resides in Surat and is married to best-selling author Savi Sharma. Together, they dream to heal and inspire millions of souls through their poems and stories.

You can visit him on Instagram @ashish.bagrecha

Media Mentions

“One of the most popular poet on Instagram.” – Times of India

“Ashish Bagrecha defeated depression to become a best-selling author.” – Hindustan Times

“After fighting depression, Ashish Bagrecha becomes India’s most followed Instagram poet.” – IB Times

“Ashish Bagrecha is bringing the love for poetry back in India!” – London Daily Post

“Ashish Bagrecha’s writing style has endeared him to many.” – The Statesman

“Instagram was my space to express my pain to the world”  – New Indian Express

“Ashish Bagrecha releases his new book on Sahitya AajTak!” – India Today



Dear Stranger, I Know How You Feel

Dear Stranger,

I don’t know much about you, but I do know how you feel.

You are feeling lost, lonely and misunderstood. You are tired of pain and suffering. Depression, anxiety and negativity chase you. You don’t know where to find hope and how to heal yourself. Trust me, I have been there myself, and I know it’s not easy.

So, I am writing these thirty letters and poems to you, to let you know that you are not alone, and that you are understood. You are still cared for.

Please read one of these letters every day, and I promise you, together we will get through this. Life is difficult, but not if we take it one day at a time.

Trust the universe and never give up.

Love and light,

A stranger who feels you

Love, Hope and Magic

you handed me
all your broken pieces
but darling,
how do i fix you
if you don’t believe in
love, hope and magic?

A survivor of life and death, a fighter of depression and a believer of universe, Ashish Bagrecha, the best-selling author of self-help book ‘Dear Stranger, I Know How You Feel’ and one of the most popular Instagram poets, brings you his very first collection of poetry because he thinks poetry has the magic to heal people.

Divided into six chapters, Love, Hope and Magic is about loving deeply and getting broken. It’s about falling into the darkness and still chasing the light. It’s about letting love find you, trusting the universe and believing in the magic we carry within ourselves.

Love, Hope and Magic is not written to inspire you but to fix you.


love comes, leaves and pains,
but magic happens and stays,
and all we need is
a little hope in between

Upcoming Projects

Ashish is currently working on the audiobook of ‘Dear Stranger, I Know How You Feel’ which will release in late 2020 on Audible. Also releasing in early 2021 is his original podcast show in Hindi on Audible Suno.