A Sky Full of Stars : #Friday Fictioneers

      They are basking in the stunning glory of a sky full of stars.  Akram pours a third glass of Cabernet Sauvignon into Enya's glass. Enya, slightly tipsy giggles, as Akram gently pushes her  locks behind her ear and kisses the nape of her neck. They first met, as gangly teenagers. Enya was a [...]

Taking a Writing Break: #MondayMusings

I started blogging in December last year and ever since there's been no looking back. Read: I have not taken a single writing break. I write religiously if not every day, but every other day. After all writing like I've said in the past, has proved to be the "elixir to my parched soul."But ten [...]

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Six Days Hence, Coffee in the Present Tense: #WriteBravely #WriteTribe

~~Six Days hence, Coffee in the Present Tense~~  Six days henceYou & IWillSimply Sense That timeAnd tideJust makeNo sense Coz theCoffeeWe shareIn thePresent tenseIs allThat makes sense Coz Six days henceAnd Coffee in thePresent TenseAre meant toSimplyFill upOur senseAnd our livesTogether till the end-Alok & Natasha18 March 2005  This little couplet was written just before the DH and I met [...]

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Dipankar Mukherjee, on Publishing: #WriteBravely #WriteTribe

  "Literature can make people introspect, and that has the magic to change our attitude and hence our lives. That is the power of the written word." - Dipankar Mukherjee, Publisher & Founder, Redomania     Over the years the industry that is representative of Literature, the publishing industry, has gone through revolutionary changes, most prominent [...]

Dear Natasha: #WritingBravely #WriteTribe

Hola! My darling Girl Natasha, How be you? Yes, it's me writing a letter to you, my dear girl. Surprised, are you? After all I haven't written to you in the longest time. A few years back; in my most challenging times, I would sit down and pour my heart out to you on a [...]

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Tina’s Tryst: #WriteBravely #WriteTribe

  The alarm clock clanked into Tina's ear. A typical old-fashioned alarm clock that would wake one up with a jolt. A complete spoiler to the early morning dreams and the soundest of all sleep. Tina wanted to yank the clock on the floor and go back to sleep, but like they say, "No rest [...]

Utopia: # WriteBravely #WriteTribe

  "A map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at." - Oscar Wilde (‘The Soul of Man Under Socialism’, 1981 essay).     My Ode to Utopia   There's a place called Utopia Replete with joy, minus any pain and untold fear   Every day is a celebration In this [...]

My Greatest Resource & My Support System: #WriteBravely #WriteTribe

  My greatest resource and support system are my three, ever smiling home-helps, Shimpa (we call her Shilpa), Moushumi and Basanti. They are my lifelines, in the true sense of the word. They are the reason my home runs smoothly, efficiently and everything runs on clock work basis. This post is my little humble tribute to these [...]

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My Precious Treasure: #WriteTribe #WritingBravely

    The most precious treasure I believe I have been bestowed upon with is "life" itself. Without this life I would not have the innumerable treasures that form a part of my life. It's my birthday month and what better time to give gratitude for this beautiful treasure of life that I received from [...]

Mystery Of the Flowers: #FridayFictioneers

      Story # 1:   Amanda returns from work, to her new home to see two pretty bouquets adorning the dining table. The dainty one reads, “To the worlds most gorgeous woman, love you more-Rohit” The note on bigger bouquet reads, “From your Secret Admirer” Amanda is flummoxed. Rohit walks in and kisses [...]