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Thank You, Babi: #WriteBravely

Thank You, Babi: #WRITEBRAVELY #WRITETRIBEFESTIVALOFWORDSJUNE2018   My Dearest Babi, I dedicate a few lines to you, on this monsoon day. The sun is playing a constant game of hide and seek, while the clouds outstretch their arms in a stoic cover of grey. The muggy air looks on undeterred as nature performs a spectacle of sorts. … Continue reading Thank You, Babi: #WriteBravely

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Rain and Its After Effects: #WriteBravely

Rain and Its After Effects: #Writebravely #writetribefestivalofwordSjune2018   It poured all of last night. The rains finally lashed Gurgaon with unfettered fury, giving the parched residents of our millennial city a much-needed respite from the sweltering summers. I was awake beyond midnight, listening to the rhythmic pitter patter of the rains, which would suddenly rise up … Continue reading Rain and Its After Effects: #WriteBravely

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Last Song of the Dusk: #WriteBravely

Last Song of the Dusk: #WriteBRAVELY #WRITETRIBEFESTIVALOFWORDSJUNE2018   At twenty-one who would have known that leukaemia would ravage Antara's being, reducing her to a bag of bones.  It was hard to fathom that the bubbly, effervescent Antara, always brimming with joie de vivre; was now counting her last days. But not without a plan at … Continue reading Last Song of the Dusk: #WriteBravely

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I Want to Break Free: #WriteBravely

I want to break free: #WriteBravely #WRitetribefestivalofwords2018   My girlfriends and I are road tripping from Madras to Pondicherry. It's just the three of us. I am at the steering wheel of a feisty green Ford Figo, manoeuvring my way through the lush, bountiful landscapes, blasting music on the stereo. We are singing off tune … Continue reading I Want to Break Free: #WriteBravely

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When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going:#MondayMusings

"When the going gets tough, the tough get going." - Joseph P. Kennedy (1888-1969) These beautiful lines by Joseph P. Kennedy, Father of U.S. President John F.Kennedy, has been my mantra for life, for the longest I can even remember. Probably way back when I was in school. This quote speaks volumes, in such less … Continue reading When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going:#MondayMusings

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Terminal? : #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

"She has a terminal illness which is in the last stages." The earth shattering news was broken to us with much aplomb by our family doctor. At that very moment I felt as though shards of glasses had pierced through my tough exterior, bruising me beyond repair. I badly wanted to rewind back to the … Continue reading Terminal? : #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger #MondayMusings

A Night of Nostalgic Nebula: #WriteTribeProblogger #WriteBravely #FridayFictioneers

  Saturday, 5:46 A.M.: I haven't slept a wink. The receding moon is gaping at me blankly. Well, it was a decadent night of drinking and dancing, on the River Mandovi.     A night that also brought back memories from the yesteryears: of Rahul and I. When we had chatted on the same deck; … Continue reading A Night of Nostalgic Nebula: #WriteTribeProblogger #WriteBravely #FridayFictioneers

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Pattern: Shhh…Don’t Tell Anybody:#Blogadda-WOW #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger

Fourth time in a row!!   "I have struggled with the same issue for the last six years," she said to me with much angst in her voice. "Just when I think everything is going well and life's looking up for me, I'm given the same set of challenges. Challenges that I thought I had … Continue reading Pattern: Shhh…Don’t Tell Anybody:#Blogadda-WOW #WriteBravely #WriteTribeProBlogger

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

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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 … Continue reading Dipankar Mukherjee, on Publishing: #WriteBravely #WriteTribe