About Me

Hi there, I am Salini Vineeth. I am a fiction and freelance writer based in Bangalore. After working as an engineer for ten years, I quit my job in 2018 to embrace my long time passion for writing. Since then, I have published three books– Magic Square (Novella), Everyday People (Short story collection), and a... Continue Reading →

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Day 8: Roadkill – Part 3

Read Part 1 and Part 2 Diary of Sub Inspector Nagaraj, Electronics City Police Station 30th January 2018, Monday For the past three days, I have been searching for that last person in the group photo I found in Vishal Mishra’s house. I asked Vishal’s family first. His parents had no clue about the person.... Continue Reading →

Day 7: Roadkill (Part -2)

Click here for Roadkill Part -1 Diary of Sub Inspector Nagaraj, Electronics City Police Station 18th January 2018, Thursday There has been one more death on the NICE road.  It’s another doctor this time. He, too, had died early in the morning. He, too, had been frightened to death. But there is no proof except... Continue Reading →

Day 6: Roadkill – Part 1

I am lying on the side of the NICE road. The chilly, Bangalore wind rolling onto my carcass. It passes through the hollows where my heart, lungs, and kidneys once had been. Every breeze brings up the miasma of rotten flesh mixed with formaldehyde. I remember my undersized grave, and about all those years, I... Continue Reading →

Envy – the most destructive emotion

Envy is the most destructive emotion I have ever come across. It’s a dangerous concoction of different emotions – anger, fear, sadness, and hatred. While anger, fear, and sadness may have a negative impact on us, envy is the fire from hell. Most often, we are envious of people we know and admire. That makes... Continue Reading →

Books of Salini Vineeth

Everyday People ‘Everyday People’ is a collection of eight short stories featuring familiar strangers. These are stories of ordinary people whom you have met - at work, during the daily commute, in your friend circles, or on social media. However, the stories have a twist or an element of thrill to them. They rip open... Continue Reading →

Interviews

In these interviews I talk about my background, writing process, books, favorite authors and my upcoming works. Conversation on Kalam Babu talk show on Anchor. Hosted  by Mahboob Hussain, the founder of Hyderabad Readers and Writers group. Conversation with Ravi Reads blog. Live A Life Of Purpose | Salini Vineeth | Sujaya Chaturvedula Interview with... Continue Reading →

How to survive as a newbie writer?

In 2018 December, I quit my engineering career of a decade long and took an absolutely crazy route. I decided to become a full-time writer; ever since life has been a roller coaster ride. During the last one and half years of my life as a newbie writer, I self-published three books and learned a... Continue Reading →

Day 15: Akeldama

“Pardon me, rabboni” Judas shrieked as the noose tightened. It didn’t finish him instantly. Judas counted thirty seconds, one for each piece of silver. His body juddered on the Cercis tree. He heard the crack of the whip and the wail of his rabboni. *Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? * The Cercis tree rained pink flowers.... Continue Reading →

Day 13: Puff Pastry

Anamika, with all her might, folded the dough in front of her. The dough remained stony and adamant, just like the heart of a miser. She pushed and punched it – but the dough refused to budge. “You have just under 40 minutes to go!” Chef Vikas’ voice startled Anamika and brought her back from... Continue Reading →

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