The mundane life of a stay-at-home mom changes during a bus ride, a modern couple encounters a paranormal experience, a dentist in search of a ghost unearths a more terrifying situation, and a teenager finds out his single mother is running a bizarre science experiment in their study – Lahari Mahalanabish’s short story collection, Tales... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Stars From The Borderless Sea
What does it mean for a woman to realize her marriage is nothing like the one she had dreamed about?” Is it the end of her happiness? Geetika, Rachna and Mahima, the protagonists of Stars From The Borderless Sea, say it’s not.
One Line At a Time
If you are finding it difficult to write, maybe due to the lack of time or a due really bad writer's block, try to break it into chunks. Promise yourself that you'll never worry about the story/article in its entirety. Instead, work on it steadily, a small chunk at a time.
The Right to Choose a Creative Life
Image Courtesy: Canva October 27, 2021 When I was working as an engineer, I wrote as a hobby. I squeezed in whatever time I could get over the weekends and wrote stories and travelogues. It felt quite normal and it went on like this for 7 years. I was earning my living and using my... Continue Reading →
Creativity is Present Continuous
I have embraced this fact - every moment of creativity is precious. Living a creative life is the reward in itself. It's not only about creating art or writing stories. It's about solving problems differently.
To Call Thyself a Writer
Adobe Stock Image December 2, 2021 When I was working as an engineer, I had no trouble telling people, “I am an engineer.” I didn’t bother much about my track record as a successful engineer. I didn’t feel the necessity to have done some awesome projects or innovations. But, when I turned to full-time writing,... Continue Reading →
Renewal of Vows
Image: Canva This is the first mail I came across when I got up today morning. "we're saying no despite admiring the quality of your submission. It had reached all the way to our editorial table. For what it's worth, one editor said "This is very cool. There were a few bits that could use... Continue Reading →
The Dread and Thrill of Creativity
Every time I start a new short story or an article, I get anxious. I start asking myself many questions - Am I good enough to write this? Will this be a disaster? Will I be able to convey what I wanted? Even after writing so many short stories and hundreds of articles, fear grips me when I am about to start a new one. I think this dread is a part of the creative process.
A Latte with Literati- Vijai Kumar Sharma
Meet Vijai Kumar Sharma, a Mechanical Engineering graduate from B.H.U, who worked in Govt. of India, Industrial Organization for 34 years. He has also worked as an Associate Professor, Mgt. Institute, Jaipur and in was trained in West Germany. He has a great amount of technical experience and has travelled across 17 countries. His recognition in the field of writing include President of India award in 1968 for technical paper in Hindi. He has been writing and reviewing books alongside his stellar technical career. He reviews books both in English and Hindi. Many of his book reviews have been published in some magazines/journals in India and abroad including Vikalpa, IIM Ahmedabad, Management Review, IIM Bangalore and Quality Progress, USA. Without much ado, let's dive into this insightful interview with Vijai Kumar Sharma.
A Latte with Literati- Chandra Sundeep
In this new episode of A Latte with Literati, meet Chandra Sundeep, a bibliomane and a writer. Her website, Wordsopedia, features several fantastic book reviews. Chandra also writes fiction and has contributed to multiple short story anthologies. Moolah!, Dipped In Love, and Tea With A Drop of Honey to name a few. Chandra is an avid reader from the age of 10. She believes that reading makes a great writer.