Everything Changed After That, is an anthology of the 25 winning stories from eShe short story contest in 2020. It is published by Embassy books. As the name of the book suggests, it revolves around the theme 'a life changing event'. All the stories in this book has done justice to the theme. They have done much more. Most of the stories in this book are women-centric, women from various strata of life. This book is also about bonding between women. In more than a dozen of stories, I could spot women trying to help other women. I think that's something I want to think about on this women's day. Women, as a collective group has immense strength to help each other and enrich each other's lives.
The tea followed her wherever she went. Every day, she wakes up at quarter to five and makes a cup of tea. She does it quietly, without waking up the household. While the tea brews, she stares at the window. The world outside is uncharacteristically dark and silent. By the time she finishes pouring the tea into a mug, the clock in the living room strikes five.
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 →
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 →
Before our timelines start flooding with stories of ‘superwomen’ on this International Women’s Day, here’s something I want to remind all women out there. You are a woman, but primarily you are a human being. On this women’s day, don’t fall for any other tags. When they say women have patience like the earth, what... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, I saw a post about depression and how people around you don't understand the nature of this illness. While it's essential to have the support and understanding of your loved ones, it may not be easy for them as well. Only a person who has gone through depression could actually understand the trauma. And... Continue Reading →
"I heard that you are writer, is it true?" A few days back, a young fellow in my co-working space came up for a friendly chat. "Umm, I am trying to be," I told him with a smile. I am still getting used to being called a writer. "Did you know from the beginning that... Continue Reading →
My eyes well up whenever I come across anything remotely emotional. Be it sad, inspirational, or joyous – I find it difficult to control my tears. This weird habit had put me in trouble many a times. I almost cried when I handed over my last resignation letter as I tried to explain to my... Continue Reading →
Just a few weeks back, a seven year old boy was brutally murdered in Kerala. It was a heinous crime and the police got hold of the criminal. He was charged with grave sections in IPC that he might never see the day light again. It was heart breaking incident, may the soul of the... Continue Reading →
A few weeks back, a very close friend of mine visited. We hadn’t met each other for the past two years. We started talking eagerly. She seemed to be quite content and happy. She just celebrated her second wedding anniversary. As my toddler daughter Tara walked around us, our conversation soon diverted into the topic... Continue Reading →