Book Review: Everything Changed After That: 25 Women, 25 Stories

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.

Tadka Chai – A Short Story

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 – 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 →

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 →

‘Superwomen’? No, Thank you.

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 →

The Viral Insensitivity

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 →

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