Milk Teeth is a novel for people who are nostalgic. People who often wistfully remember their childhood, the places they lived, and the people they met. Set in Matunga, Bombay, Milk Teeth revolves around the lives of three protagonists-Ira, Kaiz, and Karthik. The novel is all about their deeply personal experiences and their responses to... Continue Reading →
Book Review: Big Magic – Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic By Elizabeth Gilbert A great book for anyone who wants to lead a creative life. There have been days when I sat in front of the blank page struggling to write even a line. There have been days of creative inspiration and prolific writing. There have been days when I worried that I... Continue Reading →
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 →
Why is depression tricky? Why getting an ice cream(and similar things) wont always work?
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 →
X by passion, Y by profession
"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 →
Your weirdness may be a sign of who you really are
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 →