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.

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.

Book Review: Bombay Balchao

Book Review: Bombay Balchao If you are looking for a heart-warming read during these tough times, I would recommend Bombay Balchao. I think it's the best contemporary fiction I have read in recent times. (If you are wondering what the name means, Balchao is a special Goan prawn pickle)

Gulabrai

Zenana1 Deorhi was a honeycomb with many queen bees. From outside the complex jalis, the zenana looked like a quiet place, full of beauty and grace. But inside, it buzzed with disgruntled murmurs, noisy altercations, and jealous confrontations. A dense, bitter fluid of insecurity filled its cells. There were invisible walls of pride and position.... Continue Reading →

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