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Story of a dewdrop

By 3 years ago / 4 comments

A chilly dawn , bright golden sky Glistened a dewdrop On a leaf quite dry… Rainbow hues ,mostly blue Sparkling and rejoicing so true Sun’s rays to scattering light Ah ! Can there be a prettier sight !! Till a bird flying low Took a fancy to its little bough Perched smugly ,it asked the drop Are you a mighty gem or a pearl Luminescent and glorious as you are Where my friend , you hail from? New to the worldly ways Drop smiled and said I am not a gem or a pearl I shine because of Sun’s rays […]

Statutory Warning

By 3 years ago / 0 comments

The only common being was the sky. A shelter unsought but silently revered. Under its protective shadow dwelled three wise creatures. There was an old man, a puppy and a child. The first, feeble and frail. Another, yelping and pale. The last, a soul brave. They lived blissfully, under the blanketing sky. Untouched by greed and hidden from disease. A great deal of undiluted fervor, a gift from their worshipped savior. Into his recluse, the first went. The pale, comforted by its mother’s warmth closed its pearly eyes. The last, clapped its palms, dissolving into its material entertainment. All was […]

Writing Erotica and why I hate the label

By 3 years ago / 16 comments

I didn’t choose to write this genre. I wrote one story, which got a fantastic reaction from some close friends, who then asked me if I could write more stories like that (since they felt there was nothing similar out there)…And voila, in just under a year, Eighteen Plus was published Please find the international Kindle edition (with the Hindi dialogue suitably translated) here I dont think I was completely prepared for the prudishness that I encountered – from the publisher (wanting to go easy on some of the marketing ideas), the retailers (Oh, no, sir – we can’t display […]

Women Who Changed The Way We Think about Design

By 3 years ago / 1 comments

An interesting article in Huffington Post with some lovely visuals   Found some of the work quite ordinary but some refreshing Anne Wilson, Vivianna Torun and Eva Ziesal would be the ones who impressed the most.

Chasing New Rainbows by Manika Lal – A Must Read For The Modern Indian Reader

By 3 years ago / 0 comments

  I was skeptical about the appeal that this title might have held for me. However, it seemed like serious literature, not just some flashy buzzwords and ‘tailored-to-a-specific-audience’ cliches that plague the modern day pop lit scene here in India, so I dived into it with an open mind. First impressions: a mental sigh of relief as characters are actually being fleshed out with some importance given to what one might call minutiae. This was the first sign that what I was going to be reading wasn’t just some purely plot based, set piece driven, ‘casual’ story that reads more […]

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