- New Delhi, India
- October 11
- I am an occasional blogger, an amateur photographer, and a self-taught creative writer. I enjoy writing short stories and articles. My works have been published in several newspapers and magazines in India (The Indian Express, The Statesman, Woman’s Era, Muse India, etc.) and in several e-journals in the USA (Mused- Bella Online Literary Review, The Smoking Poet, Fiction at Work, etc.).
MY RECENT POSTS
- Jubilant Jaipur: A Blog on
our Trip to the "Pink City"
October 08, 2014 11:10AM
- Mahalaya: The Dawn of the
September 24, 2014 09:10AM
- Memories of Nepal (Part 1, Day
August 04, 2014 03:42AM
- In Search of Happiness with
Walden for Company
August 20, 2013 04:08AM
- Home, my dear, sweet home!
June 21, 2013 02:11PM
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One early morning during the inception of the festive season when all of Delhi slept, we made our way to the railway station with the intention of catching the New Delh-Ajmer Shatabdi Express. The station was bustling with activity even in that early hour, and except for… Read full post »
This morning, I chanced to stumble upon a gorgeous article by Tanya Basu among the dregs of social media updates and shares about Mahalaya, the auspicious day that marks the exordium of the Durga pujo season. The reading of the same got me thinking about Mahalaya and… Read full post »
Golden Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Nepal
Nestling in the Kathmandu valley, the city of Kathmandu, named after the Kasthamandapa edifice in the Durbar Square of Kathmandu, was our first destination at the exordia of our four days and three nights trip to Nepal. Having disembarked at th… Read full post »
A note of unruffled peace is borne on the wind from over the rippling waters of the pond of imagination.
A spot of philosophy is something that rarely appeals to our taste buds seasoned by eclectic worldly incidents and fast-paced virtual life.… Read full post »
I sometimes cannot help but wonder that succumb as we may to the general fluxion of the world, can we indeed totally jettison the past and all the elements related to it in our process of change. Doesn’t the waves of the eternal sea that envelop us and drown… Read full post »
Today the world seems to gird up its loins to celebrate the universal day of love tomorrow, and young and old lovers continue to look for novel gifts for their sweethearts assisted in their endeavor by kindly online-vendors, blogs, newspaper supplements and innumera… Read full post »
Youth Jettisoning Literature for the Internet?
This evening as I sit reading “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens, the wordsmith who according to Claire Tomalin, author of the new biography Charles Dickens: A Life, is after Shakespeare perhaps the… Read full post »
North-India is in winter a beauty to behold, we have mornings thickly laden with nebulous layers of fog and mid-afternoons and afternoons when the fulgent sun targets its mollified rays at the heart of the city thus radiating warmth and wintry torpor. It is… Read full post »
Remember that scene from Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan starrer 1998 romantic comedy film You've Got Mail where Kathleen Kelly’s (Meg Ryan’s) bookstore The Shop Around the Corner falls prey to the corporate fangs of the Fox Books. Those of yo
Picture from: http://www.wolfescape.com/Humour/MenWomen.htm
What’s with women and perfectness. I can’t help but notice all the talks about women and perfect men. Step into a clique of unmarried young women and all you hear will be the bla..bla..blas about that perf… Read full post »
So it went. A morning came; the steady growth of the day, the tardigrade progress of my mental strength, and then the final joy. Yes, I have done it: I am finally taking a writing break. I left the city, a meaningless place sunk in blind ignavia and its motorized,/… Read full post »
What is Poetry? An arrangement of scenes, trivial or tragic, romantic or practical, viatic or static, homely or fantastic featuring more or less the plausible events (of life and dream) patched up with deliberate details. That is how poetry struck me when I sat a few
On Reading Virginia Woolf's A room of On'es Own
Look inside and write; trust the little voice inside you. Be honest, be true, to yourself. Virginia Woolf’s
Experiences are probably the most precious fragments you assemble in life. Though I won’t go to the absurd length of calling them jewels or rubies you find by the Indian Ganges’ side, I would definitely call them intellectually fortifying and remarkably unique. It amazes… Read full post »
Every time it is the same—a newspaper cover graced with howling faces, intimate albeit hazy pictures of mangled corpses or half-dead men, women and children being hauled to some medical establishment, and a series of listlessly aggressive reports posted under red-banner like headings dictatin… Read full post »
Writing about Writing
I was listening to Ernest Hemingway’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech this morning where the famous irrealist talks about writing being essentially a lonely vocation. You compose when you are alone. And I couldn’t agree more with the grainy, masculine tenor my comp
Call me a nupson if you will, but I deserve to speak my mind when wielding the skillet is considered. In fact, fidimplicitary no more on the cooking issue, I hereby declare my opinion: cooking is… Read full post »
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