The very title of Madhulika Liddle's recent short story collection, 'Woman to Woman: Stories', caught my attention and then when I read the blurb, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. This is what the blurb says, 'A young girl finds herself looking on as her mother listens to the woes of the … Continue reading #BookReview: Woman To Woman By Madhulika Liddle
(Photo Credit: A Mixed Bag) I was speechless when I stepped into our honeymoon suite in Thailand. The rooms overlooked the cliffs and the clear beach next to the hotel was already inviting me for a relaxing swim. I stepped into my fancy bikini, one of the many I bought for this occasion. This one … Continue reading The Honeymoon: Sunday Photo Fiction Challenge
(Image Credit: ©Russell Gayer) I swore and stopped the car. 'The road trip was your idea!' Veena huffed. 'Yeah but not stopping overnight in the village was yours!' I retorted. ‘Do you think it was safe for two women there?’ 'Shut up!' I shouted tearing the silence apart. My friend disappeared into the thicket with … Continue reading Friday Fictioneers: Public Toilet
(Image Source: Author's Own) Many of us participated in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where we had to write 50,000 words for the month of November. We might have been tired, cranky, swamped under work, going through personal turbulence, and yet we kept writing. Some of us didn't even write at a regular … Continue reading Life After #NaNoWriMo And How Do You Build A Regular Writing (Or Other) Routine?
(Image Source: Author's Own) That time in the morning, the time when it’s grey outside-when the night and the day blend into a swift embrace before they bid each other goodbye. You open your eyes and you cannot fall back asleep. You look at your phone and there’s still some time left for the alarm … Continue reading Threshold
(Image: Author's Own) Last year after winning NaNoWriMo, I am so far confident about winning it this time. Not because I have found some secret winning formula, but simply because I know that I have it in me to write those many words in a month's time. Call it discipline, call it determination, I simply … Continue reading #NaNoWriMo Special: How Fighting Monsters On An Online Game Is Helping Me Write More
In a world where climate change is becoming an ever growing concern and we're left wondering what will destroy the earth first-a nuclear war or nature's ultimate fury, something good happening to the environment does come as awesome news! (Image Source: Author's Own) A new study that measured whether nations making monetary efforts to conserve … Continue reading #WATWB: Environmental Conservation Efforts Of Over 100 Countries Show Positive Results, Thus Likely Encouraging More Funding Towards The Cause