Thursday, 19 April 2018

There's more to Indore than just food - The Immersive Project- Literature, Art & all things creative


As the temperature soar this summer, the people of Indore take respite in their air-cooled homes and offices with ice-creams and chilled mango shakes. But a particular group of people can be seen running around from one part of the city to another with diaries and planners in their hands. The scorching sun does not deter them. Neither does the opinion of many people who think that Indore prefers food festivals over literature. Crazy, over-enthusiastic , just another start up looking for quick fame are some of the labels they have braved in the last few months when they announced “Coffee with Authors and Artists”, an exclusive event woven around all things art and literature.

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

In the name of #BookLove- Happy Birthday Kaffeinated Konversations




If you like reading, you will probably agree with me that it isn’t a very social hobby. You can’t read in a party or a social gathering after all, can you? Given a choice, we would like to stay in our rooms for days at a stretch with a book(s) to keep us company. We are often ridiculed for being anti-social or even crazy. Nobody understands the joy of reading and the whims of a bibliophile. Except the equally crazy people who think there is a parallel, even better, world in books. Like the folks of Kaffeinated Konversations, the book club of Indore. 

Monday, 12 March 2018

Caution: Feminist Post Ahead



And one more International Women’s Day (and week) gone by! We did our bit. Shared our enthusiasm on the social media. Tagged the women we thought deserved a special mention. Used the word “empowerment” at least 25 times. Did some men-bashing while the men stood by and let us be. It was rightfully “our” day afterall. Had a blast in the evening with our girl gang. Or were pampered by the domestic men folk by a home-made treat and some respite from the mundane chores. Made best use of the offers and discounts showered upon us thoughtfully(?) by brands. Ooohh! What a day it was. So now that we are done feeling special, let’s get back to being real.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Genie in a capsule - Vitamin E #Evion



When in 20s, your skin has a shining glow that hardly needs any makeup. Your hair is healthy and vibrant. But when you cross the age-mark of 30, natural deterioration of cells starts and its first signs are visible on your skin and hair. As you close towards 40s, the signs become prominent. I was no different to this rule of nature. 

Monday, 18 December 2017

Guest post for Novemberschild #BlogLove



Those who blog have their reasons to do it. Some like to write and share their work, some like to help and guide people by sharing their expertize. Some also say that it is therapeutic. For a few others, it is about making money. However, one reason that is common to all of them is that blogging connects you to wonderful people from across the world. Even if you haven't met them in person, they become a part of your blogging life. You help out each other when you are stuck and they pull you out. You take inspiration from each other and celebrate the milestones together. 

Friday, 27 October 2017

Headlines #FotoFiction

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Newspaper – #FridayFotoFiction Oct 27- Nov 1 Flash Fiction Writing

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Life Lessons #GrandParentsDay #LoveJatao


I am yet to meet somebody who does not think fondly of their grandparents. Some were fortunate to be cared and nurtured by their grandparents, while some wish they could have had them for a longer period. There are also a few who have seen theirs only in pictures. But there is always something special about the love of grandparents.

Saturday, 2 September 2017

Harmony

The Piano – #FridayFotoFiction Sep 1-6 Flash Fiction Writing

88 black and white keys find a way to live harmoniously. You and I couldn’t find a single melody to resonate in our hearts. Each time we struck a wrong cord, the harsh music reverberated through our dying love. There couldn’t have been a melody in the vengeful notes we were writing for each other. There couldn’t have been harmony in the soul-less music that echoed endlessly. Isn't it amusing how lifeless keys can produce melodies but two living souls could not find any music in their hearts?



This fiction is inspired by the photo prompt and written for
#FridayFotoFiction Sep 1-6 Flash Fiction hosted by 

Tina Basu


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Sunday, 13 August 2017

70 years- Too Young to be Perfect?



#IndependenceDay

In a couple of days, India completes its 70 years of being independent. 70 years is a long time and the country has come a long way since 15th August 1947. From being a poverty-stricken nation holding on desperately to its rich culture to sustain, to being one of the super powers of the world today, She has seen pretty much everything. More than a couple of wars and an intermittent pseudo-war both at the border and within during these years have put her at constant risk. But She continues to strive ahead. There are mistakes being made, there are battles being lost but then she is only 70 years. Isn’t it too young for a country to be perfect?

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Menstrual Leave- Far from reality....or Not?


Menstruation has been a private and personal subject even within the family. With the introduction of this policy, it has suddenly become a topic of public attention. But are all discussions in favour of the argument?

Friday, 21 July 2017

A bloody debate



A company in Mumbai with approx. 75 women on its payroll, recently announced “menstrual leave” for its female employees for the discomfort they face on the first day of periods. The company has also approached the Human Resources ministry to consider a similar policy nation-wide. Though the petition is already signed by more than 25,000 people so far, there are equal numbers, many of whom are women, to oppose it and think of the move as regressive. A company from Kerala has joined the trend and offered menstrual leave for its female employees. As the trend catches up with more organizations, I thought of asking a few people about their views on this and discover the value of this proposition, if any.

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Unseen Bruises & Unheard Screams #ALettertoHer



This post has been especially recognised by Juggernaut Books and Women’s Web in the #ALetterToHerblogathon for its role in spreading awareness about domestic violence.


She started picking up the used plates and cleaning the table as everybody moved towards the adjoining terrace of her penthouse for post-meal desserts and coffee. They couldn’t stop praising her delicious five-course dinner. The praises were not new to her. She knew she served magic on plates and whoever ate that magic couldn’t forget the taste for the rest of their lives. She wasn’t arrogant though. In fact, far from it.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

My Baby's Skin Is Soft as Cotton, Thanks To These 7 Tips By My Doctor - On WOM Website


A baby’s skin is very sensitive and prone to infections. These infections, if contracted, can cause painful irritation and discomfort for the baby. Preventive care is thus essential to keep it soft as cotton and retain its glow. So when my doctor suggested the following tips for my son, I made sure to follow them prudently.


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