IWSG October, 2021

Hello Writing Community Welcome to yet another post for the Insecure Writer’s Support Group (IWSG). The IWSG is a database resource site and support group for writers and authors. Featuring weekly guests and tips, a monthly blogfest gathering, a Facebook group, a book club, and thousands of links – all to benefit writers! Purpose: To share and …

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Manoj Muntashir, writer, poet, lyricist was in news recently for plagiarism. While it is taken that writers seek inspiration from each other’s work, blatant theft is a complete no-no and leaves one red-faced. This news took me down memory lane. I am no Muntashir, neither am I a celebrity writer but there is something in …

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EYE on You by Kanchana Banerjee- Book Review

Book: Eye on You Author: Kanchana Banerjee Genre: Mystery Language: English This is the story of Myra- a young, independent, single woman who has carved out a dream life for herself. Living in Gurgaon and working for a top-notch company, she enjoys a lavish lifestyle which consists of a splendid home along with trekking trips, …

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Learning the Tanka

Hello friends! I’m back after a short spell of silence. Writing has been happening behind the scenes but nothing prominent that I can write about. I have enrolled for The Himalayan Writing Retreat’s ‘First Draft Club’ this entire month of September and I have managed to write a few poems, their first drafts really. And …

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Book Review- the forest i know

Book: The Forest I Know (a gathering of tanka verses) Author: Kala Ramesh Publisher: HarperCollinsIN Genre: Poetry Language: English The Tanka is a traditional Japanese poetry form, popularly called the ‘short song’. Originally written as a one-line poem with thirty-one syllables, it is broken into five poetic lines with a 5-7-5-7-7 structure when written in …

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Published – Write in Power (The Hidden Pen Collective)

The Hidden Pen Collective seeks to amplify the writings from the margins imposed by religion, race, caste, class, gender and sexuality in  South Asia. For aeons, our stories have been set aside, our voices have been silenced, and we find in the 21st century that we are still struggling to be heard. With Write in Power, a compelling anthology of fictional and non-fictional prose, poems, and art, we present the writings of twenty-four writers and artists from across the spectrum of human experience.


Hello Readers Welcome back! Today I am here to share my entry for the Write Edit Publish (WEP) August prompt. First about the WEP. It is a supportive writing community where creative people submit to a bloghop every second month. Writers and other artists receive and provide feedback to as many bloghop entrants as possible. …



I first read ‘Ozymandias’ by Shelley back in school. I was no more than fourteen. What did I know of pride and political power except for that which appeared in glazed history books! With my limited understanding of vanity, I still found the poem discerning. As a little backstory, we were told that the genesis of the sonnet was a discussion between Percy Bysshe Shelley (the poet) and his friend Horace Smith about the annihilation of the once great empire of Egypt.

On Being Idle

Laughter is a rarity nowadays. Taking offence, I’m afraid, practiced to perfection. I remember how stories in our text books were sprinkled with the absurd, sometimes satirical humour to expose human naivety. The truth of the matter is that humour is indeed an ingenious way to make us think, question and introspect. Consider ‘On a …

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