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Write in Silence Now

the frivolous chatter within, fissures in your mind crammed with doubt and guilt, banters that sound like old recordschurning thoughts on bedsides ring. no visitors knocking, no more bartering, close the eyes for deep listeningbe not deceived, the sounds of this world are forever convoluted. the perfect acoustics of silent spaces, grow naturally like the …

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That Familiar Ache

The onus of your pain is on meI know thatBecause I could see it comingAnd the only hand-holding I didWas to give inTo allow you to carry the burden of that familiar acheTo watch in silence while you made the same mistakes Tornado warnings don’t preventTwisting rings of greyFrom falling on earthRipping off treesRavaging in …

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Jyoti Jha: The Self-Publishing Journey

Hello Readers The world of writing witnesses the rise and fall of several writers every day. While we each choose our own mediums to express ourselves (via blogging, journals, social media writing, authoring, etc.,) the journey of a fellow writer can greatly inspire us. I met Jyoti Jha during one of the blogging campaigns in …

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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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Plagiarised!

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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