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My Aging Nose: How I Grow Old!

‘My Nose is Growing Old’ wrote Richard Brautigan. ‘Yup. A long lazy September look in the mirror say it’s true. I’m 31 and my nose is growing old….’ There are some obvious outcomes of aging. Noses are one among them. I don’t know how they really age, but I guess they become bigger, or, longer. …

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READING ‘COMBAT SKIRTS’

Here’s a fun book I read on my vacation and completely enjoyed it. This isn’t a review but just sharing with my blogger friends a refreshing read. Book: Combat Skirts Author: Sahana Ahmed Genre: Romance (Chick Lit) Language: English How was your life at eighteen or nineteen? I can’t say that the memories of those …

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Book Review- the Misters Kuru

Book: the Misters Kuru: A Return to Mahabharata Author: Trisha Das Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India Genre: Humour Language: English Do not be misled. ‘the Misters Kuru’ is not just another one of your mythological stories. Witty and humorous, the book brings characters from the great epic Mahabharata and places them in the contemporary world. Imagine …

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The FRANGIPANI

Last evening, I smelt the frangipani flowers. They were floating in an uruli, spiral whites circumventing subtle yellows. They sat on my screen in an image, during a poetry workshop. We were to follow the usual protocol. Watch, conjure a memory or simply drift with the image. I enjoy these moments of collective writing when …

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YOUR CREATIVITY MATTERS (IWSG June 2021)

YOUR CREATIVITY MATTERS- This line isn’t my brainchild. Almost a fortnight ago, I attended a poetry workshop. On the day of the graduation this very line formed a part of the valedictory speech and needless to say, it stayed with me. I’ve been wanting to talk about it since then, and what better day than …

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BOOK REVIEW- AFTER DEATH COMES WATER

(Image: Harper Collins) Book: After Death Comes Water Poet: Joy Goswami (Translated from the Bengali by Sampurna Chattarji) Publisher: Harper Perennial Genre: Prose Poetry Language: English Lovers of poetry can only hope to satiate some of their thirst for this enriching art if they meander into the world of translated verses. The globe with its …

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CHINESE WHISKERS- BOOK REVIEW

Book: Chinese Whiskers Author: Pallavi Aiyar (@pallaviaiyar) Publisher: Harper Collins Genre: General Fiction/ Contemporary Fiction Language: English Recently I watched an interesting writing session with Pallavi Aiyar as part of Blogchatter’s #WritFest. Thereafter her book ‘Chinese Whiskers’ made its way into my library. It was the author’s debut book and the first edition was published …

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CITY LIGHTS

How do you deal with the sheer predictability of life? I sit in my tiny apartment balcony each evening, watching the city lights and trying to gather my thoughts on the day gone by. They rarely take a detour. At the end of every single day, I land up having done nearly the same things …

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