Category: Articles

Mountains & the Delhi Trees

I’ve been trying to get out early in the morning nowadays. The wee hours that I normally devoted to my writing are being spent roaming the streets of Delhi. Not that the city can boast of an early morning breeze but it’s enough that… Continue Reading “Mountains & the Delhi Trees”

IWSG September- The name’s Ruskin Bond!

It’s the IWSG day and what a time I had answering this month’s question. But before I move on to the answer, here is all about the IWSG. Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or… Continue Reading “IWSG September- The name’s Ruskin Bond!”

A Hundred Quills- Behind the Scenes & The Journey Ahead

“If you chase anything in life chase the things that get you excited about living…”                                                                ─ Shannon L. Alder A Hundred Quills is turning two next week. And this one is a huge personal milestone for me. From just about two readers (or followers… Continue Reading “A Hundred Quills- Behind the Scenes & The Journey Ahead”

IWSG- AUGUST 2020 (Did the form find me?)

It’s the IWSG day once again! Time’s a Bugatti, isn’t it? I love the IWSG. It’s an awesome place to learn and grow; a support group where you can reach out to better your craft. The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s… Continue Reading “IWSG- AUGUST 2020 (Did the form find me?)”

अतरंगी प्रेम कहानी – तुम तक

साधारण सी लगने वाली प्रेम कहानियाँ क्या ख़ास होती हैं ? मुझे याद है किशोरावस्था के वो दिन | ’९० के दशक की बात है |वो प्रेम कहानियों का दौर था ─ चाहे फिल्में हो या किताबें | या फिर शायद ऐसा तो नहीं था,… Continue Reading “अतरंगी प्रेम कहानी – तुम तक”

Niksen- About Doing Nothing

John Milton’s words, ‘They also serve who only stand and wait,’ have enticed me for years. Every time I begin to wonder about the worthiness of my existence, I am drawn to Milton’s words. When he turned blind at the mere age of forty-three,… Continue Reading “Niksen- About Doing Nothing”

WHY DO YOU WRITE?

‘ Mujhse pehle kitne shaayar aaye aur aakar chale gaye, Kuch aahein bharkar laut gaye, kuch nagme gaakar chale gaye, Who bhi ek pal ka kissa thei, main bhi ek pal ka kissa hun, Kal tumse juda ho jaunga, lo aaj tumhara hissa hun…’… Continue Reading “WHY DO YOU WRITE?”

You Are Enough

Here is a little piece I wrote on Medium. My paternal aunt loved to dress up. Short and chunky, she carried her bronzed skin tone and fuller body with much panache. Although fond of rich, bright and vibrant colours, I often found her in… Continue Reading “You Are Enough”

#IWSG, Wednesday July 1, Writing in the Next Decade

Hello everyone! Welcome back to yet another month of the IWSG, a wonderful support group for writers where you learn and grow; where your craft is not limited to a space or region and where you adopt global methods and trends. If you are… Continue Reading “#IWSG, Wednesday July 1, Writing in the Next Decade”

Urban Nightmare- WEP June

Hello! Could there be another time to discuss ‘Urban Nightmare’ ? That’s the theme for this month’s WEP Challenge. And aren’t we living it every moment? I’ve attempted a flash, and while the premise remains the same (I can’t seem to break away from… Continue Reading “Urban Nightmare- WEP June”

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