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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जीवन में एक सितारा था…

1990 में एक बहुचर्चित फ़िल्म आयी थी। नाम था ‘अग्निपथ’ । मैं उस समय मात्र दस साल की थी। सिनेमा घर हम जाते नही थे और दूरदर्शन के सिवा हम कुछ देखते नही थे। इसलिए फ़िल्म कब बड़े पर्दे पे आयी, कब चली गयी, इस बात का न कोई आभास हुआ और न ही जानने …

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A Mother’s Goodbye (IWSG August 4)

Search for identity, love, longing and responsibility form a maze through which they must find their way out. Societal problems and social taboos are intricately woven into the story pattern, posing so many relevant questions which the Indian society must wake up to now!

A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen was a Norwegian poet and playwright (1828-1906). His writing was realistic and modern. ‘A Doll’s House’ (original ‘Et dukkehjem’) which was published in 1879, beautifully showcases the subtle truth of seemingly happy households. The story of Nora Helmer begins in a perfectly normal home with a loving husband. A princess to her father, Nora has everything a woman would want. As the play progresses, the chinks begin to appear and as they say, what is essential is often invisible to the naked eye.

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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THE GREAT WAVE-WEP JUNE 2021

Welcome to another post for the Write, Edit, Publish, blogging community.  If you would like to know more about the WEP Challenge and how to participate, go here. https://writeeditpublishnow.blogspot.com/ This month’s prompt The Great Wave is an iconic work created in the 1820’s by Hokusai. Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)  was a  Japanese artist from the Edo period.  GHOL …

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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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