Fiction

Six months into 2019 and I…. #ZombieBlogHop

Six months into 2019 and I thank God for his mercy every day.  On the New Year eve the doctor read the pulse of my daughter, who fainted during the celebration, and said  “Your daughter has only 1% chance of survival  even if you go in for a surgery." She was suffering from a congenital… Continue reading Six months into 2019 and I…. #ZombieBlogHop

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Borrowing Words from Other Languages #WritingWednesdays

The struggle of literature is in fact a struggle to escape from the confines of language; it stretches out from the utmost limits of what can be said; what stirs literature is the call and attraction of what is not in the dictionary.” – Italo Calvino When you want to say it the best way… Continue reading Borrowing Words from Other Languages #WritingWednesdays

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…one insult and all confidence shatters #WriteBravely Day 6 Write Tribe FoW March 2019

I hear a thousand kind words about me and it makes no difference yet I hear one insult and all confidence shatters. – Rupi Kaur Rupa was the topper of Sri Ram Institute of Medical Sciences. Her humility and readiness to help her fellow students made her quite popular among the students. Many junior students,… Continue reading …one insult and all confidence shatters #WriteBravely Day 6 Write Tribe FoW March 2019

True Stories

Feminism Doesn’t Mean Bias For Women #WriteBravely Day 5

A feminist is anyone who recognizes the equality and full humanity of women and men. – Gloria Steinem Renu’s cook, Sailamma has two daughters and a son. She sent her son to college but didn't let her daughters go in for any kind of higher education after their 10th standard. They aspired to become laboratory… Continue reading Feminism Doesn’t Mean Bias For Women #WriteBravely Day 5

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Nurture Good Feelings #WriteBravely Day 4 of #WriteTribe FoW March 2019

Aradhana and  Seema were very good friends. Seema runs a training company with two associates. Aradhana was a free-lancer and once Seema offered her a project on behalf of her company. Because both were such good friends they didn’t feel it important to enter into a contract formally (in writing). After the completion of the… Continue reading Nurture Good Feelings #WriteBravely Day 4 of #WriteTribe FoW March 2019

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Serenity #WriteBravely Day 3 of #WriteTribeFoW March 2019

Nandita was sick and tired of constant absenteeism of her team members and long erratic unplanned meetings at work. At home her mother-in-law had been complaining about Nandita not giving time to the family. Her ten-year old was complaining that they hadn’t been on a holiday for months. She told her husband that she badly needed a… Continue reading Serenity #WriteBravely Day 3 of #WriteTribeFoW March 2019

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Conventionality is not Morality #writebravely Day 2 of #Write Tribe FoW – March 2019.

Kanthi’s Athidhi  and My Athidhi (Athidhi in Sanskrit means guest) Indian scriptures say "Athidhi Devobhava":  “Treat a guest like he is an Angel or God” It is a convention that an athidhi  (guest) must be treated with utmost reverence. Does this apply to those guests too who take the hosts for granted? I often wonder… Continue reading Conventionality is not Morality #writebravely Day 2 of #Write Tribe FoW – March 2019.