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What is in a name indeed | Fiction Writing |

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet One day my mom and her college bestie were musing over what they would name their first born babies. My mom had a liking for the word Shaleenta as is means decency/modesty… Read More What is in a name indeed | Fiction Writing |

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The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

I am inspired by this cluster of the Bhadraksha trees in the colony park whose roots certainly appear sinister to me. I hope I have been able to evoke the right emotions with this piece of fiction.… Read More The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

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Everlasting season of dreams & defiance | Fiction |

Writing a fictional piece for the Monday Fiction with Vinitha and the prompt is Season. I have attempted to bring alive a summer day in the park in this story.… Read More Everlasting season of dreams & defiance | Fiction |

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| Fiction | The saucy Ketchup tales of the Baisiwala sisters

Exploring the ketchup mania that runs within my family, especially the three of us. Not just as kids but as adults too we devour this humble condiment with a passion bordering on insanity.… Read More | Fiction | The saucy Ketchup tales of the Baisiwala sisters

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| Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

The BAR blogging group has started out with the pre-BarAThon prompts for the members to sharpen their writing style. The prompts are out every week and this is Week #3 and my take is on the prompt – Temptation… Read More | Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

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Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

In the times of Corona Virus, I have taken to get back to creative writing and this is the first installment. These stories are prompted from the photographs I had taken on my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. I would love to hear what you thought about this.… Read More Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

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Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

I am attempting to write a short story a day on some of the photographs taken during my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. Its a great way to get my creative writing mojo back and best use of time in the times of Corona Virus. Some of the stories gather “inspiration” from people I have met on this holiday, their lifestyle or simply some anecdote related around them. All characters, location and incidents are a figment of my hyper active imagination.… Read More Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

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#WordsMatter-When it rains, the rainbow is not far behind

I am taking part in the #WordMatter blog hop with Corinne, Shalini & Parul; we receive a prompt every month. This month’s pompt is – When it rains. I am attempting to bring out the beauty of Kashmir in the rains and this is a compilation from my many visits to the valley.… Read More #WordsMatter-When it rains, the rainbow is not far behind

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Meherunisa-The proverbial phoenix all set to rise from the ashes

I have taken to writing a series of stories based on a writer who has escaped to Kashmir to crush her writing ennui. This is another step in this series and I hope you are enjoying the ramblings of Meherunisa Sheikh… Read More Meherunisa-The proverbial phoenix all set to rise from the ashes

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#Fiction: Hami Asto – for paradise truly is here!!

Through my writing, I wish to share some of my musings about the gorgeous paradise that is the Kashmir valley. Its in a trouble state at the moment and my mind keeps wandering to my many trips there. The food, the seasons and the people – there is much love, beauty and warmth there – hope it comes out safe and intact from this turmoil.… Read More #Fiction: Hami Asto – for paradise truly is here!!

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#WordsMatter – Outside my window

I am participating in the #WordsMatter bloghop this month and this post is in response to the prompt Outside my Window. I am attempting fiction after ages and hope this is well received by my readers.… Read More #WordsMatter – Outside my window

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Purple [ #Guestpost ]

Please welcome my guest today, who doesn’t need any introduction as she is a very successful blogger and graphic artist – Ms.Tina Basu . She has spun out a thrilling tale for us. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. Purple  Please stop this noise someone! What is this noise? It’s… Read More Purple [ #Guestpost ]

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Fiction – The Fight [ #Guestpost ]

A fictional piece submitted by a fellow blogger who normally writes Travel post. Read her take on fiction in this sory titled The Fight. This piece is a guestpost for the ongoing birthday ccelebrations on my blog all of september… Read More Fiction – The Fight [ #Guestpost ]

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I see no God here [ #Fiction ]

I SEE NO GOD HERE ‘Attic, my favourite place on earth. It’s next only to the open skies where my heart dwells’, thought Bradley. This was his routine reflection before going to bed. Recently, after a great fight with mom, he had shifted his base from otherwise well-appointed bedroom on the ground floor of their spacious… Read More I see no God here [ #Fiction ]

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When love strikes | Friday Fiction |

She was gone! The quiet of the room mocked him for sleeping so soundly to allow her to slip away again. Why did she leave? Didn’t last night mean anything to her? The passion had felt real, it had woken something in both of them. Throwing stuff into his suitcase, he packed up to check… Read More When love strikes | Friday Fiction |

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Opportunity knocks once, Temptation leans on the doorbell | Friday Fiction |

Quickly draping her saree, she stole a glance at his sleeping profile and almost slipped back into the bed. Collapsing into the waiting cab, she closed her eyes. Images from the night before flashed before her and she licked her lips as if to taste him again. She still felt it was a dream to… Read More Opportunity knocks once, Temptation leans on the doorbell | Friday Fiction |

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The last swan song | Friday Fiction |

Adjusting her Saree palla one last time, she walked confidently into a room full of her peers. The ballroom at Taj Palace was abuzz with conversation, laughter and clinking of glasses as the busy servers sashayed around the room, balancing platters laden with food, drinks and used glasses. She glanced around, exchanging smiles and nods… Read More The last swan song | Friday Fiction |

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#FridayFotoFiction: Of an era gone by…….

#FridayFotoFiction Blue spiked hairdo poked it warily with his cro-ray while the other kids watched from behind the safety shield, afraid that it might blow up. The lifeless pile of rags next to it stirred, making Bluey jump back, all his bravado vanishing. It coughed and sat up straight to reveal a weather-beaten wrinkled face… Read More #FridayFotoFiction: Of an era gone by…….

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#BarWoWe: The tattered faith

#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe   A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick… Read More #BarWoWe: The tattered faith

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#FridayFotoFiction: Caged Forever

  #FridayFotoFiction Caged forever  Crowd thronged, lunging for preferred elixir Music thundered, dancers swaying over each other He perused, women looking like exotic creatures They entered, twin made up wonder He offered, potency in a glass full of colour They accepted, falling for his allure Dazzled, world spun in a maze of wonder Light headed,… Read More #FridayFotoFiction: Caged Forever