A short story written for a competition in India. It made it to the short-list. Continue reading rock, paper, scissors
Hello everyone. At the outset, my apologies. I have been very irregular here and I have no excuses. I had no ideas/motivation in October. Then to push myself to write more I’ve set myself some huge targets in writing for November and December and taken on some work that maybe I shouldn’t have given the time = money equation. What am I upto? I am working on … Continue reading waddle on!
We sold our car today. Technically, we sold it last week, but it was picked up today. And with this one event I feel a hollowness of loss for the first time about a possession. Or for the first time that I remember. I must have felt it before in my 34 years of existence. It wasn’t even my car. Before feminists or women or whosoever … Continue reading the fallacy of possession
i’ve been AWOL and still generated so many views this month, makes me wonder if being AWOL is the way to get readers. when i do write, few views, when i don’t many more views. hmmm… i’ve been away for two weeks, and then it takes me a few days to get back into routine or maybe more! i send out emails that were meant to be sent … Continue reading of long trips, homesickness and actual sickness!
This story was written for some illustrations that were sent to me—almost the opposite of the usual process—story and then illustrations. It didn’t make it to the final selection as the editor didn’t like it. It was my first piece of fiction that I shared with the world, and I still like it. More than a year later, as I read it, I’m quite happy. … Continue reading mOOOOnster wind, lOla and kitty-cat
i thought about what 2013 meant for me in travel, what i learnt, what i will take away and will influence 2014. these are the thoughts i took away from my travel in 2013 – it’s a little late but nevertheless out here 🙂 tell me what you learnt.. leave a thought, spark an idea, start a conversation in 2014. 1. the minute you … Continue reading my learnings from travel in 2013
(honest confession: came across NYE on social media and kept wondering what it meant.don’t i sound daft? then figured that it was New Year’s Eve.) i spent new year’s eve in an organic plantation in coorg, in the open air dining room of the guests, with the sounds of water trickling and falling over stones… music playing on really soft speakers. there was a bon … Continue reading where did you spend NYE?
i love faces. i love the stories in them. the startled ones. the nervous twitches. the open faces. the stoic faces. some faces draw you in, some make you work and with some you are always the distant outsider. her life lives on her face. the past leads to the present, intertwined on one face. it emerges at every corner and shows you her life. that … Continue reading inside faces – what are the stories they tell?
i quit my fulltime job 3.5 years ago to pursue something in traveling or travel writing. (yes, it was as vague as that) this was after 5.5 years in the corporate world. i had reached the conclusion that i wanted to do something with my time beyond write research reports for brands. that is when the search began… january 13th 2010. the search for that … Continue reading arriving at my first day, once again…
the gateway of india. i have been there many times… walked by, read the carved words on the top ‘built to commemorate king george V’s trip to india’… stood under the shade as i waited for my ferry to alibaug or elephanta caves… read about it the news when a girl was molested on new years’ eve… this was remnant of the past, of another … Continue reading discovering bombay in mumbai… part 2