I have always been a die hard fan of Jodi Picoult. I started off with “My Sister’s Keeper” and I knew I had found an author whose books I can truly treasure. They are not the fairytale, romantic books, but talk of death, disease, court cases, despair, grief but at the same time, there is… Continue reading Small Great Things-here is why as a dusky woman, I could relate to this book so much.
Amy looked at Sweeny as she contentedly swam in her fancy little aquarium. “Are you truly happy little fish? In this aquarium? Don’t you desire to be free, swim in the ocean, the vast expanse of blue sky overhead, your family and friends around you- isn’t that where your home is? Just like me- I… Continue reading Home is where the heart is #FFFAW #FlashFiction
Mini was cramming through her books, the last minute revision before the exam. Lolla came by with her dinner “Mini hurry up, you have to get ready” “5 minutes sis, almost done with my revision. I need to score an A+, this is not one of my favourite subjects and I need to work harder.”… Continue reading As night falls #FridayFictioneers #MyFriendAlexa
Creases of worry appeared on Rohan’s forehead as he spoke to Malti on the phone A sudden phone call in the middle of the night from Malti’s childhood friend Sulakshana had suddenly turned things topsy turvy for the family. Sulu was going to get hitched in a fortnight but something had gone terribly wrong all… Continue reading White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction
When I was a little girl, Mommy read these fairy tales for me. They always spoke of a tall, dark, handsome prince who would come riding on a horse and sweep me off my feet. And then we would live happily ever after. I grew up fantasising about this. And waiting desperately for this knight… Continue reading Knight in shining armour #WriteBravely #ShortStory
My Mom and I took our first trip together, just the 2 of us to Malaysia and Singapore, back in 2011. It was her first international trip and my 2nd (after my maiden official trip to Hong Kong). I had landed a plum job with a leading Investment bank and decided to splurge my first… Continue reading What is it about “women only” travel that makes us so uncomfortable?
Picture this- an official meeting where the room is full of an enthusiastic young crowd who have just joined the organisation as interns. The ratio of men v/s women is not as skewed as it gets when you move higher up the ladder. The manager talks for the first 15 minutes and then opens up… Continue reading Seen, not heard? Is that you woman? #MondayMusings #FeministMondays