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The Write Tribe Anthology - Book 1

Click the picture to download the e-book for free. To celebrate her 50th birthday, popular blogger Vidya Sury  requested some of Write Tribe 's members and other popular bloggers - including many a published author - t…

My 5 gifts for my kids

When the time comes, what are the 5 gifts I would want to bestow upon my children for their future?   This was a surprisingly challenging question to answer; the more I thought about it, the more answers popped up in my hea…

RT your blood

Everyday, alongside the witty comments, political wars and Sherlyn Chopra pictures that make up my twitter feed, there is also another set of tweets that catch my eye, one that I invariably end up retweeting (RT). They are…

Dream a new dream...

What better way to end the WriteTribe Festival of Words 2 than with a quote on dreams... "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by  the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do.  So t…

Her happiness matters to me

She is just another woman for the rest of the world but to me, she is special.  Our tale begins many a year ago when we both started off as bloggers. Her thoughts and poetry flowed effortlessly  from her heart while my own …

Away from the trodden path

Of the 7 themes, 'travel' was a sore point for me when the WriteTribe prompts were announced in November. It reminded me of how much I had missed in life over the last decade or so. Part of it was definitely due to the …

Sing to me

I think I've sang to a girl only once in my life...sufficed to say, it did not end well. There is a reason why I am still the undefeated Besurdas / Worst singer of my college... They actually stopped that contest af…

Things I Overhead While Talking To Myself - Book review

My favourite genre in books is usually a psychological thriller. Some serial killer on the loose, some unknown mystery and twist in the tale. But in recent years, my reading habits have reduced dramatically which I admit is n…

The Chemeen Chor

I have always been fascinated by the story of Abhimanyu and how he learned to enter the Chakravyu by listening to his father discussing it with his mother while he was still in the womb. That must have been some major first…

Because when good friends are around, even the bad times seem bearable. Life as a post graduate doctor in any hospital can be tough. You really need to have a strong support team in place to get through it. It's been thr…

What better way to start off year 9 than by doing something I haven't done before? I will be participating in Write Tribe's Festival of Words 2  which takes place between 8-14 of December. Basically, there will be 7 …

Year 9 - There'll be peace when you are done.

Godyears begins it's ninth year this month end.  Nine years of writing post after post, revealing one life altering moment after the other.  Statistically speaking, the numbers have increased quite dramatically over…

Family Matters - an anthology

The new anthology collection which I can say I'm proud to be a part of was offically released last weekend in Hyderabad. "Family Matters" by Nivasini Publishers is an international anthology featuring authors and p…

Snoopy Files 002 - The dog, the bone and the tree.

DOG BONES These are dog bones. Dogs like dog bones. Dogs eat dog bones. Dogs bury dog bones. TREES These are trees. Trees live in forests and sometimes homes too. Trees have branches. Branches go on top of tre…

Hidden Spectrum

The initial plan involved nine of us. Tired and weary after an all-nighter, most of us had dozed off as soon as we had reached our homes with the promise of meeting up for the new 3-D blockbuster release later that night. Of t…

The Games We Play

This was first published in Tamarind Rice's October issue in my column "An Appletini A Day..." Click the picture to read the entire  magazine online for free. The other day, I was in the operation theater…

Staying safe in India

It hurts to say this but India is regressing. We need to accept that fact.  Many were so outraged when the details of the New Delhi gang-rape case first came to light that they did something not even the most wizened polit…

What do you pray for?

*This contest entry won me a Lakshmi Pooja Pack* Over the years, my definition and method of praying has changed quite a lot.  As a child, morning and evening prayers were a quintessential part of my life. After ret…

Two worlds apart

Vikram Das and Jinny Thomas are two worlds apart. They have never met each other. And yet they are connected to each other. This was first published in Tamarind Rice's September issue in my column "An Appletini A…

100 days of Honda Brio

Author's note: I really appreciate all the advice everyone gave me on which Android smartphone to choose and welcome more opinions on the same. One of the more common replies I got was "Just choose one and go for it. T…

The hunt for a good Android smartphone

Help a guy out, will ya? I'm usually wonderfully quick at making wrong choices in my life but luckily that doesn't extend to purchases. So I'm on the lookout for a new Android mobile (sorry, iPhone fans... I just do…

Dogyears@Godyears - Snoopy File 01.

Ever had one of those days where your own dog is so embarrassed to be seen with you that he hides his face to avoid having to talk to you? Sigh... Dogs have selfless love , they said. Selfless love, my hiney! Anyway, I…

Know that you are not free

Once upon a time, we were ruled by the British. They came to our country under various pretexts before finally usurping our land and our freedom. And rule us, they did. We parted with the fruits of our hard earned labour, our …

Oh. To have a story rejected

All of you know I'm a show-off. After all, my 'Moments of Pride' button on the blog is so filled to the brim with self- congratulatory posts (Me! Me! Me!) that I had to convert it into a drop-down menu linking to th…

A quote which defines you

In the Appletini , recently I had written about two women whose stories I felt were truly inspirational. One was a young girl born to a single mother, so poor that she had to wear potato sacks for clothes. She was raped by he…

A faithful hint of citrus and coffee

Till very recently, even if I were to blindfold you and bring you to a house, you would immediately identify it as mine if you had been there earlier. You couldn't miss the mild hint of an orange citrus scent in the air. I…

Introspection and a Guest post

A few fellow bloggers seemed to be having an illness which affects most of us at some time or the other - writer's block. Like all of them, I too know the feeling, having experienced it probably once every three months sinc…

The Ones Who Remember Me

I had just finished taking the history of a patient and was walking out the door when I ran into a previous patient and his family. Now, jovial ol' me couldn't walk past without saying hi so I stopped in front of him…

So I lost but it's ok.

I had asked many of you for your help and you had been kind enough to vote for me in the Indireads short story contest. Well, after the voting, the top two voted entries from each genre were selected and then a winner was ch…

A little help, everyone - Part 2 !

Remember long long ago ( last week ) when I asked for your kind votes to help me get published in the Indireads contest for my story "A Second Chance"?  Well, here's an unexpected twist. We were allowed two ent…