This is the last in the series. Check out the previous posts in The Chronicles of Village Life series under Jharkhand Diaries. There are now barely a few days to go before school reopens after the summer vacations. The first thought of living in a village was exciting and instilled in me a sense of thrill. Sure, … Continue reading The Chronicles of Village Life – Part V
May 29th, 2019 So… One week to go for me to complete 2 months here at Brambe, a village near Ranchi. Just putting it out there even sounds unreal. And yet, here I am, living the life. Living the life of constant struggles, frustrations, and unending battles. There is no fun and no excitement in … Continue reading The Chronicles of Village Life – Part 3
The rising sun threw streaks of orange and red across the sky. Arjun tried racing with the wind, desperate to reach the next tree before the leaves started rustling due to the breeze. He lost. He reduced the speed and tried his latest stunt again. Letting go of his hands while pedaling. He’d grown used … Continue reading Pride Goes Before A Fall
When I started the My Friend Alexa campaign with Blogchatter, I had little understanding about Alexa ranking, page views, and SEO listings. I had signed up for the campaign expecting it to be replete with difficult tasks described using technical jargon which would go right over my little head, much like the spaceship that hovers … Continue reading The Week Gone By
For a die-hard Bollywood buff who has watched him entertain in many films, he needs no introduction. He is not just a popular face and name but also a seasoned artist, writer, director, and a renowned film, television and stage actor, Jayant Kripalani. Now he is all set to entertain us with an upcoming novel - Cantilevered … Continue reading The Story Behind Cantilevered Tales
Below is an article that I co-wrote with my friend and co-author in Mock, Stalk & Quarrel - Tanushree Ghosh Dhall - for Huffington Post. In conflicting and confusing political climates, what becomes vital is having a voice. That is the most privileged avenue we have as humans to help us make sense of anything … Continue reading When World Affairs Stump and Trump – Satire Around The World
Republished for the purpose of this blogathon that is supported by Woo, The most popular match making app in India with a base of over 3.5 million users.” Dear Future Husband, How are you doing? I am well and have been searching for you high and low. Where exactly are you hiding? Are you under the … Continue reading Where Art Thou?
I have been yakking about this ever since the first announcement was made. And yet, when it is finally happening, I do not know how to share the news with you. The spaceship had flown over my head and rendered me dumbstruck. Add to that being 'trumped' in the USA and rendered 'cashless' in India - reasons … Continue reading Satire – A Nuclear Weapon Unleashed!
Today while heading out to meet a friend, I forgot my phone at home. I was barely ten minutes away from home when I realized this but decided not to go back. Instead, this may be a blessing in disguise, I thought. Disconnect from the online world and re-connect with the real world, I told myself. … Continue reading Not Without My Mobile Phone
I have some exciting news to share with you today. And because it's Camp NaNoWriMo month again, this news is even more special as I work towards completing my novel. Before I give the big news, let me share with you a small update about my novel. When I had first attempted Camp NaNoWriMo in … Continue reading An Exciting Update
When the theme for the Limerick Challenge is Humour, Can't stay away for long; correct is the rumour Had to write a story too Else all the boys would boo Just hoping this one causes no tumour Scolded by daddy, little Lenny became angry Resolved to leave the day it was sunny Ran away he … Continue reading When Little Lenny became Angry
My schedule in the past few days has been even more insane than earlier. I've been working days and nights, and that included a straight 36-hour stretch on Friday/Saturday. But now life is back to being a teeny weeny bit more comfortable, and that's when I decided to take a break from what keeps me … Continue reading Horrors of Public Speaking/Sleeping
Life is hard! Full of stress, pain, suffering and sadness. We need to keep a positive mind and keep our sanity through exercise, yoga, games etc. For some, swimming is therapeutic. For others, meditation works wonders. For writers like us, pouring our heart out on paper is the balm to our wounded soul. And despite all that, … Continue reading A Non-Doctor’s Mandatory Prescription to the Best Medicine
It was a steep but short flight of stairs. I tentatively put one foot above the other and heaved myself up in the dark over each step. I tried following the host who had welcomed me with a curt nod. But he had already disappeared from view. I came to the landing, then moved across … Continue reading The Book Club Shock Treatment
Dear You, (Yes, you, with your upturned nose, throwing disgusted glances my way)! How are you doing in that “I-can't-mind-my-own-business” world of yours? Hope you are comfortable. If not, please make yourself so. Sit down and put your legs up. Because this is going to take a while, let me tell you upfront. You, who keep … Continue reading An Open Letter to Everyone Who Think They Know Better
Sometime in October last year, while roaming around in an amusement park in Pune, I found my long lost twin. Reproduction of image prohibited without permission of author.
A month into 2016, and here I am taking stock of which resolutions I stuck to and which I got stuck into. My first resolution was decided a few days before 2015 had officially ended. I had met a tarot card reader, who urged that I meditate for 10 minutes daily. Only 10 minutes? I … Continue reading My New Year Resolutions – Report Card
What's magic... but a wish of the imaginary The imagination of the weary! An illusion of eyes and a sleight of the hand What's magic but a world of make belief band A dream come true, a moment lived without theory! Sincere apologies for the above. I take no responsibility for it. Whatsoever. I came … Continue reading Magic
For my new feature Spotlight, I've invited my favourite humor writer and friend Anand over to write the first one for Wandering Soul. Anand is an amazing humorist/caricaturist who blogs at Anand's Parodies & Caricatures. To those who don't know him already, you sure are missing something. Head there now and also do subscribe to … Continue reading Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find me a Match!
200+ Followers! YAYY!!!! Tak Dhin-a-dhin dhin-a-dhin tak dhin-a-dhin! Ooo La La La... heeeeeyaaaaaa! tamamatamamam ...aaaaaaaaaeeeeeeeee....... (standing up on the table, dancing like a crazed maniac!) So, now that the jig is over, getting down to business. I would like to thank God, my parents, Jadoo, my readers, Blogger's World, Blogging U., my writing desk (it's … Continue reading Thank You, Dear Readers + Awards