Where was I, all this time?

After this long period of blank weeks, where do I come from? Am I rising from the dead? If not, where was I, all this time, you might wonder. Well, nowhere where I shouldn’t have been. I was here, right here, among you, just not active, not writing, not reading, just being. Life was fine,…

Titles not so trivial

Once I went to a restaurant, which had one of its dishes named as ‘Dahi ke Shole’ (Curd’s Fire Shots). Now, the name itself seemed so tempting that I couldn’t wait to order it. Though the fear of such fancy named dish turning out to be a disastrous one was lurking within, but I gave…

A Writer must know…

DISCLAIMER– This article has used ‘he’ while referring to a writer; this is done only to avoid the hassle of shuffling between he and she. No sexism is being promoted through such usage. A writer must know the meaning of this word; a writer must know the synonym of that word; a writer must be…

Self-Love or Self-Obsession?

It’s only in recent times that loving self has been asked to be given the highest priority. We are told to love ourselves, to appreciate ourselves, to celebrate ourselves, to not demean ourselves. And I so much love this healthy ideology. We live in a society that constantly tries to entrap us in its own…

I’m a Writer; I, of course, can write stories!

Not every good writer is a good storyteller. But a good storyteller has to be a good writer. Some of you will agree with me, some of you won’t. I’m fine with both. After all, we all are entitled to our opinions. But let me tell you the whys for this strong statement that I…

When does Poetry occur to You?

This piece, unlike most of my writings, has a title implying the direction of this journey. Mostly, I go with subtle titles, that are related to my write-ups but do not give away the gist right away. So back to the title, when does poetry occur to you? When is it that only a poem…

A for Art, A for Artistry, A for Acceptance

When I look around, the people, the fields that attract me the most are the ones related to Art; be it painting, or acting, or singing, or dancing, if it has a creative tint about it, this moth lingers to that flame without even knowing itself. You can learn to code [(computer coding) no offence…

Is Language a barrier in Writing?

❝One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.❞ ‒Frank Smith This is something which has been one of the main worries of the amateur writers or those who want to kick off their writing journey that if their writings are not technically correct, nobody would be…

Does what you write reflect you?

Trial that we started four days back is beginning towards its end today. If you missed the last session, you can have a look at Do we become what we read? Let the final session of trial begin. The subject in question is – Does what we write reflect us? Truth be told – No, not completely….

Do we become what we read?

You become what you read. You write what you are. Is it really so? My thoughts are quite reluctant to agree with it. In fact, they, my thoughts, are red-blooded to hit the trial box of courtroom to justify themselves. So, the subject in question is ‘Does what we read shape us? And what we…