Raising a Kind Child

Z came home from school the other day in tears. Another child in her class had called her ‘short.’ My instinctive response was to cuddle and soothe along with marching into her classroom and having a word with her teachers, not to mention the other child’s parents. But the first words I forced out of…

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Saved by Love Cover Reveal

They meet under impossible circumstances. She is kidnapped by terrorists blackmailing her father, a Supreme Court Judge. He leads the team sent to rescue her.  Trekking to safety through Ladakh… They are in danger of falling in love. But, Lt. Col. Arjun Rathod knows that Naina Ahuja, engaged to politics’ rising star, is not meant…

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How to write your first novel – Part 1

Hello. If you are reading this post, I’m assuming you want to write a book. It is also strongly plausible that you haven’t written any yet. That means you have a dream nurturing for a long time. The hailstorm of ideas that hit you when you’re inspired, the yearning of seeing your name on a…

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Discovering the Joys of a New Genre

As a reader, I have always read across genres and authors. While romance and contemporary fiction are my go-to’s, I have dabbled in pretty much every genre available. But there have been some genres I’ve skirted warily. Mythological fiction and horror are two examples of that. With horror, it was mostly a case of reading…

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What happens at home…

If you’ve read my previous post, you know that we’d had that first tingle of awareness that this wasn’t just acquaintances meeting to discuss GMAT prep. We weren’t ready to face it, so we decided to do the only rational thing. We ignored each other. In fact, we ignored each other so much that ignoring…

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5 Invaluable Tips for Mothers

When you’re a new mother or even an old mother, there are a million doubts and questions that crowd your mind. You know the kind I mean? Where you wonder if the decision you took that day is going to be dissected by a therapist years down the line… A lot of us turn to…

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Women and Careers

I went to watch Mission Mangal two days back. This was a huge deal for me because A) I haven’t been to a theatre since the day Z was born and B) please see point A. So, I really didn’t care which movie I was watching or which theatre I was watching it at…I was…

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Writing Tropes

I just finished reading Sally Thorne’s The Hating Game and yes, I know, I’m really late to this party but what a truly lovely book it is! Fun, warm and real. It had some bits that didn’t quite work for me but I’m not here to do a book review. I’m here to talk about…

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Back to Home Ground

I have never been as relieved to land back in Hyderabad as I was that day. The minute that Kingfisher Airlines flight touched down, I heaved a sigh of relief. Or as much of one as I could with my congestion filled chest. It was over a week later, when my phone rang. I rarely…

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Top 5 Favourite Children’s Books

I was sorting through Z’s books today and realized she probably owned over a hundred books. But even in that extensive collection, she has some perennial favourites. This list is a combination of both of our favourite books. Some I love more than she does and by that token, I just had to include them….

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