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Choices

The choices we make. The ones we live for. And the ones we live with. February 2019 has been an incredibly hard month for me. My father was unwell and having complicated surgery in Mumbai. A surgery that ended up requiring two follow up surgeries to combat unexpected side effects. Unfortunately, the hospital involved refused…

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A day in the life of a full-time writer

  Life has some pretty weird habits, and the strangest of them all is that it just goes on. It doesn’t stop; it never stops for anyone. But then again, maybe this is also one of its best habits too; that it goes on. However, as the years go flying by one after another making…

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Hating Romance

“I don’t write to inspire. I write to entertain.” I was at the Hyderabad Literary Festival the other day attending the panel on ‘Happily Ever After’ and the question and answer session that followed took a surprisingly acrimonious turn. An audience member queried the panel on whether their stories could really be called original and…

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In Conversation with Veena Nagpal

It’s that time of the year again. Come winter and drum beats for the Jaipur Literary Festival billed as the greatest literary show on earth, start sounding loud and clear. At the curtain raiser for JLF 2019 (January 24-28) Co-director Namita Gokhale announced an entire session on a brand new theme – Cli-Fi. “We have…

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Wedding Memories

Anushka – Virat, Ranveer – Deepika, Priyanka – Nick and if rumours are to believed, Ranbir – Alia will follow soon. What do they have in common? Gorgeous, perfectly groomed couples, exotic locales, heartstoppingly beautiful venues…fairy tale weddings. As the pictures and videos flood our timelines, we can’t help but watch engrossed in these flawlessly…

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Self-publishing

  Self-publishing, should you choose the mode, is a complete project in itself. The high is that the author is in full control of all the aspects of the book; story, content, cover, release date, marketing etc. But self-publishing can become confusing and overwhelming if one doesn’t understand the step by step picture of the…

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Monkeying Around

For those of you who read my previous post, you know that I landed in Thailand harried, sleepless and exhausted. We reached Krabi and checked in to an absolutely gorgeous hotel. Yay. I processed about five seconds of its gorgeousness before both Z and I hit the bed and didn’t wake up until next morning….

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