A Letter To My Dad #WriteBravely

  Dear Dad, I realize how lucky I am to have you. To think about that day still makes me shudder. What if you hadn’t returned? I’d still be an orphan, uneducated and abused, probably living a life of drugs, alcohol and robbery. Thank you for all that you are, dad. Love, The Son You … Read more

The 7 Letters

“Your turn Vani.” “Mmm okay…. I have to combine my word with any one on the board right maa?” “Yep.. any one on the board.” “And if I keep all seven letters I have on my bench, then I get extra points right?” “That’s right, but your bench needs to be empty… only then you … Read more

The Birthday Letter

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 52; the fifty-second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. In association with Metro Diaries by “Namrata“. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. Happy Birthday Darling!!!!  So you finally managed … Read more

The Appointment Letter

  It had been raining for the past few days. The narrow road leading up to his home was filled with the water that could not  flow away into the drains as the sewage system was clogged from all the waste the neighbours dumped in there. The corporation was lazy when it came to cleaning … Read more

Ponni’s Beloved by Sumeetha Manikandan | Book Blitz

  Blurb   Kalki Krishnamurthy’s Ponniyin Selvan is a masterpiece that has enthralled generations of Tamil readers. Many authors have written phenomenal books in Tamil literature after Kalki Krishnamurthy, but Ponniyin Selvan remains the most popular, widely-read novel. It has just the right mixture of all things that makes an epic – political intrigue, conspiracy, betrayal, huge dollops of … Read more

Empathy Makes You Human

Legs, hands, arms, face. Heart, brain, feelings. These and much more make us human beings. Not colour, race, religion or even sexual orientation. Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender – christian, muslim, hindu – these are not what classify people. Why is it so difficult for you to understand a person who is different from you? We … Read more

How Do I Even Begin To Tell

The light sunlight falling on his face woke him up. Groggily he opened his eyes wondering who had switched on the light when he was sleeping. 9.00! His eyes screamed out in despair when they saw the hands of his lazy alarm clock that hadn’t woken him on a Monday morning. He would miss his … Read more

The White Rose

Years had passed, but not one week had passed without his letter. They would come promptly, every Wednesday. By now, she knew his schedule by heart. He would sit down in his room on Sunday afternoons, his stomach full after the aromatic biryani the canteen served every Sunday, take out his sheaf of papers and … Read more

How I Missed My Train

He literally plucked my heart out and walked all over the broken pieces and trampled my feelings. That day, for the first time in my life, I missed my train.

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