Derelict – #Blogbattle

BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge in which participants write short stories using a single word for inspiration. You can visit the BB’s blog to find out more about it: Blogbattle: Inspired To Write. This week’s word is Derelict. Derelict Genre: Dark Fiction The smell of his sweat repels me. The sweat-soaked hair under his arms makes me [...]

Sindhu’s success, Feminism and Indian Apathy

A beautiful article that everyone must read.

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There was a prince in the great Hindu mythological epic Mahabharata, Arjuna, considered to be the greatest archer ever. Indian government awards the Arjuna Awards to outstanding athletes every year. There was also Dronacharya, his guru. We have an award after his name too, for coaches.

P V Sindhu won an Olympic Silver medal in a moment that brought great joy and pride to whole of India. Sindhu, and Saina Nehwal before her in London, are both protégés of Pullela Gopichand or Gopi Sir, former All-England champion and the man behind the Gopichand Academy in Hyderabad. Kidambi Srikanth — quarterfinalist in Rio — is also his disciple. Tributes started pouring in for Sindhu on her stupendous triumph. Her profile, biography and struggles were the highlights on social and electronic media. Naturally, Mr. Gopichand was being praised too. And then something happened.
There is a school of thought, on the internet of…

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Month End Updates: August’16

Month End Updates: August’16

Hello, everyone. This is a monthly post in which I share about my writing, reading and life in general. My month in: WRITING– I'm done with the Developmental Editing of Deceived. We'll be starting with Substantive Editing in 2 weeks. I finally(!) have a date for when I'll have my ARCs in my hand - [...]

Netflix Affair – Stranger Things

Netflix Affair – Stranger Things

So... finally, NetFlix is available in India. And now I'm on it... as in I have a  Netflix account (why the hell did it sound so weird!?) Actually, my HD cable connection is pretty great and I get to watch a lot of series on Comedy Central, Colors Infinity, Star Word, Star World Premiere, etc. [...]

The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2) Cover Reveal

The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2) Cover Reveal

Check out author Kate M. Colby’s next book’s cover. isn’t it just beautiful?! If you haven’t read her first book and they read it while this one comes out as I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss either of them

Kate M. Colby

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m pleased to present the cover and book description for The Courtesan’s Avenger (Desertera #2).

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A courtesan on a mission. A brothel ravished by greed. A murder to avenge.

Dellwyn Rutt loves her life as a courtesan. For years, she has enjoyed the simple pleasures and lavish gifts of her trade. Now she wants more: the title of madam.

But Madam Huxley, the brothel’s current proprietor, refuses to name a successor—a problem that is amplified by the legalization of adultery. As the new law sends lusty clients flocking to the brothel, Madam Huxley’s greed grows unchecked at the workers’ expense. Only one outsider seems to care: a self-proclaimed prophet who won’t rest until the unholy institution is abolished.

After weeks of abuse, Dellwyn desperately seeks a way to subdue Madam Huxley’s tyranny. But when another courtesan is murdered, Dellwyn must set her struggles aside and solve the…

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My NEWSLETTER

Hello everyone, This is a quick shout-out post for all my friends, readers and fellow-bloggers (and... strangers) to let you all know that I've started my monthly Newsletter (again!) This time around I've really worked hard on these Newsletters by improving the quality of content and material on the whole. And keeping everyone's interests in mind, [...]

How I Started Writing

How I Started Writing

In the last six years of my writing career (as of 2019 end) I've been asked this questions now and again so I thought that I'll write up a post on it as I am better at writing than verbally explaining my feelings and thoughts. It always irks me whenever someone, generally an old friend [...]

Evening Tea – #Blogbattle (Jessie #5)

BlogBattle is a weekly short story challenge in which participants write short stories using a single word for inspiration. You can visit the BB's blog to find out more about it: Blogbattle: Inspired To Write. This week’s word is Tea. Evening Tea (Jessie #5) Genre: Contemporary Fiction   I set my cup of tea down on the table careful [...]

Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

Freewriting – Everything You Need To Know

Freewriting is a very important prewriting technique that not only helps you to get over your writer’s block, but also to tap into your sub-conscience mind and see what all ideas and stories are hiding there. Most of the times, we get stuck while writing a story, or an article, and simply don’t know what [...]