Monthly Updates: April’19

Monthly Updates: April’19

Hello, dear readers. I missed March Monthly Updates post but didn't want to miss April as well, therefore, I thought that even though I am a bit late I'll go ahead and do a quick update post. Writing: I participated in Camp NaNo with a target of 30K words, but all I managed to write [...]

2019 Resolutions

2019 Resolutions

I know I'm late for this, but I really like doing a resolutions post and I really didn't want to miss out this year. I'll try and keep this post as short as I can because if I'd let myself get carried away then this would be one hell of a lengthy post. So without [...]

Getting Back In The Groove

Getting Back In The Groove

Finally, after almost 1 and a half years, since Eva's arrival and the start of my health issues (both unrelated, of course), I am feeling like myself again. After such a long break, I have also started re-working on my 2nd novel, Sinister Town, with the kind of energy I always seemed to have before things [...]

Reading Non-Fiction

Reading Non-Fiction

For a long time I've evaded reading Non-Fiction books because... well, to be honest, I gagged at the idea of spending my time reading something that was not even remotely related to fiction. But when I started writing, I had to, although a bit reluctantly (read - a lot reluctantly), start reading non-fiction books on [...]

The First Furry Bud – Eva

I'd been MIA from last year so much that a lot of people have started thinking that I have stopped blogging altogether. That is not true! I love this blog and this is the main one I have so I am never going to stop posting here, no matter what. Now that we have that out [...]

The Ticking Clock

The Ticking Clock

Lately, I've developed this (somewhat weird) obsession with keeping track of the time all the time... All. The. TIME. And the weird part (even more so) is that it started out of nowhere! I'd always been mildly time-conscious and have had an obsession about doing things on time, but never did I obsess over each [...]

Thai Cuisine? Check!

Thai Cuisine? Check!

I've wanted to learn Thai cuisine for so long that I don't even remember since when exactly... and finally, I did it!! Tada... 2018 has really started out well for me and I'm really grateful for it. Last year Vishal wanted to learn Italian cuisine as he and I both love Italian food, and he [...]

TRB On WordPress.ORG

I've been meaning to redesign The Reading Bud - TRB, for a long time now. Ever since I laid eyes on the Tweak Me theme by NoseGrace 2 years back, I knew I HAD to get it. And finally, I did. It was a huge step as a blogger because shifting platforms is never easy [...]

Writing Rituals Tag

Writing Rituals Tag

A few weeks ago, I was tagged for The Writing Rituals Tag by my dear friend Galit. Though it's a bit late, I thought I'd do this tag as I, for one, have tons of small Writing Rituals that I am very fond of. If you haven't visited Galit's amazing blog, Coffee n' Notes, then [...]

Speak Up #domesticviolenceawareness

Speak Up #domesticviolenceawareness

As a child of a functioning alcoholic, I have seen domestic violence at very close quarters. Though not a direct victim myself, my father loved me too much, I do know how it is as my mother was always on the receiving end. Having stayed up most of the nights with my mother, standing between [...]

Downtime

Downtime

I've been feeling down from a long time and finally, after a lot of cloudy days and a ton of brooding and despair, I've finally started pulling myself out of depression. I've been suffering from depression since the age of 10, so it's always on and off with me, but this time it really hit [...]

Happy 71st Independence Day!

Happy 71st Independence Day!

Happy 71st Independence Day to all my Indian brothers and sisters. Today is the day of pride for our nation and on this beautiful and honourable day, I am happy to share with you all something about India's Independence Day: Independence Day is annually observed on 15 August, as a national holiday in India commemorating [...]

Quick Updates – #amwriting

Quick Updates – #amwriting

I had planned for 2 short stories and 1 article on Writing to post in through April and May, but unfortunately, things got in the way (as they usually do) and I completely forgot about the drafts (some half-baked some ready to go up) sitting patiently on my dashboard. I thought I'll get back to [...]

First Exclusive International Giveaway for Deceived

First Exclusive International Giveaway for Deceived

I am hosting my first ever international giveaway for Deceived ARC! But wait, it's an exclusive giveaway, which means there are terms and conditions - This giveaway is EXCLUSIVELY for my Newsletter subscribers! So you need to be subscribed to my Newsletter in order to be able to participate in this giveaway. But that's not [...]

2017 Resolutions

2017 Resolutions

This is the third year I'm doing a 'Resolutions' post, so I feel like it's kind of becoming a ritual now. And I like it as it helps to be more productive. Every year I complete a few resolutions and forget some, but this year I've decided to go through the list of my previous [...]

The Birthday Post (2016)

I haven't been posting here for a while now and, in order to break the bad spell, I want to share with you all how I spent my Birthday this year (or rather my birthday week.) Following are the pictures of the stuff we had for my Birthday week. These are just a few pics [...]

Happy Diwali!

Happy Diwali!

Hello, everyone. I'm quickly dropping by to wish you diwali and update you all that I won't be visitng my blog much for another couple of days as I'll be a little busy with the pre-ARC preps and writing the Guest-Posts and Interviews my publicist (Em) kindly lined up for me for December and January. [...]

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. [...]

My First Video Podcast!

Hi, everyone! As most of you might know, I've been working on creating Podcasts for my book blog from last 1 month. Finally I was done with the first one on June 1, but when I launched into the frantic research on uploading the podcasts and finding a decent podcasting host, I miserably failed. Well, [...]