In the last few posts I have been sharing everyday stories with you. Ordinary stories from ordinary lives. Yet they are compelling and stay with us forever. Some of the best writing – the kind that the readers readily identify with – comes out of all the little happenings in our daily lives. I have […]
So you want to blog. So do I. Infact I wanted it for a long time and I did start. Twice. But both times my passion couldn’t withstand the commitment and planning a successful and sustainable blog needs. Following two failed attempts (and lessons learned, research and a lot of soul searching) I am better […]
Many years ago I read a story that impacted me so much that I wrote it down in my journal. Recently, while going through old notebooks, I read it and it hit the cord in me again. I have to share it with you. It originally appeared in Reader’s Digest. The writer Nardi Reeder Campion […]
There is a misconception which all aspiring writers have. They are not willing to accept themselves as writers till they have published a book or an article or a short story. They are over the moon if their story wins an award because now they can call themselves a writer. There is a proof now. […]
In primary school, we had a teacher who taught us drawing. In his eighties, he wore white kurta-pajama, white turban and white open beard. A gentle soul, he taught us how to: draw basic shapes, use a ruler properly and draw still-life and landscape. Children didn’t take his class seriously. For them, it was a […]
Most blogs have an enchanging founding story. Mine is more of an emotional one.