Social media is destroying us. Full stop. Before you snigger at the irony of using a digital platform to express my gripe, hold on. Hear me out. Desensitisation: I am a highly emotional person. The influx of overtly sentimental posts has me callously overlooking them. What’s changed? In real life, I remain a sensitive, caring … Continue reading Going Viral – The Most Contagious Virus
This is not an open letter to you to stop pirating books. That would be appreciated but not expected. I wanted to provide some facts which I have learned on this tough road to publication. I am lucky to be one of the chosen ones that has found a publisher who believes in my writing. … Continue reading Dear Book Pirate
My daughter is writing for India’s largest web channel. I am proud and thrilled with the response to her articles. Yet I am afraid. Afraid that if her voice is too strong, the backlash may be too much to handle. I keep advising her to dilute her pieces but being a chip of the old … Continue reading Yes, I Am A Coward
Early next week, I will sign the contract with my publisher for my debut novel. After the strangely quiet satisfaction of acceptance, there’s a residual feeling of anti climax and regret. Before you wonder what sort of ingrate would not jump with elation at an opportunity like this, let me explain. I know I am … Continue reading It’s Never Too Late? Really?
Mother’s Day evokes images of television commercials of loving moms and kids interacting in peaceful harmony. In reality, motherhood can be as nerve-racking as it can be rewarding. For mothers of teenagers and young adults, it’s mostly one way traffic, most of it going their way. So here it is, the dream day which might … Continue reading Why Mothers Of Teenagers And Young Adults Wait For Mother’s Day!
There are just too many of us out there. Most of us reside at the bottom of the blogging barrel, trying to scrape a recommend or two, from the leftovers. Readers satiate their appetites repeatedly with a chosen few topics and bloggers, leaving no room for more. So why write when nobody is reading? Why … Continue reading Why Bother To Blog When Nobody Is Reading ?