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Girl seemingly indulging in Utopian Dreams with a castle in the distance

Utopian Dreams #WEP December 2016

  Wisdom views Utopian dreams Practically. One knows All lofty hopes Will be tempered with small annoyances. Tiny pinpricks of irritation Are bound to sully my crystal clear imaginings. Reality pinches And that green...

Nayantara Parikh took a photo of Kalpanaa smiling

12 lessons I learnt in 2016

The first lesson I learnt in 2016 Feeling self consciousness when it comes to being photographed has always been a bit of an unsurmountable problem for me. My youngest daughter is a fabulous photographer...

Terra Adventures

Terra Adventures

“ Got anything salty to go with the drinks?” “Yep Terra Chips.” “ What’s that? Anyway, first tell me – how was your Ladakh trek? Was the food good? I’m such a gourmet – I...

No pain,no gain. People spend their weekends lining up for a bit of cash. Photo Credit: Kalpanaa Misra

No gain without pain

So how are you faring with your lack of cash and the long queues at the ATM’s? I thought I’d check on you. I’ve decided not to try to get cash until the panic...

Insecure Writers Support Group

The best thing about being a writer #IWSG

What is the best thing about being a writer? NOVEMBER’S QUESTION: What is your favourite aspect of being a writer? This is actually a superb question because it brings you back to why you love...

Durga Puja 2016

Durga Puja 2016

The celebration of Durga Puja begin every autumn, lasting for four celebratory days, turning my area into an all day, most of the night street party. Everyone turns out in shiny new clothes, eats...

Grumpy Cat perfectionist

Are you a perfectionist? #IWSG

When do you know your story is ready? Never, if you’re a perfectionist. As a writer you’re never quite satisfied with what you’ve written wanting it to be better than what it is or...

blue skies - regret nothing and no regrets

Regrets – or maybe not? #QOTM

Question of the Month – Regrets Regrets “What’s a decision you’ve made in the past that you know, logically, was the right decision to make, but which you still feel guilty or regretful about?”...

Bamboo edifices in September

September – #poem #photograph

  September began serene On a cool dawn looking down at a tiny blue bird It knew how hot the day would be I didn’t – after all it was Germany. Skies cloudless, clear,...

Seasons - Macchapuchare - Photographed by Kalpanaa Misra

Seasons – a poem and a photograph

Seasons Seasons fly past Golden showers of light Flame hued slivers of leaves Shiver With the slight welcome chill Of icy winds Blowing off remote peaks So distant, travelling over miles of Warm land...

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