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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?”...

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...

This bird is definitely in the here and now. Reflecting at Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.

Here and Now – Happiness isn’t far away

The past will always intrude on the present. I’m writing again after a gap caused by travel compounded with the exhilaration and togetherness engendered by family time. Writing is after all a solitary pursuit...

Rhine Knie Bridge, Dusseldorf

Rhine Promenade Dusseldorf

Greetings from Dusseldorf – a city that straddles the very broad river Rhine. I’ve been visiting this city almost every year for the last three decades. As often happens with a city or a...

Red splashed gardens

Gardens as connections

Gardens as connections Gardens are that in-between place Linking outsides and insides Connecting them Like lovers lace fingers To forget the reality of separateness. That place where shoots push up through the earth Flowers...

Daisy's heart shaped face - furry friends

Furry friends #Cherishedblogfest

I’m just back from the mountains and I’ve left my head and my heart there which means it’s exceedingly difficult to wrap my thoughts around anything. I’m writing this blog post with my kidneys....

Perfect fruit in 'perfect' packaging

Packaging – the bane of the environment

Would you prefer your tomatoes straight from the vendor on a cart who stops by your home or would you prefer them home delivered, slickly wrapped in cellophane and other packaging ? Packaged goods...

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