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No pain,no gain. People spend their weekends lining up for a bit of cash. Photo Credit: Kalpanaa Misra 17

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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?”...

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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,...

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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. 5

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...

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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...

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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...

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