Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained

Nirvana (Noun) : Defined as a state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self and the subject is released from the effects of karma..etc etc. Oxford Languages We will, for the sake of this post, ignore the complete definition of Nirvana as stated by Oxford on Google (that sounds quite strangeContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation

My daughter finished her online class, which actually means I finished her online class, since four year olds have the attention span of a Dory fish. Then she looked at me with an exasperated expression and said, “When will this Corona virus end??“ “I don’t know sweetheart..but I’m sure it will be soon“, I assuredContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation”

Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular

It all started when my cousin sister and I were making rotis/chapatis/Indian bread in the kitchen, as was the norm these days. No wait, it actually started on the night when my sister was trying her best to turn the round blob of play dough, oh sorry, I meant wheat dough, into triangular shapes, becauseContinue reading “Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular”

Stay at Home Series – Episode 7 : Conversations with Family

Let me give you a little background first. Us Indians usually have big families. Earlier, not pre-covid times, but many years back, all of the family members used to live together. We called this joint family. Yes, completely useless for concepts like peace of mind and personal space and privacy, but super great for receivingContinue reading “Stay at Home Series – Episode 7 : Conversations with Family”

Celebrating StoryFest 2020 at StoryADay

Calling all readers and writers! Story a day will be hosting StoryFest 2020 this weekend, June 27-28. Short stories from a variety of genres by different writers – some experienced, some amateur, will be available to read for free during this period 🙂 If you’re interested in reading some short stories for free, do headContinue reading “Celebrating StoryFest 2020 at StoryADay”

The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Colours, the little Prince was cursed by the Purple witch.  The Purple witch kept to herself, and had a quick temper. Her crayons were her only friends and her paintings were her playground. But one day when the little Prince chanced upon her precious drawings, he thoughtContinue reading “The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story”

Stay at Home Series – Episode 5 : May Wrap Up

I should try and change the name of these series, since with the easing of the lockdown, ‘Staying at home’ may not be a given now. Yes, yes, don’t worry…I will not be going out without my masks, I’ll be sanitizing myself and the products I collect and Ill be maintaining social distance 🙂 Usually,Continue reading “Stay at Home Series – Episode 5 : May Wrap Up”

Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?

I’ve been obsessed with the Chinese show on Netflix and the book its based on – The Untamed / Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, lately. The story has two lead characters – Wei Wuxian, who is the nonconformist and Lan Wangji, who is his opposite, a stickler for following rules and doing the absolute right thing.Continue reading “Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 4: Parenting S-Poofs! :D

We’ve got a 3 year old, who will turn 4 next week. Other than the child-boss, we’ve got me, the mom and him, the dad, all living under the same roof. This segment is brought to you by the failing parents association. Starring: Me (mummy), R (the child) and Him (Papa) We have a clearContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 4: Parenting S-Poofs! :D”