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Leena T Pandey

I have been reading voraciously since the age of five when I first discovered the joys of reading. I would lap up anything in print. Unrolling an emptied newspaper cone with one hand, stuffing roasted peanuts in my mouth with the other, all the while devouring the printed content on the cone with my eyes, was one of my first experiences in hedonistic pleasure.
In fact, sometimes I feel that I am on an adventurous journey through the secret dreamworld of other people's imaginations, interspersed with occasional visits to my own life to attend events like graduation, first job, marriage, and so on.
As a true-blue reader, I think I am uniquely qualified to comment on and critique other people's works of labour. I can tell exactly what puts the average reader to sleep, what sets their pulse racing, and what has them salivating for more.

Write to me at leenatpandey@gmail.com.

Year 2012 Trips

Prev January in Bhimtal We started our new year in Bhimtal. My sister and family were visiting. My li’l niece turned One on Dec 31, so we partied into the New Year. We also made a day trip to Mukteshwar. January – A New Arrival in the Family We got […]

Writing Resources

List of publications, contests etc that accept submissions. Focus is primarily Indian/Asian Blogs Cha Journal – Hong Kong-based Asian Literary Journal – Can submit reviews of listed books, or submit own book for review Contests/Submissions Juggernaut writing contests – Lockdown Diaries (Hindi) Story Mirror – Writing prompts KDP Pen to […]

Mamallapuram–City of Temples

Previous It was our second day in the coastal town of Mamallapuram (aka Mahabalipuram) in Tamil Nadu, South India, and we had yet to explore its famous temples. The historical town of Mamallapuram has a collection of temples and other religious monuments, which have been quite unimaginatively labelled as the […]

My Writing Calendar

What with the work from home situation, getting a Kindle Unlimited subscription, and discovering new shows on Amazon Prime, I’ve been quite irregular in my writing. As a sort of motivational measure, I’ve decided to start a writing calendar. Nothing fancy. Just a table with notes-to-self and deadlines to sort […]

The Rasagullas

Somda arranged four rasagullas in a plate, fluffed up the sofa, and settled down to read a heavy, leather-bound book. Rajat watched these preparations from the doorway. His mouth watered. He had gulped down his share of the rasagullas as soon as the visitor who brought them had left. But […]

Sneaking out

We have been in the novel Coronavirus-induced lockdown for more than a month now. Most of us are fantasizing about the day we would be able to move around safely and legally. Meanwhile, what about those who are trying to sneak out during the Covid-19 lockdown? Copyright info All background […]