With NanoWrimo in full flow now, FWBA comes with its new initiative – The Pitchfest! Aindrila Roy shares with us the juicy details. Litventure was conceived when the minds behind the Facebook group, For Writers By Authors, realized that there is a gap between the authors and the readers that is seldom bridged. That singleContinue reading “Pitchfest at Litventure – A Guest Post by Aindrila Roy”
I don’t want to go in. There are monsters in there, waiting for fresh blood. Monsters who can finish everything within minutes if they detect any trace of weakness. My mentor’s words ring in my ears. “Go in and face them. Stand amidst them and look them right in the eye. Keep them silent. If you last forContinue reading “The Test”
Setting – Somehwere in Delhi in 2008, soon after the infamous Monkeygate scandal invoving Harbhajan Singh, aka Bhaji, and Australian player, Andrew Symonds. TILAC – The International List of Approved Cusswords Ba**ard Son of a b**ch . … . … …. “What the hell are you doing Dhruv?” I asked. I leaned forward to getContinue reading “TILAC – The International List of Approved Cusswords”
The UnBound magazine is a team effort from members of the For Writers, By Authors facebook group. UnBound #2, based on the theme “Strength of a Woman” is available for free download here. UnBound #2 starts with an interesting Foreward by Utkarsh Patel in which he recounts the legend of Alli, a strong woman ruler whoContinue reading “Unbound #2 – Impressions”
Why do they say “a dog’s life” as if it is something bad? In my opinion, the dog has it all – food at regular interval, love and petting from near and dear ones, and lots and lots of leisure. And there’s no pressure of studies, earning, or that stress about the next promotion.
Monsoons are notoriously unpredictable in India. Yet weather forecasters keep making valiant efforts to predict the monsoon rains. If it rains before the predicted date, it is a pre-monsoon shower. Any rain after the predicted date range is due to western disturbances!
Bosses are a necessary evil. The mere hint of their presence is enough to make you feel guilty about every unofficial mail you read or every site you visit surreptitiously while pretending to work hard. But the solemn pearls of wisdom that drop from their mouths every now and then make up for the hours you spend sloggingContinue reading “About a Boss”
A peek into God’s diary 00.00.00 BT (Before Time) For an eternity, I’ve been sitting around doing nothing. What is the use of all this power if there is no one to admire and revere it? Surely there is more to life than merely existing as a supreme power? I must do something. I mustContinue reading “Genesis and After”
There it is. Looking saintly and innocent, Minding its own business. I know it is all pretense, A storm brews within, Threatening to break through any moment, I wait and watch. It knows I’m watching Somehow, it knows. Maintaining its calm With nary a murmur, Also waiting and watching, For me to lose patience. WhoContinue reading “It Knows”