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”
Remember Paul? The octopus who predicted the outcome of all matches in which Germany played in the 2010 FIFA World Cup? Well, here’s a poem I wrote back then. Two little Germans, sitting on the wall, One named Adolf, one named Paul. Deep-cleansing Germany was Adolf’s call, Paul just predicted the fortunes of a ball.Continue reading “Poor, Poor Paul”
Traditionally, all writing has been classified into two clear-cut categories, non-creative writing and creative writing. Non-creative writing usually deals with hard, cold facts. Its purpose is to inform readers and enhance their knowledge about a specific happening, situation, product, or concept. For instance, a book on history, a news write-up on a recent event, andContinue reading “What Is Creative Writing?”
In the first few months of his term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi travelled extensively. At the time, several jokes did the rounds on possible reasons why he spent more time out of the country than in it.
Patol Babu, Film Star is a gem of a story by Satyajit Ray. I came across this short story in my son’s English Literature book and was instantly charmed. I have read (and seen) several of Satyajit Ray’s works and am an ardent fan. This possibly colors my reviews of his works. Let me startContinue reading “Patol Babu, Film Star”
As you know, style plays a critical role in your creative writing efforts. For a beginner, it is important to experiment with different writing styles to find out which style suits him or her best. So, here’s a simple creative writing exercise that you can use to familiarise yourself with different styles of writing. WriteContinue reading “Creative Writing Exercise #1”