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 […]
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 […]
A trip to the hills Planned weeks in advance Mom-in-law’s last minute announcement To join in Is quickly followed by: Fevered brow Sore throat Dripping nose. Even my periods kick in Five days earlier. Allergy?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Every piece of creative writing has four essential ingredients: Content Literary Form Structure Style Let’s examine how you can use them. Content: Content is the building block of any creative writing. It is the idea around which your creative work revolves. To be a successful creative writer, you should base […]
From the time we are born, one of the most important mental functions we perform is learning. As a toddler, we learn to walk and to speak. When we start school, we master the alphabet, learn to make friends, and start acquiring writing skills. We then continue to learn various […]