Shreya watched the minutes tick by on the clock with dread. It was not easy to sit through an hour of extra class after school, especially when she knew Aarav would be getting impatient with every passing minute. The droning voice of her mathematics teacher felt like a bee buzzing in her ears and Shreya… Continue reading Predator!
Good things often lead to better things. A casual picture prompt given yesterday turned into a well-received post. The timely prompt from Janani Srikanth got me out of a blogging lull. That was the good. The better? It made other friends give me prompts. Whether or not I do justice to them is another issue.… Continue reading Pictures & Prompts – 2
Any writer's dream is to have a honest critic who is effusive in praises and clear in criticisms. It is even more amazing when the same inspiring, encouraging critic sends a picture that prompts me to write. This post is dedicated to Janani Srikanth, the friend, the critic and the lever that turns the cogs in my… Continue reading Pictures & Prompts!
This post is more of a eulogy than anything else. Death and loss are painful no matter how sudden or prolonged they are. This particular one was so strong in the pain it inflicted, the loss of a dear uncle. More than being what his stature determined, he was first a friend, a confidante and… Continue reading You Live On…
Note: With special thanks to Srilakshmi Indrasenan who blogs at I am S(t)ri! She wrote this for Partis Temporus on a short notice and I am glad she could do this! A fitting end to an exciting challenge. Author’s Name: Markus Zusak The Memories: This was not a big surprise – isn’t it? Or was it?… Continue reading Z for Zusak #AtoZChallenge
The Author: Malala Yousafzai The Book and memories Reading a memoir is tricky business, and the reader must have a different sensibility to understand the book. The necessities of the trade make the inclusion of some generalisation, background information and sensationalism an essential part of the package. But the reader must be able to differentiate… Continue reading Y for Yousafzai
Author’s Name: Lu Xun The Books and Memories: This is another book I chose precisely for this purpose – the A to Z Challenge. The first ten letters were easy, the next ten a little more confusing, and the last six were real challenges. I had never heard of an author whose surname started with… Continue reading X for Xun
Author’s Name: Steve “S. J” Watson The Book(s) and Memories: Before I go to Sleep is a psychological thriller written by SJ Watson. It is the first novel written by SJ Watson and has been translated into more than 40 languages. It has also hit the charts of bestsellers in NYT and Sunday Times and… Continue reading W for Watson #AtoZChallenge
Author’s name: Jules Verne The Books and the Memories: Who can forget Jules Verne, the man who told us we can travel around the world in eighty days before all the technical advancements came? He practically needs no introduction, and his books are, by default, the preliminary / primary school reading copies available in school… Continue reading V for Verne #AtoZChallenge
I once had a moral science teacher who taught the concept of freedom with a funny mime. She’d point to her nose, pin the end of it down with her forefinger and say, (in an emphatic, sing-song voice), ‘My freedom ends where your nose begins’. I still do not know why this was so funny… Continue reading Freedom of Choic(es)