Hola people!!!! Welcome to my blog! It’s been just over half a decade since I started this journey and am grateful to all the people who have been reading, commenting and encouraging me. Writing is kind of stressbuster, though I am not sure what my readers feel about this verbal diarrhoea of mine!
I was known as the letter writer in my family- second of the two in my paternal family and the only one in my maternal side of the family. It was my eldest cousin (paternal side) who got me hooked onto writing letters (she being the first letter writer). So on my fathers side, I had her to correspond with and a few other cousins whom I could convince to write once a month. (Read armtwist )
However on my mom’s side of the family, it was a different story – not a single letter writer. I managed to pester one of my cousin brother to write to me; I suspect he agreed just to shut me up for he turned out to be a very poor letter writer. Oh well! Some was better than none.
In class 11th, my writing talent was greatly boosted by the English teacher and for the first time I felt the stirrings of the writer in me! Two years of his adulation, prompting and encouragement later (included my writing being published in school magazine), the academics took over and writing was pushed to the backburner.
Then came the Internet and email and my sporadic corresponders became even more comatose, till it stopped.
It was 2009 when I discovered a BLOG. I started writing a bit but it was all non-fiction. I wasn’t seriously into blogging as I didn’t have much to report new daily. I wrote about my travels, baking and photography.
It’s in 2016, I stumbled onto Blogchatter – a fantastic blogging community which has been instrumental in getting me on track with my writing once again. It’s while participating in one of their blogging campaigns -Dailychatter – that I have attempted to write fiction. This campaign demands I write daily and I hope to have 20 stories together and perhaps compile an ebook of them ( dreaming is allowed)
#FridayFiction is a weekly column under which I will be writing about the adventures (or lack of them) of my two heroines- Naina and Ananya!! Hope you will tune onto it and give me feedback on these stories. Also what would you like to see more from me.
I enjoy chasing butterflies, kids and dreams with my camera lens and am big on platforms like Pinterest
and you can enjoy these under the photorama
section on the blog. I also have a photography portfolio page on facebook.
I have got a case of gypsy feet
which like to travel as and in budget conditions or luxury – depending on the pocket. I enjoy road trips the most and feel India is getting some amazing highways. Few of my favourite destinations which I absolutely “have to” visit again and again, would be Hampi
, Ladakh , Jodhpur, Jaisalmer to name a few… A boutique hotel where I would like to stay all over again would be Rawla Narlai
in Rajasthan – do read up on that too and if you get a chance to stay there – don’t miss it for the world.
I am also quite the experimental baker and after indulging my cookery sensibilities, I do brag….. Er….. Blog about it here. You could check out my ode to the carrot cake which is quite a big hit. And it turned out quite tasty too.
And I hoard stationery!!!! No, no I am serious! This is a childhood affliction and till date, if I step into a stationary shop, there is no ways that I come out empty-handed! Wonder if there is an AA for it where I can check in for some rehab 😜 before I go broke! If you know of any, please do let me know too!!!!
I also love to collaborate and do guest blogging, drop me a line if you would like me to do one on your blog or if you would like to do one for mine.