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16 November 2012

Fablery Creative Writing Workshop


Fablery provides aspiring writers with an opportunity to get published and reach out to the bigger audience. Also, Fablery endeavors to contribute a little to the literary world by bringing out the best out of every writer who participates here. And this workshop is an attempt to achieve the same.

This workshop would be a structured workshop and step-by-step development of plot, story, atmosphere, character and climax!

27 October 2012

It's not working

'When is it?'

'It's on November 20th, I guess' Bharti said. It was obvious that she didn't really care. It was his cousin's wedding and that's the last thing she had to worry about at the moment.

Aman continued to work on his computer, ignoring her reply. After what seemed an hours, he said, 'I am not booking the tickets' more to himself than to her.

'My sister invited me home. I guess I will stay at her place for awhile. The other day, she was telling me how lonely she feels. I am sure she could do with some company.'

26 September 2012

The Krishna Key


All of us, at some point of time, must have wondered whether God exists or not. We have heard thousand tales about him, know him by thousand names and take his name at least thousand times. Ashwin Sanghi’s latest book ‘The Krishna Key’ deals with the same question and it is apparent that the author has exhaustively researched on Indian Mythology and its origin. The facts about Krishna, Shiva and Indian mythology itself that he has brought up in the book had my undivided interest; however, the plot was clich├ęd, at least to those who have read Dan Brown and know Robert Langdon too well. Not just Ravi Mohan Saini’s love for history and mythology but the symbols that Tarak Vakil leaves on his victims’ bodies point towards Robert Langdon and his adventures.

17 May 2012

The devotion of suspect X


Wikipedia says Japanophilia is an interest in, or love of, Japan and anything Japanese and one who has such an interest or love is a Japanophile. For the Japanophile I am, I had to read the book ‘The devotion of suspect X’ written by Keigo Higashino. It was a must read to me and I’m glad that I decided to read it.

05 May 2012

Inspiration

Inspiration – I’m not sure whether it comes to me or I just fail to recognize that I have sought it too but consciously, I never went looking for inspiration. 

I was there at market, buying vegetables to cook my best dish for my dad, so I can ask him to increase my pocket money or just another ordinary situation like that and suddenly, someone or something makes me want to write. I might not have spoken to anyone there; nothing extraordinary might have happened but I still want to weave a story around no one or nothing in particular.

14 March 2012

The land of the wilted rose

Are you an Indian? Did your granny ever narrate the story of firangis who ruled us for over two centuries and made us live like outsiders in our own country? My granny did. She was around ten during the time India got its independence and she still remembers how much she feared the British men who had camped outside her village. Her father never let her go anywhere unattended as he feared that those men would do something to her, such was the fear that these firangis had for them in Indians’ hearts. Everytime I recall this story, my blood boils. It is quite normal to get angry, isn’t it?

We still hear about how British treat Indians, don’t we? They call us thieves while they have our Kohinoor diamond in their museum. They don’t like doing business with us when it was them who captured our country after we let them do business here. Why such double standards? I wonder.

28 February 2012

Luwan of Brida by Sarang Mahajan

Have you read J. R. R. Tolkien’s ‘Lord of the Rings’? Have you read Christopher Paolini’s ‘Inheritance Cycle’? I have read them and liked them a great deal. Being a sucker for fantasy genre books, I had assumed that I have read most of the books under “fantasy” tag but a friend made me realize that I haven’t read much. There are George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, Robert Jordan’s ‘The Wheel of Time’, Ursula Le Guin’s ‘A Wizard of Earthsea’ and Stephen King’s ‘The Dark Tower Series’ that I am yet to read.

The stories of witches and wizards, dragons and other fantastic creatures, and perilous journeys taken by the protagonist of the book, while the villains across the globe chase him/her…even thinking about such things give me goosebumps. I declare again that I just love reading fantasy fictions.

02 February 2012

The Devil

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No, he hasn’t given up yet and he would never give up. How could he when she meant everything to him? But he also knew that he could never be with her, as she was too good for him. He was a devil, who punished the bad and she was an angel, who always gave love to everyone. He knew that even she liked him and she would bring sunshine into his life, if he gave himself a chance, but that would be asking for too much. In his opinion, he didn’t deserve a chance after everything that he had done until then. Or did he? He knew not. Nevertheless, he was ready to accept whatever came his way but only after he had finished what he had started.

20 January 2012

The Perfect World

I haven’t read too many motivational or inspirational books or anything other than fictions and of course, my course books. To be honest, I hadn’t read any motivational book at all but thanks to Priya Kumar’s “The Perfect World”, now I can claim that I have read one such book too. 

“The perfect world” was not just a motivational book but Priya has taken help of a fiction to tell readers whatever she intended to tell them, and that’s what makes the book interesting.

14 January 2012

Fablery!

Dear Readers & Writers,

I know that I haven’t been blogging these days and I am not even reading other blogs that I used to read regularly. I miss reading Blog, I rhyme without reason & A musing who update their blogs frequently and also, other bloggers whom I follow like Aura of Sleepless Dreams, The Unwise prevails over the Wise, Wandering thoughts, Nirvana, Shravan RN's, A rose is a rose is rose!…the list goes on. Note to self: I must visit their blogs soon.