Perspective


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Risking their own lives by helping ordinary citizens stuck in raging waters, they were going all out to protect everyone in need. But even in this hour of pain and suffering, there were those who kept pelting stones at them needlessly accusing them of being biased. Perspective matters, doesn’t it?

Written for the 15 to 50 prompt: ‘Perspective’

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Write & change the world


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If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.
Martin Luther

Converting thoughts and ideas into words is what gives wings to our dreams. Whether its poetry or opinion pieces, short stories or novels, writing gives us a chance to explore new destinations and live the life of so many characters. From famous writers to celebrated journalists, written pieces have captured the imagination of millions the world over. Whether it’s analyzing and reporting incidents happening around us or talking about relationships, love, life and the likes, writers tend to take us to a different world altogether. And so, pick up the pen and let your thoughts flow as you go on.

Written for 100 word Saturday prompt on the quote “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.”

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Game of Blogs: Chapter 2: Painful Memories


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Tara’s demanding schedules meant that the Dutta’s hadn’t had a proper family vacation for years. And so when her boss decided to give her a few days off for working too much, Shekhar and Roohi got together to make the plans.

“Yayyyy. I am already dreaming of making my own castles on the beaches.”

“Tickets? Check. Clothes? Check. Hotels? Check.” Father and daughter were busy at work sorting out all the formalities while mom was occupied with work as usual.

Though Tara was engrossed in her laptop with last minute work, Shekhar knew that God’s own country with its pristine beaches, the backwaters and the beautiful landscapes would give her time to relax and enjoy with their little princess.

With greenery as far as the eyes could see and its unspoilt beaches, Kerala provided the perfect getaway from the din of Mumbai. Though Tara couldn’t avoid taking the most important calls, the time she spent with Roohi and Shekhar day after day made her understand the importance of family.

One of the days, she was so busy having fun that she even forgot to call her sub editor. Initially, she wasn’t too excited to be on this holiday, but now she didn’t want it to end. It had been the best thing she had experienced in years.

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Five Sentence Fiction: Darkness


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“Those people in the dark with long hair, scary eyes and deformed faces will stare at you if you go towards the attic.”

She had been warned by her mother to avoid going there since the time she was born. Though Anne had heard ghost stories of how they roamed about in darkness, she seemed to be at ease even when there was not a ray of light around.

She stealthily walked towards the loft and opened the door. The voices calling out her name began to grow louder and finally she was sucked away into darkness and the door slammed shut with her mother yelling in the background.

Written as part of Five Sentence Fiction Prompt: Darkness

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Book Review – 60 Minutes


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Upendra Namburi is a sales and marketing professional who is on a journey to complete his triumvirate of novels – 31, 60 minutes & 8. His novels cover everything from life in corporate boardrooms, corporate rivalry to love, relationships and the likes. With ’31’ , he had a cracking debut winning the Tata First Book Award. ’60 minutes’ is his second novel. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Making sense of committing suicides!


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There are so many of us who don’t give importance to our lives. Whether we die or live, we feel that it won’t matter to anyone. Call it inferiority complex or whatever you like, we feel that there aren’t many people who care for us. Sadly, our life is not only ours. Our family, friends and many others are dependent on us in one way or the other. Do we even realize how they would feel if we commit suicide? Do we even think of them? Why are we so self-centered?

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