I am a long long way away from having a regular column in the newspaper or a magazine or even a TV show I know. Sigh..talk about wishful thinking but the bug to write has created the following articles, poems and short stories so far and put me on cloud 9 with each of them. (Last updated 1st May 2017)
My very first book. A real life short story “Khushboo – Fragrance of kindness” about my personal experience while teaching at an NGO and learning about kindness. This was published in “The second Life.” An anthology of short stories by Write India. This book has some amazing and inspiring stories.
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Published with some really amazing writers in the anthology called “Memoirs of Love”
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This anthology has 25 other wonderful poets and is worth a look.
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and “The waste of it all” a flash fiction about the waste of being angry, published in an International anthology “SOUL”
It is for charity and you may love to buy it here
The poem was written in anger and talks about the frailties of the human mind.
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Poem “Music in the house” about various sounds in the house and how it sounds like music if there is love. I am so happy to be a part of this as it has an amazing collection of many international writers.
The sales from this book go to Starving Artists Fund. Buy it here
Poem “I lost her somewhere” in anthology “Life as it happens”
It has 105 poets, can you imagine what a treat that is?
The pre-order has started. Find it here.
A poem “Watching wings” published in “Poetry4OurPlanet” I am so happy to be a part of this project and hope to write poems and stories that can be part of something so huge.
A poem “To the workaholic” is published by Sea Green Zines. They are based in Australia. When I sent my poem to the editor, I mentioned that I was in the USA and not Australia. She didn’t seem to bat an eyelid but said thanks for sending the address. I had a feeling that she would reject my poem as it would mean sending me my contributor’s copy all the way.
Well, Long story short, I am thrilled to see my copy
Short story “The unaccepted gift” coming in “Unofficial Meri Kahani”
Short story coming in “Ek Saher Umeed Ki”
Two short stories coming in “Frozen Emotions”
Short story coming in “A lasting Love”
Love at first ride coming in “First date”
I am going to submit here again. 🙂
Poem published in the inaugural issue of Afflatus. it is based in the Philippines and some of the proceeds will go to a family support group in Philippine General Hospital during Christmas. I am happy to be a part of this project.
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A short story “The Interesting Story of the Slippers” published in “In-flight Literary Magazine” 9 monthby Paper Planes. It is an interesting story based on imagination and hope. Find it here – http://inflightlitmag.com/issues/issue8/ in
Poem “I can’t wait” published in the July (second) issue of Womansera
It is about my 9-monthwait to meet my little monkey.
Poem “What have we done to you dear mother” coming in Women’s era.
~ Online Literary Magazines ~
Before marriage, my research led me to Style and Sparkle. I ended up writing for them too and spoke to some marvellous people like Jawed Habib, Kiran Bawa, Leena Mogre and Prashant Talwalkar.
Here is the list of the articles
http://styleandsparkle.com/love-romance-the-way-guys-dig-it/ – Interviews of Chandan Roy Sanyal and Krishna Bharadwaj
http://styleandsparkle.com/its-cute-its-cheesyits-romance/ – Interviews of Mahek Chahal, Aishwarya Sakhuja and Tannishta Chatterjee
http://styleandsparkle.com/orchids-marigolds-and-moreflowers-to-suit-your-wedding-mood/ – Spoke to Ferns and Petals and this amazing owner of Planet Celebrations of Jaipur. His pics were so beautiful that it took my breath away.
Poem “Who is the real guest” my conversation with a lizard published in WOW. I wish this turns into a short film someday. World of words in July 2014. Read it here
Poem “Hope” about the thoughts I felt when I was at an all time low, published in Writer’s Ezine. here is the link.
My very very first short story “The angel with four legs” got published with Tamarind Rice 🙂 It is about a kid who is scared of dogs and….Read it here
Poem – “I let it fly away” about a beautiful balloon that I let go, published by Prachya review is available here
My first international publication, What makes it so rewarding is that I had to rework on it thrice. It has made me appreciate the quality standard of the publication house and it also feels so good to know that they are willing to work with you and are ensuring that only the best from you is published. So nice is the feeling when the hard work finally pays off.
Poem – “I like it here” by silver birch press
My second international publication. An article in Life Purpose Matters about my real life experience as a housewife.
My third international Publication, a poem, “The naming ceremony” published
with Silver Birch again
A poem “What will happen next” at Writing Raw
A poem “Call me home” published by The writer’s drawer
A poem “Alone” published by The Criterion available here
A “Injustice in dream” published by Creative Talents Unleashed. Got the best acceptance letter here.
Short love story “How They Kept Their Love Alive” by WE again. I like working with WE as they always reply back and are really hard working people. All aspiring authors can surely give them a shot.
Culture cult, An amazing magazine by CultWords Press. My poem “Waiting in anticipation” which I had conceived while traveling by train and waiting for something. (Read in poem) It is one of the most spontaneous poems I have written. It is a funny read for sure. You will surely read it twice.
A Flash fiction “A good impression” is also published in this issue. It is hopefully inspiring and might connect with some of you.
Poem “To my naysayer” and “Misunderstanding” published in “rise”
Poem “Tears” published in Feminine collective
Poem “The blue sock” published in Silver Birch press. Find it here
This is my first publication ever. It had come in thane plus section of TOI. June someday of 2012. This is how it all started. This one is thanks to Manisha Dhingra who found my desire to be published somewhere and helped me write.
This one was the cover story of Thane plus on June 24th 2012. My second assignment and also a paying one. It gave me a chance to speak to many interesting people and this is again thanks to Manisha Dhingra.
I met a bus driver while coming back home one day and the conversation we had about India made me want to share it with everyone in India, I decided to send it to The Hindu and I got up today with over 25 mails in my inbox. People have read and commented. Thank you so much, please find the link here
~ Articles in Blogs, forums and websites ~
Watching Ramayan led me to the following article on 2nd June 2014, which was published at Vinay’s HR Zone, Ur friend in HR. – Read here.
Published at Vinay’s HR Zone, Ur friend in HR. again. – Read an article about leadership here
My love for peanut butter got me a mention in an Australian Blog – Live Believe Relax. Read it here
An article published by Indus Ladies. Something that a creator will always want to hear. It is a tough world out there and reading this surely helps.
How to forgive your boss published on ON contract site.
Sigh!!!! Eagerly waiting to hear from some more … hopefully soon