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About Writer’s Ezine: When Alfred Hitchcock said “Ideas come from everything” little did he know that everything would mean literally everything in this world. Taking inspiration from him, two fellow bloggers and friends – Namrata and Arti debated one day the exact meaning of Freedom of Expression and its rightful usage is today’s times. And so was born Writer’s Ezine, a monthly literary online magazine (E-zine) with the intention of providing platform to emerging as well as established writers from around the world. Born out of a need and a necessity of solely being able to express all that one feels, thinks

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and understands Writer’s Ezine is one place where writing and creativity come together to ensure a wonderful experience to the reader. As you read along and turn a page you will find your mind wandering into places you never thought of before, making you sit up and question the biggest mystery of all times – LIFE. This is one place where readers, writers, poets, photographers, idealists, thinkers, atheists, believers and story-tellers all will be in sync with creativity. We accept submissions in poetry, short-stories, non-fiction, author interviews; book reviews etc. (Please read Submission Guidelines for details).

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Let There Be Light by now have gone cold with fear and hurt. Often in life whenever we are faced with adverse situations our instant humane reaction is to shut ourselves completely from the outside world. What we conveniently forget is that amidst the chaos that the outside world screams of, it also holds the light to rekindle the spirits in our life. We don’t allow hope, love, compassion, faith and affection to warm our insides which

Life has an amazing way of reminding us of this lesson – and that is by the way every day ends into a night and every night ends into a bright and beautiful day. How is that when there is night in our life we tend to forget that there is a day looming nearby to arise and close all doors and windows never to let any light enter our lives? Give life a chance, give hope a

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chance and most importantly give yourself another chance. Don’t be so harsh that even life is scared of handing over the reins of your life to you. In this issue of Writer’s Ezine we have Dr. Madhu sharing her life story with us which is a perfect example of this. She didn’t close all the doors and windows, rather she allowed light to come in the form of hope and embraced it so beautifully. Do read her story in Author’s Quill to get motivated enough to find your true calling. Ganga Bharani and Reetwika Banerjee the two authors whose books have been featured in this issue

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are unique in their own manner. Both of them are trying to do something that no one has tried and have been successful to quite an extent in their attempts. These lovely women need to be appreciated for their efforts. Month on month whenever WE sees the submissions that come our way , our team feels immense pride just to witness the way so many hearts have been allowing light to enter their lives despite all the darkness that has come their way. Every segment on WE is special and so as the contributors for they stand for hope and it is that hope which keeps all of us alive.

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Do have an inspiring story where you allowed the light to win against all odds? We would love to hear it, do share and inspire others to do the same too. You never know when you are the only hope someone might see that day. As always we have very painstakingly brought together this entertaining issue for your reading. We would love to hear your views on it at feedback@writersezine. com. Bouquets or brickbats all are welcome!

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Segments on Writer’s Ezine

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Prompt of the Month

Author’s Quill

Books are magical and the ones who create them are magicians. Author's Quill is a segment that will bring all those magicians to recreate some of the magic through their quills, as they know it the best! As we all love to hear what they have to say, WE brings to you some of your favourite authors in this segment. Month on month WE will invite amazing authors to wield the magic of their quill and take you to their magic land which only they can create. Read what they have to share with you!

WE believes that at times creativity looks for a muse. So here we attempt to give you a muse month on month that will tickle your creative buds and let your imagination take a flight. The rules remain the same. The prompt remains open till the last date of submission for the next month’s issue. i.e. till 20th of the month to be considered to the next month’s.

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Literati

A bi-monthly column which will bring to you interesting tits-bits about literature starting from authors to their books, everything that you ever wanted to know about it is here now. Join our columnist Aneesha Myles Shewani as she takes you along on a journey where the smell of books is in the air!

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Cook-N-Tell

Till now Writer's Ezine managed to gather various flavours of romance, suspense, mystery, longing, pain, life, death, thriller... every chapter a new story and every poem a new song. And that is when we realised WE missed out on a very interesting flavour - one that adds a zing to it. So here we are, presenting Cook-N-Tell a bimonthly column which will have some amazing, mouthwatering, easy-to-make dishes!

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IN THIS ISSUE

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Contests on Writer’s Ezine  Pradyumna - Son of Krishna Giveaway Contest:

 Brutal Giveaway Contest: Closed. Details on Brutal Giveaway Contest Page

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 Prompt of the Month contest. WE believes that at times creativity looks for a muse. So here we attempt to give you a muse month on month that will tickle your creative buds and let your imagination take a flight. The rules remain the same. The prompt remains open till the last date of submission for the next month’s issue. i.e. till 20th of the month to be considered to the next months issue that releases on 2nd of the immediate next month. The word limit of all the articles remains the same as mentioned in our submission

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guidelines. THEM HERE)

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The only change is you get to write the post first either on your blog (for all bloggers) or on Facebook, written as note and not post (for all non bloggers) and link it to our Prompt post on WE’s blog using the codes given on Writer's Ezine's Blog (either image or text) for it to be considered as a valid submission. Click here to view the Prompt of the Month photographs A previously written Blog Post or Facebook post (rewritten as note) can be considered IF the same has been edited to add the link as mentioned above. Please note any submissions without

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the link will be declared invalid. The best of the lot will be chosen as the Editor’s Pick of the Month to be published in our magazine and will be entitled for a Amazon Voucher of Rs. 500/- as a prize. Don’t wait any further, just grab a fragment of your imagination and get going! Click here for Prompt of the Month posts published on Writer's Ezine

Expressions Photography contest.

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Prize INR 500 gift voucher of Amazon.in for Expressions (The Photography Contest) along with a certificate to the winning entry. Only one photograph per person is allowed. Do make

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sure you submit your best entry in terms of photographs that makes us say "WOW" and stand a chance to win gift vouchers. Anything that catches your attention and sends a message across is exactly what we are looking for. Expressions prize would not be necessarily given away in every issue.

Exceptional Short Story and/or Poem contest.

Celebrating the joy of creativity was the main intention behind the creation of WE , to take it one step further WE introduces a special prize for “Exceptional Short Story and/or Poem” for WE firmly believes beauty needs to be appreciated!

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Having said that we would not want to compromise on quality as at WE that is what matters the most. Rules Regulations :-

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The awarded prize amount (Rs. 1000/- for short stories and Rs. 500/- for poems) will be given as a gift voucher (Amazon – For as WE said before WE are in love with words! :) ) along with a certificate to the winning entry. The award winning short story and/or poem would be selected from the published articles that abide by the prescribed guidelines for their category and the name of the winner would be announced in the next issue (unlike the name of the winner of best photography, which

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would be announced in the same issue in which the photograph appears). Please note the Exceptional Short Story and /or Poem award will NOT be given away in every issue of Writer's Ezine; it is reserved for the short story and/ or poem that WE thinks is Exceptional.

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The “Pradyumna – Son of Krishna” giveaway contest

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Pradyumna - Son of Krishna

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it waits for a saviour to rise. Meanwhile, in the dark netherland of the asuras, the meek Vama shudders as he learns that he is actually Pradyumna, the son of Krishna. And that his journey has just begun.

‘I see a dark future that makes me quake,’ Devarishi Narada said. ‘One of these newborns will ravage the world and erase the name of Krishna from the face of the earth.’ As the world trembles on the threshold of Kali Yuga—4,32,000 years of unprecedented evil—

From the asura kingdom to Dwaraka and then Kurukshetra, destiny forces him to battle monsters, angry gods and blazing weapons, and overpower his own weaknesses. Will he be able to rise to the challenge in time to save the world? Or is he the destroyer prophesied by Narada?

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Pradyumna is the gripping saga of the rise of this mighty, swashbuckling hero whom all of humanity awaits.

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About Author: Narayanan

Usha

(Interviewed in May 2014 issue of Writer's Ezine for her book - Madras Mangler)

Excerpt from the Book Buy from:

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taught English before moving on to become a copywriter and creative director in several advertising agencies, including RK Swamy/BBDO, one of India’s top ten. Usha worked in Radio City 91.1 FM. She managed corporate communications and CSR activities in Scope International, Standard Chartered Bank. She wrote for a fun news website and launched a copyright permissions unit in India for an American publisher. A short story she wrote was snapped up for publication and this led to her writing a novel, a suspense thriller ‘The Madras Mangler'. The book is available in leading bookstores, on Amazon, Flipkart,

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Snapdeal, and as an eBook.

Giveaway Contest For the readers Writer's Ezine

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Penguin - Metro Reads has offered to giveaway 10 paperback copies of the Novel to Indian readers. The winners would be decided by Penguin and WE together and the winners would be informed by email. The closing date of the contest is 25th October 2015. All you have to do is: Write your thoughts/comments on the following quote from the blurb of the

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book in not more than 100 words or write a flash fiction based on the same. “I see a dark future that makes me quake,” said Devarishi Narada. “One of these newborns will ravage the world and raze the entire Yadu clan. And worse still ― he will erase the name of Krishna from the face of the earth.”

Click here to Participate

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Heartbeats

She is God's gift to us, how can He take her away; when she has become the most important part of everybody's lives ...can He really do it??? One week and Netra will turn five. My God! Years fly like butterfly. My little princess is smiling in her dreams. But Amish, the brat who is just six years older to her, can't stop being curious on why is Netra being overpampered by all. The 11-year old mind puked

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his list of queries before Mom, as the three of us were lying on the bed. Well, Netra or Nettu (as we fondly call her) is the youngest child, perhaps that's the reason for all the pampering she gets, I had presumed; but destiny had another cheerless story hidden in its arms, which unfolded that dark night. "Your younger sister was born with a hole in her heart," disclosed mom to me and Amish... for the first time in five years since she was born.

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…Hole in her heart the abrupt words and unexpected reply struck me as if a big black stone thrown in the still water. "Don't worry dear, doctor aunty had said it will be fine after she completes her five years of age and tomorrow we are going for her check-up. Things will be fine." Mom's hand was consoling Amish's forehead. My God! Something never thought, only heard of. Something so dreadful to be witnessed so...so close and real to me. Sleep was no longer willing to meet my eyes now. Silent tears soaked themselves in the pillow.

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Still, so clearly I can see the first time I held her tender body in my scared hands. It was my first experience, when I was allowed to touch a new born little cherub-like figure. It was my first chance to admire so closely a round face, soft cheeks, red little nose, tiny lips and teeny ears. The innocent eyes opened and closed again and she yawned. The minute movements from her lips, couldn't have gone unnoticed by me, which communicated with me, yes they said actually asked me, 'here I am in this new world with you, won't you take care of me?' Her growing up days witnessed plethora of

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excitement. The stout & healthy girl had now started singing her nursery rhymes. She was emerging as an allrounder, exceptionally excellent in everything. Her learning and grasping skills had no doubt amazed one and all; but also her everfriendly and helping nature had immensely impressed us. Her enthusiasm to participate in each and every event she comes across was simply unbelievable for us. A cheerful child, always happy; happy with my old and broken toys, also. She was never demanding... not at all and not even priggish. She is not the kind of child who throws tantrums. She always keeps herself occupied

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with her dolls, some of my old plastic ornaments and a stuffed doggy, under a big table which she calls as her home. When she accidentally broke my only Barbie doll, which I had loved the most until this moment, I couldn't yell at her, assuming I have a real beautiful doll now. Yes, the long-haired doll was truly a God's gift. So wise and unbiased her decisions, thoughts and words were! It was her innocent and unprejudiced deeds that made us familiar with Dad's smile and that he also has a softer side. Well, where will you find a tot who knows how to handle things no matter

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however difficult they seem to be. Whenever she found any of the family members in a blue mood, she would unexpectedly come and naively ask, "What happen did Papa scold you?", as if she had the solutions for all our problems. Actually she did, with her soothing curve, which always compelled people to smile, a smile that appeared from her clear and truthful heart. Her heart... why why why... only my little angel why? He can't be so cruel to me. I closed my eyes and for the first time in my 13 years and said some prayers repeatedly.

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I said my prayers and opened my eyes and found my young athlete amidst the big ground, all set for her interschool finals. Sun rays brilliantly defining her well-shaped body. Her perky pony-tail frisking left-right. The new pair of sports shoes smartly fits on her feet. Her strong thighs and muscled legs, the asset of every sportsperson, symbolizes all the strength she has stored within. Her mature body language often disguises my office colleagues that she is a college student, which indeed gives me a hard time convincing them that she has just entered her teens now. There, she waves hand in response to her schoolmates or should I

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say, 'fans', who are cheering for their school's SPORTS PREFECT (CAPTAIN). They are as sure as I am that she'll make it again this time. Next year, she'll be considered for District Level. Well, even if she doesn't, she has added several feathers in her cap, by also winning medals in shot-put, tennis and not to forget dance too, that too at the age of thirteen years, now. Quite enough to make us all proud!

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About Author: Anugya Sinha Editor's Comment: A touching narrative about life’s harshest fact i.e. death.

Alright …there she's posing for her final race... eh ok... take a deep breath, dear. I can see the winning smile on your tanned face. I can smell your confidence. I can hear listen to your heartbeats... www.writersezine.com | admin@writersezine.com | www.facebook.com/writersezine | www.twitter.com/writers_ezine


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The Romeo is in Town

A man looked at the sky; clouds dressed in black suits and silver lined ties seemed to coming by and stopping to hold onto a discussion. Their crackling sounds were like haunting claira'udiences’ for him as he knew if it would rain tonight then might be he has only few hours to spare on this earth. In the past following days of December the winter had been like a suffocating poison in his lost passion. His once rufescent skin had become pale over the years, cavernous

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eyes seemed to be prying every time he looked, white beard covering his jaw from reflecting vesper light. His long grey colored hair dishelved and looked like he never managed to see his reflection, his nails lined with natural carbon and his bare feet was clearly stating him as a denizen of street. In the past two days, he was being constantly pleaded to eat something by his poor intestines, but he couldn’t found anything in the garbage or anywhere on the streets. Helplessness and never ending hunger had become two of his best friends and never left him alone for even a day. He didn’t

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know what life is about and for what purpose he had been sent ; his life was just about the satisfaction of his hunger which had never met.

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And every time when earth completes its one revolution, it gifted him yet another friend “winter”. Indeed he hated this gift of earth to him but his consciousness never met a way to deny it.

unimaginable and unbearable pain. He knew all along, that just like this cruel winter, scuttling from his ill-fated lines on his forehead is next to impossible. To fight through this, Every day he trespasses to the nearby cemetery of Hindus, sitting around the dead people getting heat and warmth from burning souls he says to himself “ Let each of them die every day, only souls understand

Now, when he saw the rain coming as well to accompany him, he feared the most terrible night of his life. Odious winters were like needles which pinched through his heart, causing

my pain, people aren’t. God, please let a day will come when people will behave like dead

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souls, apportioning peace to torned souls like me". After couple of hours, the rain finally left him running to find a battleground to fight this evil rain. His hearbeat increased after he ran towards it, slowing he found an empty garbage can in which he could spend his seemingly never ending night, his gaze raked over and quickly he got into it. Extending his hand he pulled its heavy metallic cover, which was too heavy for his hunger stricken body. Slowly he relaxed and embraced himself in a woollen blanket he got. Enclosing him in the form of a flower when the sun met horizon,

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his face reddened, the street light went faded like a lost warrior in a battle of letting a poor guy feel alive, rain won and darkness adhered not only to the night but to his heart too. A moment passed, he couldn’t move and a dirty yet life saving sojourn was helping him through as savior, but how long. After a while, he heard a wailing sound, thrilling his nerves and left his heart thudding. Even after knowing the voice wasn’t of a human being. He couldn’t resist himself, peeping into the small hole he found a little puppy struggling for his life and completely drenched in water. His selfishness responded strongly and pulled a

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veil to stop seeing a little puppy, as he knew the longer he watches the more he would want to save him. Ignoring his selfishness he stepped outside, kneed. As he felt his hands on the little puppy, his curved wrists engulfed the little puppy and the frigorific rain rose ferociously.

His trembling hands tried to wrap little puppy’s water-curled body with his blanket. But puppy rolled over it and slid down to other side. “Could you just stop being judgmental for a minute, I know I stole this blanket from a shop. Not every crime deserves punishment” his eyes holding little puppy’s eyes.

He was back into his sojourn after a couple of minutes, completely drenched, his heart and body crying out loud for help. But no one came Zeus (Greek god of sky) neither Jupiter (Roman god of sky) nor Indra (Indian god of sky). Will they come if they would have known his religion? The question will be unanswered forever.

His hands stretched and rolled little puppy on the blanket, his teeth gritting, goose bumps erecting and his heartbeat raced to avoid every square of deathly air upon him like Brutus stabbing Caesar. Feeling pug’s heartbeat as his hand touched its heart, he felt how alike the existing souls in the world. He was a human being, on the contrary a pug but both hearts

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racing and struggling for their lives. He felt it was too late for saving little puppy the increased frequency of rain had become attached to his heartbeat. Even if he gave away his blanket to a little pug but in the chilling winter, his soul found warmth. For him death and life both are equal, he wanted it to end this hell like pain. His pursed lips managed to mutter his last words “Hey bud!! How ironic this world is that even something as materialistic as rain is punishing the poor and helpless people” Both of them kept sobbing till their body stiffened and they couldn’t move anymore. Two souls died but

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what could have hurt the creator more is that two souls died without food. Might be creator himself was crying and smiling seeing a guy whom He gave nothing sacrificed himself for a poor pug. Might be God let them die to end their pain; I don’t know and never will I. When the sun rose again, the sunlight couldn’t wake them anymore. About Vishal Sharma: Vishal Sharma is currently pursuing b.tech in chemical engineering from Hbti, Kanpur. Likes to write on literary realism. Editor's Comment: A soul stirring narrative on poverty.

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The Noise

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commotions unheard.

go

The scenario: Life is beautiful, adventurous and glorious in its own way. Some are woken up by the chirping of sweet birds in early morning while some hear the sound of waves that fill water for their livelihood and some have their nightingale voice to cheer up everyone. Well but the sound isn’t that sweet all the time .Sometimes the words of communication harbor the deadliest weapons of mankind and sometimes much worse

Everything was still inside. The door was locked. In the dark room of 3 BHK flat, lay the girl in her early 20’s on the swing. She was staring in space; no thoughts flew across her mind, no gestures of her body, a blank expressionless face. Nothing could salvage her from being more

vulnerable. After a few minutes, a tear rolled down her left cheek,

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slowly and moistened the cushion. Just to break the loop of silence the swing swung to n fro in the midst making the squeaky noise of the rusted iron in each sway. This situation prevailed for long….without interruption to the road of despair. Abruptly a loud thump was heard on the door followed by another after a few seconds. Then in a high pitch voice a woman yelled. She said stridently that “I am ashamed of you! I am ashamed that I know a girl like you. Go, go… go and die in gutters. You have nothing of yours. You are a spoiled kid; spoilt by your father’s money.

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To scream vociferously like an uncivilized person is the only thing you know. You are completely useless. I hope nothing good happens to you.” The anger temperament of her aunt rose to a level. It ended with a more powerful impact on the door, a louder thud of her kicking against the door. Inside the room With all the spunk anger display by her aunt, the girl got bewildered and perturbed. She couched tightly with each muscle tensed. Legs flexed and knees brought up to her chin, the fragile arms of her enclosing her. Tears rushed down her cheeks; soon she began to cry loudly,

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hysterically. Her heartbeats were racing like the fastest speeding cars, her face red with flushing. Thousands of thoughts and ambiguous image crossed her mind in a second. Nobody was there to console her, to understand her.

solved. But somewhere deep inside it felt someone scratching the glass door with those pointed cat’s claw nail. The scratch did not have power to break the glass but yes it did leave a scar on the tender heart of the girl!

After few minutes the silence dawned upon the whole area, there was that blank mysterious room again. Again came the thought for dilemma of living life this way…is it worth?

Time passed away the emotional turmoil became more frequent. The girl started to lose interest in all things slowly. She made no new friends, did not interact with anyone, and stayed aloof, neither smiled or neither cried. In her spare time she used to lie on the rusted swing and sit idle with the void stare.

Well this is not the first time this situation occurred in this household, nor was the dilemma questioned for the first time. But this was not the end to it .The quandary was soothed for time being but was never really

The factual life... Let’s not be to judgmental and prejudice about the

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situation. Let’s try and understand as to why this situation arose in the first place and get to the bottom of it analytically. This would probably not leave us so befuddled. Her Aunt was basically a very workaholic and a principled lady. She had built herself from the very scratch shedding off all the dirt. Whatever she possessed in this materialistic world was very dear to her as she had to sweat for what she had. Her schedule was very tight and she worked for long hour’s continuously. She barely had a time to squat down and eat her dinner. Even back home she did not receive a helping hand in house chores from

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the girl. By 10 in night she was so tired that she used to doze off completely and sleep tightly. This routine became very monotonous to her lifestyle which in itself had built a lot of latent frustration in her. All she did from time to time is abuse the girl in front of others or talk behind her. She used to gossip about her life and problems to others .This jeopardized the situation more as people would laugh and redirect her thoughts and make them more appalling. She thought, “Life is short, it’s a race if you lose, you lose the battle. Money is the thing what one needs in life to have power not over things or situation

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but for self-help and practical issues” She is right in a sensible way, we all need money. When I say this money issue it is no self –greed but I am talking about money which you need for your livelihood. Likewise her aunt thought. The girl on the other hand, was an introvert but yet had that fire of spirit in her. She was completely vulnerable due to some of her previous failure in life and a new place added a pound of worries to her. The girl never really spoke up for herself. All she did was to cry to her and when she was outside crib about that matter to others. Likewise her aunt the outsiders were comforting but they

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had their own inputs of devilish thoughts. They supported her but that support was in a way a step more provocative against her aunt. The girl thought “Aunt, you can worry about your goals and share market later, there will be some ups and down, But now I need you. Lest I will be someone whom you never thought would be.” She at times became very demanding of the situation and needed someone to take her out from defencelessness. In Toto they had a strong named relationship named aunt and niece but no bond. They were sailing in the same boat yet wished and waltzed

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differently. They lived in the same apartment together yet had walls of hatred between them.

My views WELL, Arguments are not novice when it comes to a house or living with a bunch of people. You have 2 sides all the time but in a limit. WHAT’s WRONG? WHY? FROM WHEN? Are just few of the questions. Problems arise, but they need to be sorted out. One needs to speak and other needs to listen and vice versa. There should be a healthy to n fro of the exchange of words. The sound should be of

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understanding of communication; it should not be a noise of quarrel. A noise of quarrel my friends is not the sounds of disagreement in this case, but of long silence. We speak up, goof up many a times. We may be happy from inside but do we really hear our inner voices. Do we realize what we want from within or do we lead a state of hypocrisy? To portray from outside of something which is not real is way simpler than fooling you. What can be learned is to speak up for yourself, for what you think. Not to others but to you and your loved ones. We need to speak to each other than about each other. We need to

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help and self-moralize us than to complain to against each other. We need to value our family and bond to them letting them into our self-barbed world. Lest the Noise of silence would fill our lives, noise of chaos, noise of ticking clocks of unlimited aloofness would be heard. Do we that?

really

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thoughts rather than affective exchange of thoughts and make this world a happier place to live lest we would face the awkward silence of life and aloofness that’s the noise.

want

MY FRIENDS; This story “THE NOISE” written by me (Trupti Talegaon) is not a very flowery or a romantic comedy series that we would really wish to read, but is based on some of the real situations of many people’s lives that we see suffering. Let’s come a step closer to effective exchange of www.writersezine.com | admin@writersezine.com | www.facebook.com/writersezine | www.twitter.com/writers_ezine


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About Trupti Pramod Talegaon: Trupti is a very sweet and a happy- go – lucky person. She believes in herself and her thoughts and is a very free spirited girl. She currently lives in Baroda. By profession she is a dentist but writing is her passion. Most of the time she puts others before her and that’s the reason why friends are the biggest charm of her life. Email id: truptitalegaon@gmail.c om Editor's Comment: A perfect slice of the life story.

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The Love the Fall

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and

There he is,

There he is,

Unaffected by it all;

Unaffected by it all;

He was playing with me,

He was playing with me,

Waiting for my fall;

Waiting for my fall;

The broken promises and the lost love,

My mornings became sad,

Make me think about his ruthless heart;

Without holding his hand;

His love and care was my misconception,

My evenings became empty,

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Not listening to his ranting;

He was playing with me,

The pain is deep,

Waiting for my fall;

It affects my soul;

I look back,

It penetrates deep within,

Think about his smile;

To each part of my whole.

His ruthless betrayal still does not rile;

Oh! I still love him,

For him it was a game, There he is, Unaffected by it all;

On this thought, I do feel lame;

He was playing with me,

But I can’t stop loving him,

Waiting for my fall;

In the lights bright and dim.

My suffering reached to the brim, It still does not move him; He cares in the least for my tears, My wailing cries still do not reach his ears;

There he is, Unaffected by it all; He was playing with me, Waiting for my fall; Hope sometimes can lead you to perils, I still wish

There he is, Unaffected by it all;

There are good reasons behind his devils;

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To move on is not so easy, When your feelings make you dizzy. The broken promises and the lost love, Make me think about his ruthless heart; His love and care was my misconception, He was only pushing me into his addiction. There he is, Unaffected by it all; He was playing with me,

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About Megha Rana: Megha is an Assistant Engineer by profession. She enjoys writing and words are her best friend. She jots down all her random thoughts on her blog (cosmosenigmaticmirag e.blogspot.in). You can reach out to her on her email ID megha786rana@gmail. com Editor's Comment: A heart breaking poem on love.

Waiting for my fall.

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The Blackout

I knew it was late! I searched under my pillow for my cell phone to check the time. But the screen was blank. Maybe I forgot to charge, I thought. Damn it, that's why the alarm didn't ring! I hurriedly got myself ready and pulled out my watch from some corner of my desk drawer and wore it. It felt heavy and different; I had almost lost the habit of wearing watches since I had my cell phone. I had to grab a copy of a newspaper on the way to my office. Usually I had my smart phone

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and 3G network to read news in my App. I missed hearing to my playlist, which used to make my day brighter. Only if I had charged my phone, I thought irritated. I could neither wish my friends a "Happy Birthday" on their walls nor could check out my friends' current updates and DPs in their What’s app! I felt all alone in this wide world. I was in for more shock after I reached office and heard that none of their phones were working too. What was happening!? Something was definitely wrong! How could all the cell phones go out blank at once?

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I immediately charged my mobile and tried to bring it to life but nothing happened. The screen was as dark as my mood. News poured in about the mobile phones blackout! This was happening globally. None of the mobile phones around the world worked that day! The office hall which used to be filled with different ringtones from each one's mobile was now filled with bustling people expressing their confusion. Something was terribly wrong! But none could explain what was wrong. Having nothing to do about it everyone resumed their work. Half-heartedly I too started to work.

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I had to schedule my meeting with the client and so I took out my cell phone to see my calendar and only then I realised that my mobile was not working. I had to lay my hands on my desk calendar for a change! When I had to calculate 65500 divided by 12, for a moment I took my mobile to use my calculator and then pocketed it immediately realising that my mobile was dead. Without another option, I forced my brains to do that math! Even our office beauty looked grim that day. I realised that as usual she would have received compliments

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that she looked good but unfortunately she could not take a 'selfie' using her mobile camera and post her photo on Facebook to get more such compliments! I did not know what I was supposed to do that evening or the days to come as I had saved my 'Todo' list in my phone to which I had no access now. I started to jot down my to-do activities on a small notepad and felt my hands ache after 5 minutes of writing. Maybe my hands nowadays felt typing way easier and

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comfortable writing.

than

I had lost all my contacts. I tried to remember my friends' and families' contact numbers, but in vain. Only then I realised that their mobiles won't be working either, so how the hell I was going

to contact them. I thought to apply for a landline connection soon. Good thing that we did not do away with landline phones as we did to Telegram!

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I realised how much everyone's life was going to change without this Cell phone! Next time, when I would be heading to some unknown or new place I won't be able to use my GPS to find my way out and rather I have to ask my way to some strangers! And what would I do if I am bored anywhere or anytime? I would not be able to play games or read an e-book or even watch a movie whenever or wherever I wanted to! Oh God, why our mobile phones are not working!? What had happened to them!? The whole day no one could solve the mystery of why the cell phones were not working. Lots of debates were lined

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up on news channels as in what caused this sudden black-out of mobile phones. Some thought it was a technical glitch, some thought it was a new method of terrorist attack, and some even thought that it was the end of the world. But no one was able to point out the real story behind it. All over the globe, high level committees and expert panels were set up to look into the issue! Even a special probe from NASA was announced and the US president promised to resolve this situation globally and save all the countries from what was happening. After a long day's work I reached back home and switched on my TV to

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hear some new news on the mystery of the Mobile phones. The news which appeared on the TV screen startled me! It said that all the Presidents of the world have received separate emails from a single user named, "The Cell phone" and the subject of the letter was 'My Suicide'. The letter went on to explain from a cell phone's perspective of how much it was overloaded with work and how much it had to multi task and do the job of a clock, a calendar, a camera, a music player, a map, a phonebook, a personal diary and so on, though it was actually designed only for anytime communication from anywhere in the world.

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The over usage of cell phone had made it feel exhausted and thus it wanted a permanent escape from mankind and thus it decided to commit suicide. Thus the blackout! No one believed that news. Neither did me. Even an alien attack sounded reasonable and possible but the mass suicide of all the cell phones globally sounded ridiculous. None of us bought that story! Researches went on for years but without much answer. All the technical experts, mobile company owners, millionaires and even many common people poured in money to find the answer for the sudden

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demise of all the cell phones at once. Many theories were put forth and many debates were held on those theories for over a decade. Many probes went on but everything only concluded with the possibility of the mass suicide of the cell phones. We, the entire human kind felt bitter after this was proved. We understood that we had caused the death of cell phones. Even the past mass murders did not have such a tragic effect on us than this mass suicide of cell phones. The cell phone which was part and parcel of our life was no more. We tried for years to bring the mobile phones back to life by

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using new technologies. But none worked. The damage was irreparable. We finally understood our mistake. We understood what a negative effect we were imparting on the earth. The whole world changed after that. Human kind changed and turned over a new leaf. We started to respect everyone and everything in this world. We understood that each and everything had its own purpose. Overloading anything more than its purpose or not using a thing for what it's actually meant is both wrong. Even if we cannot understand the purpose of anything on this earth, be it small or big we should only

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respect it and leave it as it is. Because human mind cannot comprehend everything, like this mass suicide! From that day till now the world has become a better place to live in. We have become a better and a kinder being. Mankind tries to respect everything and everyone in this world. Thanks for the mass sacrifice of the cell phones to impart this sense into mankind. Let them rest in peace. And if you want to catch a glimpse of the cell phone, you can see them at our National Museum, carefully preserved.

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About M Kaarthika: M Kaarthika Santhosh, an engineer by education and a cost engineer by profession, currently working in Delhi has a great passion for writing since her childhood. She is a great lover of stories, be it she is the one who is telling it or the one who is reading it. She used to write her small stories at the back of her ‘rough note’ in her school days and now also she continues the same through her page ‘The Rough note’ which she admins in Facebook. She can be reached at mkaarthikaeie@gmail.c om Editor's Comment:

(A probable article from a near future!)

A funny take on what can probably be our future.

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Book Review – I

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:Intro: Murder most foul or an open-and-shut case of routine suicide? Young, vivacious and an aspiring writer, Riya wants nothing more from her longtime crush/boyfriend than to let her in on one of his exciting investigations. After all, what better source material for a book than a real life tragedy? No-nonsense veteran cop, Rohan picks a case of probable suicide to satisfy Riya’s needs. Little does he know that there is more to this case than meets the eye.

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What made the victim hang herself at the break of dawn? What is the secret that her group of friends is hiding? Will Riya be able to salvage a workable plot for her upcoming novel out of this case of seemingly simple suicide? :Book Review: 1. Cover: The cover in bright shades of mustard yellow and red does no justice to the story. It doesn’t cover the gory murder mystery this book is soaked in nor does it pique a reader’s interest. If one were to go by the words, “ Never judge a book by its cover.” Then this would be very befitting to it.

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2. Presentation: The presentation of the book is straightforward without making it seem like something too drastically different. 3. Narration: The narration is where the author takes away the maximum brownie points as she has done a stellar job therein. Writing a murder mystery in 116 pages with a power packed narrative making it an enthralling page turner is no mean feat. And the author manages to do it brilliantly. 4. Characters: The characters are very connectable, people next door ones who can be anyone around us making the story more plausible.

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5. Plot: The plot is that of a suicide case when seems like a murder. Add on an investigating police officer and his writer girlfriend to get a read which is spine chilling. Not the usual run of the mill story, but something that is very refreshingly different. 6. Storyline:The story line has a lot of ups and downs which are an integral part of a murder mystery. Kudos to the author for doing it so well! 7. Story Flow: The author has got the story flow bang on with the necessary twists and turns at the right places exciting the reader to

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keep turning the pages on. 8. Language: The language is very lucid and easy to understand. 9. Pros: The biggest pro this book has its story line. It is very powerful giving the reader an edge of the seat thriller kinda fun. 10. Cons: Apart from the cover, the cons would be the couple of typos and grammatical errors and also the lack of romance in the love story that held the book in the backdrop. But given that it is a murder mystery maybe the romance angle ought to be overseen.

:Overview: The overall rating for the book would be 4.5 out of 5 for the plot and narration. WE team would like to thank the author for sending across this book for review and would also like to wish her all the best for all her future endeavours.

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Author Ganga Bharani has two award winning short films to her credit. She has published two books titled 'Just you, me and a secret' and 'A Minute to death'. She was awarded the 'BEST URBAN CHENNAI BLOGGER' by Ecovme and Urban Tree. She works with an MNC as an IT developer, makes short films for fun, and blogs at Scribbledbygb.blogspot .com.

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The blurb of her book reads: Murder most foul or an open-and-shut case of routine suicide? Young, vivacious and an aspiring writer, Riya wants nothing more from her longtime crush/boyfriend than to let her in on one of his exciting investigations. After all, what better source material for a book than a real life tragedy? No-nonsense veteran cop, Rohan picks a case of probable suicide to satisfy Riya’s needs. Little does he know that there is more to this case than meets the eye. What made the victim hang herself at the

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break of dawn? What is the secret that her

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Welcome Ezine:

to

Writer's

1. Talking about your second novel A Minute to death, can you tell our readers something about it?

group of friends is hiding? Will Riya be able to salvage a workable plot for her upcoming novel out of this case of seemingly simple suicide?

A Minute to Death is a crime thriller with a love story running under current. Rohan, a cop, lets his writer girlfriend, Riya, to shadow him in a case. She desires to closely watch a crime investigation and develop a book around it. What can be a better case to take Riya to than a seemingly simple suicide with a watch

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stopped at 5 placed beneath the hanging corpse? Little did they know that the case takes them on a pendulum-like journey between suicide and murder. 2. The character of Riya comes across as someone who is typically a girl next door. How much of Riya is you or she is based on someone you know closely? Riya has a part of me. Every behavior of hers as a writer and the thirst to learn to write better is mine. 3. This book has been garnering rave reviews. Any specific review that stayed with you for long for

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both good reasons.

and

bad

Most of the reviews mention my book as a page-turner and a guessing game. That’s exactly what I wanted. 4. How has been your journey to being a published author? An incident which remained with you long enough to share with our readers? It’s been amazing. I had written little bit of romance in my book from page 90-93. It’s a scene where Riya and Rohan make love. It was not injected into the story but that’s a key scene for my sequel and for the scene after that. My nephew, who studies 5th standard, got this book from me. I messaged my sister, his mom, about these three

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pages and asked her to pin it as I assumed he was too little to read the content. After an hour, I received a call from my nephew. He said, ‘I read those pages too. You have written nothing that’s not shown in movies. Don’t worry I won’t try it with anyone.’ I was amazed by the maturity of this kid. 5. What does writing to you mean? When did you realize writing is what you want to do? My dad used to place newspapers that called for opinion pieces on my table, when I was a school kid. I kept ignoring him for a month. Later, out of pity, I picked one up and sent my entry for a photo caption contest. The

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next morning my caption won and I saw my name printed in the newspaper. The feeling of seeing my own name in the print can’t be explained. That’s when I started writing. 6. At a time when budding authors are struggling to finish one manuscript you have managed to write not one but two thrillers and that too so well. Would request you to share some tips for budding writers that would help them in shaping their manuscripts perfectly. I request people not to do what I have done. If I was matured enough and had the kind of exposure many other authors have I would have waited too. I would have taken time and

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written my books a lot better than what they are now. Also I suggest them not follow anyone. What works for me won’t work out for them. Do what your heart says. Though I say I would have written it better today I don’t regret my decision of getting it published as that was solely my decision and I am happy about it. Most importantly, accept your weakness than defending yourself when people point it out. 7. In the whole story of A minute to death, the narrative has been very emotive though the genre, the plot and the storyline didn’t demand it. Does it show the real Ganga in those emotions?

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Yes, I am a very emotional person. I cry even when someone is hurt in movies. I am not a bit practical. I make things up in my mind and always connect with other’s problems instantly. So everything affects me. 8. If given a chance is there something that you would like to change in this book? If I am given a chance I will change the story itself as I get too bored to work on the same story twice. That’s one reason I don’t edit my own work. As I write, if I create a twist and reveal a suspense, and say that document gets deleted I will try my best to avoid that twist and write a new one. I am that particular about entertaining and

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surprising myself more than entertaining the readers. 9. Talking about being a published author, now that you have two books to your credit how does it feel to have the tag “author” alongside your name? To be honest, it doesn’t feel as good as people think it does. I want to be accepted as a good writer. Author, anyone can become one. Today it’s so easy to get published. But to become a ‘Good writer’ it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. 10. A minute to death is your second book, which is a thriller with romance in the backdrop. You have been trying your hand

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at thrillers since your debut book. Any specific reason for this? I write the stories that occur to me. I don’t restrict myself with the type of narrative or genre or any formats or standards. My first book, Just you, me and a secret, is a suspense romance thriller. It is written in first person and nonlinear narrative. My second book, A Minute to Death, is a crime thriller. It is written in third person and linear narrative. I did not even realize these until people pointed it out. So, to answer your question, there is no specific reason for anything I do. I just do it. ;)

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11. Do we see you experimenting with genres in future? If yes which ones are you keen on trying?

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Thank you very much for your time

I think my strength lies in the way I maintain suspense and make people guess. So no matter what genre I write there will be a bit of suspense in it. I will experiment with different settings and different kinds of thrillers. 12. Some words for your readers. I hope I have done a decent job with A Minute to Death. But a few have suggested me to hire a professional editor and also work on the depth of details I write. I will do that. I will write my next book better than this one.

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The Travelers’ Narrative on India

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parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again—to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more." ― Pico Iyer

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those

For many years, Indians read about India mostly through colonial and postcolonial foreign writings. We received historical and contemporary instruction through the writings of Alexander Frater, John Keay, Mark Tully, and William Darlymple, to name the more

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renowned writers. According to Wikipedia, the Travels of Dean Mahomet by Sake Dean Mahomet, a Bengali Anglo-Indian traveler, was the first travel book by an Indian in English and was published in England in 1794. Famous writer with Indian roots, VS Naipaul, published Area of Darkness in 1964, the first book in his acclaimed trilogy to describe his visits and reflections on the Indian subcontinent. A few Indian writers wrote essays on India but most of these reminiscences were localized. Intense literary observations were documented on cities that mesmerized and molded the writers – Jug Suraiya’s

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Calcutta–A City Remembered and the Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta are examples of such subjective memoirs. As Jug Suraiya writes, “Anyone who has ever been there has his own Calcutta. All you have to do is listen to it, as I have listened to mine." Maximum City is listed as one of the top books on Mumbai, though it is more of the view of a visitor and is a journal of self-discovery. Closer to Suraiya’s recollections on Calcutta is the motley of essays, Bombay, Meri Jaan: Writings on Mumbai, edited by Jerry Pinto and Naresh Fernandes.

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For Indian travel writing by Indian writers to evolve, we needed a more liberalized economy with educated and aware Indians hitting the roads and documenting their travels. The millennials in India have started filling this gap and there is a rise of the whole new genre of travel writings on India by Indians. It is a refreshing trend especially in the wake of the theme of diaspora that most Indian writers in English have juiced to the maximum. Unlike most foreign tourists, who are definitely traversing our country on actual vacations and mostly on shoe-string budgets, Indian travelers usually

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take a dual-route to indulge in wanderlust. While most have to leave cushy jobs to travel, many have been introduced to the lure of travel, while on the job, or even while travelling are engaged in some form of economic facilitation. Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha of The Heat and Dust Project have quit regular jobs but their project is a funded writing assignment. Rishad Saam Mehta who has had the pleasure of enjoying Hot Tea across India partook exciting adventures and road trips while employed with Autocar India. Samir Nazareth’s travel bug was acquired during his ocean expeditions as part of an environment protection crew. He

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went on to experience1400 Bananas, 76 Towns and 1 Million People at a budget of INR 700 per day. Financial concerns are evident in most travel writings by backpackers, with Frank Kusy even having to sell his sleeping bag and camera, as he describes in his book, Kevin and I in India. I found the financial woes and discussions of Roy and Jha quite distracting and penetrating the soul of the book, which was ironical because the premise of The Heat and Dust

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Project is travelling across India on a budget of INR 500 for a couple, inclusive of food and lodging. In this trilogy in the making, the narration is oft intercepted by discussions and debates around the duos financial constraints during their travel. The fretting and personal battles of this much married couple make this book more of a personal memoir.

The prevalence of private discoveries and

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interlocution are the center theme of most travelogues for every travel starts with a quest – be it spiritual or temporal. The spiritual quest is more evident in the writings by foreign travelers, like Kusy, who is on a Buddhist pilgrimage, but they eventually get affected by the materialistic environs of India. Many foreigners as well as Indians are quick to see the pathetic allegiance of religion and money, superstition and people, and of course the pervasiveness of touts, guides, ruffians, beggars, cripples, holy cows, donkeys, rats, cockroaches, street dogs, mosquitoes, and all manners of filth in some of the most revered areas of our country.

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The unscrupulous and the vagrant sadly stain the rich cultural experience that our country offers. Indian travelers are less harassed by such travesty and are almost never pursued with offers of women and recreational drugs. Recreational drugs are an oft documented part of the Indo-Nepalese travel circuit with the relatively harmless hashish and the more hazardous heroin, and all that lies in-between, being clandestinely offered to the nonIndian backpacker. Frank and Kevin came to India at a time when toilet paper was horrendously expensive and online train and bus reservations unheard of.

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Globalization has changed a lot of that, at least toilet paper is readily available and affordable, and most restaurant menus are edited better, but all travelers, irrespective of nationality, are still tortured on rickety and reckless bus journeys and punished by travails of the Indian railways. Toilet woes of all nature are also an inherent part of the narrative. All writers give in to the temptation of vociferously narrating the plight of the Indian railways, notable amongst these writers is Monisha Rajesh whose work Around India in 80 Trains has been summarized by The Telegraph, as, “a tale of freedom and frustration on India’s railways.”

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Monisha Rajesh, Suketu Mehta, and Siddhartha Deb of the The Beautiful and the Damned–A Portrait of the New India fame, belong to the tribe of writer’s who have grown up in India, studied or moved overseas, and then returned to stoke their patriotism by travelling across India and writing about it. Their writings are a mix of nostalgia and a medley of pride and dejection as they marvel at a globalized India and its people, many of whom are still stuck in a time warp. Take for instance, how Deb’s narrative starts with the story of Arindam Chaudhuri and ends with the

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sneak-preview of the life of Esther, a Manipuri woman in New Delhi. As he lays the premise of his work, Deb writes, “A country that has seen a sudden infusion of wealth and a rapid disengagement with its past tends to throw up people who are traveling very quickly and seem to have no clear antecedents.” In Deb’s writings, I can sense the same emotions that run through Jug Suraiya as he remembers erstwhile Calcutta, because these books house the true essence of India– capturing the high and lows of the great sea of humanity. Bishwanath Ghosh has been dedicating travel and words to localized

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writings and his acclaimed literary travelogues include Longing, Belonging: An Outsider at Home in Calcutta and Tamarind City: Where Modern India Began, which is a sketch of Chennai. His earlier work was acclaimed Chai, Chai: Travels in Places Where You Stop but Never Get Off. Incidentally, coastal travel in India is also alluring for many writers. Following Fish: Travels Around the Indian Coast is a collection of 9 essays by journalist Samanth Subramanian. While Samir Nazareth’s travelogue starts from the Gujarat coastline, Samanth’s book starts with an essay on West Bengal and then moves along the coastline to Gujarat. Following fish also means sampling a

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lot of fish and this indulgence leads to a well-nourished yet soul-searching conclusion, “…fishing is still elemental in the most elemental sense of the word — an activity composed of water and air and light and space, all arranged in precarious balance around the central idea of a man in a boat, waiting for a bite.”

dedicated to tantalizing the taste buds. We have a heady cocktail to choose from – starting from India with Sanjeev Bhaskar by Sanjeev Bhaskar, Eating India by Chitrita Banerji, or India on My Platter by Saransh Goila. A search on Amazon shows an impressive list of travelling chefs with a penchant for storytelling.

Food remains a cornerstone of all travel, whether it be deliriously craving for a good cheese sandwich (Kevin) or ravenously seeking a German Bakery (Devapriya), or undertaking a journey to "explore the regional cuisine in all their variety." (Samir). This brings us to another genre of travel writing

If Indian writers love the shorelines, they derive heavenly bliss in the massifs of the North. Stories of trekking, camping, hiking, and adventurous bike rides are an integral part of the travel writing universe. Stories of rugged travel with Leh and Ladakh being the favored destination are

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the oft-pursued subject of bikers and travel photographers. A handful of popular reading includes, One Life to Ride–A Motorcycle Journey to the High Himalayas by Ajit Harisinghani,Travel Himachal–Leh Ladakh Kinnaur Kaza Spiti by Debashis Dey, which is a handy travel guide, Tso and La–A Journey in Ladakh by Vikramjit Ram* and Don't Ask Any Old Bloke for Directions: A Biker's Whimsical Journey Across India by Sikkimborn Palden Gyatso Tenzing. Writers are riding high on the waves of travel writings, bringing in great experiences to the doorsteps of book lovers and armchair travelers, alike. Travel

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photography and travel blogs are a flourishing domain. This is a great time to be either in the business of travel or to be enjoying the luxury of travel – you either get to write a book at the end of it or get the perfect travel book to read, whatever your destination. From here, it is only Onwards Ahoy! Post-script: *Vikramjit Ram has two other interesting books to his credit, Elephant Kingdom; Sculptures from Indian Architecture, a cultural-history of the Indian elephant, told through depictions of the animal in ancient art and a travelogue, Dreaming Vishnus; A Journey through Central India.

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**While researching for this article, I came across the rich work of Anglo-Afghan traveler writer, Tahir Shah. All his notable works are available in a single collection The Complete Collection of Travel Literature. ***Pushkar seems to leave a deep and peaceful impact on most travel writers, as compared with other places of travel and pilgrimage.

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About Aneesha Myles Shewani: Aneesha Myles Shewani is a full-time IT professional currently employed as a technical editor. She is a voracious reader with a wide foray of reading interests from historical literature to science fiction. This working mother is also an amateur writer/blogger and her blog – www.felinemusings.co m is a reflection of the various facets of her personality. She aspires to be a published novel writer. She can be reached at aneesha.myles@gmail.c om

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Hello Soulmate! My Thoughts for You

Listen Soul mate, yes I love you!! (Past, Present and Future) Could be strange for some but surely not for all.

But the one who experiences it understands it exactly. Here how a lover feels via my words. Correct

Some find it mushy some gets overwhelmed.

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me at the place I go wrong. “As I say it again, yes I have always loved you, Like forever. Way before destiny introduced me to you, I knew you. Way before I hardly heard of word Soul mates, I knew you….. And the day we met it was a *Meant-to-be* moment. And we became friends in an INSTANT. How your aroma magnificently surmounted me within the arms of security. Stammered and showered the soul with numerable questions.

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Like I surely have seen you before. You were with me in NOW’s and THEN’s. Much before when you were just a fantasy. It seemed each and every path once bifurcated so that I could meet you. A plan, well-crafted plan it was. Though I did not pay attention to most of the things due to the lazy attitude, and I survived each day— How I grew stronger in vain because of the blur image I always carried with myself – Of You.

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Oh I Love you Soul mate!! The first words alarming my senses and the first conversation where disagreements seemed beautiful. I know, dear heart you’ve been waiting a life time, but, please, beat slowly and keep me calm. I hardly knew your preferences but I wanted to be you one of the priorities. How I craved to see what future withholds but failed due to natural barricades. Not of thinking some prince on a white horse,

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but also, never thought I could ever be blessed with someone like you. That one connection and you turned me on. The first time when you said We love us, made my day. How beautifully you arranged the disarranged me. Our strengths and weaknesses made harmony with a lil bit of heart touching quarrels. You had trust on me. You knew me inside out. How you do that is a mystery to me till date.

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You let me in your heart and I found myself in heaven. We are different but yet the same. When you first explored me and ran your fingers around I wondered if that sensation was love and how I felt liberated. You knew my points, the places which could make me crazy and I fall for you each and every day more. That one eye – in – eye look where you find me crystal clear without I even uttering a word. I committed myself and you gave me my better version in return.

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Someone which hided I don’t know where. Whenever I tend to look at that mirror I SEE YOU. You made sure those 206 bones knows your touch. How majestically and charismatic-ally you won my heart. My veins knew all of you. You showed me all of me, you and US. Ohh I love you even more. No choices and no explanations. You were the one I waited for.

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And I guess both of our wait is worth it.” While searching beautiful feeling

About Chandak:

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Follower of Lord Shiva and a firm believer in destiny, *what's meant to be always finds a way*. You can contact her on swatii.chandak@gmail. com

Swatii

Precisely, She is a Finance Post graduate (Completed her CA and MBA). Presently pursuing Masters in Literature. Got a chance to showcase two of her stories in the anthologies with different and growing publishing houses. She is, definitely, craving for new projects in the writing world every second. Though, worked with Half Baked Beans (Delhi Based) for a year. Further, looking forward to work with some magazine.

Editor's Comment: Romance personified.

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Of Confusion and Pathos

My despondency my calamity my pathos my catharsis My horrendously mutinied clamor That dares not see sunbeams That dares not I am consumed by hoary

Memories have torn me And like a shabby page Barely read and stuck to a Barely forgotten chapter Of a barely lived life Barely inked I am shrapnel led

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I am shrapnel led

About Poet:

When shall the hours of exoneration pervade?

Ilhem Issaoui

A cup of amarulence, come drink with me

Editor's Comment: A deep mystical journey in words

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Rise and Fall

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young age, unbeknownst to me, paper and pencil became my best friend. I was the second child of parents whose first child was afflicted with cerebral palsy. Perhaps they were so consumed with bringing up a disabled child, they couldn’t always find time to quench my thirst for answers or sooth my nerves, from very early childhood. I didn’t complain. My young mind somehow understood that my brother deserved more of my parents’ time but somewhere in that understanding, the writer in me was born. When sometimes I didn’t find answer to my doubts, my pain, my conflict, my sadness, I would just

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start scribbling some words on a piece of paper. Several times as I wrote, my tears would wash away those words making it undecipherable to read them again. But with them, perhaps those disappearing words would also wash away my pain. It would release me from inner turmoil and suddenly I would feel lighter making my strength reemerge. I grew up to become a doctor. Medical profession is a full time job. I hardly got time when I was studying. But I kept channelizing my emotions in words, sometimes only in few lines and sometimes in couple of pages. The last few blank pages of my medical books were

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my favourite spot. It would be a privilege to scribble few lines on them in middle of my intensive study schedule. My profession became my first passion as I grew. My personal life that was simultaneously going through changes also had its fair share of ups and downs. However, my friendship with words continued, sometimes dormant, sometimes expressed. Only difference was, instead of paper, now it was diary which was later replaced by computer. Happiness might not have always prompted me to write but my disappointments would invariably force me to write and every written

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word would help lessening my pain.

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As a medical doctor also, I encountered so many extreme emotions. If a birth of a new born was source of great joy, the death of a patient would cause immense sadness. No, I could never remain detached. With every birth, a part of me would be born again and with every death, a part of me would die. Later I specialized in field of HIV/AIDS and my professional duties particularly narrowed down to people living with HIV/AIDS, people who not only have to deal with their illness but also chronic agony, pain and flickering hopes. Somehow, I identified with them. I shared their dilemma; I

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cried and smiled with them. The doctor inside me remained worried about their health but writer inside me kept on observing their every emotion prompting me to capture all my experiences in words. It taught me some very amazing lessons which continue till date for learning never stops in life. I learnt from them, their fight against all odds, their hoping against hope and most importantly not giving up in life. All these experiences are reflected in whatever I write. Like a river, my hero or heroine, the central character of my story, flows with life but never give up if current is not in their favour.

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Writing of any kind, not necessarily published or unpublished, seen or unseen by the world, helps you to evolve. As I write, I introspect a lot. And also, when I observe people, their dilemma, their anxiety, their pain, I can empathize with them. It’s as if I am living in their body and going through all those emotions. It’s not possible to truly understand other’s pain but at least, it helps you in making a better human being. Gradually my profession progressed, but my writing still remained in infancy. And it didn’t matter because I was writing for myself. For my every conflict, with myself or the world, my

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body and mind would engage in their internal fights but my soul would remain at peace with my writings. Some of my close friends did suggest me to publish, but I was not truly prepared to share my writings with the world. Besides being busy with my profession and not able to write comprehensively, I was little hesitant. It bothered me to exhibit my vulnerabilities through my characters to my readers. When you write, even in fiction, every character has some part of you hidden in them, somewhere. You talk through them, you laugh through them, you cry through them. Somehow, I was contended with myself, being an author as well as the reader of my

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work, barring few instances where my friends would get glimpse of my amateur skills. Nevertheless, couple of them seriously encouraged me to go for publishing. But that never happened until I was thrown into the worst crisis of my professional life. My career was systematically destroyed by incompetent and corrupt leadership of the organization where I worked because of some ulterior motives. I faced severe harassments at work place. I was even denied promotion in spite of my experience and good performance. I witnessed corruption and caste based politics

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that are rampant in medical system of the country. My promise of becoming a great doctor, one that my parents’ dreamt of, after seeing their dream crashing with their first borne was shattered. My belief on system, my belief on honest effort and sincerity was shattered. I had nowhere to go. No one could help in assuaging my hurt and pain. But then all is not lost when you think it has. Somewhere something unknown keep you going, keep you alive. I fought for my honour. I was forced to swing between extreme agony and flickering hopes. But, ironically by the time I got the decision reversed in my favour, I lost interest in the verdict itself. It didn’t matter anymore. In

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those years of trial and tribulation, in my search for happiness, I instead found peace. I stopped caring about results. Now my only focus was my duty, results didn’t matter. That is when I turned to my best friend, a friend who almost got lost in life’s myriad on going drama. I had to release myself and few lines that I was writing were not enough. I needed to pour out to a large canvass and that is when SEEKING REDEMPTION, my first book happened. And the heroine of my book, Dr Meera was born in those very corridors of hospital. Although the story of her journey, specific events of her life,

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problems faced by her was not exactly mine but her principles, belief and faith are mine. I saw myself in her dilemmas, in her pain, in her loss, in her triumph against her own demons. Through this book I also tried to highlight the rampant corruption in medical field and how unfortunately, merit doesn’t always stand a chance in front of mediocrity. Justice eluded her as well as Aman, the man whom she loved, in their struggle for achieving the life they dreamt, the life they deserved. But, ironically while Meera rises in such difficult times, Aman falls. She tries to help him in spite of her own dilemmas but he misunderstands her. And there is Abhay, the

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other man in her life, a friend but who gives her unconditional support through all the ups and down. Through Meera, I was perhaps trying to tell my inner child that life doesn’t always follow your plans. It follows its own path and pace. And instead of resisting it, we must embrace it. I hope you will read the book to find out what happened to Meera, her love, her dreams and her struggles, her loss and her triumph. And also to find out could she follow her dreams, could she reclaim her love and could she let go that was not destined for her and moved on with life. About Vajpayee

Madhu

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Dr.Madhu. Vajpayeethe writer was born somewhere in those hospital corridors where she has spent the last two decades of her life. Witnessing life at such close quarters pushed her to capture its enigma in her words and slowly it became her passion. After writing several scientific papers and chapters in books, this book marks her foray into the literary world. Having done her graduation, MBBS from King Georges Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow she went ahead to pursue her post-graduation, MD from AIIMS, New Delhi. Currently she is a consultant at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and is associated with management of

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patients living with HIV/AIDS. When not creating stories, Madhu enjoys reading and travelling.

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The R-O-A-R of Boo-Boo

Simha the lion king’s den was near this white milky waterfall. This mighty wildcat’s roar was like a huge thunder

and the sound was profoundly heard throughout the forest.

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Boo-boo was a naughty little cub in simha’s pride and was his dear most son!. He would play with his son growling and swiping at one another. The cheeky cub would tug on his father’s mane, chewing on his fur and even smack him adorably!. When mama and papa would take their little son stroll around the jungle, the lion king would let out his mini-roars that only hint at his full vocal capacity. Looking at this curiously, little Boo-boo would try to

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imitate his papa’s bellow but would end up like a kitten’s “meow”!. The naughty cub would keep on trying to “ROAR” and his mama Sherni would encourage him by saying that he will grow up fast and will have the mighty roar as his dad’s. One day when Boo-boo was practicing roaring as usual…….he finally ‘R-O-A-R’ ed!!!. Mischievous little cub wanted to show off his proud new rumbling voice and scare the animals. He hid behind a thick-studded thorny bush waiting for his prey. The twin bunnies fluffy and pluffy were happily crossing the bush…

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“R-O-A-R” came a deep voice behind the bush. “E-e-e—e—–e—k”“screamed the and ran for life.

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They huffed and puffed panic stricken by the sudden new roar! Boo-boo found this quiet amusing and funny. He became too proud of having scared the bunnies with his new husky roar. He wanted to try it again with Bambi the fawn. She was calmly grazing alone in the grasslands not too far from Booboo’s den. our naughty little cub now stealthy sneaked near Bambi and let out his less

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thunderous “R—O— A—R”. It made her bone-chill and ran hither-thither.

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the water was falling like a clear sky.

And so went, Boo-boo’s scary drama to show off his roaring voice!.Simha was very proud of his son’s voice transformation and taught him more of his mighty strong reverberating roar! After all,. Little Boo-boo was the king of the jungle in training! And ready to take over the world As the sun rose lazily over the horizon, it woke the jungle slowly. With the morning birds chirpping, the cool breeze toured around making the flowers and trees dance with rhythm. With the gushing sound of water like crystals downpour,

About Author: Jeydevi Venkataraman Editor's Comment: Coming of an age is a very exciting phase for all of us. One such cute coming of age story very well described.

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Book Review – II

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:Intro: “Fantastic 40” is arguably one of India’s first assortment of English micro stories (shorter than a short story) which is an amalgamation of author’s figments of imagination based on fiction works depicted in the form of crispy narrations. It contains 40 stories encircling various moods of life including love, humour, trust, revenge, happiness, anguish, sarcasm, mystery, affection, sportsmanship, friendship, thrill, romance and forgiveness. Though all the events/characters depicted in the book are purely imaginary, yet readers can easily identify oneself with

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most of them. Target readers will mostly include the young readers – agewise or mindwise who enjoy reaching climaxes in a single breath. The language used being extremely crunchy, it will also attract anyone who enjoys witty puns and sweet love stories. :Book Review: 1. Cover: The colourful cover looks very eye catching in a manner but despite many attempts one cannot connect it to the theme except the part that perhaps the author wanted the cover to depict the varied emotions/ moods that form the crux of each story.

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2. Presentation: The presentation of the book is unique as the author has tried her hand sat micro stories which have never been tried by any author before.

stand out amongst all those anthologies in the market. This is one which screams for itself , of its quality of the work , of its stories and most importantly of its theme.

3. Narration: The narration of each story is very emotive with sparse detailing yet in depth description. The author deserves to be applauded for this effort of hers as playing in word count and that too so brilliantly is not an easy thing.

6. Cons: The book could have done much better with another round of editing but then if one was to go by the author’s reason behind it in the interview, it all seems to fall into place.

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:Overview: The overall rating for the book would be 3.75 out of 5 for her attempt at something so different and doing it so well. WE team would like to thank the author for sending across this book for review and would also like to wish her all the best for all her future endeavours.

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Reetwika Banerjee, 29 years, is professionally a Data Security Consultant, currently associated with one of world’s most reputed consulting firms. She has completed her Bachelors in Electrical

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Engineering. Working for a brief period as lecturer she moved ahead to accomplish her Master’s in Business Administration from a prestigious International University. She loves to present her ideas and have participated in more than 25 Corporate and International conferences and business contests across the globe, crowning Laurels from most of them. With roots in Kolkata, she is now settled in Bangalore. She had previously worked with Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro serving across various

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geographies culture.

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Apart from writing, Reetwika is also a trained voice artist who has received the ‘Visharad‘(meaning expert) title in the recital domain from Sarva Bharatiya Charu Kala Mandir. She has delivered multiple live performances on stage and television in her recital career. One of her finest childhood memories is when she performed her first live concert on television. Reetwika’s hobbies include creative thinking and international travels and she dreams to be the Indian “Agatha Christie”. “Fantastic 40” is her first published book and she

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is currently working on her second book. More details about her can be found in her Goodreads author page. The blurb of her book reads: “Fantastic 40” is arguably one of India’s first assortment of English micro stories (shorter than a short story) which is an amalgamation of author’s figments of imagination based on fiction works depicted in the form of crispy narrations. It contains 40 stories encircling various moods of life including love, humour, trust, revenge, happiness, anguish, sarcasm, mystery, affection, sportsmanship, friendship, thrill, romance and forgiveness. Though all

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the events/characters depicted in the book are purely imaginary, yet readers can easily identify oneself with

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reaching climaxes in a single breath. The language used being extremely crunchy, it will also attract anyone who enjoys witty puns and sweet love stories. Join us in this interview as WE tries to know the real her: 1. Talking about your debut book Fantastic 40 – what was the inspiration behind this?

most of them. Target readers will mostly include the young readers – agewise or mindwise who enjoy

Every day we come across so many new things, happen to meet so many people, experience so many things around us – I

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believe every little thing adds up to motivating me towards writing. It’s my passion which never stopped me from penning down my thoughts on paper. ‘Fantastic 40’ is a collection of 40 stories encircling all such moods of life we frequently come across including love, humor, trust, revenge, happiness, anguish, sarcasm, mystery, affection, sportsmanship, friendship, thrill, romance and forgiveness. 2. How does it feel to be a published author now? To be honest, it undoubtedly feels great to be a published author now. But my dream does not end here. I aim

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to be one of the bestselling Indian authors in five years from now. 3. Touted as India’s first collection of micro stories, what made you want to try this? I write what I love to read. I liked to read fantasy novels in childhood. With time, I started feeling tired of waiting so much to know what finally happens at the end. So started reading short stories and soon became an avid reader of the genre. Be it in any language I kept reading them. I enjoy quickly getting into the climax. Soon short stories too seemed too long to hold my curiosity back and I was slowly growing impatient to read them

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as well. Started looking for even shorter stories in the racks. Well, before starting with my micro story concept, one question frequently came to my mind, - In today’s speedy world, do we really have enough time to relax and enjoy a full length novel? Keeping the fast pace of our promising nations, is it not high time to make a paradigm shift of the contemporary literary styles? Such thoughts ran behind me for months till the time I came up with the concept of MICRO STORY. 4. There is always an amount of risk involved when you venture out to try something that is so new. Share your

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feelings before you started getting reviews on your work. Yes, will agree – I was a bit skeptical about the acceptance of my genre/ writing style. It was like a double trouble for me – introducing a new genre narrated in a style which is not perfect English. If you read through my stories, you will find plenty of the sentences are not grammatically faultless, especially when used in a conversational note between characters, expression of thoughts, self-dialogues etc. All such attempts were made to make the content more realistic in a sense, coming out of the stereo type tough English sentences to a colloquial one, as a reverence to Bernard

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Shaw’s age-old remark, “Spoken English is Broken English.” Luckily, most of my respected reviewers have appreciated the spontaneity of my writing style and the impulsiveness of the plots, except a few. 5. When did writing happen to you? Writing started as a child’s play for me. During my childhood days, my mom inspired me to think, imagine fantasies and write whatever came to my mind. My parents love to travel a lot and that had infused a nomadic spree in me. Since my childhood I have been to many places across geographies which help me in setting scenes for many of my stories. As I grew up, I started

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sharing my creative outputs with various literary magazines across the globe. Even I engaged myself as one of the Editors of my school and college magazines and soon after my graduation I went on to venture my own magazine named “Culture Flash”. Shortly my works happened to receive varied accolades at different platforms. With time, it was my husband who motivated me to write a book. 6. In times when the market is flooded with anthologies, what do you think sets Fantastic 40 apart from all of them? The genre of the book. The very concept of Micro Stories is very rare in the modern literary world. Most of my stories are even

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shorter than a typical short story, ideally to let my readers complete a full story in a single breath. Hence I coined the name “MICRO STORY” to tag my innovative creations. I respect my reader’s time and would like them to start talking about this new concept of micro stories. 7. If there is one thing you could convey to the reader through this book what would it be? That our life is a mixed bag of events, governed by the nine emotions (generated out of our five senses) which keep ruling our life till the last day. It takes a sensitive mind to pick up those events and carefully string them together in a way that does not affect

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the coming days. There is no good in sticking to the past if it only brings tears to your eyes. Let’s accept it and take a step forward…who knows something better is not waiting for us? 8. Bringing out an innovative concept like this how easy or difficult was it for you to find a publisher who believed in your story / stories? Haha…no shame in saying – it was after 52 rejections, I finally met a publisher who agreed to publish my work of nonconventional genre narrated in an atypical writing style. I am highly thankful to the editorial team of AABG for the kind of support I received from them in getting my stories published.

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9. Please share your upcoming projects. I am currently working on my second story book. I will not say it’s a sequel of “Fantastic 40” but it’s of the same genre.

10. Your advice budding authors.

to

Keep writing. Don't get disappointed even if you do not find a single reader. You never know which of your creations will soar you to the zenith of recognition. You cannot cherish it for long if the success is not hard earned.

Word of mouth – spreading the concept of MICRO STORY Book reviews and feedback on public forums Gifting to friends and acquaintances Invite me as a guest speaker Arranging book reading sessions

Thank you very much for your time

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Born and brought up in Mumbai, Arti Honrao is author of fiction books 'My Life-story' and 'Is This Love & Autumn - The Last Leaf' and Novel 'Resemblance The Journey of a Doppelganger'. She began studying medicine but realized soon that her real calling was writing.

Fluent in English, Hindi and Marathi, writing came very early to Arti as she was dabbling in it since the age of twelve. She writes different genres of poems like Haiku, Tanka, and Cinquain etc. but mostly enjoys writing Acrostics which she continues to write.

Today after some ten years of blogging at Straight from the heart where her entire work is neatly categorized in Poems, Short Stories, Short Story Series, Fiction Letters, Sentimental Posts, Silent Night and more, capturing some breath taking moments with her camera, and sharing different quotes on her My Two Cents Page and having published a few heart

Most of her writings depict human feelings and emotions, which she tries to bring out onto the page and into the minds of the reader. She believes that essence of writing lies in not only entertaining the reader, but speaking to them through words. Her style of writing makes it easier for the readers to visualize the story unfolding around them. She is of the opinion that being good at writing a story is not about the story being unpredictable, it is about the way you narrate the predictable story and still keep the reader interested.

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