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Wave Of Poison

PHOTO PROMPT – © Kent Bonham " Isn't this the most famous joint in town, come on let us go in for a drink ," Rohit pulls me towards the bar. He was new in town and on a vacation and excited, but I was a recovering alcoholic and had been sober for seven months now. And then I saw her walk by, dressed all beautiful and laughing loud as she held the hand of the man with her. The woman I love, with the man she loves. I walk into the bar and drown myself in the wave of the poison I had been avoiding until now. This five sentence fiction is written for the topic ' Waves ' at Lillie McFerrin Writes . This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 26th June 2015 .

Quote Challenge: Day 3 Of 3

Image Source Parul has nominated me for the 3-Day Quote Challenge and here is my third and final quote as part of this challenge. This quote resonates in my ear every single day. Especially over the past few months where I have been hearing wonderful things about me, that I myself did not know about. You know, at times I feel like Poonam Pandey. Yes, our very own bikini bombshell. Not because I show case my "assets", but because she never stops being in the news. Well, maybe Smriti Irani would have been a better comparison. Anyway, I digress. What I'm saying is that people are making up so many stories behind my back that there must be a series of my biographies written until now. Every day it is a new story, making me seem like Mogambo and Gabbar. Does it upset me? No, not at all. Didn't these movies become big hits only because of these characters? I love it. And because these characters are fictional. Infact it makes me feel very nice that I am omnipresent

Quote Challenge: Day 2 Of 3

Image Source Parul  has nominated me for the 3-Day Quote Challenge and here is my second favorite. I never knew that I had the writing bone in me until I fell in love. I started with poetry first and then moved to fiction and other things. Poetry now comes as naturally to me as breathing. And I can only thank love for it. Nothing like love and its shades to invoke poetry. Although rhymed poetry is a must for me when I write, I do enjoy some unrhymed poetry. It takes more effort than rhymed verses and I'm not too sure if I can pull it off. I love writing poetry more than anything else and this quote is a top favorite when it comes to love. And poetry. A blank mind is a blank canvas Paint it with myriad colors of love Close your eyes and invoke poetry For it is a gift sent from above Today I nominate the bloggers who nurture love in their words as much as I do; Aathira , Reema and Priyanka . Thank you  Parul  for nominating me for this wonderful challenge. Thi

Quote Challenge: Day 1 Of 3

Image Source I have a new obsession oflate. I post atleast one quote on Instagram everyday. It somehow makes me feel good. Quotes are something that rule my life. Just like love. I am totally obsessed with quotes and I tend to annoy people by quoting some during serious discussions. But isn't that why quotes exist? Although most of the quotes I like are the sarcastic ones, my favorites remain the ones that I have read from some books. And the one book that has given me more than half of the quotes of my personal collection is Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult . There are way too many to choose from, but this one is my favorite. Parul has nominated me for the 3-Day Quote Challenge and this is my first favorite. Nineteen Minutes is such a wonderful book that I shall re-read it as many times as I can. It talks about human emotions and psychology in a way that was never explored before. The journey of Peter Houghton and the bullying that he faces is something that I can never

Tame Her, Else Blame Her

Image Source Today we live in a country where a man is allowed to rape but a woman is not allowed to masturbate. Yes, I'm starting off my post with this line. I have written enough posts about feminism, prejudice and female genocide. And yet I can go on and on. Because no matter what, there always will be something to write about regarding the trouble a woman has to face in our country. The reason I am writing about this again is that I heard two woman in my apartment talking about a third woman. They were talking about how the third lady dresses in modern clothes and is the perfect target for rape. A few days later I heard them talk about another woman, saying that she would never be able to get married as she is "black". It is so easy to blame a woman for everything. The saddest part is that more than men, it is the women who inflict such prejudices on well, women. I did a little research on this topic among my friends, colleagues and neighbors and these are a


Image Source You have left a void in my heart Today even my tears have run dry But I know you are out there somewhere And both of us share the same sky I look for you in the clouds Someday I hope I would see your face People tell me that you would not return And that you vanished without a trace I loved you with all my heart And you said that you loved me too How could you just leave like that Was what we shared ever true At times I wish that I could fly So that I can spot you from above But soon the sky mocks me It seems to have given up on our love Every night I look up at the sky Hoping that you are doing the same Can you read my words on the blue canvas Or have you already forgotten my name I am standing here all alone Awaiting your shadow on the sky It is hard to survive by myself But your thoughts help me get by I am stuck in the beautiful past Beyond it nothing I can recall If comes a day when I would forget

A Month Later - Did Nioxin Work?

Image Source: My Own A month back I wrote this post about the day we spent at the Bodycraft salon in Koramangala to experience the new hair treatment called Nioxin. I was given the product to use for a month and write my experience about it. The Nioxin system that was given to me was for the type 5, that was for normal thinning hair. Nioxin is a system that helps in preventing thinning of the hair. Nothing else. Until I saw a really close view of my hair, I was not aware that I have thin hair. At the risk of sounding extremely narcissistic I'm going to say that I have really good hair and I take care of it very well. So when I was told that I had thin hair, I could not take it lightly. I was determined to solve the problem and was happy that I had the Nioxin treatment with me to help combat the thinning. Image Source: My Own The treatment consists of three steps. First, a cleanser or a shampoo. Second, a revitaliser or a conditioner. And third, a leave in serum. I'

When We Laughed

photo by Bert Stern I can never ever forget this day Of love, laughter and passion It was just us away from the world Your look made my heart beat fasten We set aside time and commitments We both knew we only had this day I'm glad you did not waste time talking Your eyes conveyed everything you had to say The swirls of smoke drift my thoughts Of how we moved on years ago Why didn't we wait for each other How could we let ourselves go You have remained in my heart since then Love won, but it is us who lost Even though today we have come together My heart realizes at what cost Leaving behind our respective partners Here we are entwined in each other's arms Even after all these years the love remains strong As I melt under your intoxicating charms I have never felt this happy before My bright smile reflects the sparkle in your eye How could we have messed this up so much Even though smiling, my heart wants to cry


Image Source Life for me is either black or white. Nothing in between. Some people love and respect me for this, while most of them despise me for the same. And yet I continue to be the way I am, because that is who I am. Most people believe that it is necessary to embrace the grey in between, but I do not agree with that. Grey is an uncertain area and I'm not really comfortable with it. For me it is always a yes or a no. Maybe can swing both ways and I do not like that. Although I love the concept of uncertainty when I'm penning stories or poetry, it has no room in my real life. Liars, hypocrites and sycophants all fall in the grey area and that is another reason why I loathe it. I'm strong enough to handle a broken relationship or broken trust, but not the fake ones. They trouble me and make me doubt myself. And I do not like that one bit. I moved back to my old monochrome template. Although this has nothing to do with whatever I said above. Almost every blog that

Desert Rose

Image Source I stood alone all this while Waiting for a mirage to cross my eye But nothing ever came my way My own existence felt like a lie Only the heat kept me company The sun glared on with all its might In-spite of the warmth, I felt cold inside Be it the morning, noon or night What have I done to deserve this Is this how my life will always be Will I find my knight in shining armor To my locked life who holds the key Just when I had given up on love I saw the first glimpse of you I just prayed my mind was not playing tricks When you came closer, I knew you were true Looking at you, my faith was restored I always knew that God had a plan When you smiled down upon me I realized that you were my perfect man You brought me peace and hope Hovering above me all the time You were the perfect companion I the words, you the rhyme My life feels so bright now You sprinkled love in the perfect dose Finally after years of

Book Review: Without You

Title: Without You Author: Preethi Venugopala Publisher: Write India Publishers Genre: Fiction/Romance Price: Rs. 150 on Amazon. Pages: 198 When Ananya, a bubbly twenty-year-old engineering student, reaches her Grandmother's house in Sreepuram on a month long vacation, romance is the last thing on her mind. However, she meets Dr. Arjun there and falls head over heels in love. As it often happens, the path of true love never runs smooth. Circumstances force them apart even though they were madly in love. She becomes a victim of depression. When everything fails to return her to normalcy, help arrives from an unexpected source. Will she ever find happiness again? Will time allow her heart to heal and forget Arjun? What indeed is true love? Travel with Ananya to the picturesque Sreepuram, face the chaos of Bengaluru, and relish the warmth of magical Dubai in this heartwarming tale of love, betrayal, friendship, and miracles. It always is a delight to read a book

The Forever Wait

image by Sarolta Ban Everything felt so rosy and nice I was the perfect pretty and coy bride I looked at you from the corner of my eye I could see your face gleaming with pride I had dreamt of this day since forever And then you came in as my dark knight Sweeping me off my humble feet Promising me of a future so bright I felt so thrilled to be yours As I awaited this new journey of life I planned to start everything fresh Walking by your side, as your wife But it all came to an end that very night Our marital bed now held your luggage I stood frozen as you told me you had to leave All my dreams descended on me like baggage All you said was that you will call me soon Informing me of the day that I can join you With hope I sent you away with a smile I didn't know then what you said was not true Years passed and I'm here all alone Your parents abuse me and mine wont take me back I am left all stranded by myself The re

Action Replay - May 2015

Image Source Since May started with a vacation, it was a relaxing month to begin with. Cal and I came back all refreshed and rejuvenated. We love travelling and Goa is a place that we visit atleast once a year. Travelling is something that gives us immense peace and is something that we indulge in as often as we can. Travelling with Cal is a wonderful experience as he is the best ever travel buddy you can ask for. Both of us are no nonsense people and are very local. We do not like to stay in resorts or five star hotels, as we are out most of the time. We like to explore the hidden places in a city and create memories. Cal being a vegetarian finds it difficult to find some good veg food in Goa. But he goes out of his way to make sure that I get my full of sea food. After a wonderful vacation we came back to the regular grind of work. And our latest passion, gardening. There are so many things that we have wanted to do together but were unable to do so before. But now we are mor

Hot Air

Image Source We aren't that entirely different And yet we have nothing in common I am more than attracted to you And yet I will proceed with caution All these years we were friends Two different sides of the same coin Love changed everything for us Coming together only to later unjoin Everything is wrong about this union I the blazing fire, you the potent air Both wanting to dominate in every sphere Survival of this combo is rarer than rare And yet I do not want to give up You are the best thing to happen to me Without you life seems incomplete In my future, you I can see Let us each take a step back now Think about what matters more It all is in our hands now If we want to sink or soar Let us put behind our differences And bring our love to the front Let us work on ourselves together None of us have to bear the brunt You are the reason for my being I only see my myself in your eyes From now on there is a new b

Do Your Bit #WorldEnvironmentDay

Image Source Today when I woke up and opened the door to the balcony, I saw that my orange hibiscus plant had sprouted two flowers. They looked so fresh and beautiful that my day was made. There was a bud on the white one and I expected it to bloom by tomorrow. But after I had had my morning cup of coffee, I saw that the white one had bloomed as well. The weather was gloomy this morning, here in Bangalore, around 7 am. But past 8 am, the flower was open and pristine white in color. My day got more better. Cal and I are first time gardeners and we bought in a few plants when we moved into a place of our own. We stay on the third floor and the plants are put up in the balcony. And we love tending to them. We water them everyday day and talk to them. Every time one of them has a bloomed flower, we go crazy. And incredibly happy. It is nice to see a beautiful life grow in front of your eyes. Now, we are all set to grow some organic vegetables as well. Now you must be thinking why a

Finding Closure

PHOTO PROMPT – © C. Hase I took a deep breath and walked down the sandy path, slowly and completely aware of what lay ahead. I have been through so much over the past few years that I needed some time off, just for myself. I know that a heart break is not the end of the world, but I wanted time to mourn, cry, recuperate and let go. I wanted to find myself again and fall in love with her. This solo vacation would give me the much needed closure, so that I can head back with head held high and start a fresh life. This five sentence fiction is written for the topic ' Fresh ' at Lillie McFerrin Writes . This drabble (100 word fiction) is written for Friday Fictioneers, 5th June 2015 .

The Hotter Clooney

Image Source Whenever I prepared a list of the most sexiest men in showbiz, George Clooney always topped the list. There is something extremely sexy about that man. It maybe that charming face, delicate smile or that salt and pepper locks. And yes, that voice! I read that he has sworn off marriage a long time ago. But when the news of his marriage to a certain barrister came around, I knew that she would be one hell of a bombshell. After Elisabetta Canalis and Stacy Keibler , I was sure that he would not settle for anyone less. And when I saw his to-be wife for the first time, my jaw dropped. Amal Alamuddin could be the only woman on the planet who could get George Clooney to go down on his knees. Apparently the man spent 28 minutes on his knees, before Amal accepted his proposal. And I don't see why not. Just look at her! Apart from being a human rights lawyer and equally as famous as her husband, her sense of style and sophistication stands out. I have been following her

Come, Be My Wave

photo by Toni Frissell   Today I feel the first glimpse of love Of butterflies and chill down my spine Looking at you my heart flutters In that one instant, I made you mine I look at you from a distance Your chiseled face and that gorgeous bod I feel a mixture of passion, love and lust Oh dear Adonis, my Greek Lord Those green eyes speak to me Captivating me to my bone If loving you would be a sin Then this sin I wouldn't atone I see the mischief in your smile My heart beats now form a chime I am not letting go off this moment Who knows if there would be a next time I know that you are nothing like me Yet the attraction I cannot hold back I am incomplete in my own way You are all the things that I lack I am sure that this will work well Before I have never felt like this Somewhere deep down within me I know Being in your arms would feel like bliss Be the silver voice to my golden silence Every boundary let us now