Hope? I Hope Not – Free for next 5 days, plus how to access it on phone and browser, and more…

Okay, let's take this blog step by step. First of all, my book 'Hope? I Hope Now!' will be free for the next 5 days (starting around 12:30 PM IST - although exact time may vary). Why? I want to share stories with you and get some reviews on my book. So please buy the book and keep it with you, read it whenever you like. It is ...

Harry Potter and the Pandemic in the UK – chapter 0 – the introduction

This is the introduction. For rest episodes, which will come once in 2 weeks (hopefully), please subscribe to the mailing list below. In the cupboard under the stairs, Harry Potter was getting too tall to fit. The Dursleys were back, and had no regard for the man who had ...

Hope, a mirage

Is the hope carrying me?Or am I carrying the hope?Am I carrying an extra baggage,For, just in case? Perhaps, it is practical,To drop the extra weight.Perhaps, it is possible,To move on without it too. Why does it make me believe,That there’s water ahead?Because life is a desert,And hope is a ...

Something Old, Something New: A Fresh Second Take on Romance

I had been away from Indian Indie writers for a long time, and then I fell out of reading. However, things turned when my Kindle suggested this novel, which is a collection of novellas. Yes, Kindle did suggest the novel. I could recognize the names of the authors, a couple of them being from my friend-list, and I dug deep ...

Ghoomketu Movie Review – A Plot, Performances, and Dramatization

One line: if you can clear up your mind, you will have moments of laughter in the film. I happened to chance upon the headline of a review of the film, and before more of it fell my way, I used my free Zee5 subscription (comes with Airtel, and totally worth it because of the overall content - more on that later). I watched ...