Watching a Japanese Film and getting introduced to Korean Dramas

So I recently stumbled upon this beautiful hour-long Japanese anime film that explores the friendship between a 15-year-old shoe maker school kid and a mysterious young woman in her late twenties.  It’s called ‘The Garden of Words’ written, directed and edited by Makoto Shinkai. This film had all three elements I love, especially when combined

Stairs

So, recently I learned this term called ‘anthropomorphism’ which means humanizing inanimate objects, animals or even God. This is different from personification, where we simply give a human quality to an inanimate object. But when we anthropomorphize an object, we actually make it come alive. It’s the object that’s doing the talking. So, a ‘talking painting’ is

Writing the Second Book

Writing a book is like giving birth. Although I haven’t had any experience, with giving birth I mean, I’m guessing that’s how it would be. It’s the most terrifying thing you can get yourself into, and once you’re in, you can’t get out until you’re done. It feels a lot vulnerable to share things about

10 fun facts about The Guest

Writing ‘The Guest’, my debut novel published by Black Ink, was a joyride, but it was as much work as it was fun. Here are some quick, fun facts about the book. 1. This book was originally a short story that I expanded into a novella, and then into a novel. The one I submitted

Monster Under the Bed (A Short Story)

“Mom, what is depression?” My four-year-old girl asked as we sat on her bed. I closed the book of bedtime stories in my lap and glanced down at her. “Where did you hear the word, honey?” “You were telling Gramma on phone.” I did mention it to my mother that evening. I debated whether to tell

So… No Longer A Student

Almost all my life I’ve had two identities—my name and the tag of being a student. Everywhere I went, that was my occupation, my identity. That was what I said automatically when I was asked what I did. The specifications like ‘student studying what’ and everything came later, but the occupation remained the same. Even

The Guest

₹ 199   ₹ 85 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Length: 237 Publisher: Black Ink Editor: Ravinder Singh Date of Publication: 25 May, 2016 ISBN: 9788192982229 18-year-old Neha Ranade has a perfect life; great bunch of friends, comfortable and easy family life, college annual function coming up and a rejuvenating trek lined up. Her days are exciting and full. But when an unexpected guest drops by, her

10 Problems Only A Bookworm Will Understand

Fictional world is addictive. You immerse yourself in a book and forget about the real world, at times about self and surroundings, and start to live in the world writer has created for you. Once you step into it, world that is not your own yet feels so much like one, you don’t want to get out of