So, did you see Padmaavat? No? Did you read the open letter written by Swara Bhaskar to the director? No? Do you watch news? No? That explains it. The movie has been in the news since the shooting started, piquing our interest and sustaining it for so many months. That is rather unusual for any of the recent movies. The unprecedented coverage given by the news channels to this movie which was all of course, free of cost, has definitely had the people flocking to the theaters in hordes. Frankly, there is not much in the movie. It is just that the Queen Padmavati commits suicide because her husband has died and she does not want to be captured by the victors. Continue reading
Neil walked into the flat late in the night. The office party was a disaster. His thoughts kept going back to Shruti. Shruti needs help, he thought. He himself would like some support. He thought of the one person who can set Shruti right.
He had dialed Niti’s number. She had picked up immediately as if she was waiting for his call.
‘I was about to call you,’ she said. Continue reading
Shruti rummaged through Neil’s clothes in the laundry basket and sniffed them. She was rewarded with a whiff of alien perfume. She checked his pockets. Just the odd railway ticket and some bills.
She explored his study table, read his scribblings on the notepad. She turned on the laptop and logged in to Facebook. Neil was tagged in some pictures near the rail terminal yesterday. There he stood smiling gloriously into the cameras. Perfect. Handsome Neil. On his left was another male colleague, but who was this new femme on the right. She decided to ask Neil about her, maybe invite her for some coffee. But why wait for coffee time when she could just ask Jenny. Continue reading
Shruti watched as Neil went about his morning routines. She would have been there helping him, but the headache kept her in the bed.
Neil was a creature of habit bordering on OCD. Before taking his bath, he had laid out his clothes on the bed in reverse sequence of what he needed first. He selected a tie to go with his clothes and kept it on the dressing table to be worn last. Today it was a striped pattern with small red boxes on it. Continue reading
Monday starts post a lazy weekend with not a single significant activity done by me. I just planted two new pots on my window sill. But, every moment this weekend I spent thinking and working on my blog and blog posts. And I must thank Corinne @ WriteTribe for this.
Over the weekend, I have been reading up on ‘parallax’ website designing. You can see this on the Write Tribe website itself. I am seeing this design being used on many websites – corporate as well as personal. The advantage being, it should load faster and will be easy to navigate on a mobile phone. Right now, I am checking out youtube videos for the same. Something to think about during my spare times. Have you tried this design? I do not see any disadvantages. Let me know if any.
I love the Saturday Story prompts on the Write Tribe group where she gives a prompt to write flash fiction in five sentences. It is liberating to write out lines without thinking about perfection, relevance, grammar, logic and no frills like setting up a blog post. Just dash five lines and read others’ stories. It has been a good writing exercise and brought back my story telling mojo. I even woke up in the middle of my sleep to jot down some lines which I could use later. Most of the group members came up with multiple stories. Continue reading