Disaster, Family, Fiction, Food, Human behaviour, Marriage, Men, Women

Breakfast Time

He bit into his toast. She focused her attention on the melting butter that rested on her pancakes. The rhythm of the kettle kept things under control for a bit. Then he made the coffee that burned his tongue and left her wrist scalded. He threw the kettle onto the floor while her butter lay… Continue reading Breakfast Time

Fiction, Human behaviour, Psychology, Women, Writing

The Writer and the Page

The blank page on her screen haunted her. Failure. That's what it said to her face. "But how can I just write for the sake of writing," she asked the mean page. An amused laugh played somewhere nearby. She decided to let her fingers take over her mind. An hour later, the page begged her… Continue reading The Writer and the Page

Fiction, Freelancing, Journalism, Me, Social Media, The Telegraph, Writing

Lessons Learnt (so far)

It's been a year and some days since I left my secure journalism job with one of India's leading newspapers. There have been great months, a few not so good months, and the horrible patches here and there. Thankfully, I'm surrounded by family members and others who don't understand a career unless it's in an… Continue reading Lessons Learnt (so far)