My beautiful relationship with books began before I could read. I was blessed with a bookworm mother who loved taking me to the public libraries wherever we lived in the United States. Plus, she read books to me every day. Those activities and a house full of books made sure that I'd grow up to…Read more Why Books are Awesome
My favourite aunt would call me Miss Ekhunni. In Bengali, that means Miss Now. She meant that I wanted everything RIGHT NOW. Whether it was a pair of shoes or a book, I’d seldom wait. But then I became a writer. Patience became a part of my life. I had no choice. My first two…Read more Writing is not for the Weak
I am lucky enough to have a friend in Silchar, Assam. Assam is a beautiful state in North East India. It is famous for its tea gardens and history. I am more of a city and beach traveller, but this was a fanstastic change that left me wanting more - especially the fresh air.
Indians have been obsessed with the M-word for ages. That institution called Marriage that could involve dowry, a groom on a horse, a number of lavish parties, and some debt too. I’ve been lucky because my parents spent some years living in the United States and have adapted ‘modern’ thinking that doesn’t make them run…Read more The Rebellious Women
Any one who has published a book the traditional or the indie publishing way knows what a long process it is. I've experienced both routes multiple times and can spend hours telling you about pros and cons and other details. The trouble is that people expect hours of free advice, or rather consultation from us…Read more A Writer’s Rant
It is the eighth day of National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo and I haven’t joined in... yet. I love the motivation that comes from fellow writers during this period but I’m exhausted. I’ve self published 5 kindle books this year and spend a lot of time marketing the books as well. I’ve been focused…Read more NaNoWriMo 2017
I dare you to challenge me for the title of Queen of Procrastination. Well, I know that some other writers can come close to winning because writers do often procrastinate. Here are some of the ways I enjoy procrastinating - 1) Watching my cat groom himself 2) Making a to do list 3) Checking Facebook…Read more Ways I Procrastinate