Her parents asked her to meet their friends' son. To maintain peace and her sanity, Rhea agreed. Dressed in her usual casual way, she refused to wear bright red lipstick to her mother's disappointment. The older woman pleaded with her daughter, "Please put some effort in your appearance. Just for today." Rhea looked her in… Continue reading Settling down
Past Marriageable Age: A feel-good romance novella Genre: Women’s Fiction Length: 75 pages (novella) Format: Kindle edition Blurb Koel is almost 40 years old and too old to be married — according to Indian society. She's a successful lawyer and a bookworm and quite happy living like a nun until she meets Ranbir Ray. Significantly… Continue reading Publication Day: Past Marriageable Age
Love made her nervous. It never ended well. A happily ever after seemed to exist only in books. “So you’ll never risk being happy again?” He was more curious than shocked. She nodded. Shielding her heart had become a habit.
Roses made her happy. She often filled her bedroom with them. Growing up with movies and books around her, she had believed that roses should be a gift from a lover. Fast forward to her 30s, the same girl had become a woman who didn’t wait to get what she wanted.
When she followed her heart, they accused her of breaking rules. Every time she listened to her own mind, they said that she should try to be more like the others. "To get married is the normal thing to do," they argued with passion. They did not understand that she was alright being labelled abnormal,… Continue reading The Abnormal Woman
A Romantic Little Story This was in The Statesman yesterday.