Spotlight: ‘Remember When’ by Preethi Venugopala

The Blurb :
On the outside, Tara leads a perfect life. A home of her own, a handsome husband, a doting son and a promising career as an author. But inside, she is a wreck. Her marriage is a sham and she hasn’t succeeded in forgetting her one true love, Manu, the man she had wronged. The man she had almost married.

Manu, now the senior editor with a science portal, firmly believes that he has left Tara where she belonged: in his past. But in reality, he hasn’t forgotten anything. Not the love nor the hurt.

Their past and present collide when they accidentally…

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Spotlight: ‘Draupadi – The tale of an empress’ by Saiswaroopa Iyer

The Blurb :
Being born a princess, and raised by a loving father and three doting brothers would make life seem like a bed of roses to any woman. Born out of the sacred fire, Draupadi is no ordinary woman, and her destiny cannot be to walk the beaten path. Witnessing estrangement and betrayal within her own family makes her perceptive and intuitive beyond her years. Complicated marital relationships, a meteoric rise and a fateful loss, humiliation unheard of and a pledge of revenge, all culminating in a bloody war—her ordeal seemed never-ending. Yet she stands up to it all—never succumbing, never breaking. One of the most unforgettable characters of the Mahabharata, Draupadi shows what a woman is capable of. Told with great sensitivity and passion, this book brings alive a character of epic proportions that resonates with every reader across space and time.

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Adding a dash of humor to your writing

This week I’m going to talk about adding humor to your writing.

I can’t write a blog on humor with mentioning my favorite author.

“If you take life fairly easily, then you take a humorous view of things. …making the thing a sort of musical comedy without music, and ignoring real life altogether.”
PG Wodehouse

PG Wodehouse’s comic genius is something to aspire to; however, not all of us write comedies. What, then, is the point of adding a comic touch to our writing? Indeed, in that case, what is the purpose of this blog?

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It’s a New Year – 2019

Everything’s new
– it’s always so –
for this moment’s already gone.

It was sparkly and fresh
– but so ephemeral –
that it’s virtually a memory now.

Live for the moment
– not for later –
make the most of now

…while it’s sparkly and fresh,
new and beguiling,
make now the end of your rainbow.

May your now be brilliant,
adventurous, delightful;
May you dance in its beguiling arms…

…before the newness fades,
and it drowns in the whirlpool
of a memory that’s fickle and jaded.

Happy New Year, Dear Lovely People!