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Wish List wednesday--final one!

So here we are, almost at the end of January and with this the Wish list Wednesdays comes to an end.

I do hope you have enjoyed taking part as much as I have enjoyed hosting these! I have got some beautiful, moving entries! I loved reading them 9though I might not have been able to leave a comment).
 For those of you who do not know about Wish list Wednesdays, it is a writing prompt that I am hosting every Wednesday on my blog till the end of January, in association with Westland Books.

What do you have to do to take part?

Simple--answer the prompt below in your blogs and leave a link! If you do not have a blog and still want to take part, just use my comment box.

Write as much as you want or as little as you want.
Please carry my banner for me :)


The results of the last wishlist Wednesdays as well as this one will be declared in a few days. Here is the writing prompt for today:

 I wish I could be like_____________________ (name of person). This person is special because..........…

The making of Ra--the Egyptian Sun God.

I am forming a new club. It is called LMPP.  Last minute project parents. I was initially going to call it the LMPM --last minute project moms. But then realised that in this day and age, dads pitch in just as much. I really think we need our own club. Or at least a group where we can gleefully discuss our last minute project escapades and pat each other's back for a job well done, offer tips, suggestions and generally bond over the bonhomie and camraderie of having school going children who always tell you at the last minute, that the important school project is due tomorrow--and if we do not turn it in, we will lose twenty whole marks from the annual exam.

The cuteness of the plea, the desperate call for help plus of course the twenty percent at stake, which is too large a chunk to ignore, does most parents in and we succumb. If you were a member of the LMPP, at this point you would sympathetically nod, pat my back and share your own LMPP anecdote. And I would sigh in commisera…

The perfect child.

My eleven year old always has stories to share. I listen. Intently.
I learn a lot from her. Always.
And sometimes her stories make me laugh. And she laughs with me.

We treasure those moments--she and I. She is a lot like me, we have the same sense of humour, and we are so completely in sync, it is hard to stop us once we get started. She reminds me so much of myself when I was eleven, and yet in many ways is so different from me.

Today she had a story to share. It was about this perfect girl in her class. This girl is truly something, my daughter informed me.
'You know what she told me the other day Ma?' she said, almost in disbelief.
'What?'
'She said-- I think I will get and ninety nine and three fourths in math.  If I lose that quarter mark, I `think I will kill myself.'
'Oh my God. Is she that good at studies?'
'Yes and very stuck up too. She always scores 19/20 and 20/20 in all the tests. And she is such a cry baby'
'What do you mean c…

Wish list Wednesday number 6

As promised, here is Wish list Wednesday number 6.

The results for Wish list Wednesday number 5 as well as this one and ones to follow from now on,  will all be declared together at the end of the month. Because of my travel, it is taking me a while to co-ordinate with my publishers Westland, to declare the winner and the special mentions, and so please bear with me.

For those of you who do not know about Wish list Wednesdays, it is a writing prompt that I am hosting every Wednesday on my blog till the end of January, in association with Westland Books.

What do you have to do to take part?
Simple--answer the prompt below in your blogs and leave a link! If you do not have a blog and still want to take part, just use my comment box.

Write as much as you want or as little as you want.
Please carry my banner for me :)

The writing prompt for today is:

I wish I could touch..........

Leave your prompts below:


That's it? Fun, isn't it? :) Dive in and take part! What are you waiting f…

Of launches, friendships and the silence between.

Apologies for missing the Wishlist Wednesday, last week. If you have connected with me on Facebook, you would be aware that I have been running around like a headless chicken, in the western parts of the country (MumbaiandPuneto be precise, where I visited a LOT of book stores)  doing book launches (click on the names of cities to see photos of the events) and 'meet n greets' .

The rest of the month doesn't look any less busy either. But Wish list Wednesdays will run as scheduled till the end of the month. The results will be announced all together at the end of the month, instead of the following week. (That will give me some breathing space--thank you :) )

I would also be at the Taj Lit fest happening in Agra between 1st and 3rd February 2013. I would be in discussion with the renowned Prahalad Kakkar, on 2nd february at 2.45 pm. We would be having a discussion on 'creativity in daily life'. Come and say a hi if you are around :)

To tell you the truth, writing a…

On being a celebrity

Wish list Wednesday No. 5

Wishlist Wednesday is here again!

For those of you who do not know what it is, it is a writing prompt that I am hosting, every Wednesday, till the end of January. Westland  India, will pick one entry and send them a copy of my latest book, The Secret Wish list which has been getting some great reviews.


A big thank you to all of you who took part in Wishlist Wednesday number 4.

I am sure you will all agree that it is a lot of fun taking part even if one doesn't win the book. It is also fun to read what others have written.

However, the entry which won the book this time is:

http://ruminating-optimist.blogspot.in/2013/01/writing-prompt-i-wish-everyone-loved.html

 Hearty Congrats! Please send me your postal address with phone number on ps(at)preetishenoy(dot)com

 Two entries  which got a special mention  are:

 http://mirrorsshadowsnreflections.blogspot.in/2013/01/a-wishlist-wednesday-post.html

http://anish-nair.blogspot.in/2013/01/i-wish-everyone-loved.html

The prompt for today is:

I w…