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Why oh why?!

While reading the newspaper (Times of India)  yesterday, the following headline caught my eye: Army man held in Kochi for impersonation I read it with interest as I have spent a part of my life at Kochi  and  mysecond book 'Life is what you make it' is partly set in Kochi, and Kochi is also mentioned in my fourth book ' The secret wish list. After I read the piece I was quite surprised. This is what the brief news-story says: Kochi: The city police on Tuesday arrested an Army man after he allegedly married a woman impersonating another person by creating a fake identity proof.Police said the arrested identified as Rajeev (48) of Chengannur was already married and had two children.He faked his identity by keeping his first marriage a secret. Police said the accused was working at the digital mapping unit of the Indian Army in Bangalore. The accused will be sent to judicial custody after producing him before the court on Wednesday. Police said the accused,

What I have been upto.

Hello people, It is definitely nice to be missed. And of course, it feels good to know that I was. Thank you to the kind folks who wrote to me reminding me that my blog was not updated for fourteen whole days, and one clever reader went to my FB page and checked my   twitter ,(I have been active on both, even though I haven' blogged)  and read my posts there and sent me a mail, guessing that the reason for my silence is because I have sent my new manuscript to the publishers :) No--I haven't. (yet).  But I have indeed been working on my 5th book, and working very hard (oh, you have no idea! I work till I fall asleep in front of the laptop) and it is nearly done. But it it will be a while yet, ( a few months) before it is out. It is a lot of work you know, as explained in this post and the real work starts only when the first draft is done. But I have been upto other things too. Like using my new phone camera to capture striking images. Like this one. Isn'

Make every moment of your life count.

  How many times do we presume things? I do. Many a time. And I think we're all guilty of the same at some point or the other. We form our perceptions, our world views, based on past experiences. The cat having sat on a hot stove will never again sit on a hot one or a cold one either. I think to a large extent we're all like that cat. We are prisoners of prejudices, of hatred, of grudges, of unrequited love, of unreciprocated affections, of expectations, of disappointments, of let-downs, of promises unfulfilled, of phone-calls not returned, of rejections, of anger, of jealousy, of pettiness that shouldn't have mattered at all in the first place, but which rankles like chains, imprisoning us in our own thoughts. How can we break free? The hard way is to squish the ego. Eat humble pie. Knock down the 'I' into 'i.' The easy way is to remember that everything is transient. Death is a great leveller. (Quote from The Secret Wish list ) So le

A nice evening and an addiction I can't kick

There was this event at Atta Galata Bangalore, where I was invited by as the chief guest , by Fablery to launch a book of short stories called 'Ten Shades of life'. The book is a compilation of stories by ten different authors. Each month, fablery had hosted a contest for short stories, with a certain theme and the work of one winner  from each month was chosen to be published. Therefore the book is a eclectic collection of varied genres ranging from romance to sci-fiction to horror to action and adventure.  I wore a saree for the event. Was amused at the comments I got on FB. I do love wearing sarees. It's just that sometimes there really is no occasion to wear them. Also wearing a saree in the house, when you have a large extra-active doberman who follows you around like a shadow isn't really the best of ideas for reasons obvious :) I was amazed that Nitu (who has commented on this blog many times , who adores me and has read all my books! ) turned up


Can you tell I am happy? Can you? Can you? :) (yeah, my mom's visiting me :) ) “My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.”                                   ―Jodi Picoult. __________________________________________________________________________   Check out my latest book here where it has been getting some fabulous reviews. You don't need a credit card. You can even pay cash on delivery. It has a whopping discount too :) And hey--If you like my blog, you might enjoy my books :) Grab them   here . :)