Not all superheroes wear capes; some have super memory!

  A few years back, my mother and I were out shopping on Commercial Street. We bumped into a girl

Night at the Warehouse – Free Preview

Okay, who loves getting creeped out? Me! Me! But I also can’t sleep after reading a horror novel or seeing

How to create the romance in your story

When I was in college, my friends and I would pass around romance novels to each other on the sly,

Turning Hate into Halwa

In an episode of Masterchef Australia I watched recently, the contestants were asked to “hero” the vegetables and make them

So many short stories!

I started my writing career with short stories and I didn’t think it I’d ever be able to write a

Ten Questions I was asked

Kanchana Bannerjee, fellow writer and friend whom I interviewed for my blog sometime back, returned the favour and asked me

Happening in exactly a month – A book reading at iBrowse

I realised just as I was sitting down to write this post, that the book reading is on 9th June,

A Sweet Deal

For those who don’t know, Juggernaut published one of my cutest/sweetest romances in early April. It’s called A Sweet Deal.

Train Journeys – What they were and what they are

The truth is, there is nothing romantic about train journeys any more. Years ago, when I was wondering what to

Micro-horror stories I wrote for the Juggernaut blog

Juggernaut asked me if I could write creepy scary stories in 50 words or less. Challenge accepted, I said. And

It Waits

A long time ago, no wait, this isn’t the story, this is what really happened, a long time ago because

The Girls I Could Have Been

In January, while I was conducting creative writing workshops for children at a literature festival, I tried explaining to those

A Never Ending Affair with Writing

Well, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and it doesn’t make even a smidgen of difference to me. Yes, really. I write

For the love of paperbacks

I’m an early adopter of all things technology. Well most things technology at least. Okay whatever-gets-through-my-brain technology. And I love

Musing about Super Zeroes and Heartbreak with Jane De Suza

I met Jane a couple of years ago at Imli with a group of other writers where all of us

On being prolific

Prolific is a word that I’ve begun to hate. No offense, but everyone exclaims that I’m so prolific when they

In search of thrills and chills with Shweta Taneja

The best part about being friends with other writers is that you can press pause while reading their books and

6 signs you are about to be dumped

So, relationship advice is not really my thing. I listen to friends when they want to vent and commiserate but

Thankfully, the oven didn’t explode!

I’ve always found baking very therapeutic. No wait. Glamorous. It was why I tried my hand at it from the

A chat with Zainab Sulaiman

Zainab and I met early last year when our common publishers treated us for ice cream (yes, they’re very cool

In all its crunchy glory

Ta-da! Here’s the cover of my new book:     Isn’t it lovely? I’m so excited! In fact, I’m fresh

An award shortlist!

I didn’t expect to be back here so soon. Honest. I thought the next time I blog, it would be


  While I’ve been out of the blogging scene, I’ve been busy writing. Yes! I’ve written two books and the

My latest baby, Asmara

Sometime in early 2015, I was beginning to slightly panic. I hadn’t written a word in all of 2014. It

Our first workshop

On 5th March, as I left home to go to Atta Galatta for our first Nutcracker workshop, I was slightly