Chicken Soup for the Indian Romantic Soul : I too got published

When I got Chicken Soup for Every Mother’s Soul as a gift from my mom, I never thought I will see my name in the contributing writers list in the CS series and then came the mail from Guest Writer and friend Raksha Bharadia saying that she is collecting contributions for her new book, I was thrilled. I sent some of the material and she selected one of my poems for publishing. I was ecstatic.

Recently on visiting Teksons I found Chicken Soup For the Indian Romantic Soul on the racks and picked up a copy with a big smile on my face. The feeling one gets to see the name among the contributors is something I can’t describe. A stepping stone for me as a creative writer. I read and then read it again. It felt so good.

I picked a copy and gifted it to my mom who has been a pillar of strength and encouragement to me. I wrote ” this is from one eternally romantic soul to another. Thanks mom for helping me take the first steps in a romance called life “. The eyes said it all, the lips remained silent. She hugged me an wished me luck.

Here is a link to the poem which was included in the book.

Precious Memories

The poem is very speical to me although it is one of my early ones. It’s dedicated to a very special some in my life. I thank him for being my muse and adding the romance in my life.

Thanks Love.

These are the small pleasures of life. Every thing counts however litttle. One needs to be grateful for even the smallest joy that comes our way in any form and it mutiplies manyfolds.

I thank Gulnaz for introducing me to Raksha and Raksha for giving me the opportunity to showcase my writing. Love you both.

The book has 101 inspirational stories that will touch your heart. It also has some poems. I really liked the simple short one by Shekhar Kapoor. My friend Arun Nair also has a short story of his own marriage in it. Congrats Arun. I loved the contributions of  Jane Bhnadari, Raksha Bharadia, Anand Patankar, Usha M, Vibha Karnik,Meenakshi Roy. The other stories and poems are also worth reading. Over all it is a great read.

The book which was released as a  Valentine Day special has everything a romantic soul wants love, compassion, companionship, memories , belonging, and romance. A perfect gift for someone you love.

It feels great to see my work being recognised and to receive my first earning, or maybe second if count the Indus Ladies prize money 🙂 . Friends do get your copy ..

19 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Indian Romantic Soul : I too got published

  1. Congratulations Tikuli! What a feeling it must be!:)

    I keep picking up the Chicken Soul series whenever I am out..they make me smile in the toughest of situations:)
    Will surely pick up this one too:)
    Enjoy the feeling:)

    Thanks Indyea , yes it feels good to to start a new journey .. hope more of my work will be picked up.


  2. Heyy, just read the poem you wrote. It is one of the most beautiful pieces I`ve read in a while. Absolutely love the vivid imagery and the way the words sound and feel.. You`re awesome! hearty congratulations!
    P.S – I dont have the book yet 😦 what a pity!

    Hi Piper, glad to see you on my blog. will add you to blogroll and read yours too. I really enjoyed reading your story. It touched my heart. Thank you so much for appreciating my work. Hope to see you more and do leave your heartprints where ever you wish.
    Best wishes and congratulations to you too.


  3. I’m so glad to have found your web page. My pal mentioned it to me before, yet never got around to checking it out until now. I must express, I’m floored. I really enjoyed reading through your posts and will absolutely be back to get more.


  4. Thank you so much for good book. I know it just for me! I love India! My lover is asleep right now… shush! She’s not wearing any clothes! Yay! 🙂 Yes we’ve gone to that stage and im only 13! I’m so excited!


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