I never took writing fiction seriously. Someday I would just open a word doc and type furiously as if possessed by the very words I was writing and slowly a story would come to life. El Pino Ruins is one such story that I am very proud of. It recently got published in the final edition of Le Zaporogue XVIII by various authors. You can read it by downloading the ebook format free of cost from HERE
This is what a fantastic writer friend Jerry Wilson had to say about my story
Jerry is one of the finest short story writers today and you must pick up his books. Just click on the link above.
Another writer/ columnist Kiran Chaturvedi also shared her thoughts with me. You can read some of her articles by clicking the link.
Here’s the complete note.
I read your wonderful El Pino Ruins short story today and enjoyed it very much. Loved the classic style and haunting mood. It has such a vividly evoked setting, and a rich narration that makes for a captivating read. You have paced the action fluidly and built the puzzle beautifully. You should write more prose and I suspect you are specially good at such other worldly story twists. “
Thanks so much Kiran.
Have you downloaded the free ebook? Please do by clicking the link above.
Meanwhile, my second poetry book Wayfaring reached Sabine Pollack Merle in France. She sent me a very heartwarming note after reading the poems.
“I read your poetry book, Tikuli, and once again you have moved me with your words written here, and that you whisper in my ear…
Some of these poems have made me cry because they are so meaningful.
It is such a precious one.
I really can say but one thing, many people should read Wayfarer.
Tikuli, you are a beautiful woman.
You can read her review on amazon.fr
I posted these on Instagram earlier. You can follow me there.
Some copies of the book are up for review and I am eagerly waiting for more feedback. Do write to me if you are reading Wayfaring. The book is available with all online booksellers across the globe. Do get your copy soon.
Bhavana Nissima is a fabulous writer, artist, educator and NLP practitioner. She is based in Hyderabad, India. I have always loved her writing. She is also a very compassionate human being and a friend I cherish. In last few months she unconditionally healed me from distance in one of the toughest phases of my life. I am grateful to her for helping me connect with myself.
In August last year she did a wonderful write-up with one of my poems along with one another poet I admire. You can read it here –
Thank you Bhavana for this generous gesture.
The whole world watched the phenomenal #SuperBlueBloodMoon on 31st on Jan. I took these pix from my #OnePlus3T Sometimes I regret not having a good camera. The sight was enthralling to say the least, the rare convergence of a ‘supermoon’, a ‘blue moon’ and a ‘blood moon’. Thankfully Delhi weather didn’t play up that night and I was able to watch the total lunar eclipse.
I am writing some more of Hindi poems on Delhi and will soon start sharing. Last two months have been very hectic and I have been unwell too. Apart from a verse here and there I haven’t written much.
is impatient with itself,
my inner – disquiet,
my intellect – not satisfied,
my heart – not still,
my mind – ruffled,
I’m restless as a
willow in windstorm.
If you are afraid to step into quicksand
landmines in poet’s mind
I am trying to get back into the rhythm and start reading more blogs from friends. Do keep giving the support and leave your comments if you visit the blog so I know you’ve been reading my stuff.
A small note to end the post –
We take people for granted. We feel ‘entitled” and this feeling of entitlement blocks us from giving or receiving and when we aren’t receptive to gratitude whether in receiving or giving then we may be lacking many other positive emotions.
Relationship becomes stronger and deeper when a little grace and humility is shown.
Great Relationships are precious gifts. Be grateful.
Thank you for being part of my journey.
Love and Light.