Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope your journey through my writings will give you something to cherish. Do feel free to leave your heartprint. They help me to become a better person, a better writer.
Born in Nainital, I was brought up in Delhi in a family of liberal educationists. My first poetry book, Collection of Chaos, was published by Leaky Boot Press in 2014 and you can buy it from almost all online book sellers. My second book Wayfaring- Poems by Tikuli, that was released in Jan 2018, is now available with all online booksellers.
Much of my other writing is available online because it enables me to reach a diverse audience in the Indian Subcontinent, the US, Europe, Australia and around the world.
There are times when most of us feel that somewhere in our lives we have lost the real “us” under layers of responsibility, family expectations, social mores, relationships and other outside influences that try to shape us into something we might not want to be. We feel that our true identities are concealed behind the masks we feel compelled to wear in order to fit in. I was a victim of these things and needed to free myself, to have my own space, to tame the raging torrent inside me and help it flow gently. I wanted to fill the empty spaces in my life and find a place where I could express myself with the freedom I desired. I wanted to express myself without the restrictions imposed by religion, rituals, customs, dogmas, caste, colour and gender. That’s when I found my voice as a writer and started this blog. The inner critic constantly pulled me away, but I persisted. It’s been a journey defined by hard work and today I feel I am finally walking a path which will take me to my destination.
My blog is blend of memories, dreams, promises, passions, desires and the vibrant colours of nature. I love to travel, to cook, to discover new things and love to share these experiences. I also write about things that trouble me, that need to be changed and blogging has given me the platform to raise issues, such as marital rape, which are usually ignored.
My book publications include contributions to Guntur National Poetry Festival Anthology, the acclaimed Chicken Soup For the Indian Romantic Soul (Westland), Silence is White, Ripples, Milange, Kaafiyana and some more and I have contributed short stories and poems to numerous print, online journals and literary magazines including Le Zaparougue, MiCROW 8, Troubadour 21, The Smoking Book (Poets Wear Prada Press, US), The Enchanting Verses Literary Review, Mnemosyne Literary Journal and Women’s Web, The Bombay Review, Cafe Disenssus, Peakcock Journal and a few others.
You can know all about my debut poetry collection HERE
And about Wayfaring HERE.
It’s been a wonderful journey as a blogger for me. Thank you very much for being a part of my world.
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