Good news: Moving to a new domain + Sample chapter of my new EBook

So, it’s been a while since I have written something on this blog.  Yes, I have been busy with writing an Ebook and some personal duties.  The last few weeks have been very hectic.  But there’s a good news.  There’s two infact.

#1 – Moving to a new domain

My wordpress blog (https://rajashortstories.wordpress.com/) would be moving to a new domain (http://rajawrites.com/).  I had a lot of doubt whether to go for rajashortstories.com or rajawrites.com.  Then I thought, rajawrites would be more apt, because I am planning to write on several topics and not just short stories.  So in a few days, you might not see this wordpress blog and I will be redirecting the traffic to the new domain.  So wish me good luck with the new domain 🙂

#2 – Sample chapter of my new EBook

My sample chapter for the EBook “What I learnt by writing 26 short stories in 7 days” is ready.  You can download it by visiting this link and entering my email list:

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http://wil-landingpage.pagedemo.co/

The sole purpose of getting your email id in this site is to send you spam mails.  Just kidding.  It’s to keep the email list updated with the latest about the EBook.  I want to send out updates to only those who are really interested in the EBook.

Please do read it and send me your feedback.

 

With these good news, I am signing off today.  Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheers.

It never heals!

The pain never subsides, till we address it.

The wound never heals, till we nurse it.

But doing these would force us to accept whatever has happened to us and move on with them.

Did we have the guts to relive those painful moments once again, in order to make peace with them?

No. We kept distracting ourselves.

We discovered new passions.

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Some of us bled our words in poetry.  Some of us started a startup.  Some of us started reading books.  Some of us started to learn swimming.  Some of us took photos of birds and insects. Continue reading

What I learnt from writing an anonymous message on whatsapp that went viral?

[Not a short story]

First of all, I broke my writing rhythm.  I have not written anything for two weeks except a single piece (which forms the crux of this post).

I got extremely busy at office.  Plus to add to that this entire thing that made the whole nation crazy is keeping my mind occupied.  Yeah, you guessed it right.  I am talking about demonetization.

Like every person who heard the news, I was surprised by the gutsy move by our Prime Minister.  But when I watched the news channels, almost all news channels except one bashed the move as it was affecting the common man.  I had strong feelings and opinions to share about the topic, so I wanted to write something about it.

I had to wait till next day for writing the message.  But I thought, how would I propagate the message to a larger audience.  I wanted to know a few things here.  Whether people will accept what I am about to write.  And who will share my message to the larger public.

So I used a different medium other than my blog.  Yes, it was Whatsapp. Continue reading

Accident of a not so loved one? [Real] – A repost

[This is not fiction, but real, absolutely real. I made some edits in wordpress mobile app, it somehow managed to delete the entire post. So reposting it.]

This morning, I opened my office email to a bad news. The sad demise of a colleague due to an accident.  And she wasn’t someone I knew.  I have never met her or even spoken with her. But I have often seen her in my office’s pantry and cafeteria. And I felt bad about the news.

Death at such a young age, due to an accident.  Wish some things could be reversed.

This reminded me of a similar experience that I had last year. Another colleague of mine met with an accident and died.  Again I didn’t knew him much, I have talked with him once through a common friend.  I knew him no more than that, never spoke with him.  An occasional hi, bye..  That’s it.

But I felt bad again, that day.

Cause of both these deaths: Accident.

As I was thinking about these two people, I felt sad. I am a nobody to these folks. Yet I felt sad. I just imagined how their loved ones would have felt. Their parents, brothers, sisters, cousins, close friends and family.  How much their hearts would have felt?

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How my life changed since I started writing/blogging

This post was written for a contest in collaboration with Sweek and Chennai Bloggers Club (#ChennaiBloggers, #ChennaiBloggersClub )

How my life changed since I started writing/blogging“.  This topic evoked my curiosity, so I decided to write about it.

Backstory

If you don’t want to read a longish post about my personal adventure with writing, feel free to skip to the part “Writing/Blogging changed my life in the following ways” below.  But if you want to understand the complete essence of how writing helped me out, please read on.

Before 2005

2005 is a critical year as I graduated that year.  I was a typical Indian kid who was never interested in reading.  I do remember reading chacha choudary, twinkle digest, etc. but nothing out of the ordinary.  I was a 90s kid, so I had limited access to technology while growing up.  I was never an avid reader.  I used to watch a lot of cricket, especially Harsha Bhogle’s commentary which helped me get better in the English language. Continue reading