Ribo turns hostile!

[If you don’t know about the character Ribo, he is my Writer’s Block.  Please read my previous posts Ribo – A short fiction and My Tryst with Ribo continues and Ribo gets outside support to understand his motivations, the way he works and our conversations. Those who know about Ribo, carry on with this post.]

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Last time around, Ribo promised to break the writer me.  I’m afraid, he almost managed to do so.  Here is the conversation we had.

“Ribo. Ribo. Ribo. I am starting to hate you.” I said.

“Hahaha. I told you, I would get to you one day.” Ribo said.

“Yeah, for now. I accept that you got the better of me.”

“Now that I have an upper hand, I will put more pressure and will eventually break you buddy, as if you aren’t broken already.” 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

Ribo – A short fiction

It’s 2 AM on a Saturday night.  And I am trying to write something.  I badly want to start something.  It’s been over 4 days since I have written.  I keep scratching my head for some idea out of the blue.

But my friend Ribo is bothering me.

“Hey, let’s check that youtube video.” he said.

“No mate.  No.  Please.  I don’t want to get distracted.  I am thinking about what to write.”  I said.

“Hey, what’s the big deal if you watch this video for 5 minutes.”  he argued.

“Hey.  Don’t you understand No.  A No means no.  Please don’t force me. Did you get it?”

His face droops, disappointed that he couldn’t find a partner.  He remains silent for sometime while I continue to think what to write.

“Oh God.  What’s this? Why am I not getting any inspiration to write? My mind is too clouded to write. I should do something about it.” I said. Continue reading

Truly Stylish

Truly Stylish is not the one who wears an awesome jean,

Truly Stylish is not the one who wears stud in one ear to show off his coolness,

Truly Stylish is not wearing the latest modern dresses from the costliest store,

Truly Stylish is not the one who wears all branded clothes,

Truly Stylish is not the one who wears matching ear rings to her dupatta,

Truly Stylish is the one who, despite being in great trouble, goes forward to help others,

Truly Stylish is the one who, in this social media world, doesn’t care for the likes and the upvotes,

Truly Stylish is the one who cares for her fellow being,

Truly Stylish is the one who doesn’t care about being called Stylish.,

Truly Stylish is the one who are truly stylish from the heart!

 

– Just a random rant using the word prompt Stylish.

They say a blank canvas is the…

They say a blank canvas is the starting point of any good art.  Now I am staring at a blank canvas.  Rather a blank page.  In my google docs.  Trying to create the next piece of art.

Yes, I am an artist.  I am a Writer to be more precise.  I write for my passion.  But I do struggle with Writer’s block.

So, this is my piece of art.  May not be much worthy to all.  May not be worthy to even some.  But worthy for me.

What am I going to Write about???

I don’t know.  I haven’t even thought about it.  Or should I say I am too tired thinking about it.

It happens to me.  It happens to all Writers, I believe.  Maybe some are too happy and are an infinite source of energy, that they can produce art at a rapid pace and that too continuously without any blocks. Continue reading

Writer or Storyteller?

Something has been running in my mind for sometime now.  Whether I should be a Writer or a Storyteller? or both?

What’s exactly is the difference?  Or at least what I find?

A writer writes to communicate his/her ideas and uses his/her own unique style to voice their opinions and probably influence the readers or even just express the ideas or thoughts.  It is more theme based, sometimes it is also flow based.  As writers, we just let it flow. Continue reading

Why do I Write?

Recently I came across a blog post “Why Do I write?”.  Ever since reading that insightful blog post, I started wondering Why I write.

For years, I have been always thinking that I had something to say to the world.  I found out my passion for writing when I started a tech blog in the field of software development.  That’s when I found out that people do listen to you when you say something meaningful.  And the internet is so vast that you tend to meet like minded people somehow or the other.

I thought I had some knowledge to share and hence I shared it.  But again I felt constrained.  I felt that maybe I had more things to share.  But I didn’t know how to share it.  More experiences, more learnings, more viewpoints and more everything. Continue reading