Blogging Day #8 Backyard & Death to Adverbs

Day Eight: Death to Adverbs Today’s Prompt: Go to a local café, park, or public place and write a piece inspired by something you see. Get detailed: leave no nuance behind. Today’s twist: write an adverb-free post. I look out of my dining room window, I see little wisps of snow falling from the sky,Continue reading “Blogging Day #8 Backyard & Death to Adverbs”

Blogging Day#7 Conflict between feelings and thinking

Day Seven: Give and Take Today’s Prompt: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else.Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. I am having trouble with two, just two conflicting personalities. Besides writing dialogues is not my cup of tea,Continue reading “Blogging Day#7 Conflict between feelings and thinking”

Blogging Day#6 – Touch of love

Day Six: A Character-Building Experience Today’s Prompt: Who’s the most interesting person (or people) you’ve met this year?.  Today’s twist: Turn your post into a character study. Another difficult prompt. As I mull over this one and turn it over and over in my head. It keeps bringing back Mary to my mind, her relentless,Continue reading “Blogging Day#6 – Touch of love”

Blogging Day #5 – Short and Sweet

Today’s Prompt: You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. Today’s twist: Approach this post in as few words as possible. The watchman is blowing his whistle and beating the streetContinue reading “Blogging Day #5 – Short and Sweet”

Serially lost – Part 1 ( Of Losses & Farewells )

Today’s Prompt: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more.   Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. ——————————————————————————————————————–I have been thinking about loss, ever since I read the prompt. Many memories came to life of people, places, relationships and farewells. Somehow farewell stuck withContinue reading “Serially lost – Part 1 ( Of Losses & Farewells )”

Blogging day 3 – Committing to writing

Day Three: Commit to a Writing Practice Today’s Prompt: Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you?  Today’s twist: You’ll commit to a writing practice. The frequency and the amount of time you choose to spend today — and moving forward — are up to you,Continue reading “Blogging day 3 – Committing to writing”

The Purple plastic Rose….Ah! Brazil

Ah! Brazil…So many beautiful people! So many beautiful memories! Where do I begin??? And where do I end??? If futball can bring the world together in a utopia like atmosphere where everyone is in love with the game, where words are not important, where communication with intentions and body language and miming take over it isContinue reading “The Purple plastic Rose….Ah! Brazil”

Day #1 – Unlocking the mind

To get started, let’s loosen up. Let’s unlock the mind. Today, take twenty minutes to free write. And don’t think about what you’ll write. Just write. And for your first twist? Publish this stream-of-consciousness post on your blog.———————————————————————————————————– Scribbling on a piece of paper, writing, releasing your thoughts without an agenda is so liberating and directionlessContinue reading “Day #1 – Unlocking the mind”

Cacophony – Adjust Maadi (Hallmark of India)

I guess the songs and sounds from everywhere and of all kinds collide to create a madness of sorts – a cacophony which is the hallmark of diverse people from varied backgrounds living together in harmony, where Adjust maadi (Kindly tolerate) is the slogan and the underlying mesh that binds everyone together in Bangalore ( must I say Bengaluru) as in all of India.

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