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Too much of a good thing?

Dear readers, here is a short story I wrote some time ago. Hope you like it!

“I can’t wait to go to Mumbai!’ he cried, jumping up and down around his mother, who didn’t seem to share his enthusiasm. But of course, he didn’t let that bother him. He was too excited to care.

“Stop irritating me, Rama.” His mother was busy in the kitchen, her fingers expertly kneading the dough for the hot rotis (Indian bread) they were to have in a while. He plopped himself onto the platform, beside the dough bowl, desperate to get her attention.

“Do you know what I plan to do there?”, he asked, holding his mother’s face in his tiny hands, forcing her to look at him.

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Making Birthday Plans

Thinking Out Loud comic by Apurva

Thinking Out Loud comic by Apurva

Time Management and Curly Hair…

'Thinking Out Loud' comic 5

‘Thinking Out Loud’ comic 5

Embarrassed Trees in India

My very own comic strip

My very own comic strip ‘Thinking out Loud’

Hi Friends, It’s been quite a long time since I posted something here. Well, what can I say, I was quite taken in by this new visual medium of graphic designing and now I am addicted!

I am eager to know your feedback and can’t wait to share more….hope you enjoy them 🙂

Love,

Apurva

Getting It Right

Daily Prompt: Groundhog day

In the comedy “Groundhog Day” Bill Murray experienced the same day again and again, stuck in a time loop until he got the day “right.” What day would you choose to repeat until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get life “right”?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us REPETITION.

The day started off

as any other,

Dull,

boring,

no colour.

A

little

 tense,

that, it was,

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Standing Out

Daily Prompt Challenge: STAND OUT

When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us STANDOUT.

The last time I stood out,

I was part of a skit,

Did I enjoy it?

Of course I did!

The people watching,

appreciating my act,

a thrilling experience,

no doubt about that!

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Kandi Curry

Weekly writing challenge: A pinch of You

This week, we want a window into the complexity that is you. We want your best recipes.

We don’t mean we want your best recipe for fried chicken, we want the recipe for all the bits and pieces and quirks and foibles and loves that make you you.

 

Here’s a juicy titbit….a starter you can munch on while you go through my delicious kandi curry recipe!

Do you know my surname- kandicuppa comprises of 2 words-

Kandi meaning yellow dal/lentils and

Cuppa (pronounced cooppa!) meaning heap. (in Telugu, which is an Indian language)

so my ancestors are from a place where there was an abundance of dal/lentils!

Isn’t that interesting?!

Now here’s the recipe! 🙂 enjoy!!

A little bit of innocence in the jar,

A little bit of cheeky fun by the bar,

A dash of fiery temper, into the mix,

a hint of sweet smile, playing on the lips,

A little bit of attitude on the go,

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What’s in a name? (Twitter Poem)

What’s in a name?

Shakespeare once asked,

A lot it seems,

if you go by the stats!,

half of Bombay,

…sorry Mumbai,

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The Craziest First Impression

Some first impressions are meant to last for eternity..

while others fade into oblivion…which would you rather prefer?

It’s not that easy an  answer… 🙂

It was our first trip…

to my Uncle’s place,

who had shifted here,

with bag and baggage.

I was excited about

seeing their home,

(It is in one of the ‘posh’est of zones,)

We left our house

on a nice Sunday,

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Joyful Moment (DP challenge)

Daily Prompt

    My adorable younger cousin,

had come for his summer hols,

looking to have some fun,

& spread some cheer,

among us all!

Despite running a fever,

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Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Life Alight

Unfolding life's mysteries with poetry, photography & ramblings

Reading Pleasure

A blog of books and literature

Ankit Mishra

Smile! Because You're Beautiful.. :)

insight07's blog

life is a lovely chaos

Animate your Life

Dont think , Just draw !

Poesy plus Polemics

Words of Wonder, Worry and Whimsy

chester maynes

Poetry and Poems

Outlines

"bare glimpses of what I see…

Confessions Of A Poet

All that is me!

Eye Will Not Cry

"Eye Fly High"

SUBDUED FLAMBOYANCE

A blog by Dr. Abhinav Majumder

Scattered Thoughts

Welcome to my world, a tapestry of thoughts and forms conceived in my mind

TheOpenWindow

Take a walk inside my mind.

verseherder

Birding in south India and life on planet earth

we bleed words

until we are read all over

victoriaflair

It's just this.

Haiku Horizons

A Haiku prompt/meme site

ONE OF A CLASS

POETRY AND HUMOR

Karen Gadient

Paint Slinger in Inner Space

Blase'

My heart, mind and soul...transcribed!

Ailbu

Short Fiction

Nature Photo Poems

Creation's beauty draws words from a poet's heart.

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Creation is poetry for the eyes of the soul.

The Product Poet

Your Home For Prose and Poems

An Ever Changing Writer I AM

I am a rain drop that has merged back within the ocean and in doing that I share the oceans powerful qualities.

Booknvolume

For the Love of Words, Laughter, Inspiration (and the odd sexy split infinitive.)

Black and White Heart

a tinge of every other color

पानीय

Riya Hamid. 19. New York City © meditationatlagunitas@gmail.com

The Starting End

A New Beginning .... Poetry of Love & Life

Dan Frugalberg

Life lived simply

Third eye view

People, places and photography

sterling roskom

paintings and artistic creations

RJR Design

Artistic Concepts Brought To Life

inky waves

A message in a bottle bundled and tumbled on inky waves

unaware but underlined

a corner of this mind, come celebrate with me

Views From A Small Island

A photographic record of the everyday and the not so everyday life around the UK.

Toby Gant's Photography Blog

tobygant.com: Just living the dream.

Of Love and Longing

...inspired poetry from rambling thoughts...

Ginz&Tonic

Life is good! Life is inspirational!

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Disorder shall prevail thanks to Sister Entropy

mishunderstood

photography, poetry and ponderings of life

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