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What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

So, if you’ve read my bio, you know I’ve been writing since the age of 5. What exactly does that mean, though? Did I scribble a few words on the page? Or was it an actual poem? See for yourself: A Rough Translation of the Poem I wrote at Age 5 I wrote these lines… Continue reading What I Mean When I say I’m a Writer by Birth

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That Nameless Child

Forgive me, dear child Whose name I can’t remember, Or don’t, or perhaps won’t, As I cannot fight for you tonight. You see, my kids’ exams start tomorrow, And I have to make sure that they’re well-prepared To take on the world, to secure their future. I cannot fight for you, As I have to… Continue reading That Nameless Child

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To Create or Not to Create a RedBubble Account

At the beginning of 2021, I decided that I had spent enough time sitting and complaining about not making any money through creative writing. I decided, after endless arguments with myself, hours of self-doubt and a gnawing fear of failure, that I will take matters in my own hands. So, I just went online, and… Continue reading To Create or Not to Create a RedBubble Account

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Life around COVID-19: Kids’ Birthdays

I feel really thankful for the things I have in life, especially since COVID-19 struck our world. So, savouring every moment and celebrating our special occasions seems even more important to me now, than it was before. This month, we are celebrating our kids’ birthdays. Since we spent the entire year between lockdowns, I wanted… Continue reading Life around COVID-19: Kids’ Birthdays

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Life Around COVID-19: Teacher Appreciation

One of the many challenges faced during our life around COVID-19 is virtual learning, especially for Elementary school students. I am really thankful to the role played by teachers in helping kids continue to learn and in helping parents maintain some sanity. My child, an otherwise calm and school-loving kid was fully transformed during virtual… Continue reading Life Around COVID-19: Teacher Appreciation