Author Archives: shoma abhyankar

About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....

All Women Bike Rally: Reiterating The Women Power

Women have come a long way from being confined to four walls of home. There is no denying to the fact that women are as great achievers as any man…sometimes even better. We have women doing all kinds of jobs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Think With Me

Book: Think With Me Author: Subrata Roy Sahara Publisher: Rupa Publication I have taken my own sweet time in reading this book just because I somehow did not believe in it. It is a common habit of people in our society … Continue reading

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Book Review: Open Eyed Meditations

Book: Open-Eyed Meditations Author: Shubha Vilas Genre: Self-Help Publisher: Finger Print Publication The Epics, Ramayana and Mahabharata, besides being great stories are treasure trove of ancient wisdom. The short stories within these epics can become important life lesson…we just need … Continue reading

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Book Review: Finding Juliet

Book: Finding Juliet Author: Toffee Publication: Srishti Publishers Genre: Fiction So a new book came at my doorstep… Finding Juliet, sent by Writer’s Melon.  This is a story of a Arjun who seems to get attracted to lot many girls. … Continue reading

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#BergerXP Indiblogger Meet, Mumbai

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning and un-allied with definite form can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.” Oscar Wilde Ever notice how peaceful it seems amidst blooming flowers of myriad colors….how playful it feels snorkeling among the … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Father Is A Hero

Book: My Father Is A Hero Author: Nishant Kaushik Publisher: Srishti Publication Genre: Fiction Its been a while since I read and reviewed any book. Then Writer’s Melon sends me this book. Most times a father is the first superhero … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Calling

Book: The Calling Author: Priya Kumar Genre: Inspiration and Personal Growth Publisher: Books That Inspire This is a very different book, a first of its kind, that I received for review along with a beautiful mug printed with the book … Continue reading

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