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....

Book Review: The Aravan Head

Book: The Aravan Head Author: Arvind Narasimha Genre: Fiction Publications: Inspire India Publishers Amidst house shifting, setting up a home and travel I have lagged behind in reviewing some wonderful books that came my way. Honestly, when the book The … Continue reading

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Yaari Dosti….

अमीरी गरीबी से परे हो अहं से न घिरी हो शर्तों में न बंधी हो जिंदगी के तूफानों से लड लौ जिसकी न बुझी हो दोस्ती वो निराली है नखरे उठाती नखरे दिखाती उसकी नोंकझोंक ही बडी प्यारी है गुनगुनी … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bhrigu Mahesh, The Return Of Damayanti

Book: Bhrigu Mahesh, Return Of Damayanti Author: Nisha Singh Genre: Thriller Publication: Partridge Publications Whenever I go to book stores, I invariably reach out to the mysteries and thriller section unless there is some super attractive history book that I … Continue reading

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Tab Bhi Uljhan Hoti Thi; Ab Bhi Uljhan Hoti Hai

  रेत से बटोरी सीपी ही बचपन की दौलत होती थी सिक्कों की खनक में लेकिन अब दौलत अपनी नपती है ऊंचे आस्मां में ही बचपन की पतंग उड़ती थी अब कहाँ उस नीली छतरी को निहारने की फुर्सत होती … Continue reading

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Wakt ka kya hai….

  वक्त का क्या है यूँ ही रेत बन उंगलियों से फिसल जाता है लाख कर लो मिन्नतें पलट के नहीं देखता यूँ ही धोका दे जाता है ख्वाइशों का क्या है यूँ ही पंख लगा हर सू उड़ जाती … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Girl Who Loved A Pirate

Book: The Girl Who Loved A Pirate Author: Kulpreet Yadav Genre: Fiction/Crime Publication: Rumor Books India An author signed book is a prized possession for book lovers. And when ‘The Girl Who Loved A Pirate’ arrived at my door step, I … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Love….

“MAHER” in Marathi language, means ‘mother’s home’…a place where a child finds safe haven, love and joy. Blessed I am to have had a home where I received all the unconditional love of the world, pampering, education and freedom. But this … Continue reading

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