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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 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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Book Review: Winning Like Virat; Think And Succeed Like Kohli

Book: Winning Like Virat; Think & Succeed Like Kohli Author: Abhirup Bhattacharya Genre: Non-Fiction Publisher: Rupa Publication I am the odd one out in a nation crazy about cricket…Well, I know the great names of cricketers; national and international, few terms related to the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Unns, The Captivation

Book: Unns Author: Sapan Saxena Genre: Fiction Publication: Inspire India Publishers I was already neck-deep in doing book reviews when “Unns” landed at my door step. As I read through first few pages I had my doubts. The story begins … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Detox Diet

A diet book? This seems different though. With food therapy it targets the root causes for ailments which seem chronic.Read a detailed review at Women’s Web. “The Detox Diet By Shonali Sabherwal Gives The Reader Many Simple Hacks to A … Continue reading

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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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