एक कविता…

कल रात उनका खत आया खत में थी एक कविता देर तक उसे पढ़ती रही उनके मंसूबों को टटोलती रही  खुशबू से उस खत के घर महक उठा मानो अभी अभी बरसात होके गया हो रात भर उनकी कविता करवटें लेती रही उनकी कमी गहराती गयी और मैं सुकून से परे रही भोर हुई तो…

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10 Greatest Spooky Short Stories for the Lover of Horror

“If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe If you’re digging for the best horror stories to indulge in, you’ve reached the right place. Whether you’re a newbie at horror or…

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और यूँही…

आज भी मन मचलता हैमाँ के आँचल मेंछिप जाने को दिल करता हैकभी बाबा की गोद मेंसर रखकर रोने को जी करता हैजेब मेरी उन यादों से छलक रही हैजो कभी खुशियां हुआ करती थींआज उनकी नमी सेपैर बोझिल हैंआँखें शुष्क हैंकोई रास्ता साफ़ दिखता नहींकोई मोड़ साथ देता नहींमन करता हैंमाँ-बाबा से कुछ ऐसे…

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The Passage of Conquest – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: T. D. Kuchel | Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult | Pages: 298 | Publisher: Green Hill Publishing During an evening, promising adventure aboard a galleon, eighteen year old Giselle is marooned on a tropical island. As she begins to uncover remnants of an ancient civilisation, she learns that she has travelled to a parallel world and that the island was…

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Micropoetry#83

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मुकाम

ज़िन्दगी अक्सर ऐसे मुकाम पर ले आती हैजहां से आगे बढ़ना मुश्किल लगने लगता हैपीछे छूटे हुए रास्तेसवाल करने लगते हैंतीखे तीर मारने लगते हैंमानो मज़ाक बना रहे होंनुक्स निकाल रहे होंकदम यह सोचके लड़खड़ाने लगते हैं कीजो आज अपने हैंकहीं वह भी छोड़ कर चले गए तोऐसे में कहाँ जायेंगेकिस दरवाज़े खटखटाएंगेकौन अपनाएगागलतियों को…

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He’s in love…

When the sun sinks in the abyss he holds me and tells me he’s in love with my anxieties that curl around his gaze in the chill of the dark when I shiver he pulls me closer and tells me he’s in love with my fears that speak more than my lips do he grips…

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16 Motivational Quotes from ‘The Lord of the Rings’

The Lord of the Rings continues to remain not just my most-read novels but also most-admired and most-recommended books of all times. I’m never not fascinated by how much greatness and diligence; married with unmatchable creativity, is contained within its pages; no matter how many times I read it. There’s much to learn from Tolkien’s…

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Gods of the Gods – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Abhishek Roy | Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction | Pages: 292 | Publisher: Subtledge Mathias and Odin are marooned on the wasteland of Hel, trying to find a way back to Asr-Gawa. Escaping deadly drones and finding strangely familiar structures left behind decades ago, they finally embark on a journey through the deep, planet-wide turbulent Asurian ocean…

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जाने क्या चाहे मन…

कुछ दिनों सेमन आतुर रहता हैसमझ नहीं आताआखिर यह चाहता क्या हैकुछ सवालों के जवाबढूंढता रहता हैभूले बिसरे यादों सेजबरन आंखें चार करता हैअधूरी कहानियों के अंतबूझता रहता हैआदतन खोया रहता हैसूखे ज़ख्मों कोकुरेदता रहता हैकोई इससे पूछे ज़राआखिर यह माजरा क्या हैइसकी लाचारी पेदिल भर आता हैअब न तो इसका पागलपन सहा जाता हैन…

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10 Years & Counting…

No matter how much time may pass, the heart never grows old. It wants what it wants. Like today, it misses KK more than ever. Because it is his birth anniversary today. It has been listening to his songs on loop all morning. And about 10 years ago, it was hell-bent on renting out a…

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Micropoetry#82

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Unaccustomed Earth – Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Jhumpa Lahiri | Genre: Short Stories | Pages: 354 | Publisher: Bloomsbury These eight stories by beloved and bestselling author Jhumpa Lahiri take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand, as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Here they enter the worlds of sisters and brothers, fathers and mothers, daughters and sons,…

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The Voids

like a book, I’m reading you unearthing you marveling at the enigma that’s you revering every layer I peel off you but there are times the pages are stuck together the mistake is a mystery to me I end up tearing a few trying to do it right I lose track of the story so…

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There is something about words.
In expert hands, manipulated deftly,
they take you prisoner.
Wind themselves around your limbs
like spider silk, and when
you are so enthralled you cannot move,
they pierce your skin, enter your blood,
numb your thoughts.
Inside you they work their magic.”

Diane Setterfield

The Wait

it’s saturday evening I lie huddled in my blanket watch the raindrops beat against my windowpanes enjoy the sweet sound of solace but somewhere around there is a constant hum a sort of whisper a pleading that goes on to get up, escape to lose myself in the madness that’s this city quiet but not…

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15 Great Books to Read on Indian Independence Day

As we celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence from British Colonialism, there’s one question we need to ask ourselves: How much do we know about our country? Much like paper fading its print over time, past starts to fade if not acquainted with periodically. Time erases everything gradually and it is rather unfortunate if we…

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