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Creative Writing 101

Are you a writer looking for ideas? A student who wants to know more about creative writing? A Language teacher who wants to share a writing resource with students? A parent who wants to inspire their children? Know someone who … Continue reading

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Hide-n-seek in the Himalayas

“What is that big racket?” “Just the propellers revving up in the plane.” We were seated in the Buddha Airways aircraft heading to Pokhara. Tarana has only flown on the big, commercial aircraft and was slightly alarmed to hear the … Continue reading

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VIP in Kathmandu

VIP = Very Indian Person And for a change, almost a VIP in a foreign country. You can get in to the country showing any Indian  government id, you have a separate line in immigration, you don’t need to remove … Continue reading

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Thukpa by the Stupa

I almost attained enlightenment as I meditatively ate a steaming bowl of wholesome and tasty thukpa, Tibetan thick noodle soup with veggies, meat and a hint of coriander and green chillies. From my table on the terrace cafe, I had … Continue reading

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Into the Ocean

She waddled hurriedly to her class waiting patiently in the constant sun. The snow lay thickly on the ground in Antarctica. The students were meeting for the first time and were chattering excitedly with each other. “Hi! My sister knows … Continue reading

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iFAQ (inFrequently Asked Questions) on Kashmir Trip

How safe is it to travel in Kashmir? The #1 question on everyone’s minds. From our experience, it was very safe to travel in the tourist areas of Srinagar Dal Lake, Pahalgam and Gulmarg. It happens to be the only … Continue reading

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March – #breakthebias

March was Women’s month on the Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel, celebrating women writers in various genres. It was an absolute honour to speak to a former economist, a professor, and an army officer, now turned into flourishing authors. Watch … Continue reading

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February – Romance month

February is the month of love with Valentine’s Day kicking off the vibe. The Writing with Sandhya YouTube channel went viral with some powerful and prolific writers this month. A lot to learn and be inspired from the following episodes: … Continue reading

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January – Poetry month

January – Poetry month When prose is just a bit too… well, prosaic, and we need a different form to express our innermost feelings and thoughts, poetry bursts forth from our hearts and spills onto our pens and keyboards. January … Continue reading

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Poetry: Food for the soul

In 2021, I emerged from being a closet poet to getting some of my poems published in anthologies such as Out of the blue, Assorted Flowers, The Unspoken Words, Safe and Brave space by the Garden of Neuro and Dil … Continue reading

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