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The Awakening: Behind The Curtain

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Ananya switched on the TV and fell on the sofa in a heap. Her television opened with the sound of a woman crying. For a second Ananya became alert but when she realised that it was just one of the many women on TV who were tailor-made to propagate the idea that women were made […]

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The Awakening : In the Room

Lying in the labour room, with all the nurses urging her to push some more, a thousand thoughts crossed Jasmeet’s mind. Was this what her mother had felt when she was giving birth to her and her four elder siblings? She wanted the pain to end soon. For a second she wished this child would […]

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Take the “Apple Test”

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Did you grab that packet of chips or munch some candies to satisfy your hunger? Did you dig into an ice-cream tub because you were either too excited about winning a game of chess, or you managed to crack the deal? Did you rip open a bar of chocolate just because you were feeling upset […]

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Think You’re Hungry? It Could Be “Fake”

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Have you experienced a situation where even after eating your meals, you still feel hungry? Are you really hungry or is it a game that your mind plays? Do you want to know the real reason for this ‘fake’ hunger? ‘Fake’ or False hunger is a sensation experienced when the mind is not relaxed or […]

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Touched By Life: In Comparison

Growing up my earlier years may not have compare to Laura Ingalls Wilder and what she wrote about how life was like for her and her family back when they were living in the little house on the prairie  but living through my earlier years had its share of challenges as one never knew what […]

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Touched by Life: A Revelation

It was a stormy spring day; the winds were blowing as the rain came down from the clouds in buckets. Julianne Marguerite knew that she would not be working in her garden today.  With her one arm across her chest and the other one holding up her chin, she had a feeling that the day […]

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Touched by Life: Acts of Love

Julianne Marguerite sat at the oval yellow kitchen table staring intently out the window and watching silently as the snowflakes were adding inches to the already winter white surroundings. She could see movement made by the figure of a small boy as he swung the axe down on the tree limb he was trying to […]

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Never Let The Music Die

Low self-esteem and shame are what Julianne Marguerite learned to accept as she grew up around the daily confusion due to her parents’ immoral involvement with another couple.  And as she lived around these circumstances Julianne Marguerite knew full well she had to find her own ways to survive the emotional downfalls that this arrangement would […]

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Book Review: “A Thousand Unspoken Words”

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My first brush with Paulami DuttaGupta was when I reviewed Ri – Homeland of Uncertainty. Since then I have been a fan of her writing style and am amazed at how she can squeeze in so much in so less words. So when M&J suggested  A Thousand Unspoken Words for review, I was just drawn to it. A […]

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From the Bookshelf: Dorchester Terrace

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DORCHESTER TERRACE revolves around the protagonist of the story Thomas Pitt who helms the mighty rank of Britain’s special branch at the apprehension of several dilemmas about his abilities. Anne Perry, besides many feathers in her hat is the best selling author of two acclaimed series set in Victorian England: the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt novels, […]

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