Category: writing


Gabbar’s Con #NaPoWriMo Day 15

“Kitne aadmi the?” bellowed Gabbar Striking terror in the hearts of villagers.   Samba stammered, “Sarkar, do.”   “Aur tum teen,” fired the gangsta.   As he stalked on the hilltop Squinting in the...

Warrior woman

The Amazon warrior woman

Penthesila gripped her horse, Valarie, harder. Faster, she urged. In her head. Valarie could read her mind. As one, horse and Amazon galloped through the rainforest. Valarie shied. Penthesila drew an arrow. A panther...

Phoolan Devi

The Making of the Bandit Queen

I was 11 when I tried to save my father’s land. He didn’t care, the ungrateful bastard. Married me off to a man thrice my age In exchange for a cow. Son of a...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Commuter

My heart sinks when I think of you The hour that’s between us two. Home and work, will the twain meet? Mine but to trudge there, rain or sleet.Open Ola while wolfing breakfast If...


Crow thoughts pick my eyes out When I try to sleep.


I wish I could tear the skin off your face It reminds me of mine when I was young.

One angry woman

The anger inside me Fights to get out I’m its bottle But sometimes my cork mouth Flies off in air And it shapes words vile That fly to their marks Settle on their chosen...


Ah, poetry

I’d like to study poetry writing. Not reading, writing. I want to do that at the University of East Anglia, UK. I’ve been hearing about it for a long time and it sounds like...