Grand Finale!

The antholoiogy comprising of the prize-winning and shortlisted short stories in the Unisun Reliance Timeout Writing Competition 2011 will be released this Friday, 10 Aug 2012.

What makes this particularly sweet is that the name of the anthology is the title of my story City of Gods, which won the first prize and astonished me beyond words!

So do come and be part of the release. It promises to be a fun-filled event for all. Here is the invite, and please do consider this a personal invitation.

Unisun Anthology Launch


Considering my writing has been pretty much non-existent this year, perhaps I can consider this as a grand finale to my ‘writing career’! 😀

All’s Well

It’s over. The very first book launch I’ve attended. It wasn’t too hard. And I didn’t make a fool of myself.

The only flip side was that I missed a get-together that I had been looking forward to for a very long time 😦

On Wings

No, I’m not on Red Bull. But yes, I can probably fly now, with one more feather in my cap! 🙂

Yesterday, a pleasant surprise awaited me in my inbox. Apparently, I had won (Joint) Second Prize in the Poetry with Prakriti contest. They were going to announce the winners at Kalakshetra in Chennai, which of course, I couldn’t attend. They haven’t updated the website as yet, but going by the previous years, I guess my poem will be up when they update it.

It had been such a long time since I tried my hand at poetry, and when I saw this contest announcement, I thought I’d give it a shot. The poetry muscle was more than a little stiff, but not completely dead. I hardly expected to get a prize, so this is real yummy icing on the cake!

Honestly, what an unbelievable year this has been!

Pinch Me…

…for I might be dreaming 🙂

What could be better than a lovely, royal holiday in Rajasthan?

The fact that I’ve won FIRST PRIZE in the Short Story category of the Unisun Reliance Timeout Writing Competition 2011!

If anyone had told me that I’d make a lakh* this year by writing just two stories, I would have laughed and declared them insane. (Not to mention getting published in three short story collections next year!)

This is just too much! Someone better tell Dame Luck that she’s left my tap running.

* It’s before TDS, but still, hot dog! 😀