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voices her opinion loud, against her dwarfed rights

  turns deaf to societal charades, with a whispered sigh

 gives wings to her crumpled dreams, to reach the pinnacle

fights a daily battle against unseen and unsaid rules

frees her imprisoned longings, with her head held high

 adorns a resilient avatar, with her tenacious spirit

proudly wears her tiara, despite the many scars.

Her life is a collage of challenges, a different set each time.

She expertly sews the many patches of her life

into a beautiful quilt, 

signed with the motifs of her victories!

All she only wants is,

freedom to celebrate herself, to be who she is!!

Happy Women’s Day to all the amazing women here!



In response to Helene’s What do you see Challenge?


Within the confines of my body

hounded by insecurities

I suffocate, struggle, stagnate

captive in the fortress of my mind.

In isolation I fight the avalanche of thoughts

absorbing the tremors of after effect.

The reverberations distinctly audible

in the empty silence of the soul.

The clock traverses its path

in moments of reflection ,

I unlearn and clear the cocoons.

The cloak of tangled mess drops,

metamorphosis happens.

The puzzles of the jigsaw of life

fall into place

completing a beautiful picture of



Twittering tale – The Prize Money!

In response to Kat’s twittering tale #79, to write a tale in 280 characters or less for the picture prompt!

Photo by leoperezwildadventure at

A wildlife magazine announced a challenge open to all, “A prize money of 1 million dollars for pictures of the monstrous creatures of the river”. A group of brave hearts accepted the challenge. How many made it through and collected the prize money is a wild guess!

Letter count :267

Shattered Dreams!

In response to

Daily prompt : Constant


secretkeeper’s weekly writing challenge #129, to use the 5 prompt words in a poem or fiction.



My dreams roughly jerked away

drifting into oblivion,

for I have to fulfil my parent’s legacy

“A family of doctors are we

and that’s what you are to be.”

my fate decided and sealed!


science is beyond my comprehension


the world of words fascinates me

I paint my characters with ease

who come alive, as I dress them

with magical verses,

A writer is who, I aspire to be


my  scarlet tears, anguished screams and earnest pleas

all fall mute to their distant ears.


My calm persona is just a facade

to hide my shattered soul

mocked and scoffed at,

helpless and hollow within,

I chalk out a plan to escape

the constant storm of tirades.


I sign a pact in the dark

with the god of death

I am sure he will welcome me,

with open arms into a world of my dreams

where only the paper and pen

will be my “soul” companion!



Micro Poetry – Challenge & Destiny!

In response to Colleen’s weekly poetry challenge #70, I have written a tanka and a haiku.

The prompt words are  Challenge &  Destiny, with the condition only to use their synonyms.



Defying the norm

carving a niche for herself

rewriting her fate

sealed with tenacity and

an identity sans tags!



Life in extreme conditions

Resilient soul

confronting the trying times

redrafting karma!



CFFC – Letter X

“This week the topic is Letter X – X needs to be anywhere in the word or your primary photo subject needs to be shaped like the letter X.   Let’s see how creative you be on this challenge.  Have fun with this week’s challenge.

You can always use adjectives and adverbs with a specific topic just make sure you give us the word that fits the requirements of this challenge.  Feel free to use your native language as your inspiration for this challenge, just please give us the word in your language and the english translation.  Use your imagination for this theme.  The thing is to have a lot of fun with this challenge.”

My entry in response to Cees challenge:



A vacation with family in the backwaters of Kerala….a perfect getaway from the hustle bustle to relax and rejuvenate!


My little one’s maiden attempt at making a beautiful flower rangoli (decoration) for Diwali, a few years back.  The X shape so perfect for this challenge!


Rudraprayag in Uttarakhand is a witness to the conflux of two rivers, Alaknanda and  Mandakini! The sound of the gushing waters and tranquil surrounding is a perfect panacea to soothe a stressful mind!


As the wax melts, the flame dispels darkness and gloom, infusing light and  glow. Isn’t it a great lesson for us to learn in life too?


The exquisite craftsmanship of the artists who must have relentlessly worked for years to build the Grand Palace in Bangkok, is an awe inspiring visual marvel!

The blast!


In response to’s weekly writing prompt #119. The challenge is to use the 5 words given below (or their synonyms ) in a poem or flash fiction.


The loud blast ripped through the calm of the city

deathly agonizing shrieks echoed far

innocent souls in a stupor, numb with fear

to soak in the effects of the gruesome bloodshed

shattered homes, dead smiles, painful cries

nothing seems right, to the frozen mind

the ghastly massacre leaves haunting images

lives, happiness and smiles, comes to a standstill

humanity plunges into an eerily gloomy silence!

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