July Reading Wrap Up

July, so far, was the only month this year that I met my reading goals. There were some really good titles I read and I know I am going back to them soon. There were some others that had room for more entertainment. But overall, a fantastic reading month. Yes! Usually, I try to read... Continue Reading →

Everything I Never Told You – An Excerpt

“When she'd kissed him, she had surprised herself. It had been such an impulse - the way she sometimes reached out to catch a stray leaf on the wind, or jumped a puddle on a rainy day - something done without thinking or resisting, something pointless and harmless. She had never done anything like that... Continue Reading →

Love – Micropoetry

like a mad dog this heart went on chasing the trails of love * * * * * #badbookthiefpoetry For more of my poetry, Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! 🙂 ~~~~~ © Asha Seth Never want to miss a post? Subscribe Now: Youtube| Twitter| Instagram| Facebook| Tumblr | Pinterest

Marine Drive in Rishikesh: A Memory

 Until I visited Rishikesh, I was aware of just one Marine Drive - The Queen's Necklace in Mumbai. But the Marine Drive of Rishikesh is a different site altogether. This beach called Marine Drive Beach is popular for River Rafting, and other adventure sports.Type: Landscape PhotographyLocation: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, IndiaDate: December 2019Camera: Oppo Reno 10X Zoom... Continue Reading →

The Regrets – Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Amy Bonnaffons| Genre: Paranormal, Romance | Pages: 296 For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her Brooklyn bus stop, staring off with a melancholy air. When, one day, she finally musters the courage to introduce herself, the chemistry between them... Continue Reading →

the skies turned purple to pink the lilies rushed from buds to blooms the pale winds gathered words whispered love in the ears of bereaving dawns everywhere was lively everything was gay when I stopped waiting new dreams found their way under my roof in its dark dark room and lit was the heart that... Continue Reading →

The Closeness with Lostness – A Memoir

The light's a dim yellow. Just the way you liked. I leave it that way. Each night. For seven hundred and thirty one nights. Exactly two years. I stare at the ceiling, and then some at the walls. They stare back. Blank. They're lost too. At times, they move. The window panes on the ceiling,... Continue Reading →

Apocalypse – Micropoetry

it was breathtaking the way she sat there like a winner ready to consume the apocalypse surrounding her * * * * * #badbookthiefpoetry For my poetry, Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! 🙂 ~~~~~ © Asha Seth Never want to miss a post? Subscribe Now: Youtube| Twitter| Instagram| Facebook| Tumblr | Pinterest

The cat had been thrown in the by-lane, and when Mir Nihal went out in the evening he saw that she was not dead after all. She had licked the water from the gutter and had come back to life. So does life inflict wounds on men, thought Mir Nihal, and looking grey for some... Continue Reading →

Circe: Book review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Madeline Circe| Genre: Mythology | Pages: 393 The Blurb: In the house of Helios, god of the sun and mightiest of the Titans, a daughter is born. But Circe is a strange child—not powerful, like her father, nor viciously alluring like her mother. Turning to the world... Continue Reading →

जैसे है पीला सूरज का नीला आकाश का हरा बरसात का सफ़ेद सर्दी का जैसे है भूरा धरती का नारंगी शूर का लाल प्रेम का काला झूठ का वैसे ही रंगी हूँ तुझ में सदा के लिए तेरे बिना मेरी पहचान क्या? तुझसे जुदा मेरा अस्तित्व क्या? ~~~~~ आशा सेठ

I live off your breaths in all those moments when breathing is hard to do I walk in your steps in all those lanes where direction seems obscure I create life from your leftovers when my muse refuses to stop by I look at myself in your eyes when mirrors turn blind You are like... Continue Reading →

With close to 10k followers, I feel a pinch of joy to think that I might be doing something right here; despite my vanishing acts and brief spells of lethargy. Today, on the eve of the 8th anniversary, I look back at the past 8 years and I'm proud, so proud. Because I could beat... Continue Reading →

The Song of Achilles: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Madeline Circe| Genre: Mythology | Pages: 378 The Blurb: Achilles, "the best of all the Greeks," son of the cruel sea goddess Thetis and the legendary king Peleus, is strong, swift, and beautiful irresistible to all who meet him. Patroclus is an awkward young prince, exiled from... Continue Reading →

As writers, we are always on the lookout for such pieces of instruction, motivation, that would make the tedious task of writing simpler. Something that will make us bleed less while ensuring that the results are nothing short of masterpieces of literature. But as we all know, such potions or draughts don't exist, and the human... Continue Reading →

Perhaps, it is a dream. But I look around. I see myself stretched upon the bed. I am wearing the same saree from last night that I had gotten sick on. The dried puke is still smeared upon the floral print of the silk. Oh, how I love floral prints! I must've fallen asleep right... Continue Reading →

evenings were drunk on love that didn't exist by dawn * * * * * #badbookthiefpoetry   Follow me on Instagram and Pinterest for my poetry. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! 🙂 ~~~~~ © Asha Seth Never miss a post! Subscribe Now: Youtube| Twitter| Instagram| Facebook| Tumblr | Pinterest

“I will go,” he said. “I will go to Troy.” The rosy gleam of his lip, the fevered green of his eyes. There was not a line anywhere on his face, nothing creased or graying; all crisp. He was spring, golden and bright. Envious death would drink his blood, and grow young again. He was... Continue Reading →

An Indian Farmer in Nasik: A Memory

51 year-old, Ahilya Pahune, a proud village farmer, living in Nasik, is helping her large joint family of 21, harvest the rice. Despite the heat, despite the hard work, despite her physical limitations, this woman was all smiles at the end of a long day and more than excited for a quick chat with us.Type:... Continue Reading →

The July TBR

For the past few months, time has been crawling. But now summer's gone and monsoon's already at my doorstep. June was mighty slow. It was dry too, and horridly humid. Rains were expected to wash away some of the desperation but alas! With a windy appearance and rains in its satchel, July seems to have... Continue Reading →

मत पूछो हमसे की दिल का हाल क्या है... क्या करे बेचारा इसकी ख्वाहिशें बेशुमार हैं... ~~~~~ आशा सेठ

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