Phillauri – A ghost bride in waiting

‘I see dead people’ is one of the cheesiest lines written by Hollywood writers for M.Night.Shyamalan’s 1998 movie – The Sixth sense. Do ghosts really exist? I won’t go further deep in theory about supernatural elements. Here Shashi Phillauri has decided to become my ghostly muse to free me from my writer’s block. She wanted…

Writer’s block – A mental block or a creative booster

After destruction, there is a new creation. After separation, there is bonding. After slavery, there is a new freedom. To attain happiness, peace and success, life has to go through bad patch. Same thing applies for writing process too. They say ‘Hard writing is easy reading’. How true!! A writer toils day and night to…

Mafia Queens of Mumbai – A glimpse at the ferocious side of femininity

It is a misconception that women are inferior in terms of strength, courage and spirit. Dacoit Phoolan Devi broke that norms by rebelling against the tyrant and corrupt upper classes of rural India. Mata Hari became the first woman spy to dig out the undisclosed secrets until she was betrayed and ultimately shot to death….