A Short Story #WrittenWord

It was Friday evening at work; Sheela checked her email again before leaving for home. A new mail had come from her Manager.

Dear Sheela,

With regard to developing a new team for launching a new retail segment for ladies wear you are being considered. If all goes well, you might have to move to Mumbai to take charge.
All the Best!

Anurag Kumar

Sheela was speechless; there were so many questions which came to her mind. How would her parents take this information, whether she was ready to move to Mumbai leaving her family here in Chennai. Her phone rang; Rohit, her husband, and she were going to her parent’s home to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Throughout the dinner and all the time when they were at her parent’s home, Sheela was distracted. After finishing her dinner she went to wash her hands on the basin and turned towards the tap and the next moment, everything was dark. Reena, her sister, was carrying a cake with a candle and started singing “Congratulations and celebrations… ”

Sheela turned towards her husband who was beaming with pride. At that moment Sheela knew that Rohit, who also worked in his office, had called up the family to tell them about her promotion at work.




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Aaloo! #AtoZChallenge

Aaloo or Potato was one of my favorite vegetables while I was growing up. I have had versions of potatoes in the form of aaloo bhujia (a very traditional method of frying the potatoes with onions in the oil), French fries, aaloo bhurta (a version of the mashed potatoes), aaloo paratha, potatoes cooked with any […]

My #UBC Induced Blogging Experience

I had always wanted to blog regularly. I had tried subscribing to websites which sent Prompts for writing a blog, also stay motivated with registering with writing groups. But most of the time I started a post on a day or two then due to lack of ideas I would just give up.


Writing alone definitely needs a lot of determination and discipline. It is one thing to realize my own weakness but it is totally different to find solutions for it. Registering for the Ultimate Blogging Challenge by Blogchatter was a half-hearted step towards finding a way to regularize my blogging and to stay motivated to write.

I had participated in few chat sessions by Blogchatter and I was very enthused by the active participation of the members during the chat. I put an alert for Bloghatter tweets and I decided that I would like to be an active member even if just through the blogging.


I started the UBC with a fair regularity until the Pujas and the vacations came. I started feeling guilty for each day that I missed out on posting a blog.

I have not been able to write 31 blog posts but I am glad that I had signed up for the challenge because I have never been able to publish as many posts in one month! I am looking at this tiny milestone as a start of many things. I even won a beautiful journal by @rangroute. Yay!!!



Few other takeaways from the challenge were,

  • I wrote poetry after a long time.
  • I learned to focus on writing, finding pictures and posting a blog in a given time as opposed to getting distracted by too much social media.
  • Was accountable to the Blogchatter community, though it is totally a personal choice.
  • Got suggestions such as creative collaborations with fellow bloggers, which I was not aware.



I am participating in #DailyChatter #UBC by @blogchatter