Just Another Day!

Hello Readers, First of all, please allow me to apologize for not writing or posting in a very long time! As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been busy with Grad school and have not been writing much. The good news, however, is that I am almost done with school … Continue reading Just Another Day!

The Need For Satire In Writing!

This week, I am honored to post a guest blog from Paulami Duttagupta who is an accomplished writer, author and screenplay writer. She recently co-authored in the anthology Mock, Stock & Quarrel. I had been waiting with bated breath for the release of this anthology as my friend Piyusha Vir, the Wandering Soul is also one … Continue reading The Need For Satire In Writing!

Stay Strong ‘Coz You’re Worth It!

It’s Friday morning as I write this and my mind is still racing with excitement from the Motivational Seminar I attended yesterday in San Antonio, Texas. I’m  invigorated and inspired from all the great speakers and new friendships created with other folks in attendance.    Here are just a few of the many nuggets of … Continue reading Stay Strong ‘Coz You’re Worth It!

The Hunter – A Haiku

Time ebbing to dusk    Wolves howl at the moon when hunter calls hunted Written for Ronovan’s haiku challenge – prompt words are “Moon & Hunter” Image copyright - Mind and Life Matters

Top 10 Fictional Characters I Love!

Have you ever read a book only to realize that you did not want that book to end because you feel strongly for the character/s in it? This happens to me a lot! Many a times, I fall in love with the characters, empathize with their feelings, pain and their struggles. Most of the time, … Continue reading Top 10 Fictional Characters I Love!

Limerick Challenge Week 41: Taste

I just realized that I now have an undue advantage, I know all your fears! Ha! Oh wait, but you guys know mine too. Oh well, can’t blame me for hoping, can you? I am thrilled about all the limericks I have been reading, such brilliant submissions each week for the prompts. Some of your … Continue reading Limerick Challenge Week 41: Taste

What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me

Last week, I invited Guest Bloggers to post for Mind and Life Matters and it was a huge step for me. This week, I am pleased to share the first guest post on Mind and Life Matters by none other than our stellar writer, Nicola Auckland of Sometime Stellar Storyteller. This is what Nicola has … Continue reading What Two Years of Writing Practice and Blogging Has Taught Me

Calling All Bloggers!

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Do You Wish For A Perfect Body?

I usually do not share videos on my blog, but it would be criminal to not share this. This video will resonate with most women, I guess! Women like you and me, perhaps, who look into the mirror daily and spot the various areas of our bodies that are imperfect and needs to be 'fixed'! If … Continue reading Do You Wish For A Perfect Body?

5 Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base!

This week I had the honor of writing a guest post for Dan Alatorre’s blog. To be consistent with the theme of his blog, I wrote a post about the Ways to Maintain an Interactive Blog and Create a Fan Base! Hope you enjoy reading the post as much as I enjoyed writing it!

Dan Alatorre

head shot your humble host

A fantastic blog I’ve been reading and enjoying is Rashmi Menon’s Mind And Life Matters and her Beyond Coffee And Words , (coffee is written with Piyusha Vir). Both sites are brilliant and uplifting places to go and spend time.

I recently asked Rashmi to pen a guest blog post (do we “pen” things anymore? “Clicked and clacked the keyboard” has much less of an artistic ring to it) and she graciously obliged. Since her blog is so engaging and personal, I asked her to train her keen eyes on that aspect of her work, and here it is. 

All authors are told to have a platform, and a blog can be an important part of that. If you’re gonna do it, do it right. Rashmi shows you how.



Rashmi_Blog_Picture (1) Rashmi Menon

You have read the manuals and by now you already know that as a serious…

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Mind and Life Matters – New Address!

I finally did it! Mind and Life Matters has moved to a new virtual address. Thankfully, the move was not difficult and everything on MLM should continue to be the same except for the website address/URL, which has changed From Old Address – mindandlifematters.wordpress.com To New Address – www.mindandlifemattersblog.com/ If you are following the blog already and … Continue reading Mind and Life Matters – New Address!

The Big News!

It has been a while since I started blogging/writing. As of this date, I am getting closer to the publishing date of my novel. It has been a rather long process for me given the fact that I am not a full-time writer and sometimes, go on for days without being able to contribute towards … Continue reading The Big News!

Summer Flower – A Haiku!

Singing in the rain Swaying to the summer breeze A flower in bloom Written for Ronovan's haiku challenge - prompt words are "Sing&Flower" Image courtesy - Tattyan - Unsplash.com  

Happy Bloggiversary To Me!

And it's done!  As of this date, I have officially accomplished the 1 year of blogging milestone! It feels great to receive this little token of achievement from WordPress! 😀 I feel like screaming out in joy and jumping up and down like a little kid, but I will hold off on that until a … Continue reading Happy Bloggiversary To Me!

Lunch with Rashmi…

The idea of meeting a blogger friend in real is exciting, even more so when she happens to be one of your favorite bloggers!
Diane of ladieswholunchreviews happened to be vacationing in Virginia Beach, so we used the opportunity to meet for lunch in Richmond! We had a wonderful lunch talking about everything especially blogging. Read about it in Diane’s post!
I hope I get to meet more of my blogging friends in future! 🙂


I had the pleasure of an out of town ladies lunch last week while on vacation in Virginia.  Rashmi from Mind and Life Matters lives in northern Virginia and has a wonderful blog where she shares her stories — and hosts the weekly Limerick Poetry Challenge.  My family had flown into Virginia Beach to visit with my sister and her family.  And Rashmi and I decided the chance to meet in person was too good of an opportunity to waste!

20160709_133203Since I didn’t have a car there, my sis drove me up to Richmond and Rashmi drove down to meet us at Baker’s Crust, a cute little eatery.

It was so good to finally meet and we made sure it was a working lunch by discussing blogging ideas so that we could deduct our mileage!  (Unless, of course, that’s not legal, in which case we wouldn’t dream of it :D)

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