Writing

SHORT STORIES :

In NHS land, surgeons save lives July 22, 2008

Based on a news report about how the NHS is considering performance based bonuses for doctors and surgeons – based on the recovery rate of patients treated by them.

Brittle walls March 14, 2008

I don’t know what made me write this story, I suppose it was just a reaction to all the news reports of violence and war,? across the world and in India. ? The protagonists have Indian names, but they could really be in any country.

Extreme diet plan February 20, 2008

This was prompted by a news article about how prisoners in NYC jails were actually eating better food and losing weight.? Then I remembered O. Henry’s “The Cop and the Anthem” and a story was born.

A “cold” day in Mars December 12, 2007

This was again prompted by a news article about how microbes can hitch-hike on the outside of spacecraft.? I wondered what would happen if we sent a mission to Mars.

Usha’s story November 29, 2007

Shoefiend had written a blog post about one of her school teachers and how she had been very harsh and demanding.? My imagination took over and I started thinking of Usha’s side of the story.

POETRY :

What is a poem, exactly? May 13, 2008

This was prompted by a poem that was posted by Amitava Kumar on his blog called “Man writes poem”.

Old and Brown February 8, 2008

What happens when you have an overactive imagination that refuses to sit quietly even when you are grocery shopping.

Dr. Brother December 20, 2007

Who says you cannot write poems about brothers?

Weekend mornings December 16, 2007

It gets really cold during winter in these parts.? So this is what happens on weekend mornings.

When you come in to sleep tonight December 8, 2007

What happens when you love cricket, but you love your sleep more?

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