Ashima Jain

Ashima Jain

Ashima has been in love with the written word for as long as she can remember. She is a compulsive reader and occasionally reviews books as well. She finds writing in any form to be therapeutic, though she particularly enjoys writing fiction.

Her short stories have been published in Unbound Emagazine, Telegram Magazine and two Women’s Web Anthologies: Kunti’s Confessions and Other Short Stories (2017) and When Women Speak Up (2018).

Her work has also been published online at Readomania, Women’s Web, Juggernaut, and Writersmelon.

She blogs at and tweets at

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The Windfall: Keeping Up With The Joneses, Gurgaon Style! [#BookReview]
The Windfall

Diksha Basu's book The Windfall is a funny look at neighbourly competition in the new urban India, a fast paced read for a weekend.

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Saying You’re Sorry Can Be Really Hard For The Best Of Us, And Having Some Aid Always Helps! [#BookReview]
why won't you apologize

Why Won’t You Apologize by Harriet Lerner is a must read for those who believe that relationships mean a commitment to understanding each other.

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I Quit! Now What? By Zarreen Khan Will Keep You In Splits Over A Saga Of Quitting Work
Zarreen Khan

Zarreen Khan has hilariously captured the conundrum of a single woman quitting work over nothing that society understands - no marriage, no kid ... what then?

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A Matter Of Style [#ShortStory]
a matter of style

I would rather be judged on this potential than the clothes I wear. Nonetheless, if you believe that my clothes decide my work ethic and performance, I respectfully excuse myself from this trip.

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Sankhya Samhita Invokes Nostalgia Of Simpler Times With Revelations Of An Imperfect Life
Revelations of an Imperfect Life

Revelations of an Imperfect Life by Sankhya Samhita is a book that evokes memories of idyllic life, of growing up in simpler times, of roots, and of being home.

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A Step Out Of The Box [#ShortStory]

“Don’t tell me you agree with her?” “Why not?” “What will people say? Her father, my mother. Living under the same roof.” A short story.

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Personal Effects [#ShortStory Winner – Muse Of The Month]

“Life is much too beautiful to burden yourself with grudges, isn’t it? So why not just laugh and create beautiful memories?” A short story. Here is the second winner of our December 2016 Muse of the Month contest, Ashima Jain. The cue for this month was “There is love and understanding in this knowledge. There is sorrow.” – […]

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The First Step [#ShortStory]

“She realised she had only needed the strength to take the first step. The rest would follow on its own, one step at a time.” The first step against domestic violence.

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