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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Looking For Jane
Looking For Jane: A Sisterhood That Gave Women A Right To Choice In Their Darkest Hours…

As a teenager, Dr. Evelyn Taylor was forced to give her baby up for adoption. Determined to make sure other women have the right to choose, she joins the Jane Network.

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The Secret Life Of Debbie G

The Secret Life of Debbie G a wondrous, sensitive graphic novel written from a teenage girl’s perspective.

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Kitty Party Murder Is What Happens When A Mommy Decides To Become A Spy!

Kiran Manral's Kitty Party Murder is a book filled with humour, mystery and all this in the middle of kitty parties!

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My Best Friend's Son's Wedding
Must A Single Mother Forsake Another Chance At Love Just Because It Is Now Her Child’s Turn?

Riveting and essentially relevant to a woman's choice for her life, My Best Friend’s Son’s Wedding by Zarreen Khan is the LOL book of the year. Happy reading.

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GST for the Layman
GST For The Layman: What Do I Need To Know About GST, And Why?

GST for the Layman by Apeksha Solanki arms you with the fundamentals to make you a smarter, well informed consumer with a better control on your finances.

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Once Upon a Curfew
A Love Story Set In The Capital During The Emergency – This Promises To Be An Intriguing One!

Srishti Chaudhary's Once Upon a Curfew promises a twist in the tale that is the stuff of Bollywood movies - does this deliver?

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The Queen's Last Salute review
Rani Lakshmibai’s Was A Heroism That Finds Echos In The Women Who Speak Up Today

Historical fiction becomes richer when it resonates in the present too. Does The Queen's Last Salute by Moupia Basu deliver in those terms?

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10 Years And An Overdue Intervention

"I don’t care what system you have or what you invent. At the end, you should know what your assets are, when a payment is due, and when the bank should credit an FD’s interest to you.”

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Daughters of Legacy
These Daughters Of Legacy Are Rewriting Rules Of A Male-Dominated Business World

Meet some women achievers who might have been sidelined by their illustrious fathers if not for their tenacity and grit and proving themselves to be worthy Daughters of Legacy. 

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Nur Jahan by Ruby Lal
The Reign Of This Indian Empress Was Astonishingly Feminist For The Times She Lived In

From the widow of an ordinary official to the empress of a great empire, Nur Jahan was exactly that - the extraordinary woman who was the light of the world she ruled over.

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Koi Good News?
Koi Good News? How To Survive A Pregnancy In An Indian Marriage

Zarreen Khan's book Koi Good News? is the story of the Great Indian Baby Tamasha that happens in any married Indian woman's life. Soon to be adapted into a movie.

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Great Textpectations
Great Textpectations Is A Breezy Read For A Rainy Or Hot Summer’s Day [#BookReview]

Want a quick, light-hearted read with a strong woman protagonist? Great Textpectations by Ruchi Vadehra is the book to pick up.

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How I Became A Farmer's Wife
The Curious Tale Of How A Best Selling Author Became A Farmer’s Wife [#BookReview]

In her memoir How I Became A Farmer's Wife, Yashodhara Lal tells us of an interesting phenomenon - successful techies turning unlikely farmers.

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

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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why won't you apologize
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 by Harriet Lerner is a must read for those who believe that relationships mean a commitment to understanding each other.

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

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
A Matter Of Style [#ShortStory]

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