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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 https://aquamarineflavours.wordpress.com and tweets at https://www.twitter.com/AshieJayn.
Historical fiction becomes richer when it resonates in the present too. Does The Queen's Last Salute by Moupia Basu deliver in those terms?
"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.”
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.
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.
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.
Want a quick, light-hearted read with a strong woman protagonist? Great Textpectations by Ruchi Vadehra is the book to pick up.
In her memoir How I Became A Farmer's Wife, Yashodhara Lal tells us of an interesting phenomenon - successful techies turning unlikely farmers.
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.
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.
Zarreen Khan has hilariously captured the conundrum of a single woman quitting work over nothing that society understands - no marriage, no kid ... what then?
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.
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.
“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.
“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.” – […]
“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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