A white bed sheet, silky and smooth, is entrapped in curls of itself and a pair of hands. His hand is clenching her palm and the bed sheet in between.

And somewhere between their fingers a red rose is entrapped, waiting to be crushed, right then and right there, knowing this would be the only way to its freedom which would come when he would loose his grip on her when they both will be crushed like rose.


Through STILLS writer would portray various phases and faces of life in the form of stills. Like a photographer. There would be no movement but each element would say its story. There would be no dialogues but emotions would be communicated.

So the concept is very simple. a photographer can capture a moment, but can a writer do the same?



the transition

The night could not be darker. It had rained recently and paved road was shining like metal in monochromatic yellow streetlight. The fragrance of newly blossomed flowers was stimulating her sensations. She, while, was sitting on a huge white bed covered with long white curtains hanging freely around the bed. She felt so fragile and beautiful and untouched. Craving for something and then everything. She blushed for an unknown yet pleasant reason.

A green, unmarked and smiling leaf of a tree started shivering in response as cool monsoon breeze touched her green smooth skin. Wind got surfaced on her, leaving her unable to take any long still wanting some more. As the wind blew harder on her she started to dance on the rhythm composed by the fresh monsoon breeze, her master. Agreeing. Yielding. Surrendering. Making her to be flown with the wind. Losing her and submitting to the wild wind. Allowing it to do everything. Every possible thing. And then a drop of rain fell on the leaf. Completing her. Making her gorgeous.

Both of them giggled as she slowly collected her breath and loosened her grip on the long white curtain.

Nights in Pink Satin… by Anita Shirodkar – Book Review

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Title : Nights in Pink Satin
Author : Anita Srirodkar
Pages : 230
Publisher : Fingerprint Publication
Genre : Fiction

Rating :

Cover : 4.5/5
Story : 4/5
Characterization : 4/5
Writing Style & Narration : 4/5
Presentation :
Overall :


What happens when a heartbroken newly-wed girl writes an erotic, sexually charged story based on a cougar she knows?
Simran Dandekar, the pretty daughter of a rich construction magnate from Nagpur, marries Siddharth, the good-looking scion of the Mumbai-based Raichand family, only to find out that her marriage is nothing more than a financial transaction, her husband is still not over his last heartbreak, and that the high society Mumbai which she has married into is a cesspool of extramarital affairs and torrid sexual encounters!
Not one to shy away from taking inspiration when and where she finds it, Simran soon writes a spectacular tale of love and lust, even as she struggles hard to find both in her married life. But things spiral out of control when the anonymously published risqué potboiler becomes an instant best-seller. Just as her relationship with her husband begins to bloom, the controversial ‘Nights in Pink Satin’ threatens to bring her down!
Will Simran’s literary aspirations bring her rewards, or bring her into disaster zone? Join Simran in Nights in Pink Satin, a warm, colourful story set in Mumbai’s high society with entirely believable characters.


Being an author myself, I seldom wish to kick myself for not coming up with the plot that I read as a reviewer. The same happened when I finished reading ‘Nights In Pink Satin’ by Anita Shirodkar. It’s a kind of book that holds the reader till the very end and leaves with an unexpected climax to let the reader wish for more books from the author.

Simran Dandekar happily gets married with Siddharth and soon some truth appears in front of her that shakes her for a bit. To escape the harsh reality she decides to pursue her dream of writing a novel but the mistake that she commits is that the story, she chose to write upon, is having a real character in it, a character that she observes in her own family and finally she publishes it anonymously. The book started to create wonders and became an instant best-seller and soon, Simran’s life started to face the consequences of it.

What I really loved about the book is its plot. It’s phenomenal and had great scope to write upon. Another thing that grabbed my attention was the writing style of the author. She never overhyped anything and tried to explain the situations in a very normal way. She has given a metro touch to the overall theme, brilliantly.

The book starts with various characters but the author successfully managed to handle all the chaos that could have been created by them. The middle portion of the book, scratches the life of the protagonist pretty well. Siddharth’s love life is also described with pretty decency without creating any overhyped story with it.

In the end the book does starts to lose grip with the reader but then instantly, with the climax, author leaves the reader wondering for a moment.

I also would like to appreciate the cover designer of the book. I loved it a lot.

The book surely deserves to be read for at least once.

Sita’s Curse – Book Trailer

Sita’s Curse is a feminist erotic novel by Sreemoyee Piu Kundu. Bold, brazen and defiant, it looks at the hypocrisy of Indian society and tells the compelling story of a middle-class Indian housewife’s urgent need for love, respect, acceptance – and sexual satisfaction.

Sita's Curse