To quote Ibn Batuta* “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller. …”

The two year Covid felicitated break presented opportunities to venture into unfamiliar domains. My tentative steps into pages of Anthologies and short stories. Hopefully the journey continues……

 Spring 2022 edition of Fenechty Publishing’s Anthology of Short Stories includes twenty great stories in different genres and by different authors. Three Red Peppers by Indra Chopra tells the story of how the Covid pandemic disrupted an Indian family life. My story THE PEARL STRING was the third prize winner. This was my first attempt at short story writing.

Feminist Pilgrimage: Journeys of Discovery is a collection of personal essays by contemporary feminist educators, scholars, artists, and writers. My essay…a journey to my childhood home in Allahabad, India. Another mini diversion…a 100 word story based on the horrendous migration of workers from Indian cities to their hometowns during Covid

  • Ibn Batuta…medieval traveller and author of the most famous travel books, the Riḥlah (Travels) describing his extensive travels from his home country to as far as China and Sumatra (Indonesia)