Akshata Shanbhag

You gotta start somewhere

On a beautiful Saturday evening as I was sitting by my window and enjoying the gentle touch of the fresh cool breezing air on my face and gazing at the people strolling around me, children on their bicycles, and hawkers selling fruits and vegetables in their carts, in parallel, I was thinking about my writing. …

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THE LOVE LETTER-DISTANCE MATTERS

This story is close to my heart.It is the first series that I wrote and published. From then onwards, I have built up interest, confidence and zeal towards my writing and blogging. This series is about a diffident Andrew who meets Clara ,an extrovert. Andrew’s life transforms. Hoping for a happily ever after Andrew proposes …

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6 Easily available Anti Bloating foods

A buildup of gas in the stomach and intestines causes bloating. It could be due to drinking carbonated beverages, eating a large meal, menstruation, constipation, or wind. Avoiding or reducing the consumption of wind-producing foods such as beans, onions, lactose-containing foods, and carbonated beverages may help prevent bloating. (See a doctor if you:Have diarrhoea, Feel …

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THE HOUSE

“So all set for the open house today Sara?” Sara with a heavy heart nods her head. “Yes Suzi, I am all set.” Sara had turned 65. She had spent forty years in her two-bedroom cosy apartment. This was the first and only property she had bought along with her husband Philip. After Philip had …

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DAUGHTER

  “A world without girls is as impossible as a world without water.”   When I was pregnant, my kith and kin would shower their blessings and well wishes and say-  “God bless you with a healthy son.” “May Lord Krishna/ Lord Ganesha be born.” “Be blessed with a baby boy.”   As far as …

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” God Bless You !!”

Have you ever wondered why some of us are compelled to say some variation of “Bless you” after a person sneezes? Is it because good manners dictate you to do so? Be it a nasal explosion or a tiny achoo but then no sneeze is complete without a “Bless you”!  It’s like a knee-jerk reaction …

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WHAT WAS I WAITING FOR?

When I first started writing and publishing on a public platform, least did I know that someday, I would have a blog for myself.     One day over a conversation with my brother, he told me –  “What if the app that you are writing on shuts down someday? What will happen to your work? …

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WHO DOES NOT LIKE DISCOUNTS?

“Big Sale. 60-70% discount on all products “. ” Buy one. Get one free.”  ” 500 off on purchases above 2000″.    We all have come across this. Haven’t we? When we hear / read something like this, it feels good. Mostly we give in and buy something even though we did not have plans …

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SPREAD YOUR WINGS

     Chapter-1    The crowd cheers as Avantika enters the stage. As Avantika takes her seat, journalists waste no time interacting with her.         “Hello Avantika ma’am, we all are so thrilled about your new book. We have heard so much about your work. Finally, we will be able to get to know you personally through …

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