Poems

A Little Desire Remains...

Life has given it all, but a little desire remains For giving me a reason to thrive, and not just walking the plains ! Finding my perfect match was superb, but a little desire remains, For sharing it all with you beyond the souls and the surname ! Being a mommy…
Lifestyle

5 Types Of Traditional Silk Sarees To Slay The Wedding Season

Indian weddings are a strong reason for us to celebrate. The celebration is not only about the bride and groom tying the knot, but we celebrate our culture. Sumptuous cuisines, beautiful henna, sparkling jewellery, and most importantly, celebrating happiness together is what…
Parenting

7 Life Lessons Taught By My Child

Motherhood is divine.  My daughter is the best thing happened to me ever in my life 13 years ago. Initially, I was worried since I did not know “how to be a mother”.  I never wanted to make the same parenting mistakes I learned as a child.   I only wanted to…
Poems

A Beautiful Starry Night

The brightness of the day sets with sun so dull, Spreading the gloom across the hull! The dusk scares the birds to nest, Chirping is lost and wings to rest! Moments freeze in deep silence, Crashing it all to subtle subsidence! The sky wears a black robe, A mumbling darkness…
Lifestyle

Shopping Is Cheaper Than A Psychiatrist

Friday evening, 6.30 pm While everyone is looking forward to the weekend, I am dreading it.  Not again!  Maid has availed a leave already, hubby has demanded “good food”.  My daughter has committed to an evening movie with her friends at the newly opened mall in our…
Poems

When I Am Gone

I wake up early every morning, for tea & breakfast, laundry & cleaning! Just to ensure your mornings are seamless, my nights are usually dreamless! All I expect is a loving smile, caring eyes and a heart so kind, Alas ! you forget it all in the daily grind! You work…
Lifestyle

Make Odd Pollution Even, With A Simple Odd-Even

Soon after a soundproof Diwali this year, we were expecting the recurring odds of the air, which suddenly turned into an angry mixture of gases. Blame it on crackers, which honestly, I did not find anywhere in the crowded markets during Diwali shopping.  Still, a few phhis…
Contests

Winners Announced for Pen Your Story Contest 1 - Yes, I Can

Thank you, everyone, who participated in the first “Pen Your Story” contest at Vandana’s Pen and shared the story for the muse “Yes, I Can”. It was indeed a pleasure reading so many good stories. Amongst all the good reads, the story “When I Overcame My Fear of…
Contests

YES, I CAN. Pen Your Story Contest-1

About the Contest How many times the fear of failure has managed to conquer your desire to do something. Well, for me many times. It took me almost five years to discover myself as a writer. I had written many stories but could never publish them. I was afraid. Afraid of…
Events

Reincarnation Of Vandana's Pen

Wlese live in a digital world. In most cases, we only use a pen when we have to seal anything with our signatures. Over the past few years, our fingers have got an hourglass shape after dancing enough on different gadgets. A pen no more holds the same place in our lives. My…