It has been seven years since I passed out from SRM University. That was my first time staying away from my family for over three days. But I was not the homesick person and still am not. I enjoyed my time away from my family, learning to live on my own, although it was in … Continue reading The Curious Request of the Two Girls
Dreams over relationship? Or relationship over dreams? Which one would you choose? Here We Are, a short story in my upcoming short story collection, Creator's Image, is about this dilemma. Here We Are
How far would you go to trick the other to escape from a suffocating relationship? Change in Paris, one of the short stories in my short story collection, Creator's Image, is a funny take on a serious matter. Change In Paris
Would you stay in a relationship that hurts your ego right at the beginning of it? This is what one of the short stories, Said and Unsaid, from my short story collection Creator's Image is. Said and Unsaid If this interests you and if you wish to be part of my book tour, check out … Continue reading Said and Unsaid (Creator’s Image by Shwetha H S)
In Kannada, one of the regional languages of India, we have an old phrase: Manasemba Markata. It means 'a monkey known as mind.' The titular story of my short story collection 'Creator's Image' is about the age-old conspiracy between the philosophy of the Advaita aphorism 'Aham Brahmasmi' (meaning 'I am god) and the theory of … Continue reading Creator’s Image
Are you a wife? Ever faced a wife joke directly or indirectly? Even if you are not a wife, do you feel meh whenever people laugh at the lame wife jokes? My husband gets a lot of wife jokes on WhatsApp and he cares to share them with me. Some are realistic and some are … Continue reading Husband Jokes
About a few years ago on one pleasant evening in autumn, I walked the streets of Vidyaranyapura, Bengaluru, in search of my family's favourite street hawker selling the usual onion bajji, aloo bonda, and chilli bajji. He was not in his regular spot. So, I had to go to option B. With a count of … Continue reading A Poisonous Serpent
A few months ago a video of a farmer singing a Justin Bieber song surfaced on the internet and went viral. The farmer is an Indian and from the state of Karnataka. How do I know? The person shooting the video and the farmer speak in Kannada with each other before the latter starts to … Continue reading Is It Wrong To Be Proud Of Kannada And Karnataka?
Thousands of years ago man made fire, invented wheel, cultivated lands into farms and sort of got civilized. I just cannot believe that a man only did all these things. Because, he cannot do anything at home now. If man did all this, he is better off being a neanderthal compared to the current version. … Continue reading What Is A Man?
In 2009, I sat inside Cauvery theatre in Bengaluru with my friend watching a movie that had released only two days ago. That movie was Love Aaj Kal. I don't remember whether this movie was a hit or a flop. All I remember are its awesome music and the almost empty theatre in which we … Continue reading Days of Love