Transfiguration Lessons for Muggles

Lessons from The Professor herself.


Letter to Mr Writer S Block

Dear Sir, I would have normally begun with a pleasantry but Dr Khan tells me too much of anything is not good for one's health. I wish to be of no inconvenience to you and desire to convey my message amicably. You see, you think yourself to be very clever, springing your sudden attacks on... Continue Reading →

The Sunshine Blogger: My First Award!!!

'Tis the Oscar season and I'm so proud to have received my first nomination in the Blogosphere - The Sunshine Blogger Award!! Thanks a ton, Meher! I'm bouncing off the walls and the windows literally (I did a headstand against the window's mosquito net and accidentally ripped it off) and my neighbours have been fortunate... Continue Reading →

The Orphan’s Mother – Part II

This is the second and final part of this story. Catch up with the beginning here! Do let me know your thoughts!   The loud red balloon seemed completely out of place amidst the metallic darkness of the car and the mental darkness of our hearts. It bobbed merrily in my hand as if it... Continue Reading →

The Orphan’s Mother – Part I

(It's been ages since I posted a story, so here's one. It's a bit long, so I am posting it in two parts. You can read the second part here.  It's one of my personal favourites. This time, I tried a different story format. Does it work? Do let me know what you think! Enjoy!)... Continue Reading →


Happy February Everyone!  It's my first post of the month and I'm super glad to have collaborated with Meher Gandhi - a wonderful writer, who daringly explores the far reaches of the human mind and deciphers the anonymous emotions that run amok in it, through her beautiful poetry. This is a poem we wrote together... Continue Reading →

Splashing in the Sun!

Hello! So, last weekend, my office planned a beach retreat to Mahabalipuram (about 40 km from Chennai.) It was a fun-filled itinerary, packed with team-building events (tug-of-war), swimming, scrumptious lunch etc. But the highlight has to be the Catamaran Ride! A catamaran (origin: katamaram (Tamil)) is a long wooden boat used by the fishermen when they... Continue Reading →

So, I paid a visit to the Psychiatrist

Monday evening found me sitting coyly in a well-lit psychiatrist's clinic. It was a modest apartment that had been converted to an office. Faded plastic chairs were scattered in the hall. Most of them were occupied by men, women and children who to me, appeared very glum and withdrawn, possibly the placebic effect of this place.... Continue Reading →

January 2: The Forgotten Date

Hello and a very Happy New Year! Without a doubt, December 31 and January 1 are the most celebrated days of the year. Even Christmas is not observed with such grandeur in all parts of the world! There is something special about these two days that brings out all communities, warring or in peace, to... Continue Reading →

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The Pradita Chronicles

A blog on reading, writing and storytelling




The Uncity blog is the voice of those who have forsaken the Urban Frantic for the Rural Rustic.

May It Be

Words. Just words.

Bitchin’ in the Kitchen

..because the thoughts that fall, kicking and screaming from my head need a safe place to land..