iBooks: The Thirsty Crow / The Crow and the Fox

Thirsty crow coverThe Thirsty Crow & The Crow and the Fox – Lekha Murali

I recently published an illustrated story book for children, on the iBooks store.

It has two popular folk-tales from India. The first story is about ingenuity and the other is about prudence in the face of flattery.

If you have children or grandchildren, nephews or nieces between the ages of 3 and 6, do buy a copy or give it as a gift. It would make for a nice show-and-tell book for early readers, who are just beginning to explore their lives.

You can purchase the book on an iPad, iPhone or an iMac.

Drabble Submission – Old Man Winter

This was a piece I wrote for, “The Drabble” – a website I visit regularly, where each piece is less than one hundred words.
Irrespective of whether I like a piece or not, I enjoy reading all of them, because the published pieces has a quality of writing that is missing these days in literature.
I appreciate that the editors, uphold these standards they expect from the writers.
Please visit the website and try “Drabbling”, yourself. It can fire your imagination.

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By Lekha Murali

“Half an inch? hmm … too little, maybe an inch. That’s too much. Three-fourths seems about right. There now, just enough to cover the thin sheet of ice. There I’ve turned my kingdom into a skating rink,” he told himself with a wicked gleam.

“Wakey, wakey people, the sun is up, the sky is blue, the air is clear. It’s another brisk winter’s day. Come on, get into your cars and start your day,” Old Man Winter laughed, “Let the show begin.”

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Story Jumper – The Birthday Gift

I recently published a children’s story on the Story Jumper website. If you have children or grandchildren or nephews or niece between the ages of 3 and 6, this would make for a good bedtime story about friendship.

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The Birthday Gift

Clicking on the image or the link, takes you to the web-link, where you can read the story for free. Hope you give it a try and pass it on to your friends and relatives.

Submission for Tuesdays at 10

I read up the rules for this week’s submission for Tuesdays at 10. I hope I’m doing this right. Here goes…

I find strength in…

I find strength in friendship; spanning continents, religion, age and any other social fragmentation that exists. They give me the strength to soar to the skies, because I know they will catch me, should I fall.

I find strength in family, of which there are plenty, incongruent by their many natures, yet their bonds an oasis of strength and comfort.

I find strength in my husband, like a tree from its roots. He is my home, my love. I owe him my everyday happiness. The thought of him can bring a smile, even on days when nothing goes my way.

Here’s a poem I wrote for him: Joy Ride

Thank you Tessa, I found the link from your blog.
Thank you for this opportunity Karen

Blog Party Declared

Thank you, Double UU for this terrific idea. It truly is a great way to mix things up.

Its hardly two months since I moved to WordPress blog and I am grateful for the support and encouragement. Mr. John White has been a loyal follower in this short period of time. Much appreciated.

Since he is the host of this party Continue reading “Blog Party Declared”

Review: “Siddhartha” on goodreads

SiddharthaSiddhartha by Hermann Hesse

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Being of indian origin, I was really thrilled to read this book that captures the ancient spiritual India quite accurately. The most poignant moment for me was to read about Siddartha coming face to face to Gautama Buddha and tell the great teacher that wisdom cannot be taught; that it is incommunicable. Isn’t that so true? No amount of reading or meditating can teach us about life.

The only way to learn about life is to live, to immerse in this extraordinary opportunity that is the human experience, Continue reading “Review: “Siddhartha” on goodreads”

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