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Sparkle #194: R.M. Drake and his Beautiful Poetry

If you are active on social media, then I am sure you must have stumbled upon the poetic brilliance of R.M. Drake. He is a literary success story from the digital age, as his works were first published and discovered on Instagram! Drake first started posting excerpts from his work on Instagram as an experiment, not realizing that they would go viral overnight. He soon acquired a massive fan following which included popular celebrities like the Kardashians and Ludacris. All of this led him to a global distribution deal which allowed him to sell his self-published works through top booksellers like Amazon. A compilation of his best poems and…

May 26, 2016
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Sparkle #190: What Should I Read Next?

Say you discover a great book in a genre which you haven’t really explored in the past. You would naturally be curious to find and read more books from the same genre once you are done reading the current one. What if a website could help you with this, wouldn’t that be a quick, convenient and fun way of discovering more books? helps you do exactly that! Just punch in the title or author of a book you like and click on the link below. The website will generate a list of books with similar subjects and story-lines. It also gives a link to so…

April 14, 2016
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Color Me Crazy: Holi Happiness

Today is Holi – the festival of colors, love, laughter and merrymaking. The Holi festival marks the end of winter and is a great way to welcome spring. Holi is probably one of the most chilled out Indian festivals ever – all you are expected to do on the day is put color on your family and friends (kind of like paintball), eat, drink and just have fun! Holi is a celebration of love, friendship and happiness. The fun and frolic in the air, faces drenched in color, people soaking wet, music, dance and togetherness – I love everything about this festival! On…

March 24, 2016
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Guest Post: Beautiful Haiku Poetry

Hello people, today we have a guest post on the blog (our first) from an incredibly talented writer, a regular reader and an even more wonderful friend – Nicole! Nicole is one of those creative, literary geniuses who is blessed with a natural flair for writing. She works in the art department of a leading advertising agency (but of course!) and her campaigns have always been well appreciated by clients and award juries alike. Her writing can have many shades – inspiring, funny, poignant or sweet, but just like her – it’s always full of magic! So without further delay, publishing a short poem submitted by the talented Nicole.…

April 1, 2015

Sparkle #6: Rumi on LOVE

Hello beautiful people! Can’t believe its Monday again – a new week, new challenges and new inspiration! This week, I did a compilation of some of my favorite Rumi quotes on ‘Love’. Rumi was a famous Persian poet and Sufi mystic. His poetry is spiritual, uplifting and delightful at the same time. In case you are interested in exploring his writing further, I suggest reading ‘The Essential Rumi‘ for an appropriate and thorough introduction. Coming back to the quotes, below are some of my absolute favorites! …Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within…

January 12, 2015