All posts by Kiran Acharya

About Kiran Acharya

Dental surgeon | MG writer | Photographer

his love gave her words,

his absence motivation—

a writer was born

Writing

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GST, Banks, and the problem of being a responsible citizen

I never write about taxes or related stuff. So why now? The reason—the strange problem I encountered while making GST payment.

Being conscientious citizens, my parents didn’t get into the debate about advantages, and disadvantages of GST. Instead they studied how GST would be applicable to them, and started incorporating it into their businesses. This was the root of the problem. Due to their zeal, when govt. announced that GSTR 3b form would be available from 5th and we can start making payments, we were among the first few who rushed in. The problem started when the banks refused to make payment via RTGS. Continue reading GST, Banks, and the problem of being a responsible citizen

Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey

A lighthouse
lighthouse at Dyrhólaey, Iceland

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Book Review: Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD —The Return of Damayanti

Book:  Bhrigu Mahesh, PhD: The Return of Damayanti

Author: Nisha Singh

Publisher: Partridge India (2017)

Paperback:  450 pages

Genre: Thriller

Rating:

Book Review: Return of Damayanti
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Book Description:

On his second adventure, Bhrigu Mahesh is called to help by a hapless, retired clerk named Nataraj Bhakti, who thinks he is being haunted by the spirit of his dead wife. As he investigates, the mystery deepens and takes a sinister turn. A woman gets brutally murdered, and the great detective faces the challenge to either catch the killer or risk the destruction of many innocent lives.

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Bridge

If you destroy a bridge, be sure you can swim.

―Swahili Proverb

Paris Bridge
Pont Marie, Paris.

Everyone speaks well of the bridge which carries him over. ―Anon

Bridge-Love
Hohenzollernbrücke, Cologne.

Go to the truth beyond the mind. Love is the bridge.

—Stephen Levine

Kapellbrücke, Lucerne.

If you are good at building bridges, you will never fall into the abyss!
―Mehmet Murat ildan

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Wordless wonder

Sometimes, the scene before you is so beautiful, that words are useless, the camera fails to capture the true essence, and you’re left stunned.

Faxi waterfall
Faxi Waterfall

Vatnsleysufoss, the picturesque waterfall, is located on Tungufljót river, Iceland.

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The Earth

Betaab Valley
Where the trees, mountains, and the sky are in harmony
Greens
Where the animals can live in peace 
Lieder
Where the rivers can stay pure
Flower
Where the flowers still laugh

This is what makes the earth…Hope we bring back peace and harmony on our planet.

Happy Earth day

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All the above pictures are taken in various parts of Kashmir. Sadly, Kashmir is going through a very difficult time. But, the time will pass. Even though terror might seem powerful, its hold is momentary; love, on the other hand, reigns forever.

Spotted deer

Spotted deer

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Book Review: Open-Eyed Meditations

Book:  Open-eyed Meditations

Author: Shubha Vilas

Publisher: Fingerprint publishing (2016)

Paperback: 280 pages

Genre: Spiritual/Self-help

Rating:4.2/5

Book Review: Open-Eyed Medtitations

Book Description:

Open-eyed Meditations is a beautiful compilation of thoughts wherein each meditation takes you on a journey to the past, bringing a secret herb to heal a problem of the present.
A true distillation of ancient wisdom tips for modern lives, this unique self-help book uses the wisdom of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata to solve your everyday problems.
Beyond the storyline, something deeper is waiting to be discovered from these ancient texts. This book is an attempt to uncover the hidden layer of wealth that is cleverly packaged within the commonly known storylines.

Review:

Yoga has become the trend of today’s age. However, yoga isn’t just for health, and the peace of mind. Yoga can also help in improving our relationships, and other aspects of life. Open-eyed Meditations talks about practical spirituality useful in daily life. In closed-eyed meditation, we focus on our inner self; this book contemplates life problems through the understanding offered by the ancient texts. Continue reading Book Review: Open-Eyed Meditations

Where’s Papa?

Nina ate with her mouth closed, took care that very few crumbs fell on the table around her plate. She did her homework on time. She even cleaned her room.

It didn’t matter. Nothing mattered.

Papa did not return home early. Not even after she called him to tell him about her best behaviour.

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Four days! She hadn’t seen Papa for four long days. He came after she slept. And went to the office before she woke up.

She decided to catch him tonight. She wouldn’t sleep that night. Not early at any rate.

“No,” she said when mommy tried to force her into bed. “It won’t matter if you switch off the TV. I’ll just sit staring at it.”

At 8.30 she started fidgeting. Nobody worked at office till 8.30, did they? She stifled a yawn, and played with Smelly, her teddy. At 8.45, she had to physically pull her eyelids, so that they didn’t close. No use. The next thing she knew, it was 9; she was in her bed, and Papa already gone to work for the day.

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She would catch him before he left. Waking up in the morning was easy. During school days, she woke up at 7.30. She would do it now. She set up an alarm clock for 4 O’ clock. No way Papa would ever leave before that.

Tears trickled down her cheeks the next morning, when her mum said, “why would you set up the alarm at 4? Your poor father couldn’t sleep after it woke him.”

If her Papa couldn’t sleep, the least he could have done was wake her up.

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This was a part of my assignment at a Flash Fiction Workshop. The task was to write three paragraphs/incidents which could be interchanged chronologically.

Let me know whether you like it or not. Your encouragement makes my day, and criticism makes my writing 🙂