‘A City fit for Royals’ by Shweta Sinha #TheCityasMuse

This article of mine comes at the heels of a great personal loss. Nanaji… whose tales I grew up upon and who finds a mention here as well… this is for you.


As an IT professional, Shweta Sinha has been to several places around the world. When what is seen is not enough, she loves conjuring up worlds through her writing. Her stories and articles have been published on Kinooze.com, a children’s news website, and in Woman’s Era. There’s more from her at https://shwetasheel.wordpress.com. An avid reader, Shweta believes books complete her world that she otherwise shares with her husband, two boys, parents and an aquarium full of colourful fishes.

Comment: Shweta’s intensely personal and emotional piece on Kathmandu delves deep into nostalgia, but leaves a mark by making a poignant statement about the ethos of her city.


Houses crumbling to dust, the air resounding with haunting cries, historic monuments turning to history – these images rocked the world only months ago. While they shook every heart, mine bled with an unfamiliar angst. For the city of…

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An EYE for an EYE

The group was silent now in the aftermath of her argument with Ritu, her new, abominable neighbour. As the society's ex-president's wife, Mrs. Juneja considered it her duty to always think of ways to make the neighbourhood better. Several even applauded her constant endeavours regarding the society's matters. Only Ritu had the galls to contradict. Ritu - the ex-Miss whatever queen!

From the archives: Our journey to Yash Chopra Land – II

Continuing from where I left off.... A travelogue from my archives. (Read previous post here - https://shwetasheel.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/from-the-archives-our-journey-to-yash-chopra-land-i/) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Switzerland…. here I come Our city, Brugg, was exactly 34 minutes from Zurich airport or Flughafen (I was already learning the language) by Bahn, I mean, train. The journey gave me a preview of what I was … Continue reading From the archives: Our journey to Yash Chopra Land – II

From the archives: Our journey to Yash Chopra Land – I

Putting out my very first write-up / travelogue that I shared around with my friends and family - way before blogging came into being. Presenting Part -I ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When Shailu had got this assignment for Switzerland, I had never thought of it that way. As the kind of one-song trips our Bollywood artistes make. It … Continue reading From the archives: Our journey to Yash Chopra Land – I


Riya glanced at Charu wading through the knee-deep water that was gurgling around her legs. Her wet clothes clung to her curves, showing more skin than needed. This was what kept Abhinav hooked to her twin. She frowned and bit her lip. Charu was close to the bank now, struggling up a cluster of high rocks. Two more minutes. Surreptitiously, Riya turned her gaze upriver. Anytime now!

From the archives – The league’s day out at Ocean Park

Disclaimer All incidents narrated here are non-fictional. Any resemblance to persons living is purely intentional. Their tanned faces tell a story. A story of courage and endurance; a tale of bravery and perseverance. They dared tread those paths where few like to venture in. Yes, this is the saga of the journey into the liquid … Continue reading From the archives – The league’s day out at Ocean Park