A to Z Challenge 2020 – Theme Reveal


I am already late for the theme reveal party but better late than never! This is my 4th year of A to Z challenge and looks like 8 line poem is definitely my thing! Here is my year wise theme from 2017:

An idiom for an alphabet and 8 line poem to it.
A to Z - LR

Emotions and expressions for life and 8 line poem to it.
A to Z - Life Emotions - LR (501x800)

Words and phrases from foreign languages and 8 line poem to it.

Here is 2020 Theme:


Metaphors from movies, idioms, celebrities, paintings, songs, etc. It’s going to be diverse as well challenging. But who is not up for it!? I am already excited for April 1. I am rushing out to work on metaphor for A and a 8 line poem for it. What are your plans? Let me know. Hope to reach many from April 1.


What A Month Can Do!


I am going to remember April of 2017 for numerous fabulous reasons. This month was special in its own way, in its own kind, spreading across my work of interests.

The month started with an announcement that said I had won a writing contest winning a book prize. In a week, the book: Mock, Stalk and Quarrel was delivered to home and I am going to read that this may. I did finish reading When Breath becomes Air in April.

The A to Z A to Z - LRchallenge.  It was ‘wow’. Had not expected the challenge would be this fun. This is the first time my blog had  28 posts published in one month.

All the A to Z prompts have been combined into an ebook which is a FREE download and can be found here: A to Z – Poem for an Idiom.

This month has also got me few interview options and guest blogging opportunities.

One of my poems got selected to be published in an Anthology run by Twin City Poets, Hyderabad. It was happiness to see the mail. Expecting the book to be out sometime soon and details of it are to be known yet.

My technical blog: PH Bytes had its 100th blog post. It was fun. I do write ten technical posts per month and writing 100th did feel good. My 100th post was a note on my research work that is being carried out for my PhD. The first implementation version of work was released and here are the details: Knit Engine Ver 0.1. The post gives an idea about work and release details. This did take a lot of effort and numerous sleepless nights.

Participated in Camp NaNoWriMo and completed novel editing work of 30 hours that I had scheduled.  Received the winner certificate and satisfaction, it is!


Those 30 hours were used in writing a concept note of my novel and editing of first four chapters. Those were submitted to a publisher and in five days I got back a reply that the plot is interesting and they would like to see full manuscript. This was happiness. Like literally jumping happiness. No matter what the future results are, would accept it gracefully and learn through the way. Have planned to submit full script by May 10.

As a surprise came reviews of my 3 ebooks by Swati . My gratitude for writing such beautiful reviews. Here they are:
PhD – the Messy Desk : Review
100 Haiku: Review
Run – The secret Destination: Review

April got me 42 ratings  and 8 text reviews on my Goodreads profile.

One of my best friends got married and we had a friend’s reunion. Most importantly, the month had a travel which I would find difficult to forget. It was the best three days ever. Like the best. Like the best ever! All of this along with regular routines of personal and professional things.

Thank you every one for all the support. I need to catch up with a lot of blogs and on it! May the ‘May’ keep the force!