Author Archives: Jaya Siva Murty

About Jaya Siva Murty

I am an author, a freelance writer, social media consultant and a full-time mother of two little kids. After a short span of working as an advertising copywriter, I went on to write for daily publications and magazines. I love writing poetry and fiction and am also the proud author of my first novella called 'Canvas of Dreams' at

Spare me the sermon

I like my Diwali crackers. Okay. That’s an understatement. I love my Diwali crackers. Through the year, I look forth to the eve of Diwali when I’ll head to the shop and buy my anars, chakkarginnis and phuljhadis. So what … Continue reading

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RIP Abdul Kalam

Abdul Kalam passed away yesterday evening.  India’s 11th President, a brilliant scientist turned politician and known fondly to many as the ‘missile man’. A great man who influenced people with his words, what I perhaps liked most about him was … Continue reading

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Home, Humidity and the Husband

Last week I actually went brain dead. In fact it was only yesterday that I realized such a thing could happen. My mind just stopped working. I simply lay on the sofa watching an episode of Mentalist and didn’t want to … Continue reading

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In sense with Incense

We have all burned incense sticks at some point in our lives. The fragrance and the effect aroma has on us are not just soothing but elevating as well. But have we ever stopped to think about how these are made … Continue reading

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Unexpected: The story begins

The rhythmic sound of the rickety old fan and an occasional cough from the occupants of the large high-ceiling room, were all that could be heard. An uncomfortable silence hung here, as the man in the white polyester shirt with … Continue reading

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The proposal

‘Oh God, how difficult could this be?’ She stood at the gallery wringing her hands. The painting contest had been over, and she had promised Ryan that if she’d win she’d tell him something. A part of her wished she … Continue reading

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Dear dear Mahesh

Dear Mahesh Babu, I write this fan mail in the earnest hope that it reaches all fans of Telugu films across the globe, and through them to you. I don’t know how computer-literate you are Mahesh, and whether you really … Continue reading

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