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Last Night

Shreya Ramachandran writes a poem that attempts to capture the difference between life as it is and life as you sometimes wish it were. It explores the tension between trying to be fine and experiencing a tiny regret that comes with feeling an absence.

One Morning Two Years Ago

Is something fun only when it belongs to that moment? Can one enjoy looking back over something and derive fun out of it? Shreya Ramachandran fondly remembers a meeting with her friend at a particularly interesting point of time in their lives.

Coming Home

When Ami visits Madras after eight long months, her mother and sister have shifted from their old home to a new one. Shreya Ramachandran captures Ami’s longing for her old home and her feelings towards her new one. 

Day End

Shreya Ramachandran writes a poem on a couple whose relationship is slowly falling apart.

Snow in London

For Shreya Ramachandran, snow was a true marker of being in a foreign land. She recounts her first time seeing snow in London, a place she believes holds its best for those who wait and watch.

Sometimes the Process of Writing is Scary! : Shreya Ramachandran

Shreya Ramachandran is one of the youngest writers we have on board. She has been associated with Spark since December 2010. She is a versatile writer who has dabbled with fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Her work for Spark has spanned themes like love, relationships and women. What we like about Shreya’s work, particularly her stories, is her attention to detail and her ability to turn the reader’s attention to mundane and taken-for-granted things through her words. She succeeds in making you see these things in a new light because of her descriptions.
An interview with Shreya Ramachandran.

Remembering Grandfather

Shreya Ramachandran fondly recalls memories with her grandfather and writes about things that made him special. This, she says, is a story that she has been longing to tell for a long time.

My India

Shreya Ramachandran describes her various Indias through a poem.

No Country for “Real” Women

Shreya Ramachandran tells us what’s problematic about portraying all women in Hindi movies as “good” women: it is lazy, inauthentic storytelling.

Departures

A scene unfolds in the Delhi international airport on an unexpectedly hot winter afternoon, and different people see it differently. Shreya Ramachandran transmits the thoughts for us in her story.

Of Women

This is the story of three women, in which one of them learns to apply Maya Angelou’s words, “I’m a woman, phenomenally phenomenal woman, that’s me.” to the other two women she knows. Shreya Ramachandran says more in her work of fiction.

Hence the Disco Lights

Anshika returns to her office after a shoot and there’s a surprise waiting for her. We bet you would want to know more. Shreya Ramachandran pens a love story representing the February 2010 theme, ‘Romance’.

Arrangements

Shreya Ramachandran discusses the tradition of arranged marriages in India through a story. Meet Anshika, a young and vibrant woman, who finds it very difficult to make up her mind about a prospective alliance found by her mother. And while Shreya takes us through her troubled mind, we also learn yet another truth – is love ever really lost in the fabric of dynamic relationships?

Cycles to the Sea

Love, innocent, free of tangles and straightforward. Here’s a simple tale of love that blossoms between Vishnu and Keerti by the shore, near the temple, when they’re on their bicycles. Short story by Shreya Ramachandran.