Author has written 9 stories for General, and Romance.
Hey guys, I'm Nalini. I'm Indian, living in America, an avid fan of both Hindi & English movies, Harry Potter, squirrels, House M.D., F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Royal Pains, White Collar, Suite Life, Law and Order: SVU, The Blind Side, 3 Idiots, Gandhigiri, Fernando Torres, Lionel Messi, Novac Djokovic, shopping, adidas, guacamole, the Spanish language, Apple, Lady GaGa, European history, astronomy, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Matt Damon, David Villa, humor, Russell Peters, Toy Story, Thai food, and the FIFA World Cup.
Differences of language and habit are nothing at all if our aims are identical and our hearts are open - J.K. Rowling
My stories: (updated 7.9.2011)
Drops of Moonlight: A different type of experiment, embedded with translated lyrics, inspired by a movie, but wholly original (I promise). The theme is something I'm not sure I'm mature enough to write about, but I gave it try for what it's worth.
Charcoal Drawings: An experiment in a different style of prose, more poetic and descriptive than the dialogue-driven ones. I ended up quite enjoying writing like that because it made me feel smarter than I am.
One Night in Europe: My first chapter piece! Yeah, it's still a short story, but it is nevertheless divided into parts. I actually think these characters are the most well-developed characters I have so far; they've started living also autonomously now. In fact, the dialogue sections between James and Mel are them talking - I seem to just be a transcriber. The other parts are a little harder. The story is not fabulously original, but again I tried to incorporate something new. Remember that childhood dream of jumping on clouds? Well, that's Mel's mission in life. And I promise there's an update coming soon, college was just in the way.
Goodbye's Last Echo: A little more intense than my previous published works on here, but not like super-heavy or tragic or anything. It was one of thd e easiest pieces to write, but as an author, I don't like it as much. Not technnically, but something just seems...off. I don't really know what though, any feedback on that would be appreciated. It's about love lost and love found and common mistakes lovers make. With a slight twist.
World Cup Fever: I've been hit hard with this disease. As the end of the FIFA World Cup approaches, I tried to capture a little bit of the magic and excitement in a romantic one-shot based off my late night musings. I have to confess that a lot of my personal biases do seep in - I'm an ardent Spain supporter and would kill to meet anyone who's played professional football, especially in Spain. Also, no joke, I would like to have David Villa's babies. And that is all.
a lack of conviction: Nothing much to say here - a quick one-shot I wrote in the spur of the moment. I will be the first to admit it offers nothing new in terms of plot, but it's another version of the age old best friend cliché. Hope you enjoy!
Shabnam: Ch.1 up. Inspired by some dreams, a couple Indian movies, my love for India, and, of course, my unforgettable muse. A huge thank you to Faz for being such a helpful beta! Pronounciation key: Shabnam Shub-numb Like shrub without the "r" and numb as in unfeeling with a silent "b". Shabnam is a beautiful Indian name which I wish was mine. It means morning dew. ON INDEFINITE HIATUS.
The Epitome of Perfection: Short and quick, written in the spur of the moment and inspired by the definition of the "grace." Give it a read, it's worth it!
If you want to e-mail me, don't hesitate. I would love to answer any of your questions or just chat. And if you want me to read and review your story, all you have to do is ask!