If you could change one thing about

your life,

your appearance,

 your past,

your present,

your spouse,

What would it be?

Just wondering.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published eight books across genres till date. Her books include romance and chicklit with Once Upon A Crush (2014), All Aboard (2015), Saving Maya (2017); horror with The Face at the Window (2016) and nonfiction with Karmic Kids (2015), A Boy’s Guide to Growing Up (2016) and True Love Stories (2017). Her short stories have been published on Juggernaut, in magazines like Verve and Cosmopolitan, and have been part of anthologies like Chicken Soup for the Soul, Have a Safe Journey (2017) and Boo (2017). Her articles and columns have appeared in the Times of India, Tehelka, DNA, Yowoto, Shethepeople, New Woman, Femina, Verve, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Conde Nast Traveller, DB Post, The Telegraph, the Asian Age, iDiva, TheDailyO and more. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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11 Responses to If you could change one thing about

  1. randomvignettes says:

    Ohh to change some bits of my past..I would love to have the chance to do that..not all of it..just some…


  2. chandni says:

    Nothing really!

    The best or worst I can think of is changing the decision to have a certain lady as a room mate…was horrible!

    may be i’ll undo that…but about myself….nope, I am happy the way I am!


  3. Cee Kay says:

    my life: Nothing for as it is now. A lot for what it was between 1990-93 and 1995-99.

    my appearance: My feet? I am happy with what I have but I like to think of all the sexy shoes/sandals I could have tried on if I had feet that were smaller and less masculine.

    my past: Wouldn’t make one mistake that I did back in middle school.

    my present: nothing.

    my spouse: nothing.


  4. Oh some parts of my past for sure…I know all that adversity makes you stronger and all that..but I would ve been ok with a little less of my strength!!


  5. jayashri says:

    your life–Nothing
    your appearance–Add few inches
    your past–Some blunder mistakes I did need to be undone
    your present–Nothing (may be get little extra rest)
    your spouse–Nothing


  6. childwoman says:

    your life – Everything
    Your appearance- lose few kilos
    Your past – Everthing
    Your Present – Everything, except my nephew.
    Your spouse – We, will have to find out about that….dont we??


  7. Kiran Manral says:

    @all: Except for Tara, everyone seems happy with their life, and that is so good and reassuring. What prompted this post was a thought I had the other day that I would not trade my life with anyone elses, and that terrified me because I wondered if it meant I was entering a complacency zone.

    RV: Since the past is gone, am sure the present makes up for it.

    Chandni: Thats great. Isnt that really a good feeling, that you are in a place where you are truly happy about yourself.

    Ceekay: Am glad that your present is good for you not to want to change it. Thats what is really important isnt it. Dont bother about them feet. Have you seen Bipasha Basu’s feet ever? They are really huge and totally unfeminine, but she’s so hot. Wear what you like. Its the total package that matters.

    Gooddaysunshine: I know just what you mean. I could do with a little less strength of character too. But When I really think back, I know that going through those days when all we ate was khichdi, I appreciate all I have today much more than I would have had I not been through them.

    Jayshri: LOL. Am with you on everything, except I want to lose a few inches…..

    Tara: Everything except your nephew?????? Scary. Including your life. Whats stopping you babe, you’re young, you have your entire life ahead of you. Go on and make the changes you want. *Hugs*


  8. Wouldn’t change a thing. Which doesn’t mean I’m happy with the world around me, but I’m happy with who I’m becoming.

    One thing I’d like to change, in exactly all of us including myself – I’d like everyone to live for and towards something we love, as opposed to against something we hate.
    Negativity is draining the life out of me right now, I guess learning to feel at peace with life is just a part of growing up.


  9. swati says:

    May be a few parts of my past..but not necessary 🙂 Linked this page 🙂


  10. swati says:

    May be a few parts of my past..but not necessary Linked this page


  11. Cee Kay says:


    Actually growing up with those large feet was terrible but ever since I moved to the US, it has been better. And anyway, I like my shoes comfortable and sensible give the kind of work I need to do. But there is no telling what my preferences would have been had I grown up with sexy feet 😛

    Bipasha has big feet??? You see, this kind of information would have made me feel better 25 years ago when I was going through the trauma 😀 You are so right on about the total package thing – I have learnt it from a few women I came across at work who are big/ have big feet but carry themselves so very elegantly. And then there are some with really good figures who have absolutely no dress sense and that destroys their complete personality.


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