Since I have been a good girl…

…and not shopped for myself in a very very long time (A pair of shoes bought over the last week does not count, of course, what is one measly pair of shoes), I am doing the second best thing I can and am window shopping. Given the fact that it is pouring cats and dogs and a couple of cows outside, the next best thing I can do is to turn to net-a-porter and sigh. And sigh some more. And click. And fill out a wishlist, which, given the current state of brokedom is destined to remain just that, a wishlist. Then I move on to and sigh some more. The amount of sighing emanating from me makes the spouse cast a curious eye on the computer screen.

Having tucked my salivating tongue inside my mouth, I get back to the dour business of trying to earn a living, seeing as I’m not doing much to earn my keep as a kept woman these days. Which is also probably why the husband is looking suspiciously at the computer everytime I sigh deeply. He will probably never understand the twist in the gut that happens each time I gaze on that salmon Marni pump.


About Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective in 2011. Since then, she has published nine 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), psychological thriller with Missing, Presumed Dead (2018) 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. In 2018, she was awarded the International Women's Day award for literary excellence by ICUNR and Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India. She is a TEDx speaker and a mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017.
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16 Responses to Since I have been a good girl…

  1. Meira says:

    Sigh! I’l give you some online sigh-ing company !


  2. Childwoman says:

    Siiiiiiiiiighhhhhhhh Look at that louboutin red boot!!! drool!!


  3. JLT says:

    LOL! I don’t inderstand the twist in the gut either. One of the rare instances where your posts don’t touch a chord…. But you have fun, K!


  4. jaya says:

    guess wat kiran, there is a nine west and also store round the corner from my office. do i tell you, i spend my lunch time there


  5. shilpadesh says:

    Loooved the pink marni pumps! If only I could afford them, and carry them off…sigh…


  6. Anamika says:


    (p.s. I am unable to post comments at karmickkids. Any idea why)


  7. NainaAshley says:

    Right there with you on the purses. Can’t lust over those shoes right now, since I have a broken foot and the only thing I can wear is tennis shoes with orthotics! I envy everyone who can wear these shoes.


  8. she says:

    i love your blog, but i will never share your taste in shoes though i love shoes myself.

    Still, since you live in Mumbai, you must try Ink5 stores for affordably priced and fairly hot looking shoes. Being a student on a rather tight budget, the likes of aldo and nine west are a long way off for me, so this store is an excellent stand in.

    have fun 🙂


  9. Anon says:

    u said it, the marni pumps are soooo beautiful!!!! who cares if i’ll be able to walk in them or not :p


  10. sraikh says:

    Oooohh love the red pumps.
    Next time I go shoe shopping, shall I click random pictures of shoes and send them to you…especially those on clearance. Pictures not the shoes 🙂


  11. priyaiyer says:

    oh wow! those red ones look lovely!! 🙂

    began reading your blog fairly recently, and love the way you write. can relate to you in a lot of ways. i am hooked to your blog and read all of your posts.

    have a little something for you on my blog. would love it if you could come over and accept it.



  12. Aathira says:

    Those cartier clutches … *siiigghhhh


  13. Kiran Manral says:

    Meira: *sigh, sigh, sigh*

    Childwoman: *Hands over a tissue to mop drool puddle*

    JLT: 🙂

    jaya: You lucky thing you.

    Shilpa: Tell you what, we will hunt the fakes down.

    Anamika: No clue. I havent done any fiddling around with settings…

    Naina: Awww. Get well soon.

    She: Definitely will check them out.

    Anon: You will make sure you walk in them once you have them on. And trust me, well made shoes are comfortable to walk in.

    sraikh: Please do, will wait for those with bated breath.

    Aathira: *joins the sighing chorus*


  14. priyaiyer says:

    oh, i m so sorry. here it is:



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