I’m a duck right now…

Be like a duck, my mother used to tell me. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like hell underneath.
— Michael Caine

God, am I paddling.


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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8 Responses to I’m a duck right now…

  1. Meira says:

    er…chocolates usually help.

    The waistline?


  2. Shruti says:

    All the best! You can do it! Take care…

    Thanks Shruti.


  3. Sue says:

    And I’m all fireworks and no progress. 😦

    Hugs, hon

    hugs back Sue.


  4. Bhavna says:

    The shore cant be far ahead…

    I hope so.


  5. anna says:

    we are rooting for you. take care. whatever it is remember ‘this too shall pass’.

    Thanks Anna.


  6. 4lorac says:

    I was sitting here, alone and you flowed through my mind so I had to come and find how you were doing,you probably dont remember me anyway…got married last week, he and his family are off to the”packer/viking football game in greenbay Wisconsin and I am here a lone with the dog…guess the honeymoon is over..move over Im paddling.

    Of course I remember you Carol, often wondered how you were, but have lost your Blog URL. Please leave the link behind for me.


  7. PVS says:

    hi Kiran, keep paddling. we are all rooting for u



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