Regular programming will be interrupted…

..thanks to the non-chill of the climate which has landed me and the spawn of the womb with throats that are raw red and inflammed, and feeling sandpapered down to individual cellular level. The spawn is also all hot and feverish which means, given his propensity to febrile seizures, that he doesnt stay out of my sight for a single second, which is making calls of nature difficult to attend to if the other responsible adult, aka the spouse, is not in the vicinity.

Will be back in a few days. With a voice hopefully. Right now, I’m so hoarse, I see the spouse wince when I attempt to communicate. Maybe my voice is now sandpaper to his ears.


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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11 Responses to Regular programming will be interrupted…

  1. Chips says:

    Awww, poor you. Hope you both get well soon.

    All well now , thanks.


  2. Sonia says:

    I know how you feel – I have had to take a mauna vratt reluctantly too as its just too painful to speak…something is going around…..globally hehe…Hope you both feel better soon 🙂

    All well now. Hope you’re keeping well too.


  3. CA says:

    Get well soon K !



  4. Sands says:

    Feel better soon 🙂

    Thanks Sands.


  5. Veena says:

    Hope you both feel better soon!

    We are all kicking now. Thanks


  6. Shivani says:

    Get well soon K & K !



  7. Fell better y’all! Dont forget the “garam haldi doodh” works like a charm.

    Did you get it checked out by the doctor? Make sure its not strep throat!

    Upper respiratory tract infection swat he said. Yup did the haldi doodh and the adrak tulsi honey concoction and the warm salt gargles. Back to the living now.


  8. CS says:

    Hi Kiran,

    Take care and take care of the little one. My life started mimicking your life in lot of ways except one things – I am not a fashionista.

    Would love to get in touch with you thru email or chat . Do you have a email I can reach you.

    Sure. Mail me at



  9. Gigi says:

    Bummer. Sorry your Christmas isn’t that merry after all. Hope you both get well soon.

    We did. Thank you.


  10. mandira says:

    get well suuuuuper soon, you two!

    Thank you Mandira, we’re back to regular programming.


  11. anna says:

    Get well soon. Hope xmas was good. a very happy 2010 to you and yours. Keep writing in 2010. cheers.

    Thank you Anna


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