Recent Reviews for Lalita Vasu
Romance on the Moondeck (Short Story) - 6/28/2015 6:05:43 AM|
Lalita, I liked this one, and wonder if you are sharing your story ideas with Avi? Maybe he can make a short film from your work?
Romance on the Moondeck (Short Story) - 6/25/2015 7:07:37 AM
A fairytale romance that so many in India would wish for! The perfect storyline for a Bollywood movie.
I recall visiting a movie producer's beautiful home in Dhaka Bangladesh with the father and mother of a friend of mine studying for his doctorate in the United States, Raj. The father and mother were negotiating a potential marriage of their son with the movie producer's daughter, one of 3 or 4 visits I made with the father seeking a potential bride for his son. His mother confided in me that they were afraid that their son would fall in love with and marry an American girl.
After I returned to the States, a marriage was arranged with a girl from London. They were married in a Muslim ceremony via telephone between West Virginia in London. Months later, I drove Raj for 10 hours to Kennedy international Airport to pick up his bride, Shammi. Raj was very anxious when she didn't come off the plane. Finally, this ravishing beauty came off the plane and Raj was floored by her! He didn't know what to say the whole trip back for 10 hours. They were remarried in a Christian ceremony in my home two weeks later. They have been married for many years now and have two grown children. A marriage made in heaven the old-fashioned way… By arrangement.
By the way, Behram and Gool, met in college in Bombay, fell in love and got married, just like another couple I knew, Danny and Bina, Behram and Gool are retired and have three grown sons. Danny and Bina divorced before Danny finished his doctorate. All romantic marriages do not turn out well.
Your writing is captivating, but the little editing would make it even better.
Romance on the Moondeck (Short Story) - 6/25/2015 1:45:22 AM
Nice read that Lalita!
Yesterday Once More (Short Story) - 5/29/2015 7:39:40 AM
Romantic interlude indeed!
Ended at a right spot too!
When Orange turns Green (Short Story) - 4/11/2015 9:53:37 AM
Enjoyed reading Lalita.
When Orange turns Green (Short Story) - 4/9/2015 6:27:23 AM
Lalita, I liked this story very much. Glad to see you writing again.
Divine Perfection (Short Story) - 11/27/2014 9:07:30 AM
Nice storyline. Enjoyed reading Lalita.
Under a strong spell (Short Story) - 10/13/2014 12:26:53 PM
Lalita, you reached out nicely on this spiritual premise.
Under a strong spell (Short Story) - 10/6/2014 4:20:57 AM
It's very nice to believe that a loved one came from "another world," making them very special.
Well-written. But I don't understand why they were in a cold desert and then came upon a forest. Deserts usually don't have forests.
Siddharth (Short Story) - 9/1/2014 2:23:10 AM
Nice one Lalita. Enjoyed reading and visualising.
Entwined Destinies (Short Story) - 8/7/2014 5:17:26 AM
Enjoyed reading the story. I liked the way it looks positively at the issues that are still stigmatised by the society; e.g. girl being mangalik. Marrying her and then 10 years down the line, happily being together gives pleasant feeling. Based on a real life incident, it certainly has a dramatic twist!
Entwined Destinies (Short Story) - 8/1/2014 8:07:15 AM
Office disturbances often happen this way. Especially when there are affections involved. I have found that even eyewitness accounts of incidents are sometimes wrong because people have strange perceptions of what they see. Jumping to conclusions on hearsay is always dangerous.
Your story has a nice ending with everyone turning out happier.
Facebooked! (Short Story) - 5/29/2014 9:07:51 AM
This had a 'feel good' feeling to it. I really enjoyed it. Most of my Facebook friends are either co-workers, old high school friends, and I just reconnected with two people I haven't seen or heard from in over 40 years! I had a co-worker whose son's name was Ashish. He is from Gujarati, India. Ever hear of it?
In Defence of Love (Short Story) - 12/6/2013 6:45:33 AM
Lalita, This is your best one yet!!!
In Defence of Love (Short Story) - 12/5/2013 1:54:11 PM
a wonderful stoty told so well
The Language of Love (Short Story) - 11/4/2013 5:23:38 AM
Lalita, In a strange land, with a different language, love is always the common denominator. Well done...
Intoxicated by coffee (Short Story) - 10/8/2013 4:42:06 AM
Lalita, This would make a great movie stretched out.
Intoxicated by coffee (Short Story) - 10/5/2013 8:03:00 AM
Intoxicated by coffee (Short Story) - 10/4/2013 2:24:23 AM
Love is no accident (Short Story) - 8/19/2013 8:05:08 AM
a fine story very well done
Love is no accident (Short Story) - 8/19/2013 3:58:48 AM
I Love your short stories. They give me ideas for novels.
Love is no accident (Short Story) - 8/18/2013 6:29:40 AM
Interesting story. I can relate to a woman left by the wayside, dreaming of an earlier acquaintance that has become her fixation.
You could flesh the story out of little bit more, especially what Varun's illness actually was.
The bond of love (Short Story) - 7/30/2013 9:53:22 AM
Loved the ending... nice job.
Unfinished Masterpiece (Short Story) - 7/2/2013 6:28:05 AM
Lalita, Another short story concept that you encapsulate so well.
Unfinished Masterpiece (Short Story) - 6/24/2013 8:41:19 AM
no need to tell anyone
If my Dad knew (Poetry) - 2/23/2013 11:28:47 PM
I am so sorry for your loss. Writing helps to heal ones soul. I'm sure your dad is very proud of you!...You are in my prayers....M
If my Dad knew (Poetry) - 1/29/2012 10:20:57 AM
We send our condolences, and encourage you to write more.
If my Dad knew (Poetry) - 1/26/2012 7:39:03 AM
Try to not focus on regrets. Instead focus on the good times and the happy days. I'm sure your dad was proud of you for all that you were to him. Remember him with love and joy.
If my Dad knew (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 5:11:45 PM
be happy to have know that reassuring smile ... when i told my father i wrote poetry (was 14 at the time) he got upset, thought i was becoming a homosexual ...
If my Dad knew (Poetry) - 1/25/2012 11:36:41 AM
I can tell from your description that your father would have welcomed your writing.
My father wanted me to do many things and I did. However, he knew that I wrote, but never read what I wrote. Finally, in the last two years of his life, my mother made him read my novels (no threats, just gentle nudging). He never said anything about my books, but I was glad he got to read them.
No need to feel sorry. Life is full of missed opportunities. We just have to move on and take advantage of the next opportunity–your mother?