About The Bloggeress

Hi! Welcome to my humble blogabode! I will be your not-so-humble host. My name is Sreesha Divakaran and here’s a little bit about me:

I wrote my first “poem,” or as I would now call it, a silly little rhyme, when I was seven or eight. I don’t know what motivated me to write it, but I think it was the sudden surprise I felt when I realized that the first two lines rhymed with each other. Similar to the surprise babies feel when they roll over for the first time and wonder how they ended up in that position, staring at the bed or floor instead of the ceiling.

Later on, my writing journey took me from the good books of English teachers, to the vain soul-searching of teenagers, to dealing with some simmering-beneath-the-surface anger – often felt by conspiracy theorists and rockstars (I am, sadly, neither).

It was in 2008 that I was introduced by a friend (and former blogger) to the blogosphere. All the simmering-beneath-the-surface found a way to bubble up to the surface. My first post Planning v/s Impulsiveness  was my passive aggressive attempt to annoy someone who believed in planning things out, whereas I was/am the impulsive one. Don’t judge me for that post, I was barely out of my teens when I wrote it!

In retrospect, most of my rants were hilarious, and in embarrassment I took most of them down, when I returned to blogging in 2013, like a phoenix rising from the – oh, who am I kidding! I returned to rant a bit more.

I also occasionally write at:

Women’s Web

Story Mirror




All the book reviews I post at Rain and a Book are also posted on Goodreads.

I also post my travel tales (sometimes too enthusiastically) on



That’s my blog story!

Disclaimer: As you’re on my blog, I feel I must warn you of certain things. I consider myself a non-conformist. I belong to no teams (except the feminist movement), and maintain a neutral stand when it comes to politics, religious debates, whathaveyou. But rest assured – I laugh at all teams/groups/gangs etc. If you feel offended, the close window button is on the top-right corner.

I strive to keep this blog family friendly*

I love comments, so keep them coming.

Also (because a lot of people ask me this): Petrichor means the smell of the earth after the rains. You’re welcome.

*And it is, most of the time. But if you’re a bigot, politician, misogynist, and/or any/all three – get off my page right now, as you make me angry. I am not family friendly when I am angry.


11 thoughts on “About The Bloggeress

  1. Beaton September 5, 2015 / 12:47 PM

    I love the smell of the earth just before it starts to rain after a dry spell the first of the rains if you will

    I also would never be part of a gang especially one that wanted me to be member in it,
    So we can just hangout here and just be ^_^


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Awkward Earthling November 14, 2015 / 7:08 PM

    “I consider myself a non-conformist. I belong to no teams , and maintain a neutral stand”
    Profound & right !!

    So hi 🙂 I am just a lazy blogger in the blogosphere hovering around & landed here 🙂
    And the about page was impressive – or rather purely honest !!
    & so “Follow” ..

    Glad to connect & see you around 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Mysterious Mind Of Mine January 18, 2016 / 5:13 AM

    Hi there. I happened to come across your blog and I found it interesting. Looking forward to more of your writing. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Chandnimoudgil February 26, 2017 / 8:34 AM

    Oh how I missed knowing you better and I am so happy that you are back after your unnecessary break. Please be around and be family unfriendly more often than not .. I am beginning to ove that version of you:)


  5. Chandnimoudgil February 26, 2017 / 8:35 AM

    Oh how I missed knowing you better and I am so happy that you are back after your unnecessary break. Please be around and be family unfriendly more often than not .. I am beginning to Love that version of you:)

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sreesha Diva February 27, 2017 / 8:28 AM

      Ah, but the break was just something I had to do. I’m better for it (I think).

      Yay angry me 😀


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