Being Myself..

Hello fellas.. I am another “she” in the zillions

I work as a freelance writer….I am passionate about writing as I love to write on a lot of topics from interesting ones like life to relation, love, humor and even technical topics like stuxnet virus, iPhone apps or social marketing and seo as well.


Why I Love To Write…

Along with being an avid writer, i am an avid reader as well. I had always dreamt of having my own blog and lo the dream turns true. I intend to keep updating the blog daily as and when I come across fresh topics.

Some random fun facts about me…

I love green eyes as I believe they have a charm of their own…

green eyes

I love to get drenched in the rain


I am a passionate poet who loves to wrap her feelings in verse..


Looking to know more people and explore their culture, tradition and way of living…


So, now that you are reading this page, i would request you to take out time from your busy schedule and visit a few blogs of mine and give me valuable inputs because I believe it is the inputs from random strangers that can help you refine who you are..

So, pour a cup of coffee and let’s go for a ride….



i will be waiting…:)

The blog celebrates my journey..!

N.B. I do not own any copyrights to any of the images in my blogs. I am not a photographer and I simply pick up pictures from the useful “internet” and use them to give color to my words. The copyright is not mine, credits to the wonderful soul who took pains to put the pictures together πŸ™‚

575 comments on “Being Myself..

  1. Dan McGaffin says:

    I come bearing gifts:
    Please know that you do not have to accept – I realize you may not accept awards. I perfectly understand and there is no pressure to accept. I see these awards as a way to express the enjoyment I get from reading your blog. Thank you so much for your creativity and inspiration.


  2. Lala Rukh says:

    THAT was an amazing illustrative explanation, the best one ! Loving the beautiful pictures and the facts about you attached to them. So lad to meet you ! πŸ™‚ xx

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Hi Shruti… Liked your presentation; new to indiblogger. Interesting Themes and topics to ponder and exclaim at… Thinking it would be nice to get some tips from you to re-furbish my blog; Junkyard of Thoughts. Hope you get time to visit there too… seemingly you have a platefull I assume… anyways am from Kolkata and it’s always nice to meet someone with equal amount of interests in same subject; nicer even to meet a co-blogger. If you ain’t that busy…:-)

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  4. petrel41 says:


    I have nominated your blog for the Awesome Blog Content award.

    More about this nomination is at

    Of course, you don’t have to accept πŸ™‚


  5. Shalzzz says:

    Lovely write!! Happy to follow yours πŸ™‚ Keep blogging! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sunny says:

    Loved your blog, your words and both posts i’ve read today.. Will back soon to read more from you. Keep writing stay blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Chess says:

    You really do like green eyes!!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. prayingforoneday says:

    Please accept the “Sunshine Award”
    If you don’t accept awards or this Award….
    ..Please give to a friend who will

    More love, less hate

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Aditi says:

    Ho Shruti… I have been an on and off follower of your blog for a few months now and I absolutely love your poems! I think you best express in verses! Keep going!


  10. Nibha says:

    Hi I nominated you with the Sunshine Award. Hope you accept it. Keep Spreading Smiles.
    Look here for details-


  11. Ananya Kiran says:

    I love the style of this wonderful post πŸ™‚
    Its unique and so are you Shruti πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  12. […] Jen of Think Speak TrystΒ and I enjoyed that, so this time I have written a duet with the talented Shruti from A Shade of Pen. She writes wonderful poetry from photos, and at 23 she has one hell of a […]

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  13. How wonderful! I’m so glad I found another poet to read! Love your stuff πŸ˜‰

    Liked by 1 person

  14. greetings from Seattle. you have a wonderful blog.


  15. Madhuri says:

    I just nominated you for the quintet of radiance award… Find your nomination here:

    Have a good one..


    Liked by 1 person

  16. Megha says:

    Hey a Shade of Pen,

    I would like to connect with you to know more details about you and your journey to blogging.

    It will be great if you can write back to me on at the earliest.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Megha J


  17. […] me show her some love by visiting and following her blog.Β  We also wrote another duet together I have put below! […]


  18. saptaparna sarkar says:

    Awwww shruti i am in love with ur poems nd u :* u r just awesmome…keep going…how i wish i could meet u 😐 RED :*


  19. Hey lovely intro….eloquent and simple as well as compelling..


  20. hey its indeed very interesting blog πŸ™‚ gone thru some of your post and founf them quiet interesting.. keep writing πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  21. zainabattari says:

    Love the way you have written this post…so simple and beautifully illustrated. It does take some good eye sight to even get the perfect pictures! πŸ˜‰ So glad to have stumbled upon your blog. I love the poems you’ve written. We do have a lot in common when it comes to poetry! πŸ™‚ Will surely take some time out to read more of your writings. Good luck πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  22. ItMatterstoGrey says:

    I hope you are well. I enjoy your posts and reading your words. I am slowly trying to find my voice as a writer and I was playing with some flash fiction and I wrote a short story on my site “She knew he lied”. If I am not imposing and I respect your thoughts, would you take a look at it and share your thoughts? If I am asking too much, I understand.

    Liked by 1 person

    • ashadeofpen says:

      I appreciate the fact that you took out time to tell mw this… I will love to take a look and i am so happy thAt you chose to tell me to rwad it.. Going to read very shortly.


      • ItMatterstoGrey says:

        Thank you…I am just looking to see if the characters seem real and if the hook I used at the end of each chapter worked. I wrote it as flash fiction, just what came to my mind as I sat down and wrote, with no revision or editing. You will be able to tell I played with a few different genres and it is truly experimental for me. Thank you.


      • ashadeofpen says:

        Yes yes i am surely going to take a look tomm itself,


  23. Initiator ;-) says:

    Amazing and impressive name of your blog..!
    Really impress my thoughts..!
    Pleasure to follow you…!


  24. Mohana says:

    hi!! you have a lovely blog! πŸ™‚
    are you still working with TCS?

    Liked by 1 person

  25. Siddharth Muzumdar says:

    Interesting…Nice that came across your blog.. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Nina says:

    I have hazel eyes …(mostly green, yellow and a little brown) πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  27. Tatsat says:

    Intriguing… ” You don’t write because”….
    IF I may sneak a little of Bukowski in here: because I have to
    But of course, my novel has been on hold for few months now 😦

    Interesting blogspace you got here πŸ™‚ Keep it up

    Liked by 1 person

  28. jeffurry76 says:

    My mother has green eyes, but unlike any I have seen before. Mine too would change to green as a child but in the end the blue of my father’s ancestors won the day. I will read your blogs and I will definitely give you my honest opinion. I beg a little time from you for I am new here and I too love to read. I feel as a child in a candy store with free reign to devour as much sugar as my willing belly will allow. The blogosphere has reignited my love for the internet. How rude of me, I am Jeff. It is a pleasure to make your acquaintance. I look forward to reading your past posts, when reality permits as well as your future posts. -jm

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  29. Samjoth Sashidharan says:

    I am new here and was running through random blogs πŸ™‚ and that’s how halted here..
    You have an amazing space ..!! πŸ™‚
    Will go through your posts right away..
    Till then.
    Stay happy n let’s keep in touch πŸ™‚


  30. thatssojacob says:

    Hello Shade! I’ve decided to read and follow 15 interesting and new blogs a day every day for the first month of 2015, and yours is today’s #6! Feel free to come visit me when you can at, and follow if you like what you read. Happy new year and happy blogging!


  31. singhruby says:

    I have tagged you for #UseYourAnd activity for BlogAdda in association with Gillette Venus. Please visit my entry at and write your entry before 18th January 2015.

    Liked by 1 person

  32. AdiC says:


    You have a new task awaiting you at titled β€˜Spreading Love’. I hope you will accept it!

    Graciously Yours!


  33. you suggested to pour a cup of coffee and go for a ride…can we have tea instead? I have gone through some of your work and yes I do love them πŸ™‚ There’s some magic in the way you write….. I don’t know if I have come across ‘you’ or ‘your blog’ before… there is a strange magnetism that pulls me to read more and more. I’ve been on your space for the last 62 minutes on a stretch (something I’ve never done for any other blog)
    Beautiful space you have here πŸ™‚ What is your name?

    Liked by 1 person

    • ashadeofpen says:

      aww man.. that is one of the most beautiful comment i’ve ever read. we all write hoping that someone somewhere feels the way we do or it brings comfort to someone. and yes, we can always have tea.. in fact i don’t have hot coffee.. i am a cold coffee and chocolate type of person πŸ˜€

      name happens to be Shruti and what would be yours?

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  34. Cold coffee suits me perfectly πŸ™‚ Pleasure to come across you Shruti, I am Savio from Goa.


  35. AdiC says:

    Time for you to look into this :

    I knew you would see it sooner or later, but a formal invite is better πŸ˜‰


  36. priyavrat chaudhary says:

    i have followed you just now. Like you i am also an avid writer and reader but with not as good english as you is. These blogs are a way to enhance my writing and reading skills. hope i ll become a good writer like you one day

    Liked by 1 person

    • ashadeofpen says:

      aww this makes me so happy.. and everyone is a good writer.. all we need is a little more trust in our own creativity.. i am sure you’re going to rock your readers.. loads of good wishes to you ❀


  37. […] Image Credit: A shade of pen […]


  38. saketspeaks says:

    I have been to your blog before. Seems I had failed to realize the depth and soulfulness of your work at that time.

    A second look here and I realized that I was missing something………

    Liked by 1 person

  39. The Next door Girl says:

    Hi, I’ve reached here after reading a little about you through a post of a fellow blogger-thextramile. Shruti if i am not wrong. I’m rochelle from mumbai, its good to be connected here with you, I am fairly new here to blogging but i do have lots of things to say, that works well with me.
    hope to hear from you


  40. Beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by Poemattic.


  41. Hi, I cannot find any contact details if your on your blog. Can you please reply back at I want to know if you will be interested in writing about on your blog. You will need to write and publish a small post of about 250 words and for same i will pay you Rs 250.


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