A Movie & A Story With An Important Social Message

As per a recent article in TOI, “India Today Data Intelligence Unit (DIU) has found that between 2014 and 2018, there have been 1,483 victims of acid attacks in the country. This is according to data released by National Crime Records Bureau.”

Just two days back, Deepika Padukone starrer Chhapaak was released worldwide. Based on the inspirational Laxmi Agarwal and her acid attack survival story, the movie delivers a much necessary social awareness message.

My story ‘I’m Glad I’m Not Beautiful’ which is a part of Ten Tales, too spins a story around this much needed to be curbed issue and social stigma.

Here’s a look at the teaser of the book.

And to give you an idea of what my story in this book looks like, and how it chronicles around an acid attack, here’s a glimpse at few pages of the story.


I concocted a small poetry around the story and the acid attacks too. Here’s a look at it (from within the book)


The story circles around two school going teenage girls, Abha and Vidhya, who are best friends, but are opposite in nature and appearance and how a few incidents on a particular day turns their lives upside down.

My inspiration behind this story was my own teenage years where I developed an inferiority complex because of the way I looked (I was short and plump during my school days). The objective was to deliver two messages : a) how we place undue importance on outwardly appearances and most importantly on the issue of b) acid attacks!!

Go read this story if that sounds like an interesting plot!

Buy the book through below links:


P.S: To jog your memory, here’s a look at the book cover of Ten Tales and me with the book!




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