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I WROTE THOSE is an award-winning personal blog authored by Sid Balachandran

I Wrote Those
a little about..


An engineer, who swapped my decade-long professional career to be a work-from-home Dad.
When not running after my three-year old son, I write about fatherhood, parenting in general, social satire, humour and fiction. 

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Hotel toiletries - Kleptomania

Confessions of a Hotel Kleptomaniac

Have you ever felt a little nagging feeling, gnawing away at your conscience; sort of like a rat desperately trying to dig its way out? I have. And if ‘research’ is to be believed, I might be a ‘thief’; and you might just be one too.

From the Ashes

From the ashes

"In order to rise from the ashes, a phoenix first must burn" A short story inspired by the real tales of a few survivors.


On Motherhood and Parenting

An introspective post on motherhood, fatherhood and the responsibility of parenting. Yes, Daddy Journals it is.

Romance books

My trysts with Romance

They say, 'If you want romance, read a book!'. But we're all romantics at heart, aren't we? Here's a little note about my trysts with romance. Yes, I reveal all. Or, do I?


65 days of Summer

I've been struggling with sleep for the past few nights. It arrives as expected - like Santa Claus on Christmas; but then it leaves quite unexpectedly, leaving me wide awake at around 3 or 4 in the morning. Of late, these 3am 'wandering thoughts' have been about one particular thing.

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On Microfiction & One Frame Stories

'What are the minimum number of words that you require, to say/write a story?' Experts say that number could be as low as 6. Microfiction and Flash fiction is something that I've been writing a lot of lately, mostly because it helps me look at stories from a different perspective. Most of all, it helps your think outside the box. In this post, I share two 99-word stories that I've written as well as point you to a site that may help you.

Kids racing

Of Kids and competitive parents

Are we raising a generation of fair-playing kids or competitive parents?


Odd man out: Confessions of a #SAHD

So, how does it really feel to be a #SAHD in India? Well, read on to find out.


Baking Happiness!

People who know me, often say that I can be put in a good mood just by mentioning the word cake. In this post, I reveal the secret of 'why'. Welcome to Bake-o-therapy - 101.