About Talkalittledo


There are many of you out there who love to write and love to see their names in print. You have so much talent but have kept it hidden under the proverbial bushel. You are like the flowers from Thomas Gray’s poem ‘that are born to blush unseen’

I was one of you. Then I started this Blog.

Talk-a-little-do. For Life is Funny.

 I have collected  many anecdotes from different people about  interesting  events that happened in their everyday lives and I have compiled them here on Talkalittledo.

 “Next to doing things that deserve to be written, nothing gives a man more credit or gives him more pleasure than writing things that deserves to be read,” said H.P.Lovecraft.

I cannot put into words, how much pleasure I have got from writing this blog. The pleasure is not just in the writing but also in going after a story. Meeting friends, old and new and asking them to share their memories with me. It is a delightful experience!

We remain students all our life.  When I was talking to students, young and not so young and gathering  nostalgic recollections from their school or college days, I realized that I still had a lot to learn about campus life.

The Indian Newly Weds are a class by themselves and their stories are hilarious. Its amazing how people are willing to share an amusing anecdote from their past, especially from their honeymoon period.

Also children now are very clever. Some of the things they say are fantastic!

When I was trying  to put these stories into words, I realized that I still had a lot to learn about writing too.

I started off by following Ezra Pound’s advice, “Good writers are those who keep their language efficient.”  Hence most of the stories here will  be short and hopefully sweet.

I have also tried to keep the narratives funny but not flippant. Hope you enjoy the different tales.

They are all REAL!

About me: I am Gulsum Basheer. I live in Chennai, India. I am a homemaker who just loves to write. 

Happy Reading.


 Gulsum Basheer.


38 Responses to About Talkalittledo

  1. Avantika says:

    Love this blog,

  2. Good Job – took the time to read through them all !!!!

  3. Ashiq says:

    Nice blog.

  4. Haja says:

    Lots and lots of lovely stories, from different age groups, different cultures and different eras…Each story, so interesting. Wow. Keep it up , talkalittledo!

  5. Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that I’ve truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

  6. I really like your writing style, superb information, thanks for putting up : D.

  7. Definitely, what a fantastic site and illuminating posts, I definitely will bookmark your website.All the Best!

  8. Aysha.s says:

    awesome stuff and concept- keep penning!

  9. Really nice design and great subject matter, very little else we want : D.

  10. Baggart says:

    Derzz, this is siiiick!

  11. Asiya Omar says:

    You are such a talented lady..I enjoy the way you share different experiences through this blog, My daughter always likes to write but now she is busy in her + 1 finals.I will ask her to write in her holidays.

  12. Only wanna remark that you have a very nice site , I enjoy it.

  13. Vimala Chandran says:

    Very entertaining … I’m an academician and after all the heavy reading this blog comes across as a stress buster … keep it going!!!

  14. Angela Grant says:

    Gulsum, I like the stories they are witty, real and very relaxing. Also thanks for stopping by my blog. -Angela

  15. umashankar says:

    Bless you for invoking Thomas Gray at the outset -it is both a prologue and epilogue to people like us.
    Looking forward to enjoying your enticing bouquet of stories.

  16. I like your blog… very interesting!!

  17. znjavid says:

    Hi there, I enjoyed reading your blog, children say the funniest things sometimes. Thanks for following mine. Best wishes, Zainab

  18. Bruce Goodman says:

    Why have I just discovered your blog?! Sorry I have been so tardy! I’m a follower!

  19. Dilip says:

    Nice blog with articles written with spontaneity and some humor! Many thanks and cheers 🙂

  20. Anonymous says:

    Auntie,nice blog.just came to know about this from your son.keep writing!!

  21. cskumaravel says:

    Good idea

  22. cskumaravel says:

    Your blog is interesting

  23. Alok Singhal says:

    I started writing in December last year, after getting inspired from my wife and i must say, I am enjoying every bit of it.

    To connect with so many like minded people is a big task in itself, but imagine how much you can learn from them, including you.

  24. Anonymous says:

    It brings back fond memories and I just cherish the days of my grandson with me.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Nice blog…. brings different memories of life

  26. Anonymous says:

    Can’t stop reading your blog its fabulous 👍

  27. Kumari Parthiban says:

    Your stories always make me smile .Do continue your wonderful work & make us all happy.

  28. Neha says:


  29. nvsubbaraman says:

    Great write. I enjoy.

  30. nvsubbaraman says:

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  31. Bukchod says:

    I just came across this blog. Nice posts. Great work. Keep it up.

  32. Nachiya says:

    Good stories keep writing 💐🤗👏🤝

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