Shakespeare said… “Brevity is the soul of wit,”  which translated into modern language, means that,  “Everyone should read and write micro-fiction.”

Being hopeless lovers of wordplay, and not having enough of the beautiful musings that pop up on our screens day in day out, we are bringing together the best of the minds behind these words to one platform: India’s first ever Micro-Fiction Fan Fest.

To celebrate The Micro-Fiction Fan Fest (TMFFF), we have joined hands with those who have had the nation; especially the youth fall in love with their magical world of minimalistic expression. Flash fiction in the form of literature, music, poetry, et al has been ruling our mind space along with the digital space. It’s time that Micro-fiction got its own platform and literati. We bring the long and short of literature to the youth instead of waiting for them to come to it and strive to make literature more accessible. Get to witness the first of its kind festival and experience the sheer brilliance with the country’s best.

The first edition of TMFFF will be held on 1st and 2nd April 2017. In this edition, we have roped in the most loved micro-fiction curators, content creators, and youth icons that are influencers and break stereotypes.

About Us

Two girls driven by the passion and enthusiasm to shake things up wherever they go have joined hands together to get some wordplay for the millennials just like themselves.

Khushboo Balwani Rawal owns and runs an event management company called Mumbai Maven that looks after 20 Downtown, an event gallery in SoBo. She gets to have a great hair day every day being the Creative Head of her sister’s salon Hair Ok Please. A double Masters in Commerce and English Literature, Khushboo is a valiant grammar nazi. She loves her coffee strong, and her cars fast. She is also a poetess, a dancer, and an author.



Hiral Malde Shah, the effervescent Radio Kid is found @Fever 104 FM. Young, enterprising and the one with the people skills is Hiral for you. Loads of friends and loves to party, she runs a celebrity PR Company. She knows the right people at the right places (Now you know where to find her.) She comes with a little potion of sparkly magic.


Together they are running out of pages to pen down their projects.

The Micro-Fiction Fan Fest’ 2017

How to Register: Passes are available on insider.in

Get them here

Pass includes:

  • Unlimited access to both the days (April 1st and 2nd)
  • One meal per day
  • Stationery & super fun merchandize

Note that we have limited passes on first come, first serve basis only.

Venue: 20 Downtown, 2nd Floor, Eros Theatre Building, Above CCD, Opp. Churchgate Station, Churchgate, Mumbai.

Meet the Micro-Fictionists



Day 1:

  • Introduction to The Micro-Fiction Fan Fest – 11.30 am onward
  • Workshop by Terribly Tiny Tales 12pm- onward

(India’s best story telling platform shows you how to write your own story)

  • Lunch break
  • Panel discussion – 4 pm onward

From print to digital, what changed and what didn’t: Hear the wittiest discussion on the evolution of micro-fiction with Malishka, Gaurav Gera, Shamir Reuben and Kirthi. RJ Rohini will curate this interaction.

  • Closing ceremony by Kommune

Stellar performance by the storytellers of Kommune.

Day 2:


  • Workshop by The Education Tree 2:30pm onward

(Kunal Arora, Co-Founder of India’s fastest growing youth community will share his insight on how to have the maximum impact with minimum words without cutting short on creativity)

  • Open discussion– 4.45 pm onward

An interactive session with Chintan Ruparel – Co-founder of Terribly Tiny Tales, Kunal Arora – Co-Founder of The Education Tree, Neeraj Udhwani – Writer – Director and Aastha Atray – Author, Journalist and Poetess. RJ Rohini will curate this session.

  • Hi-Tea
  • Closing ceremony
  • Live performance by Nikhil Shetty 6.45 pm onward

If word is food for the mind, music is food for the soul. An unplugged evening with our favorite songs sung by this versatile You Tube star.