Default [Q] Doc and Sheets - Unable to create

Using stock 4.4.4. After installing Docs and Sheets from the play store, have found that I am unable to create a new doc and not able to use sheets offline.
Have certain Gapps disabled - Google+, Keep, News and Weather, Hindi and pinyin inputs.

Is this an issue only confined to me or anyone else experiencing the same problem?

Note. After installing TunnelBear, was able to create a document. Is there any problem in Google India?
Also, any suggestions for good VPN services?