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When The Blinding Light Reveals by Angana Bharali Das. Artwork by Prachi Popat.

“My mother is not used to live-in relationships,” Sunil says. I try to be high-minded about it. I could not...

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Artwork by Prachi Popat.
Fanfiction Is For Everyone: Take Your Pick by Bhavini Arora. Artwork by Prachi Popat.

The fandom began with Star Trek fans creating and exploring Kirk and Spock’s potential romantic relationship, and fanfiction has only...

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Scientist Turned Author: Meet Indira Chandrasekhar by Michelle D’Costa

Scientist, fiction writer, and the founder editor of Out of Print, an online short story magazine, Indira Chandrasekhar has dabbled...

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The Spell of Her Disappearance by Monisha Raman

Into the abyss, they drove as he and I stood at the gateway, teary-eyed. No, there was no Amma, not...

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Sita, in her own words – A Review of The Forest of Enchantments by Chitra Banerjee Divakurni by Tara Khandelwal and Charu Mittal

The ‘Forest of Enchantments’ is a work of grace and kindness, of pluralities and possibilities. It is an experiment that...

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Let’s Talk About Book Marketing by Tara Khandelwal and Charu Mittal

In India, book marketing has seen a huge growth in the last few years. Authors are trying new and unconventional...

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Arjun Rajendran on his Love Affair with Poetry by Michelle D'costa

Arjun Rajendran has been called one of the most versatile, contemporary Indian poets of today. He writes about wide-ranging themes:...

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I Get By With A Little Help From My (Writing) Friends by Tara Khandelwal and Charu Mittal

 A writing tribe is the single strongest tool writers have to combat rejection. A writing tribe is more than a...

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Converting Books to Movies: Sidharth Jain on the Business of Selling Stories by Tara Khandelwal and Charu Mittal

We are at the beginning of, at least a solid decade ahead of us, where the focus will be on telling compelling Indian...

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Deep-Diving into Murakami’s Wonderland by Charu Mittal

The idea that each person experiences life in his or her own way is a common and seemingly banal one....

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Annie Zaidi on Dabbling with Various Forms and the Value of Words by Michelle D'Costa

Annie Zaidi, is one of those rare writers who wears many hats with ease. Her body of work includes reportage,...

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In Search of Refuge: Khaled Hosseini’s Sea Prayer by Avani Udgaonkar

“you have to understand, / that no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer...

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Kamalini Natesan on attending the Bound Writers’ Retreat (July 2018) by Kamalini Natesan

On arrival at the retreat we were instantly bewitched : The Goan Portuguese House chosen, ensured that we abandon our...

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Disgruntled and Underpaid: Writers Are People Too* by Avani Udgaonkar

On the surface, the issue seems fairly simplistic. If someone is providing a service, they deserve adequate compensation, commensurate with...

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Little Nooks and Crannies: Bombay’s Writer’s Havens by Avani Udgaonkar

A few little nooks and crannies that writers can escape to, hidden away within the city of Bombay.

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Girls to the Rescue: Sowmya Rajendran’s rewriting of the toxic culture of the submissive little girl by Avani Udgaonkar

“Who doesn’t want to be a princess?” asks Sowmya Rajendran in her Girls to the Rescue (2015), “A princess can...

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Learning to Be Yourself: Richa Jha’s The Unboy Boy by Avani Udgaonkar

We live in a world where boys and girls are raised to be very different, but very definite people. Just...

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