My take on writer’s block

http://www.indireads.com/writers-block-are-you-a-victim/

Childhood snapshot

The other day somebody asked me about my childhood. And all I could remember were 25 glasses filled with electric orange Rasna...

Lunchtime tales

At a fast food joint. A kind looking man walks up to me and offers me his tub of coleslaw. He says he has cholesterol issues. He is now...

A breed of writers gone extinct..

“Between her first novel, published in 1921 and still in print, and her last, published posthumously in 1975, Heyer agreed to only one...

Happy birthday, Sivvy!

Thinking of baking Sylvia Plath’s signature Tomato soup cake in honour of her birthday today..:) http://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/fe...

Du Maurier’s Rebecca: a study in jealousy?

“Mum used to get fed up talking about it,” says Browning. “She did get so irritated with people calling it a romantic novel. Because she...

The Great Gatsby effect

Some of my favourite quotes from The Great Gatsby: “Who wants to go to town?” demanded Daisy insistently. Gatsby’s eyes floated toward...

Toni Morrison- What an inspiration!

: http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/1888/the-art-of-fiction-no-134-toni-morrison #tonimorrisoninspiration

You go gal!

“She has millions of fans but has largely avoided the limelight by writing under ten different pseudonyms. Ida has written 70 books for...

Egg bhurji =Indira Ammuma

Egg Bhurji = Indira Ammuma. I spoon a mixture of soggy, scrambled eggs, wilted onions and squishy tomatoes into my white plate. The steam...

What’s your literary rejection coping technique?

So you have been rejected yet again. Big deal. So, what’s next? Do you go back to the story and revise it? Or do you just reach for that...

Deconstructing Pyar Aur Poetry

I remember the day I sent the synopsis of Pyar aur Poetry to Naheed Hassan, the publisher of Indireads. It was a scorching day in July...

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