I had blogged earlier about the inclusion of my essay ‘Jane Austen Lives in India’ in the anthology Cocktails with Miss Austen. Here’s a tantalizing glimpse of the print books! The book is out in the world since November. It had a great launch day and even made it to number one in Amazon UK’s … More Jane Austen in India!
Not mine, but Harry Potter and JK Rowling. Twenty years ago, the story of a boy wizard and his adventures lit up our lives. Seven books totaling around four thousand pages gave us more than we needed for the rest of our lives to obsess over. Only, I didn’t buy into this particular bestselling phenomena … More The Big Birthday
I’m happy to post that my story Perils in the Post has found a wonderful home in The Ilanot Review in their Letters-themed issue. The Ilanot Review is an excellent literary journal from Israel! Do hop over and take a look. In other exciting news, 18th July this year marked the 200th anniversary of Jane … More The Legacy of Jane Austen, and a New Story Publication!
21st April this year marks the 200th birth anniversary of the author Charlotte Bronte. I have read only one of her novels, i.e. the infamous Jane Eyre, but that has made a lasting impression on me. I first read the book as a teenager in school. I cannot remember if it was an abridged version, … More The Other Jane
Since I last posted, I’ve enjoyed two writing successes: My story The Facebook Identity placed in Words with Jam’s Genre Spoof contest. My vignette ‘Singapore City’ was chosen for the Best of Vine Leaves Literary Journal 2014 collection. These two successes have proved bright lights on a path littered with rejection notes! Over … More Re-kindling my love for Reading
I haven’t been reading much. There, I said it. I’m ashamed to have said it but it’s the truth, especially coming from me – a person who used to finish 2-3 books per week with consummate ease. To clarify, I haven’t read too many novels this year. But to compensate, and because I’m writing 1 … More What I’ve been Reading
I was 19 when I first read the Interpreter of Maladies, shortly after it was published. At the time I did not properly understand, or indeed appreciate, many of the stories. The two that stayed with me, but didn’t receive much attention in reviews and discussions of the book, were ‘The Real Durwan’ and ‘Sexy’. … More The Interpreter of Stories