Here’s how to get to seventh heaven if you’re convinced that writing is an elevating experience. But be warned, the following arrangement of words aren’t those of any God of writing, but a humble servant of an art that everyone should try their hand at. Besides, the only cool thing that I’ve ever done is […]
In 2009, I visited Mumbai for the first time with my mother, an avid reader and someone who never denied me the excitement of purchasing a new book. I remember visiting the gallis of Churchgate, lined with colonial buildings left over from an era of struggle, overflowing with street hawkers selling hundreds of pirated copies […]
Once upon a time, there was a young girl with a messy head of hair and an even messier head. She lived in a small town where the second language, if not third, was English. Almost none of the shows on TV were in English, and you were ‘too young to watch’ the ones that […]
When I tell new friends or acquaintances that I’m a writer, my nine to five grind is often romanticised. They picture me sitting in a dark, candle lit room, staring at a typewriter, with a pipe in one hand and coffee in the other. Unfortunately, this is probably a very outdated image of what a […]
One fine morning, Showers of blessings The mug says I’m a writer Tick-tock, make it stop Is this just a bad dream? Let there be light The end.
As an editor, I get to see a lot of… diverse work. That’s editor speak for “Hey, your work was: mediocre, boring, subpar, miserable, or made me want to resurrect the creators of the English language so I could formally apologise.” In other words, that’s editor speak for everything your writing shouldn’t be. But I […]