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My thoughts on mostly writing and literature



Last Build Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2016 19:02:22 +0000

 



The Room

Visit to the village As a child with a severe physical disability I was often taken to various places to see if someone could “cure” me and help me walk. Whether it was a doctor, a quack, a traditional medicine man, a priest, a yogi, an occultist, a saint or a witch doctor, my family […]

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There is actually a “town of books”!

The “town of books” is not actually a town, but a village in the United Kingdom. The village is dedicated to promoting literature. There are many vintage bookshops in the village. I came across the link here. Just imagine, a community or locality steeped in the love of books. The village is called Hay-on-Wye – […]

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Review of The Sialkot Saga by Ashwin Sanghi

The Sialkot Saga is a story spanning multiple generations. It is truly a saga unraveling various historical events happening in the Indian subcontinent and how they affect the two protagonists of the story, Arvind Bagadia and Arbaaz Sheikh. Although it is a linear story, there are small breaks as one is repeatedly taken to ancient […]

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Why is Ashwin Sanghi known less and Chetan Bhagat is known more?

By chance I came across a reference to a book titled The Sialkot Saga written by Ashwin Sanghi. Now I don’t remember what prompted me to log into my Amazon account and purchase the Kindle book. I want to read how Indian writers are writing these days and maybe that’s why I purchased the book. […]

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Which author made the most money in 2016?

Which author made the most money in 2016? The name is James Patterson and before reading this report, I didn’t even know about him. And do you have any idea how much he made in 2016? According to Forbes, he made a cool $95 million. Talk about the starving writer. Beyond a point money is […]

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Why do you read books?

Why do you read books? Why do people who read books, read? Why do I read books? You will find literary, and also arcane reasons for reading in this Brain Pickings blog post. For example, Kafka read books because they were axes that helped him cut the ice of the frozen sea within him. Carl […]

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No, literary terms and other such words don’t annoy me

Do words you don’t understand annoy you? I have seen this annoying trend on the Internet to look down upon writing that uses other than the usual words and expressions. There is this constant effort to dumbify one’s writing in the name of simplicity and ease of reading. This strange obsession with not using difficult […]

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On the occasion of Munshi Premchand’s 136th birth anniversary

I was very pleasantly surprised to see the Google doodle today, commemorating the 136th birth anniversary of one of India’s greatest writers, Munshi Premchand. By the way, it’s difficult to make sense of the text behind the Google doodle image of Munshi Premchand. I have always had mixed feelings about Munshi Premchand but that is […]

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Have our fiction writers failed us?

My wife always winces when she has to help my daughter study English and Hindi. Not because she doesn’t like the subjects. Many of the stories and poems in the text books are from, as my wife says as if she has tasted something foul, “the award wapsi gang”. For example, there is a really […]

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Review of The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

A renowned naturalist Reverend Erasmus Sunderly from London comes to a small island called Vane with his family, as a rector. In the beginning of the story the reader is told that the archaeologist has come to escape a big scandal that has broken about his work. His image as a reputed scientist has been […]

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