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BWW Star: Us and Them

The afternoon was rather unremarkable. Dry. It was only to be made worse with a trip to the loud and congested vegetable market. I was already on edge about walking through the lanes because of my unexplained and uncontrollable phobia … Continue reading

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BWW Star: A thousand words that mean nothing

Cloaked by the shimmer of their ethnic odhnis were seven women, swaying gracefully in a circle, to the beats of the dholak. The older women beamed their smiles, clearly at ease with the eyes upon them, while the younger girls … Continue reading

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How social does a writer need to be?

There are many stereotypes surrounding the personality of a writer. When you think of someone as a writer, you think of idiosyncrasies, erratic behaviour, absent-mindedness. You imagine a person who is prone to moodiness and sudden flights of inspiration. You … Continue reading

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Writer’s block – a convenient myth?

For a writer getting inspired is rarely the problem. The problem is coddling the inspiration after it strikes. A writer has to nurture, spoil, clutch at details, and memorize the elements, the colours, and the textures of that inspirational moment. … Continue reading

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What makes one a writer?

Many writers are weary of calling themselves writers. After all, what qualifies one to be a (pause for dramatic breath) a “writer”? Does producing a train of mysteries like Agatha Christie make you one? Maybe being published by glossy magazines? … Continue reading

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