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BWW COVID-19 Chronicles: CAGED IN BANGKOK

I love short stories. This is mine; the one when things go better than expected, and in fact, explode, BUT they also go down, historically-speaking, far worse than expected, and explode too. So my April 1st was March 24th. How, … Continue reading

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Dystopioid

It is a brave new world and 1984 is not a story. What-abouteries and what-ifferies, binary thoughts, -isms, -ists, and lost nuances galore. Conviction Trumps truth, fiction gratifies, and facts don’t. Gods are litigants, and humans are judges. Real numbers … Continue reading

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Adjust

There once was a city named Bangalore, Which swalpa adjusted more and more, When they came for the trees, They confused the bees, And the garden city is now folklore. Author Bio: Sarita Talwai is a full-time reader, part-time writer, … Continue reading

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Priya Doraswamy on Publishing a Book in India

Priya Doraswamy founded Lotus Lane Literary in New Jersey in May, 2013. She has been an agent for a little over five years and has sold books globally. Priya represents bestselling and award winning adult fiction and non-fiction authors. Prior … Continue reading

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Lavanya Sankaran’s advice to aspiring writers

Lavanya Sankaran is the author of the celebrated short story collection The Red Carpet, which spent two years on the best-seller lists and collected praise world-wide. Her debut novel The Hope Factory, just released, has been selected by Amazon UK … Continue reading

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BWW Star: Dilemma

Rakesh had been in the city for a while and had been Bangalored over the years. He wondered about how Bangalore had changed over the last decade. A beep on his computer drew his attention back to the code that … Continue reading

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Shom Biswas on Getting Published

To start with, I am in no position to advise you on writing. I am a decent writer, but so are you. But the last month has been glorious in terms of getting published. I have got published or accepted … Continue reading

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Jeet Thayil on Narcopolis and poetry

I met Jeet Thayil on a wonderfully nippy, December evening in Bangalore. I had read Narcopolis a month back and was desperately hoping he would win the Booker because it had been long since a book had thrilled me so … Continue reading

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Annie Zaidi on How to begin

Very often, when I lead workshops or sit on panels featuring writers, young people will ask this question: Where do you start? Sometimes this is also phrased as: How do you get ideas? This question, I must confess, always leaves … Continue reading

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BWW Star: The Cat Called Jingle Bell

That big fat cat is not mine. Mine was called Jingle Bell. I had actually named him Gingerwell after an Enid Blyton character, but when I told my friend that I got a cat and named him Gingerwell, she told … Continue reading

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