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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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Ashok Rajagopalan on Finding my voice while writing stories for children

There is a simple logic behind writing well. It evolves from two premises that I, well, evolved. Premise 1: Art is something that moves you. If it doesn’t move you, personally it doesn’t mean Art to you. Premise 2: A … Continue reading

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Revathi Suresh on Young Adult Fiction in India

Revathi Suresh worked with EastWest Books, Chennai, and helped edit, along with a senior colleague, a book review magazine called Indian Review of Books. EWB also had an imprint called Manas which brought out both fiction and non-fiction. She has … Continue reading

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BWW Star: The Street

He tries, albeit unsuccessfully, to stifle the yawn that seems to rise out of nowhere from inside his body.  His head has been throbbing for the last five minutes, he hasn’t shaved or showered and there is a persistent itch … Continue reading

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Shikha Malaviya on Geography of Tongues

Poet Shikha Malaviya, considers herself a morpher. She was born in the U.K. but grew up in the US and India. Raised in a family where books, good food, music, art and candid conversations always took center stage, it is … 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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Shashi Deshpande to aspiring writers

When I speak of the art and the craft of writing, I take it for granted that: You have the talent. That  you have an  urge, a strong urge, to say something and that this is what drives you into writing. That you … Continue reading

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