Author interview: Barefoot walker Manjushree Abhinav

You might as well think she is Gandhi Green (a fringe eco-movement about ceasing to do any harm that increases one's carbon footprint). Filmmaker Manjushree Abhinav walks barefoot everywhere, commutes only on bicycle or public transport, doesn't own a television set, shuns hot baths, avoids processed foods and will pursue organic farming "as soon as … Continue reading Author interview: Barefoot walker Manjushree Abhinav

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Stream of consciousness with Shantanu Moitra | music composer, author

I am working on conserving certain bird species in the Northeast You have to understand that music is just one part of my life. There are other things — mountaineering, climbing, birding, photography, astronomy. This is why I left my corporate life. I had started with a multi-national bank, then moved to advertising. I was … Continue reading Stream of consciousness with Shantanu Moitra | music composer, author

Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Mridula Koshy is the author of Bicycle Dreaming (Speaking Tiger), Not Only the Things That Have Happened (Harper Collins India) and of the short story collection, If It Is Sweet (Tranquebar Press and Brass Monkey Australia). The latter won the 2009 Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2009 Vodafone Crossword Book Award … Continue reading Interview: The many jobs of author Mridula Koshy

Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Next in my series of interviews with authors (read Kabul Disco creator Nicolas Wild) is famous American graphic novelist Dan Goldman. Coming to prominence as the co-creator of the dystopian graphic novel Shooting War, Dan's first notable work was nominated for an Eisner award for Best Digital Comic. Shortly afterwards he created 08: A Graphic … Continue reading Author interview: Dan Goldman | Graphic novelist

Author interview: Chris Mandeville on writer’s block and fiction v/s non-fiction

On the eve of the release of her book 'Quake', here's an interview with our guest writer, American sci-fi/ fantasy novelist Chris Mandeville. After growing up in California and graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, Chris married a U.S. Air Force officer and moved from state to state, as well as to British Columbia, … Continue reading Author interview: Chris Mandeville on writer’s block and fiction v/s non-fiction

Guest post: The “seeds” of my first novel | author Chris Mandeville

[CHRIS MANDEVILLE is an author of science fiction/fantasy and non-fiction for writers. She served as president of the nonprofit Pikes Peak Writers for five years, and is now the Conference Director for Superstars Writing Seminars. Her books include Seeds: a post-apocalyptic adventure and 52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer’s Block. Her … Continue reading Guest post: The “seeds” of my first novel | author Chris Mandeville

Non-fiction author’s 6 must-read pieces of advice for aspiring writers

"When you are obsessed with your topic, you will automatically write all the time. It's like being in love. You will always find the time," says Karma Sutra author Rajendar Menen. He talked extensively on writing On reading "I read all the papers after my daily yoga session. I read everything -- from comic strips … Continue reading Non-fiction author’s 6 must-read pieces of advice for aspiring writers

Part 2: Street beat, non-fiction writing and Auroville book

For my 100th post, I am publishing a fresh follow-up interview with veteran journalist and author Rajendar Menen. Our previous interview was about your book Karma Sutra from HarperCollins India. New readers may not be familiar with the first edition. The first edition of Karma Sutra was published in Canada by Saga Books. It was … Continue reading Part 2: Street beat, non-fiction writing and Auroville book

Author interview: Street beat thespian Rajendar Menen

Award-winning journalist, yogi writer, snail breeder, stone collector, handicraft exporter. Rajendar Menen is many things. But one thing he is not is a "press conference journo". Two decades of on-ground reporting and life in India's underground are evident in his gritty book Karma Sutra (published by HarperCollins India). Yes, it's a play on the iconic Kamasutra, … Continue reading Author interview: Street beat thespian Rajendar Menen

Humans Write Shorts: A platform to publish your short stories

In the spirit of creative freedom and to support the writing community, I have created a new Web 2.0 platform where everyone wins. HUMANS WRITE SHORTS is where you can showcase your short story (flash fiction, early chapter from a book-in-progress or excerpt from already published literary work). The most read stories win prizes. Follow … Continue reading Humans Write Shorts: A platform to publish your short stories