Category Archives: novels

“But Novelists Are Stubborn… They Refuse to Give Up”

Liked this quote from Amitav Ghosh’s acceptance speech while accepting the Dan David Prize: “But novelists are stubborn: when young, they refused to give up novel-writing, despite the worried advice of their families. The more we were told to turn … Continue reading

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Polishing the Novel and “Oh, Mighty Mountain”

Past two days were bliss. I forgot I used to have Saturdays and Sundays off in my earlier jobs in outsourcing. Now two days is heaven sent when I can sit in my eyrie and look at the blue Parsik … Continue reading

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The Gyan of an Indian Best-seller

Aaah, missed the Kala Ghoda lecture by Chetan Bhagat. No worries! Apropos this post about Anita Roy’s observation that the Indian mid-list writers are making it good (after all, more than 10,000 copies sold is a good figure in India, … Continue reading

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