Thursday, 29 November 2018

At the Bangalore Lit Fest 2018

The Hotel Lalith Ashok was the venue for the Bangalore Literature festival 2018. The editors of the Best Asian Stories 2017 were allotted the slot (7 to 7:30 pm in the Red Couch venue) on the first day, 27th Oct 2018.
The interesting panel discussion was moderated by Monideepa Sahu. The participants were Shashi Seshpande, Poilee Sengupta, Usha KR and your truly. I was so thrilled to share stage with the eminent short story writers. Here are some photographs.

(From LtoR: Jyothi Vinod, Shashi Deshpande, Monideepa Sahu, Poilee Sengupta, Usha KR)



(From LtoR: Monideepa Sahu, Jyothi Vinod, Suchi Govindarajan, Sarita Rao, Shikhandin, a reader, Sumathy Krishnan)


Signing a copy of the anthology for a reader. :)

Friday, 21 September 2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018

More than a little magic.

I wrote this piece for Sunday Herald's Reflections Column. You can read it here:
https://www.deccanherald.com/sunday-herald/sunday-herald-articulations/now-fan-magic-678108.html

On that incredible night I learned to trust my instincts.

Sunday, 4 February 2018

The Other is released.

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My short story titled, "The Benefits of Forced Laughter" is in this anthology, 'The Other,' which was released on 29th Jan 2018 by MoS for Sports and Youth Affairs, Information and Broadcast, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, senior financial journalist Shishir Sinha, thought leader and leading lawyer Sumant Batra at YWCA, New Delhi. Many thanks to the editors Abha Iyengar and Mona Verma.

Thursday, 28 December 2017

The Other Anthology will be out soon.


My short story titled, "The Benefits of Forced Laughter' is placed in this anthology with stories by 32 other writers. The official launch date is 28th January, 2018 at 4:30 pm at YWCA, 1 Ashoka Road, New Delhi.
The collection was edited by  Abha Iyengar & Mona Verma 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Wonderful News!

I never dreamed that my love for birds would inspire me to write a short story, and that too one that would bag an award.
Out of Print, the prestigious online literary magazine, partners with the newspaper, DNA India, to host this competition every year.
My short story 'Monotony of Hornbills' won the First Runner-up prize in the DNA- Out of Print Short Fiction Special 2017. The prize money of ten thousand rupees is the highest amount I've earned for a short story.

You can read it here in the e-paper here and also in the print edition (Just Before Monday 17/12/17):

http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/column-dna-out-of-print-short-fiction-content-2017-1st-runner-up-2568149


The announcement in the Out of Print blog is here:

http://outofprintmagazine.blogspot.in/2017/12/2017-dna-out-of-print-short-fiction_25.html