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After Vibha Batra’s grandfather passed away, she chanced upon his work Ishaavaasya Upanishad, which combined philosophy, mysticism and spirituality. Intrigued and fascinated by what this book had to offer, Vibha began translating it, and despite working as a full time copy writer she stayed at it. Though this task got too time consuming and hectic she feared, feared that she will never be able to complete the task.     So to ensure that this book saw t...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
An avid blogger, a stickler when it comes to editing copies, a dreamer who writes on love, life and everything in between and an experimental photographer. That’s Naman Saraiya for you. He loves each of these roles and hopes to reach a stage where he can say it's a perfect balance between all these. Ambitious and a multi-tasker is what we shall like to add to this long list of epithets that best describe him. The stories he contributed for Urban Shots ...
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Some authors write after calculating how commercially successful a subject would be, while some write for the pleasure of expressing and sharing their feelings/observations. For some, writing is as natural an activity as eating or sleeping. And one such contemporary writer is Sweta Srivastava Vikram. Sweta began writing chapbooks titled  Because All Is Not Lost, Kaleidoscope: An Asian Journey of Colors, and Beyond the Scent of Sorrow and has now released her...
Post by: Deepti Khanna
  Not many authors choose to write for a cause. While most fiction writers are happy talking about relationships and other humdrum stuff, Saptarshi Basu, is a new author who is writing to make a difference. Through his writings Basu is determined to make things better for people around. His latest book titled Autumn In My Heart, touches upon the sensitive issue of student suicide.     Bookchums chats up with the author of Love, Logic And The God's A...
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  How well can you translate Gulzar’s works into English? Pavan K.Varma has walked the tight rope and gone on to do so. As a result, in a brand new bilingual poetry collection, we have Gulzar’s Hindi originals on the left side of the page, to Varma’s English translations of the same, on the right.   The story behind the book title goes like this: One day, after a long gap, Gulzar abruptly called up Varma and told him, “As several ...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
    Some weeks ago, I attended a retrospective on Amma (Kamala Suraiya nee Das) at which Suresh Kohli screened a video interview of hers, where she spoke of her grandmother and her great-grandmother. I told Suresh that this was typical of Amma, for to her by far the most important influences in life came from the maternal side. She never let me and my brothers forget how disappointed she was that all her children were male, or how happy she was in being bor...
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Deepti Naval is a celebrated actor, photographer, poet and painter. She made her cinematic debut with Ek Baar Phir and has done more than 60 films since then. She has starred in Chashmebaddoor, Kamla, Mirch Masala, Ankahi, Main Zinda Hoon, Panchvati, and more recently in TV serial Muktibandhan. She has authored Lamha-Lamha and Black Wind & Other Poems and a short story collection The Mad Tibetan that was released last year. We talked to her about how she gives...
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  The two poets mentioned in the headline represent different writing styles, geographies and timelines. Take the extremely reclusive Arun Kolatkar (1932 -2004), who wrote in Marathi and English with equal bite, started as an artist and then earned his living as a graphic designer. Satirical, sour and humorous, Kolatkar was a keen observer and a master creator of imagery. Here is one of his poems, from his famous 1977 collection - Jejuri: The Butterfly Ther...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
  Pillow'd upon my fair love's ripening breast, To feel for ever its soft fall and swell, Awake for ever in a sweet unrest, Still, still to hear her tender-taken breath, And so live ever--or else swoon to death. - John Keats   When no one knows for sure, one speculates and lo, legends are made. The above lines from Bright Star were inspired, they say, when Keats was resting his head on the heart of his lover, Fanny Brawne. Such was Keats, a star tha...
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A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its lovliness increases; it will never Pass into nothingness; but still will keep A bower quiet for us, and a sleep Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing. - John Keats, Endymion   We come to the third act now, as Keats immersed himself in verse and brought out a first collection called Poems that his publishers were much ashamed of, though a few critics saw promise in him.  Keats promptly chan...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
                    It is that part of the year when love is in the air. While the world is getting geared up for Valentine’s Day, I’m happy to suggest and recommend books to you. Wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!   Hi, I’m an 18 year old from Ajmer. Could you send me the titles of some really nice romantic poetry collections please? - Niharika Anand, Ajmer Thank you, Niharika f...
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The theme for this week may seem odd and even puzzling for many of our readers. We have thus embarked on an elaboration through this article. We live in an age of short, concise communication. Abbreviations used in cell phone SMS’, online chats, the ROFL’s and LOL’s, the 140-character limit on Twitter – all signs of getting the message across in the least possible time. Rapid urbanization and the resulting homogeneity can be attributed as reason...
Post by: Snehith Kumbla
       “Fifteen men on the Dead Man's Chest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! Drink and the devil had done for the rest Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”  - RL Stevenson, Treasure Island   One of the books from my earliest memories that heightened my love for reading was R. L Stevenson's Treasure Island. Packed with adventure and a rarity of colorful characters, this book has been a paradigm of adventure. This is not the only ...
Post by: Kabita Sonowal


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