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              Ritu Lalit is an Indian novelist and short-story writer. Her short stories, titled My Daughter’s Stricken Eyes Haunt Me and Hidden were featured on Ripples: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers. In this exclusive interview with BookChums, she discusses her inspiration behind the short stories in Ripples, her novels that are slated for release this year, her fascination for the human mind and her advice to a...
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            Sharada Balasubramanian is an Indian writer and an environmental journalist. She has been writing since she was a teenager. Her short story titled The Dreamer was published in Ripples: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers. In her exclusive interview with BookChums, she discusses her versatile writings, the inspiration behind The Dreamer, the writer’s block, her future writings and her advice to aspiring writers. &...
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        Thank you for writing, folks. Just like last week, we have had varied queries and I’ve been happy to compile these.     I want to read the works of an Indian poet in English. Where do I start? – Nimisha, Pune Thank you for writing. In this case, do try the works of Dom Moraes. His poems such as Key, Rendezvous and Architecture are simply marvelous. You could also try Nissim Ezekiel’s poetry. His poems suc...
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          Nupur Roopa is an Indian writer and blogger. Her story Gold Medal was published in Ripples: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers published by APK Publishers. Nupur Roopa’s recent writings have also been featured on Asian Lite (Manchester, UK), the flight magazine of Paramount Airways, New Woman, Toot and Child and Chillibreeze among others. In her interview with BookChums, she discussed her favorite works in literature, lo...
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                           Smita Sahay’s writings have been featured on Ripples: Short Stories by Indian Women Writers by APK Publishers, Asia Writes and Muse India. In this exclusive interview with BookChums, she discussed the inspiration behind her short stories titled Black Blood and The Caretaker from the Ripples collection, her favorite writers, earliest writings, suggestions ...
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Based in Pune, Sucharita Dutta-Asane's short stories have won awards and featured prominently in anthologies. Sucharita's debut work - The Jungle Stories won the second prize in the Oxford Bookstore's debuting writer's prize. Her works have appeared in Breaking the Bow (Stories based on the Ramayana), Behind the Shadows (Short story anthology from Asia and Africa), Ripples (Stories by Indian women writers) and Vanilla Desires. In this interaction, Sucharita talks about...
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        Hello folks! Hope all of you’ve been enjoying yourselves. As always, do keep me posted on your reads and recommendations too. Here are the questions and answers for this week.   Please suggest some women-centric reads (short stories will do) by Indian writers. Thank you. - Uma Bora, Gurgaon Thank you for writing, Uma. Please refer to Best Indian Short Stories: Volume I compiled by Khushwant Singh. Read the stories: Desc...
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Suneetha Balakrishnan is a bi-lingual writer (English and Malayalam) who delves in poetry and fiction. A certified Creative Writing Trainer from the British Council, Suneetha has published her work in various anthologies, and has tried her hand in translating too. She is currently completing her debut novel.  In this interaction with BookChums she speaks about her writing life, the trigger for her stories, advice to budding writers and much more...   Than...
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Suseela Ravi is an Indian writer whose works have appeared in various anthologies. She has also written a non-fiction book called Writing Short Stories - Mastering The Craft. In this interaction, Suseela talks about her first foray in to writing, on her upcoming novel, her writing process and much more....   Thank you for this interview with BookChums, Suseela. What triggered you to write Fading Lights? In India, the bond between parents and children is un...
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