When a former police officer tells you that your book has the perfect blend of lucid writing, well dispersed clues, tension and intrigue you know you are on the right track with your first mystery novel. And I guess Salil Desai, self proclaimed pathologically terrified author, must have heaved a sigh of relief as he listened to Mr. Jayant Umranikar, retired IPS officer, talk about his first crime novel, The Body in the Back Seat at its launch at Landmark (Pune) on Friday...
Deep down in the human psyche lurks something of the crooked, twisted villainous rawness. It is no wonder why the deep recesses of the human mind are what psychoanalysts, painters, sculptors, writers and observers of the human mind feast upon. Several plays, case studies and stories have been written to reveal the subconscious mind in an attempt to understand, acknowledge and study human foul play in matters of the heart and romance. These relationships...
'Divorce me, untie, or break that knot again,
Take me to you, imprison me, for I
Except you enthral me, never shall be free,
Nor ever chaste, except you ravish me'.
Bards and poets have composed and sung about the immortality of love down the ages. The list is always endless. On the eve of Valentine’s Day, we decided to list some of our all-time favorites for our readers. The poem above is by John Donne from sixteen...
"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” - William Shakespeare
Writers write, they live, they die, and what remains is the oeuvre. There is one striking writer whose work has sparkled for centuries now, stranger to the rust of time and the march of human civilization. Quite simply, there has been no playwright who has captured the imagination of the reading and theatre audience like Shakespeare.
It is widely agre...
LET us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;
Let us go, through certain half-deserted streets,
The muttering retreat
Of restless nights in one-night cheap hotels
And sawdust restaurants with oyster-shells:
Streets that follow like a tedious argument
Of insidious intent
To lead you to an overwhelming question….
Oh, do not ask, “What is it?”
Let us go and make our vi...
English literature has come a long way, since William Shakespeare inked his last playwright. The world still remains fascinated with the kind of phrase he implemented in his compositions and the new words he coined to push his screenplay to a duality of ‘thoughts’. Digging into Shakespeare’s magical world of magnificent simplicity, here’s why he still continues to rule the heart of millions of English readers.
Well, no ...