Spotlight: An Interview with a Twitter Influencer and Blogger

In Spotlight, we interview people who’ve popularized books on different social media platforms. With irresistible pictures, intelligent conversations and book recommendations, these bibliophile social media masters are the best kind of influencers. Today we’re in conversation with Vivek Tejuja, whose Twitter handle Vivekisms has nearly 30,000 followers. He also runs a blog and let's just say he talks… Continue reading Spotlight: An Interview with a Twitter Influencer and Blogger

‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

It’s 1510. The Portuguese arrive in Goa armed with guns, swords and crucifixes to the agricultural village of Adolshi, where Hindus have been living peacefully. A sense of foreboding fills them as tigers prowl, cow bones appear in wells, chariot wheels break on festival day. The Portuguese king has licensed Jesuits to take over and… Continue reading ‘A writer’s ability to create literature is a gift that he is born with’

Short Story: Intizar Husain’s ‘The Death of Sheherzad’

Short Story: Intizar Husain's 'The Death of Sheherzad' Sheherzad told over a thousand stories and gave birth to three sons in a thousand and one nights. The listener prospered and so did the teller. The teller of the stories, Sheherzad, was granted life through her stories and, in turn, allowed countless virgins to live, virgins… Continue reading Short Story: Intizar Husain’s ‘The Death of Sheherzad’