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09
Feb 2017

An Interview with Durjoy Datta: About Being a Star Author

Durjoy Datta is an author and screenwriter, but it is his immediately apparent charm that endears him to millions of young readers in India. Part of a group of writers who have succeeded enormously in the genre of commercial fiction, Datta has penned stories that have captured the hearts of his audience, both on the […]

04
Feb 2017

An Interview with Neal Hall: Performance Poetry

Dr Neal Hall is a warrior-poet. His poetry refers to the immediate context of racial oppression, but spans beyond it to reach the heart of the human condition. With Subodh Sarkar and Debojyoti Mishra, he put up a performance of poetry and music that moved the audience to tears. This blogger met him after his […]

03
Feb 2017

An Interview with Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta wears many hats. She is a critically acclaimed actor, a columnist and now a writer.  Her memoir, Me and Maa, focuses on her relationship with Dr Nalini Dutta, her mother. During our conversation, she spoke about the bond between her and her mother, how she chooses the roles she wants to do and […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Khaled AlKhamissi: A brief ‘Taxi’ Ride through the streets of Egypt

Khaled Al Khamissi is an Egyptian novelist, columnist, lecturer, writer and cultural activist. He shot to fame with his insightful fiction novels Taxi and Noah’s Arch and his nonfiction novel 2011.  He is now the Chairman of the Cairo Greater Public Library. Have you always known that you want to be a writer? Did something, […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Sudhir Mishra: 50 Films that Changed Bollywood

Sudhir Mishra is a film director and scriptwriter. His critically acclaimed, offbeat films, such as Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Chameli, tell the story of both the narratives he creates and that of a man preoccupied with the many ways of ‘seeing’ in this world. His remarkably dry wit set the stage for our interaction. On […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Devdan Chaudhuri: New Writers, New Audiences

Devdan Chaudhuri wears many hats: he is a poet, a fiction-writer and a columnist. His latest poem has been included in a list of 39 contemporary Indian poets in Muse India. His first novel, Anatomy of Life, was published by Picador in 2014. On sitting down for a chat after his session, this is what […]

02
Feb 2017

An Interview with Vivek Shanbhag: Accessing Literature through Translations

Vivek Shanbhag is a writer and translator, who works in Kannada. Ghachar Ghochar, a novella by him, has been translated by Srinath Perur into English. The work which captures the shades of a family’s relationship with newfound wealth, and consequently each other, has garnered universal praise. This blogger caught up with him in the Author’s […]