Vol XIII Happy Ending

For everyone who has accused me of looking through them or ticked me off for not listening while in the middle of a conversation or for  just being my whimsical erratic self, read this and take your pick: Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people. Continue reading

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XIII Supercall

Dilip D’Souza  trained in engineering (BITS Pilani) and computer science (Brown University). For years, he worked in software in the US (8 years) and then in India (13 years). At some point he began writing, and soon realized that was where his passion lay. He has published four books (before this one, “Roadrunner: An Indian Quest in America”) and has won several awards for his writing, including the Newsweek/Daily Beast Prize for South Asia Commentary. He lives in Bombay with his wife Vibha, children Surabhi and Sahir, and cats Cleo and Aziz. His new book of non-fiction The Curious Case of Binayak Sen has just been published by HarperCollins India. Continue reading

Vol XIII Double Fault, Ghosts, Memories, An Inner City And The Curious Case of Binayak Sen

We do not choose the worlds we write about. Most often than not, we write about what is the temple of our familiar. We locate our stories in the world that we believe we have a rare understanding of. A world that we internalize to an extent that it seeps into our every breath and thought. For only then can we recreate on paper that world with almost the life force it pulses with. Continue reading