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ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shapeshifter  |  4-minute read
Childhood, Writing, Books

How books in my grandfather’s study helped me discover my family

Books showed me how to feel. They weren’t just about thought. They were my emotion.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Books, Writing

Write on: Letters to young writers

There's much less advice on the craft than one would have liked but there are certainly nuggets worth heeding.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Gadgets, Writing, Typewriters

144 years on, the typewriter continues to clank

The modern keypads owe their smartness to the retro gadget.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Movies, Writing, Childhood, Kashmir

'Growing up in Kashmir is the same as it is in Mumbai or Delhi'

Teen author Zuni Chopra and actor Zaira Wasim exchanged their thoughts on the troubled-torn state, and more.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Ritual, Writing, Letter

The importance of being earnest about writing letters

The physical process of writing allows you to unravel yourself slowly, meditatively, an action that offers reflection and solace.

ART & CULTURE

 |  6-minute read

ART & CULTURE

 |  Shake Chilli  |  5-minute read
Jaipur Literary Festival, Writing, Literary Festivals

Why literature festivals, as a writer, fill me with utmost dread

The writer as a public figure is now seen as a performer for the crowds.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Technology, Writing

Why we're losing the art of writing by hand

There is a painful pleasantness in reminiscing. There is a self-righteousness in looking ahead. The choice has always been ours

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Literature, Writing, Elena Ferrante

Why writers like Elena Ferrante choose to hide behind the veil

That she did it in today's byte and click-hungry age is astounding. But, she is not the first.