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LIFE

 |  4-minute read
Writing, Food, Mountains, Travel

What the majestic Kumaoni mountains taught me about writing

The silence of the mountains gave me an opportunity to talk to myself.

ART & CULTURE

 |  8-minute read
Letters, Handwritten letters, Writing

Why we can't afford to lose the art of handwritten letters

Receiving a letter brought in an avalanche of emotions to engulf us.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  5-minute read
Writing, Books, Delhi

Two books and two Delhis — one intimate, another intimidating

Zarreen Khan's Koi Good News? and Sanjeev Sanyal's Life Over Two Beers capture a diverse capital.

ART & CULTURE

 |  15-minute read
Literature, Writers, Writing, Ruskin Bond

The interview that Ruskin Bond called his finest

In a way, people who indulge in literature are trying to cheat mortality.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Landour, Writing, Charles Dickens, Mussoorie

How Charles Dickens once made Mussoorie's Landour famous

It is not a commonly known fact that the Victorian author had a connection with this popular hill station.

ART & CULTURE

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ART & CULTURE

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Revolution, Writing, Novels

Why a novel on revolution no longer needs heroes

It's the spirit of all literature: You have to break things.

ART & CULTURE

 |  The Castaways  |  15-minute read

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

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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.