One of the most challenging things for a writer is to keep a reader hooked to the end when you’re narrating a flow of conscience. I guess, most writers who have been successful in this haven’t cared about keeping a reader hooked at all. Having to make things ‘entertaining’ or ‘engaging’ often compromises the intensity... Continue Reading →
Magical realism – levitation on real grounds
A rather fabulous concept in literature and visual storytelling was introduced to me by a moderately famous web series that not everyone might appreciate. Jane the Virgin is an unconventional rendition of a simple story of a virgin woman who is accidentally inseminated to an unwelcome pregnancy and has a life that she romanticises in... Continue Reading →
Mookajjiya Kanasugalu – A review you probably won’t like | Shivarama Karantha
Judging a book by its cover is a crime we often cannot refrain from committing – especially in its literal sense. Even for seasoned writers and readers, the act of making assumptions about the contents of a book just with its cover or title is irresistible. Same happened when I was handed ‘Mookajjiya Kanasugalu’ by... Continue Reading →
Bharatesha Vaibhava by Rathnakara Varni
Bharatesha Vaibhava written by Rathnakara Varni is a manuscript pertaining to Jain literature. It was shunned in the past but is a respected work of literature now.