July 7, 2019

I write with friends on and off and many times I meet them, I realize that I don’t have a notebook with me. Very unwriterly, but a fact. So I borrow paper and scribble sensory stories or prompt responses. When I get home, I forget about these sentences. The papers languish in some handbag until…

November 29, 2018

I first heard of the term haibun when I spoke to the poet and novelist Rochelle Potkar. This interesting form of poetry was the brain child of Basho, the seventeenth century Japanese haiku maestro. Fusing the seventeen syllable haiku and prose leaves you with an interesting fusion for while prose can be rambling causing you…

February 3, 2018

I’ve always been curious about the Jaipur Lit Fest, the greatest literary show on earth as they call it. So I visited the fest with a friend this year. The venue was excessively crowded with the majority of guests being young people below the age of 25. Not surprising then that this literary fest stands out…