This blog post is part of the tour for the Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize longlist. On the longlist for SUDTP20 is Meena Kandasamy’s stunning second book, Exquisite Cadavers. The title is obviously a reference to the parlour game by the same name that the Paris surrealists came up with. You may also know it…… Continue reading SUDTP20: The piece of experimental fiction I’m looking forward to most.
Like every other bookworm, my love for reading started with Enid Blyton’s books. My first ever novel with multiple chapters in it was from the Famous Five series–a book I still own to this day. I haven’t re-read her books in many years, but I still held her books close to my heart, a testament…… Continue reading Your problematic fave: Enid Blyton
Have you ever wondered if you’d be replaced by AI in the near future? I know I have. What if a bot could learn all about my style of writing and create a post of its own for this blog? Well, one of my techie friends gave me my answer. A while back, he was…… Continue reading What happens when a bot writes your blog posts
I was in London a couple of months back and I really wanted to watch The Mousetrap and experience Witness for the Prosecution. You know, the best activities for someone who spent their entire teenage years reading Agatha Christie and P.D. James. Ticket and time availability–or lack thereof–foiled my plans, though. So imagine my happiness…… Continue reading The Mousetrap: When 1950s theatre came all the way to India
“And when you’re gone, who remembers your name?Who keeps your flame?Who tells your story?” So goes the last song of the Hamilton soundtrack. Do you ever worry about your legacy? Do you ever worry about leaving behind a piece of you, something that keeps you in someone, anyone’s memory? I’m fast approaching 25 (hello, quarter…… Continue reading Legacy in art: Who lives, who dies, who tells your story
Heya, nerds! If you follow me on social, you’ll know I was on a three-week vacation, the first half in the UK and the second half in the US. Like any other bookworm, I hit up quite a lot of bookstores in both countries. I even hauled 8 books, all hardcovers–enough to warrant me bringing…… Continue reading 11 best bookshops to visit in London
Remember how last year, a bunch of friends and I started a readathon solely for Indian books? Well, edition 2 is here and it’s so much bigger and better than the first time! What is the Indian Lit Readathon? The Indian Lit Readathon is a 48 hour readathon where participants read books written by Indian…… Continue reading The Indian Lit Readathon is back!