Ending on a high note: Day 3 of the Hindu Litfest 2019

After two days of compelling sessions, meaty discussions, revered speakers, impromptu musical performances and interactive workshops, The Hindu Lit for Life Festival 2019 entered into the third and final day as Bhogi-smog engulfed the city in the morning due to the smoke emitted from the burning of old wares. Nevertheless, Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert […]

Awards and more: Day 2 of the Hindu Litfest 2019

The second day of the ninth edition of The Hindu Lit For Life Fest 2019 began with pomp and enthusiasm, and was filled with a diverse and delectable menu of literary conversations in its kitty.  The first session was a panel discussing Politics of Identity: New ideas of caste and Religious Assertion with Aditya Mukherjee, […]

Glimpses from Lit for Life 2019: Day 1

As the sun spread its warmth, dispelling the cold which has engulfed the early morning in Chennai, writers, novelists, performers, artists and literary enthusiasts swarmed inside Sir Mutha Concert Hall for the 9th edition of The Hindu LFL 2019. The theme of the three-day bonanza, often called the’sharpest literature festival in India’, is a zero […]

The Really Big List of Award-Winning Indian Novels of 2018

Some new names and some old, some popular choices and some critically-loved. 2018 was an exciting year for Indian literature, a time when the reading, writing and publishing community took the spotlight and this list of award-winning books tries to present the stars of the year of Indian literature. Here is a quick roundup of […]

Chinatown Days by Rita Chowdhury: Tales from a lost town

I grew up in Maharashtra. Throughout school, our Indian history syllabus was restricted to the North and the West. The South was represented by such names as Tipu Sultan and the East ended at Bengal. It’s a pity that I perhaps know more about the French revolution and the American Revolution than I do about […]

On our new chapter, the Purple Pencil Project

The new year has come, for us, as the calm before the storm. Saurabh Garg started onWriting as an Indian book review blog way back in 2014 with the sole purpose of connecting with authors and gathering their thoughts on (yes) writing, and publishing occasional book reviews. This stayed pretty much the same until three […]