Category: India 2015

DELHI

I am now in Delhi, my second visit hosted by the prestigious JNU —  the campus covers miles!…




LUCKNOW UNIVERSITY

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the English literature department of Lucknow university….




JNU DELHI

Now arrived in Delhi. Tired, but looking forward to my stay here,…



RABINDRANATH TAGORE: THE PRIDE OF INDIA & KOLKATA

 One of the major highlights of my visit to Kolkata was discovering Rabindranth Tagore, the Bengali literary giant and Nobel prize winner — the pride of India and Kolkata. An international writer, author of the famous Gitangeli ( which won him the coveted prize), a painter, an educationalist, and world traveller, he was an amazing man who commanded international respect….



LUCKNOW LITERATURE FESTIVAL

Dear friends, sharing my literary journey of India….




Farewell Kolkata

I have left the marvellous city of Kolkata, and said goodbye to my great hosts….



Kolkata Festival Concludes on High Note

Knowledge is Great was the central theme, and Britain was the theme country at the 39th Kolkata Book Fair, bringing alive the works of William Shakespeare and Dylan Thomas in celebration of their 451st and 100th anniversaries, respectively. The three-day Kolkata Literature Festival, which ran inside the book fair, featured myself and Madras Cafe author Prakash Belawadi, and Ashok Banker, the writer of…



Fiction Writing in the Time of Facebook

Aspiring young writers and bloggers at the Kolkata Literature Festival and International Book Fair…



Jadavpur University

Enjoyed a fantastic morning at Jadavpur university with my wonderful hosts, moderator, and great students. …



Hello Kolkata!

Just sharing some pictures from my session at the international Kolkata Literature Festival & Book Fair during my tour of India….