‘Songs of Suicide’ emerged from my own observations

My poetry collection ‘Songs of Suicide’ recently got out worldwide. The collection has received a phenomenal response from audiences in all geographies, primarily in the USA. When the collection was released, I got in touch with my contacts and sent them the communication about its availability. Immediately, many of them came back to me and…

3 questions to ponder upon, writers

You’re not the only fellow in the writing world. Like it or not. It’s a bare fact. The world is full of writers, much better than you and I. There is a whole lot of competition—in the print or online space—to attract readers. So I don’t mind shooting the 3ree most important questions at you—writers.…

Literature festivals: Uniting writers, publishers and readers

Indeed, literature is steadfast on following the corporate footprints replicating its success mode of business conferences and events to spread awareness, enhance readership and bring the community together. I’ve observed it in a host of literary events that have taken place in different cities in India recently. Euphoria is huge in these events. Well, we…

Changing landscape: a close watch

I was the chief guest at an event in the International Book Fair in Delhi recently. It was a Rockstand-hosted event at their stall to unveil an ebook application for smartphones and tablets. Feeling privileged at the opportunity given, I spoke on the role digital books playing in today’s scenario. Well, I bagged this opportunity…

Reading and writing: The tradition must continue

Tradition must continue—of writing and reading thereof. While it is understood that the debate will be around on the mode–print or digital, it must not affect the age-old tradition. Let’s not even decide whether or not it is in the larger interest. It should, however, be left to the discretion of the reader as to…

An advice to ebook writers

It is a fast-paced world, I understand. But it is not foolish enough to digest a half-cooked work. The thought is striking me after a rush of ebooks on multiple online platforms that I had to go through in search of information. I was astonished by the way the ebooks were listed randomly on these…

A writing contest for budding writers

Below is a press note from the organizer of the contest that calls on the budding writers. Please note that the contest will close on 4th February 2013. If you have the flair of writing but have not shown it to the world, here is the chance to showcase your hidden talent and discover the…

Asura side explored to the extent

Originally posted on Literary Yard:
Irrespective of current novelists in India, what drew editor’s interest most was a mythological novel–‘Asura–Tale of the Vanquished’ by Anand Neelakantan. It is author’s debut book and really impresses with out of the league approach of treating a malevolent character like Ravana (from the Ramayana). It weaves a true necklace…