Tue. Jun 25th, 2019

The Seer

Read, Think, Act

bangalore literature festival

18 min read

All over the world, bookstores went away and now they are making a come back. Now, Amazon is also setting up physical bookstores. It’s like a cyclic phenomenon. And I think if you want a bookstore and you want it to survive, you might have to do two things. Firstly, you have to figure out how are you going to get customers coming to your bookstore. The next is that you need to make sure that they are gonna come back.

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He talks about how a book’s setting and appropriateness may also be taken into consideration for a publisher to okay a book. Tenduf-La found help in agents who connected him with others. While writing to publishers may take several months to come back, agents may be faster. They also advise on how to go about fine tuning the drafts.

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‘Surviving together’ is not a choice, it is the only option left for the citizens of a once harmonious metropolis. Bombay has always emanated a feeling of belonging, the author mentioned, and this book is dedicated to the spirit of Bombay, to the spirit of survival.

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Scars that made their way into her autobiography. A part of which she says she found courage for, but the other, a difficult path to tread. Autobiographies, writing, or reading them would mean reliving the episodes and the pain.

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A constitutional patriot must also be able to feel shame at the failures of his state and have a desire to correct them. Most of the leaders of freedom struggle including Gandhi acknowledged this and worked towards a course correction. Guha further quoted Tagore and Gandhi to drive the true meaning of patriotism and nationalism.

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The receding clear lines between the rural and urban, and the long-standing fascination of migrating to cities that he has seen in his childhood, himself, is another aspect. The very thought of how families are willing to move from the open countryside to “ant boxes”, and the stories that churn out from these dynamics, he says are what pushed him to write on cities.

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Referring to a conversation with his friend who is a Chennai Super Kings fan, Gideon told the audience that he was amazed to see that for the 2 years that the CSK was out of action, his friend was just waiting for his team to come back instead of switching his loyalties.