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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While Ashoka figures in our history books as a contributor to infrastructure, Buddhism, and the Kalinga war, seldom is he credited for bringing the Brahmi script and the Prakrit language together into one that millions will speak today.
Ambai recollects how the courtesy of offering water to a guest when you enter a household in the rural Tamil Nadu was a subtle way of enquiring about her caste. Not just the rural area, even in the urban set up there indeed are people who refuse to rent out houses to Muslims and Dalits, added Murugan.
Kaavya Sanje does not just bring in poetry from India, but also those from across the world. Poetry from France, Haiti, and Philippines, made their way in translations of Kannada and English. The poems did what they were supposed to, bring in unexpected little tears from poems on war, and transport the audience to a world of Philosophy. There were also two short films based on poetry curated and connceptualized by Mamta Sagar.
While Savi Sharma admits that it is a necessary evil, Varun Aggarwal expressed that marketing is what that can make or break a book. It was quite inspiring to hear how Savi Sharma used social media to market her book by posting quotes and extracts from her book.
Sagarika agrees and adds that Modi is the true political heir to Indira Gandhi in a lot of ways. For instance is his personality cult, waging war against institutions, his one nation-one leader-one tax policies. She says even when the BJP attacks the Congress or the Gandhi family, they do not utter anything against Indira. They might point out about the Emergency, but Indira is one person whom even the RSS likes. Sagarika also reminds Prime Minister Modi that Indira’s dictatorial style was eventually voted out by people.
“I was looking at the end of my career when T20 came in. I played my first T20 for Surrey. Yes, World Cup victory in 2007 changed the entire scene. I played 3 IPLs. The first one was a major challenge. While it took me 4 overs to warm up otherwise, I had to produce results in 4 overs in IPL. It was said that the RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) was the best test team of the century. Everything was against us.”, Anil Kumble quipped in his inimitable style.