March 5, Saturday, is World Book Day.
Now, on principle, I abhor celebrating all those designated days that our calendars are so full with nowadays Read more
I tend to read fiction and non-fiction often at the same time, or at least I alternate one with the other. Then come those not-so-often periods when I end up reading only the one. The past week has been like that. Read more
Is writing fiction any different from writing non-fiction? After having published my new novel after two books of non-fiction, I’ve been getting asked this a lot.
My answer – and I know it might sound dilatory/evasive is this: It isn’t, fundamentally, different. Read more
I’d promised you last week, so here you are: the books of the decade that made it to our lists of the best fiction/poetry and non-fiction by Indian writers in English (or in English translation). Read more
It’s ridiculous to say the least, but there is always this divide between literary fiction and genre fiction, isn’t there? The literary establishment largely tends to be snooty about genre fiction – one of the reasons for which could be that genre fiction pulls in the masses, the really big money and the popularity. Read more