“Character isn’t cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It’s something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.“ -George Eliot (Middlemarch) Writing is never a full-time fun and pleasant job, and this I had accepted long time back; but lately I realized reading is neither. Oh yes!… Read More Reading a Classic was indeed a Classic experience!
What do we ideally do when we want to read a writer’s work for the first time, especially if it’s fiction writer we’re talking about? We go about his/her bestsellers or the top rated novel or work suggested by some creditable reader and venture off to a journey with this new fellow. Right? At least,… Read More Let’s talk about ‘The’ King, Stephen King, and his Memoir
This day was same for DU (Delhi University or University of Delhi)-same corridors, same classes, same books, same syllabus, except for English literature students. A surprise was awaiting them in their classrooms. It was only 7 in the morning; there still were couple of hours for students to crash into their lecture halls. Meanwhile, when… Read More Chetan Bhagat (the author) in the house!
“For you, a thousand times over.” “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” “I now know that some people feel unhappiness the way others love: privately, intensely, and without recourse.” So what these all quotes are for? And more importantly whose… Read More Have you ever read Khaled Hosseini?
Who or what came first – Hen or egg? Oh yeah! What an idiotic question? Egg and hen. How did they even qualify to have few words dedicated to them in a write-up cleverly woven around reading and writing, let alone starting this post? Is the title just a bait to catch your attention, you… Read More Did you start Reading first or Writing?
You become what you read. You write what you are. Is it really so? My thoughts are quite reluctant to agree with it. In fact, they, my thoughts, are red-blooded to hit the trial box of courtroom to justify themselves. So, the subject in question is ‘Does what we read shape us? And what we… Read More Do we become what we read?