At a talk, Salman Rushdie said – when asked what has been the biggest inspiration for his novels he usually says “it’s the happy large Indian family”. But, then he added there’s no such thing as “a happy family”. One has to only scratch the surface to find the warts, moles, the kinky cousin, dipsomaniacal uncle and the closet nymphomaniac aunt. That’s what provides the material for books (and, may I add, life).
Is the hum similar to what they call the ‘zone’ – or is it more subtle, understated and subliminal. On travel, think it was Pico Iyer who wrote – we travel to lose ourselves, again travel to find ourselves. Beautiful piece (though that might sound like a cliche for something as moving) 👏
Don’t know about others – you surely are a great fan and swear by it – for me and many of my writer friends in India @Medium has been a lousy experience. I draw very little traction in comparison to other social media sites like Linked In even by cross-promoting articles.
A roller-coaster ride sounds fun. But, for those investing a lot of their life, soul and time into writing it is not good enough reason to be on Medium.
I find many writer friends in India, wondering if @Medium is taking them anywhere. Many other Social Media platforms (like @LinkedIn for example) gives far higher traction –…
Lovely piece. Reminded me of this cartoon: https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjO4_Gylr7RAhUIpY8KHY90BUwQjRwIBw&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pinterest.com%2Fpin%2F270990102555589694%2F&psig=AFQjCNHuQ9uzJXMtEoIooZsoZi292egDSg&ust=1484364377949110
Is that a rejoinder to T N Ninan’s piece in Business Standard yesterday ?
T N Ninan: Our post-truths Midway through his prime ministership, Narendra Modi has made his first blunder, the botched exchange of high-value currency notes for new. But the remarkable point to note, politically, is that so many people have said (at…