Monday, June 30, 2014

Ramzan 2014- eat, sleep, pray and READ!

I'm embarking on a crazy project this month which involves a lot of reading (on an empty stomach) and blogging. It is something similar to a project I did a long time ago (read here).

Image: Google 

Thursday, June 19, 2014

How the POET differs from the NOVELIST

"For the difference between poets and novelists is this - that the former write for the life of the language  - and the latter write for the betterment of the world".

                                                                        (Possession - a Romance by A.S.Byatt)

Monday, June 16, 2014

The Lost Chariot of Helios

Either Helios has lost his way while driving his chariot around the earth or one of his 'fire-darting steeds' has collapsed while he was crossing over South Asia. Or is it us, who by slaughtering the cattle of the sun, have aroused his wrath?  

If the latter were true than Helios must and will unleash his fury on those who slaughter innocent people everyday, sometimes in broad daylight? 

The answer is a resounding no. Helios, like our leaders, is only concerned about his chariot and his steeds. 

The sun shines, strong and bright, while the 'fire-darting steeds' are rested and fed. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The True Writer

A writer only becomes a true writer by practising his craft, by experimenting constantly with language, as a great artist may experiment with clay or oils until the medium becomes second nature, to be moulded however the artist may desire. 

(Possession - a Romance by A.S. Byatt)