Highlights of the episode
- ‘Childish desires’, often turn out to be an important turn in our lives.
- The label of a writer needs to be earned and is a fruit of great toil.
- Ideas can strike you at any moment , all you need to do is keep a record of them.
- The Afterlife of Trees And Their Lovers.
Quotes and Takeaway
- “It must have come to me from the childish desire to see my small town in a book.”
- “Writing demands a lot of labour, a repetition of labour.”
- “Mani Kaul’s Uski Roti would be the closest analogy of my writing process.”
- “Writing demands its own routine.”
How did you get involved with the theme of your first book “Love in the Chicken’s Neck”?
How did you start your career as a writer?
If you writing process could be analogized to movie, which movie would it be?
Can you share one of your poem with us?
What did you find most useful in learning to write? What was least useful or most destructive?
What is your message for emerging writers?