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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Walk Away

    By Shalini

    Mother was furious, he needs to listen to me! ” I’m his mother, of course I

    know better than him….”

    Father tried his best to convince him, ” Son, it’s not…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

    By Sharon

    It was half past noon and I was lost in Fountainhas. The Goa Tourism

    brochure urged me to ” explore the historic Old Quarter of Panjim on foot”

    but I wanted…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

    By Ameya Bondre

    Amar held my hand firmly. He had a charming smile. Baba trusted him- ”

    You are meant for someone who will protect you.” I was a ten year old girl

    and…

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  • Literature in the Australian Commonwealth

    By Tata literature live

    Literature in the Australian Commonwealth characteristically expresses collective values, perhaps more so than in other parts of the world. Even the experiences of the individual are viewed through a…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry #3

    By Tata literature live

    It was more than two hours past midnight, yet Ramulu was unable to sleep. He has been a

    small scale farmer and the successively failing monsoon and mounting debts were…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Q&A with Alanna Mitchell

    By Alanna Mitchell

    Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author, who writes about science and social trends. Her most recent full-length book, Sea Sick:The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international best…

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  • Literature Around the World in 2015!

    By Tata Literature Live!

    2015: The Year in Literature 

    There’s no denying it. It’s been a busy year in the world of literature, and it isn’t even over yet. The United States alone published…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: Smoke

    By Tata Literature Live!

    It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a

    level that one might get a stroke just by poking…

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  • Beyond The Frame: Homesick

    By Tata Literature Live!

    It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a

    level that one might get a stroke just by poking…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: Bone Deep

    By Tata Literature Live!

    The pyre smolders wetly

    under the tin shed,

    from which

    grey

    afternoon

    rain

    still

    drips;

    echoing

    a family’s

    grief.

    sifting through

    grandmother’s still-warm ashes,

    my fingers taste

    the wood-smoke and sour-milk scent

    of funeral rites;

    i blindly grope for the largest shards of bone,

    to fill…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: The Sari

    By

    It is not just worn at weddings, parties and ceremonies

    It is also worn at a construction site
    Amidst the cement, sand, gravel
    Under the ruthless sun
    Over a parched throat and blistered…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry #1

    By Tata Literature Live!

    Revathy “Amma”, her voice goes as she strides barefoot towards the entrance door. The

    inkling of her silver anklets still echoing in the silent dark room. Her forehead kissed with…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry #2

    By Tata Literature Live!

    They looked down upon him. All of them. His favourite time of the day was when the Sun

    stood behind him. He looked down then, at the ground, to see…

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  • The 6th Annual Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest

    By Tata literature live!

    Two venues: NCPA, Nariman Point and Prithvi Theatre, Juhu.

    Germaine Greer, Vikram Seth, Kiran Nagarkar and over 120 celebrated writers and thinkers from across the worl.

    Presenting seven literary awards.

    Media registrations…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2014 Q&A with Arshia Sattar

    By Arshia Sattar

    Arshia Sattar has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago’s Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations. Her translations of the Sanskrit texts Kathasaritsagara (1993) and Valmiki’s Ramayana (1996)…

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