India’s Celebrity Authorpreneur: Chetan Bhagat

India’s Celebrity Authorpreneur: Chetan Bhagat

I have to confess that I became familiar with Chetan Bhagat only after seeing the movie Three Idiots in 2009, although his first novel Five Point Someone had been published in 2004. After watching the movie, I proceeded to read many of his books on my trips to India...
Make Me a Wedding Guest, Please!

Make Me a Wedding Guest, Please!

Out of the blue, I received a cryptic text: “Hey Monita, your name is in the list. If you can please come for the movie tomorrow. Please keep it confidential…” This was confusing, to say the least, but being placed on a list of any sort always worries me,...
Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

Amrita Pritam: She Writes on The Grooves of My Soul

This article was first published in December 2016 and is being re-published in honor of National Poetry Month. Of late, I have physically embraced the cloak of solitude. Reprimanded often as a dreamer in kindergarten by teachers, now having escaped their vigil I have...
Google Doodle honors Mirza Ghalib today

Google Doodle honors Mirza Ghalib today

Celebrated urdu poet Mirza Ghalib is being honored with a Google doodle today. Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man...
Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Iconic Poet of Mughal India: Mirza Ghalib

Quaide hayaat band o gham Asal mein dono ek hain Maut se pehle aadmi Gham se bisaat khaye kyun The prison of life and the bondage of grief are one and the same Before death, how can a man expect to be free of grief? Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan, (1797–1869) was a...