Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

“There are moments, Hasan, when I like to think that the stars are bullet-holes. For every bullet shot by an oppressor there springs to life a star, with so great a radiance that it can never be put out, it can never be imprisoned. But if that really were true, the last three months in … Continue reading Kamila Shamsie and her ‘Luminous Prose’

About the Story and its Origin

If you have been reading my blog since the beginning, you have my thanks. This week I will finally talk a little about the book I’m writing and how the idea was conceived. But first things first. I started this blog with the hope of making it a professional blog someday, and maybe even my … Continue reading About the Story and its Origin

Remembering Chris Cornell

One of things that really keep me hooked to music is that when you have something on your mind, perhaps some sort of struggle, a burden that is yours to bear, and you are a bit exhausted, but you know you have to go on. You may not have the strength for it, but you … Continue reading Remembering Chris Cornell

FIRST HURDLE IN WRITING THE SECOND DRAFT

I’m working on a dream Though sometimes it feels so far away I’m working on a dream And I know it will be mine someday These are the lyrics to the title track of the 2009 album ‘Working on a Dream’ by Bruce Springsteen. This is the song I fall back on when I find … Continue reading FIRST HURDLE IN WRITING THE SECOND DRAFT

Introduction to That Writer From Delhi and Other Random Thoughts

Hello. I guess if  you’re reading this you know who I am, even if just by my name. In case you have stumbled here by chance, my name is Shivam Kalra and I am an aspiring writer from Delhi. Any word you will read on this blog from now on will be personal. I am … Continue reading Introduction to That Writer From Delhi and Other Random Thoughts