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A Present That’s Present at Present

Every morning when I wake up, I look around and ask a simple question.
‘If I’m still alive, isn’t the Earth that sustains me my best and closest kin?’
You don’t need a response to that, for you already know the answer real well.
That you wouldn’t be reading this if with the Earth something were unwell. Continue reading A Present That’s Present at Present

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If you believe in your work, then it’s your job to make others believe in it too: Author C M Turner

Reared in North Carolina, the author, who initially experimented with poetry, also lets me know the she has never outlined or planned her story. ‘A story just unveils itself as I’m writing it. Sometimes new ideas might come as I’m writing, but I’ll incorporate them right as I go. I do usually have some idea of a plot in mind, but the characters always develop as I tell the story,’ explains Turner, whose list of favourite authors includes Harper Lee, John Irving, J D Salinger, Henry Miller, Emily Bronte, John Knowles, Toni Morrison and Rebecca Welles amongst others. ‘This is just a partial list, of course!’ she laughs. Continue reading If you believe in your work, then it’s your job to make others believe in it too: Author C M Turner

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An ingenious writer always embraces challenges

‘Do you write for yourself or for your reader?’ is a question that I get asked a lot of times. And my answer to that question has always been unchanging – I write for myself! After all, am I not the first reader of my works? So, if I can content myself with my own piece of writing, I can conceivably delight my reader as … Continue reading An ingenious writer always embraces challenges

Ballade for the Ultimate Seeker

Indian Trumpeter Like the Sun that shines, radiating bright light,a guru disseminates thoughts lofty and wise.Using his power, directness, and mystical might,pulls you out of every single and dangerous vice.Get closer to your guru, feel the spiritual rise,an elevation that could get you to the worlds beyond;but if you utter untruths or say blatant lies,a guru will not deride you, nor will he break the … Continue reading Ballade for the Ultimate Seeker

The Sacred Song

Here is a poem indited by me that was posted on my new blog this morning. Please follow if you like it. I shall follow you back. Indian Trumpeter Kṛṣṇa, it is You who permeate this material universeand millions of universes that are levitating around.I am transfixed upon Your form as I compose this verse.Take me to the world unfound,the world which by death and … Continue reading The Sacred Song

India’s Tibet

Indian Trumpeter Some journeys metamorphose you. They bring about a colossal change in your lifestyle. The way you talk and walk doesn’t remain the same thereafter, nor does the way you dress and conduct yourself. Even your thoughts undergo a monumental transformation. Not only do you get to know and understand yourself better, but you also develop virtues like gratitude, empathy, and the like. My … Continue reading India’s Tibet

‘If we don’t fail, we will never learn how to be more successful than those who haven’t faced any failure’

Indian Trumpeter Thirty-two-year-old Vinisha Panwar is strong, straightforward, and stubbornly earnest. She loves swimming, and despises prevarication. As a matter of fact, the Gurugram-based author values honesty so much that when we ask her if there is something that she would want to be changed in the world, she resoundingly says, ‘People becoming more honest with themselves and with others.’Furthermore,there is a depth in the … Continue reading ‘If we don’t fail, we will never learn how to be more successful than those who haven’t faced any failure’

‘Writing is a grind, and writers write because they are compelled to do so’

Robbin, who has been writing short stories and poems since his teenage years, says that although this episode became an idea for the book that has now bagged the NIEA Finalist (Erotica, 2018) and NGIBA Finalist (Romance, 2019) awards, he had to create a rough outline of the main characters including the chapter breakdown. ‘I think writing a novel is a little like archery,’ he opines, and asks a very intriguing question, ‘Would you shoot a bow and arrow with your eyes closed?’ Continue reading ‘Writing is a grind, and writers write because they are compelled to do so’