Control Kills Creativity #PromotingCreativity

This week, Indispire prompt asks the question if there exists an inverse relationship between power and culture – when power declines, culture flourishes… If I understood it correctly, power in question is political power that controls life and liberty of citizens. And, culture includes any or all activity like writing, painting, music, theatre etc, all... Continue Reading →

Discipline not Seclusion is the Answer #GoodWriting

This weeks prompt asks "should a writer withdraw from life and anything and everything related to life?" Any writer worth his salt, writes about experiences he gleans from life. If a writer withdraws from life, what would be his source of raw material? It is true that any composition is the churning of mind. External... Continue Reading →

Festive Season

My friend Rashi writes syndicated columns for several publications. Rashi is overbooked second half of every year, as festival season hits India. “This is the busiest time of the year for me mother, don’t ask me to go anywhere,” Rashi said without looking up from her computer screen.” I could hear Rashi’s voice climbing the... Continue Reading →

Duty vs. Dream

Mahesh was the youngest son of cloth merchant Kishan Lal. Every morning at 9 am Mahesh opened their family owned shop in the main market and oversaw business till 5 pm in the evening. Mahesh had to tally inventories, supervise sales and take care of cash box. Some days, he had to sit till 9... Continue Reading →

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