Elated! Renowned Kannada writer ‘Vivek Shanbhag’ liked my story!

It is not everyday when a renowned author like Vivek Shanbhag reads your latest published short story and tells you he liked it.

He is the author of ‘Ghachar Ghochar’.


An excerpt from the novel has been featured in GRANTA’s second issue on India:

GRANTA 130: “India: Another Way of Seeing”


This is what he said about my short story ‘Silence’ published in ‘The Bombay Literary Magazine’:

Just read your story. Very moving story. Honest and bold. Carefully woven with minute details. Congratulations. I started reading and could not stop. Very well written. It is balanced and does not cross the limits anywhere. There were moments when I felt it was going in a certain known direction but it stopped just short of it. It is not judgmental about any characters. This is the strength of the story. It has happened because the writer is very honest. Every character has got her/his space. Enough to live as they please. All the very best.

Thank you sir! 🙂 🙂 🙂


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