Interview 31: Aishwariya Laxmi

Originally posted on Outside the Book:
Years editing: 11Job title: Consultant editorJob description: Edits different kinds of content (from infographics to case studies) and develops company style guidesLocation: Suburban Chennai, India EXPERIENCE How did you get your current job?My boss from a previous office approached me with a work-from-home offer. What copyediting training have you…

A Love Poem

By Aishwariya Laxmi The day I fell in love with youA poem was bornOn the pages of my diaryThat’s safe from prying eyesYou awakened inside meEmotions strong and sublimeI thought about you all the timeFar-away echoes of a time and placeWere replaced with new thoughtsWhispers of happinessAnd an image of your faceThe person I once…

Interview with Author Rishi Vohra

What’s your latest book, ‘Diary of an Angry Young Man’ about? Hello Aishwariya. Diary of an Angry Young Man is inspired by true events and the protagonist is based on a real person. The book is set in Bombay in 1992 and Mumbai in 2012, the latter around the time of the Nirbhaya incident, whichContinue reading “Interview with Author Rishi Vohra”

10 classics with less than 200 pages

Some readers get put off by tomes. Some people have lost the habit of reading books and are looking to get back to it. For the benefit of these readers, I’ve compiled a list of 10 books having less than 200 pages each. Happy reading. The picture of Dorian Gray- Oscar Wilde – 165 pagesContinue reading “10 classics with less than 200 pages”

The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita by Richa Tilokani

With the pandemic raging worldwide, everyone is returning to their roots to find solace and seek comfort. Richa Tilokani’s ‘The teachings of Bhagavad Gita’  – Timeless wisdom for the modern age- comes at the right time to offer wisdom to those who seek it. I thank Richa for the review copy. This 226-page book, whichContinue reading “The Teachings of Bhagavad Gita by Richa Tilokani”

My Reading and Writing Pursuits Last Week

I bought a Kindle copy each of Chinese Whiskers and Jakarta Tails by Pallavi Aiyar recently. I’d picked up both books since I love cats. However, after reading about 50% of Chinese Whiskers, I’m berating myself for my impulsive buys. I will make it a point to finish Chinese Whiskers, but I’m not enjoying itContinue reading “My Reading and Writing Pursuits Last Week”

A Beautiful Mind

I became a member of the Creative Soul Club by Blogchatter recently, and they had posted which movie to watch for the meet. It was ‘A Beautiful Mind’ – a movie about John Nash, a mathematician who won the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994. John Nash had paranoid schizophrenia. The movie is based onContinue reading “A Beautiful Mind”

What I’ve been reading and listening to

I recently listened to the audiobook of ‘The Artist’s Journey’ by Steven Pressfield on audible. I recommend it to all writers and creators of art. Here, the author gives his own example and says that the artist’s journey begins after the Hero’s Journey ( Ref. Joseph Campbell and Christopher Vogler). The author discusses the qualitiesContinue reading “What I’ve been reading and listening to”

Book Review of ‘Coping with Suffering’

The author Tomichan Matheikal has been a teacher all his life and has authored several books. In this book, he talks about how different religions approach suffering, without trying to thrust any one particular religion over the other. He discusses how “Buddhism is very like Christianity in its views on suffering.” I particularly enjoyed theContinue reading “Book Review of ‘Coping with Suffering’”