Category: The Creative Life

  • The FT column: Nourishing the creative life

    The FT column: Nourishing the creative life

    Some stuff I’ve been thinking about: I don’t believe that art comes from nowhere, that artists and writers do better work in oppressive times (a few rise to the challenge, but so many more choke), that we live or create well when we’re disconnected. Do you have to belong somewhere? No, not at all, and […]

  • Speaking Volumes: Brothers in Arms

    Speaking Volumes: Brothers in Arms

    Early on in Brothers, Tapti, on her way home from visiting a prisoner in Tihar Jail, scans a newspaper and the headlines leap out at her; murder, rape. “Despite its vaunted spirituality, India is a bloodthirsty nation. Murder because you gave money, because you owed money, because you loved, or didn’t love, because you were […]

  • The Creative Life: Arunava Sinha, Translator

    The Creative Life: Arunava Sinha, Translator

    Arunava Sinha’s bio says: Arunava Sinha translates classic, modern and contemporary Bengali fiction and nonfiction into English. Eighteen of his translations have been published so far. Twice the winner of the Crossword translation award, for Sankar’s Chowringhee (2007) and Anita Agnihotri’s Seventeen (2011), respectively, and the winner of the Muse India translation award (2013) for […]

  • The Creative Life: Pamela Timms

    THE CREATIVE LIFE: PAMELA TIMMS  (Introducing a new section on the site: an occasional series of interviews with people whose writings/ art/ music/ creative work have inspired me.) Pamela Timms is the author of Korma, Kheer and Kismet (Aleph Book Company), which covers five seasons of the sizzling love affair between her and Old Delhi’s […]