Tag Archives: Tolkien

Notes on Literature: Recurring Moments in Fairy Tales and Fantasy

A child’s pleasure in listening to stories lies partly in waiting for things he expects to be repeated: situations, phrases, formulas. … …in prose narrative there are events that rhyme. … It was rather because of my interest in style … Continue reading

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Notes from the Bookshop 3: The Story So Far or “Little, Big” comes to Blossom

The last time I wrote of my visit to the bookshop was more than two years ago. A lot has happened since then: I’ve read a lot, started buying books online, discovered Blossom (“Bangalore’s favourite bookshop”), discovered new authors, rediscovered … Continue reading

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Notes and Musings on Literature and Movies: A Cosmic Shift

At one point of time, in awe of majestic cosmic questions, I scoffed at the mundane everyday world of easy familiarity, routines, and relationships. How, I wondered, could the trivial details of human existence and its everyday mechanics be even … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature, Movies, Writing, and Blogging: The Romance of Unfinished Blog Posts and Suchlike Paraphernalia

The time is just ripe to abandon all semblances of modesty and humility and talk about a subject that has, over the almost two years that I’ve been blogging and the cumulative half a year I’ve been down with—what I … Continue reading

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Short Fiction: The End of the Long, Winding Road: Happy Endings

A short story first published in the December 2010 issue of The Banyan Trees, a monthly online literary magazine. “…the original, the one and only World Wide Web. The Real thing. The rest will remain simply virtual.” – Umberto Eco “I … Continue reading

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