Palash Mehrotra

1. Your journey as an author.
It's just begun. I've published a volume of stories, a book of non-fiction, and edited two anthologies--one on the Indian school experience over 200 years, and another one on drinking. 
2. Tell us about your book: "The Butterfly Generation"
I'll let the Hindustan Times reviewer have the final word on this. I couldn't have put it better. "Mehrotra’s book is not really an ‘India book’. It is about a young man diving into disparate corners and multiple centres of his surroundings that happen to be 21st century urban India. He is an intimate part of the portraits he presents. If some readers find this gonzo approach self-indulgent, one can only tut-tut their dogma honed from sermons about keeping the observer-observed lakshmanrekha intact. Unlike other narrations of, say, the India call centre story, Mehrotra peels off layers to go into the lives of his characters rather than the subjects they might ‘represent’. In a book shot with comic verve, there’s a dark, frenetic undertow that breaks to the surface at times. This book is not a sociological tract. It is an intimate portrait of the world the author inhabits and the outlying zones that tumble into it. This makes it all the more authentic." 
3. What is the role of a writer?
To tell the truth. To go against the grain. To entertain.
4. What do you think is the role of literature festivals?
 
To enable writers to meet readers and fellow writers. (Though I must say that writers are a suspicious lot and usually don't get along with each other). For me personally, lit fests give me an opportunity to leave my study and meet people and see places. I live in Dehradun. I don't travel at all. I don't step out much in my own town. I don't have a passport. The outside world is a dangerous place. I don't want to be run over by a bus. I am scared of dying. I know I haven't written my best book yet. I need to preserve myself.

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sincere love

Posted by Arpana Bina Vora on March 22, 2017 at 4:32pm 0 Comments

SINCERE LOVE

Is love’s paradise actual?

Candid and dear??

Indesigning and upfront??

Regular and unaffected??

Yes,what women love

First make the truffles,

I just want to let her know

She mean the world to…

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SHE -THE WARRIOR

Posted by Arpana Bina Vora on March 22, 2017 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

SHE-THE WARRIOR

Looking deep down the mirror and I said ‘ I love you’

Immediately an electic current ripples throughout my soul,

I be in my own skin,

Longer than in anywhere else,

I always promise myself

“you…

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SOUL LOVE

Posted by Arpana Bina Vora on March 22, 2017 at 4:28pm 0 Comments

Soul love

I have not fallen in the love of body

But merely wwith a soul,

And it makes a difference..

And then my soul saw you and

It kind of went on ‘oh there you are I have been looking

For you.’

He was…

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It takes it personally when you do commit a personal offense

Posted by narendrasinh chauhan on March 22, 2017 at 1:44pm 0 Comments

It takes it personally when you do commit a personal offense

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Economical Moving with Packers and Movers in Gurgaon

Posted by raj malhotra on March 22, 2017 at 6:36am 0 Comments

 

House is just a place that is constructed of bricks but house is made of love. Along side enjoy you can find so a number of other things that are needed to make home a great place for living and these essential things of the…

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સ્વર્ગ પર હિસાબ !

Posted by pravin patel on March 21, 2017 at 6:40pm 0 Comments

મૃતાત્માઓ સ્વર્ગના પ્રવેશદ્વારે લાઈનમાં ઉભા હતા !



ધર્મરાજે પ્રથમ ઉભેલા મૃતાત્માને પૂછ્યું " તમે કોણ હતા ? "



મૃતાત્માએ કહ્યું " મહારાજ હું એક ટેક્ષી ચાલક હતો વર્ષો સુધી ટેક્ષીમાં મુસાફરોને તેઓના ઈચ્છીત સ્થળે મુકી આવતો હતો !… Continue

ગઝલ

Posted by Manisha joban desai on March 21, 2017 at 3:56pm 1 Comment

હેપ્પી વિશ્ર્વ કવિતા દિવસ 2017...

આંખથી જે રંગ છલ્કયા યાદ છે?

ને,પછી જે રંગ બદલ્યા યાદ છે?

લાલ લીલો વાદળી ને જાંબલી,

દિલમા જે મેઘ વરસ્યા યાદ છે?

કાન-રાધા ગાઇ સંગે રાગ જે,

લોક…

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THE CONCERN!!!

Posted by Payal on March 20, 2017 at 1:33am 0 Comments

The stars are willing to fall on the

Blank paper of earth

And wanting to write an unending poem of

Love , care and share:



But the sky is holding them tight

Aware of the difficulties lying

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WAR WITHIN ME!!!

Posted by Payal on March 19, 2017 at 8:07am 0 Comments

The lights went dark

I hid myself within me..

Had made up mind to fight the loneliness

Was determined to win the conquest of solitude

Will I win the war within me..?





The truth that

Solitude is… Continue

દોસ્તી,दोस्ती,Friendship

Posted by Dhruvkumar Rana on March 18, 2017 at 9:26pm 0 Comments

મસ્તી -મસ્તીમાં થઈ ગઈ દોસ્તી, દોસ્તો : આ દોસ્તી છે ઘણી સસ્તી, પણ રસ્તામાં પડી નથી મળતી,લાગણીઓની મજૂબત દોરે બંધાય છે આ દોસ્તી, હસાવે અને રડાવે પણ છે આ દોસ્તી, સુખમાં મજા અને દુ:ખમાં સાથ પણ અપાવનારી છે આ દોસ્તી, દોસ્તીની આ જ વાત તો છે બહુ નિરાલી તેમાં… Continue

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