Archive for July, 2021

Returning to this blog at long last! Two Interviews

July 30, 2021

After a hiatus of way-too-long, I am reviving this blog in defiance of increased time pressures and commitments. Greetings, world! Let me begin by linking two recent video interviews of mine, one with Dip Ghosh of Kalpabiswa along with Debajyoti Bhattacharya and Soham Guha, and the other with Ishita Singh at Mithila Review. Both in July 2021, the second year of the Covid 19 Pandemic, and the nth year of horror for climate change, biodiversity loss, increasing social inequality and other disasters. I had more time with the Kalpabiswa interview, so we had questions from the audience, which I always appreciate. The Mithila Review interview was also rich with deep and thoughtful questions from Ishita, but I regret I did not have time then to engage with the audience.

It is always a pleasure to engage with fellow enthusiasts in India on speculative fiction. I write for the world, but my ‘home audience’ is central. Any imaginative richness I possess has been engendered and nurtured through my growing up and young adulthood in India, and continues to be informed by my multiple entanglements there. To have these lenses with which to venture forth into the world – and the cosmos – has been a priceless gift, in writing and in life.