Last week the New York Times featured an article about bite-sized reading. The writer recommends such reading as an antidote to mindlessly scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, and other social media feeds. The idea is to find books that have short individual pieces, each of which can be read even when only a precious few minutes are available.
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Modern Love is a popular section of the New York Times. It features deeply personal essays about relationships. The essays are emotionally honest and the story is told in a compelling way. One of our favorites, written by an Indian writer, is titled How a Bird Feeder Revived My Marriage.
We are sure there are many more Desi Modern Love stories out there — stories that are shaped as much by the people that give and receive love (or not) as they are by the situations, opportunities, and challenges against which they play out.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to read and tell such stories?
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Today is the 154th birthday of India’s first woman doctor. Dr. Anandi-bai Joshee. She lived only to the age of 23, but became a catalyst for the transformation of her society’s treatment of women.
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Just read an article titled “The Right Way to Follow Your Passion” on the New York Times web site. The part that made the most sense to me is this:
When you sit down to write, sit down to write, not to sell books. … your passion should not come from the outside. It should come from within.
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I watched the NYT documentary about Malala Yousufzai six or so years ago.
Since then I had been curious about her father.
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Over the years I have tried a range of writing practices. I had a blog and a gratitude journal, wrote “morning pages” and gave free-writing a go. Although each one has its pluses and minuses, writing a spiritual memoir is completely different.
It does not impose the discipline of focusing only on the positive and upbeat. Sometimes one needs to write in order to process a negative experience. Continue reading “What is a Spiritual Memoir?”
It is very easy to submit a review on Amazon.
Get ready to submit the review by considering these questions:
- How many stars (1 to 5, 5 being best) would you like to give the book?
- What is the title of your review? For example, “Pleasure to read!”
- The review itself. Describe what you thought of the book. Write about how it made you feel and why.
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