Trains have been a metaphor and a motif in books, songs and movies. Memorable scenes include the poignant scene at a train station between Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman in “The Rain Man”, Mumbai trains as a backdrop in the recent hit, Gully Boy, and of course, the repeating images of fast moving trains that culminate in a flash mob in the ever-popular song, Jai Ho from Slumdog Millionaire.
Are you a passionate reader? Would you like to have more books to choose from, to savor and to talk about? Buying books is not the only way to support authors. Here are nine things you can do as a reader and supporter of Story Artisan Press. Which one on this list would you like to start with?Do let us know.
Revealing the cover for Desi Modern Love, the first anthology published by Story Artisan Press. While we agree with the oft-quoted phrase – Don’t judge a book by its cover, we would like to hear your comments on the cover. Let us know what comes to mind upon first view. Are you curious? Intrigued? Pleased?
For a writer, the first act of creation begins with reading. Reading opens up new worlds, stimulates creativity and helps master the required tools. The voracious readers at Story Artisan Press connected with the contributors to Desi Modern Love anthology by reading the work of fellow desi writers. Here is a closer look at the three contributing authors based in the US.
Creation takes time. So does curation. At Story Artisan Press, when we first set out to collect true stories of love as experienced in the ‘desi’ context, we knew there were rich stories that needed to be heard. We have found those stories and also learnt a lot in the process of curating Desi Modern Love. Here are the names of the contributors to our first anthology.
My personal essay about my fascination with the Apollo 11 moon landing when I was a school-girl in Bombay. It was published in Khabar’s July issue.
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