In To the Survivors for example, there are two stories of men (Jim and Chris) who were sexually abused as children. In both stories, the pedophiles groomed the boys. Continue reading Speaking of Sexual Violence with Robert Uttaro (Magazine Special)
The place was busy buzzing with flea market, birthday wishes and that familiar smell of books. Yes, there was coffee too. It was the Seventh Birthday of Atta Galatta. We squeezed ourselves through the crowd, stole Lakshmi and Subodh from their guests for a quick conversation.
Going inside does not inflict more wounds. Continue reading In conversation with Jasmin Waldmann | Part 2
BookStalkist team speaks with International Life Coach, Trainer, and Author of the book Change Me – Jasmin Waldmann. In this conversation, Jasmin talks about characters from her book, significance of life coaching, and her work in India.
Yes, of course I am a minority at JNU. Continue reading Nationalism, Intellectualism, and Us – Makarand Paranjape
“The present convention, which is one of the most august assemblies ever held, is in itself a vindication, a declaration to the world of the wonderful doctrine preached in the Gita: “Whosoever comes to Me, through whatsoever form, I reach him; all men are struggling through paths which in the end lead to me.” Sectarianism, bigotry, and its horrible descendant, fanaticism, have long possessed this beautiful earth.
Darkness was beginning to fall upon the lawns of Royal Orchid hotel, Bangalore. With the onset of winter, the chill in the air was apparent on the skin in despair. It helped that I was at the Bangalore Literature Festival, 2016. Authors, thought leaders, and opinion makers kept the evening warm. Continue reading ““I don’t define myself” – Piyush Mishra”
Have you ever wondered how mysterious the game of life is? How something nice happens to you out of nowhere making you feel all charged up and excited. It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon. As I walked through the Church Street of Bengaluru hunting for food, my legs stopped involuntarily in front of this beautiful place. It had a long inviting rack of books put up on display, a sight too tempting to not yield to especially if you are a BookStalkist. The name on the board read “Bookworm”.