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CALL FOR ENTRIES – SULTAN PADAMSEE AWARD FOR PLAYWRITING 2016

Literature Live, in association with Theatre Group, calls for entries for playwriting for the Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting 2016, to recognize upcoming talent in the same field. For more details, write to theatregroup@shunyata.in .

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How To Attend TATA Literature Live! 2015

Here is everything you need to know about attending Mumbai’s largest literature festival.   Passes to the festival are available from the morning of the day of the session. Register and collect your passes for the events taking place on that day. A day pass entitles you to access to multiple sessions across nearby venues. […]

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TATA Literature Live 2015: Workshop Registrations

Head over to our schedule and pick your literary workshop of choice! Register now as limited seats are available.  

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : A Stitch In Rhyme 3rd Place Winner

BY MEGHA SOLANKI SOUND OK HORAN   Do you know that sound? The rumbling monster taking over. Mystical it looks,
Monstrous it feels; There’s power in its body,
Force in its thrusts; You feel like ignoring it Still you do anything but. It screams of pride And shows off its arrogance, With vague tattoos spread out It […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : A Stich In Rhyme 2nd Place Winner

BY PRAKRITI VASHISHTHA LIQID TEA AVAILABLE HERE   Tea, for Dadi is milky but without the cream Dadi’s son, however, relishes the aftertaste of cardamom. Dadi’s better half, would deride the drink to be the Englishman’s concept. Tea, for him, was a coloniser.
Dadi calls it, his hypocrisy. Well, that of a Brahmin. Today,
Dadi’s grand daughter […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : A Stich In Rhyme 1st Place Winner

BY KAAJAL AHUJA Thank You for the Inconvenience   I walked through a garden far somewhere A canvas painted in the month of May But the painting brought me no delight And each step that I took, took me nowhere. The lush green smell of Earth filled the breath I look When I saw the […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 3rd Place Winner

BY VAISHNAVI PATIL & RYAN D’SOUZA   “Swad Zindigi Ka”, she sighs as she licks away the last crumbs of chocolate layered wafers of her cornetto, lacing the tip of her weathered fingers. “Did you just say swag?” a squeaky prepubescent voice exclaimed. “What? No! SWAD, I said swad. What in the world is swag?” […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 2nd Place Winner

BY MAYANK SOOD AND TIGRAN WADIA   THE MAD MAN’S CONSPIRACY ‘‘Jaago grahak Jaago’’, screamt the mad man. Nobody paid heed to him. He continued with his endeavour. All would hear him, none would listen. Sujoy had been dealing with corrupt politicians, dirty cops, opprobrius insurance clerks and a lot more in his life. He had to […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 3rd Place Winner

BY SHASHWAT KARKARE & SAHEJ MARWAH   “Doodh si safai, corruption se mukti yehi mera vaada hai,”the candidate, Mr Goswami, said during his speech while addressing the huge crowd gathered before him commemorating the upcoming election while he made his empty promises to help the city (nothing uncommon by politicians, nothing fulfilled either); Kabir stood […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 1st Place Winner

BY GIRISH RASAM & SAEE PATKAR   “Dimag ki batti jala de”, said Dr. John Waghmare while offering his joint to Shairlak Khan, the best consulting detective Bhiwandi  has ever seen.   Just this morning, Dr. Waghmare had received a phone call from Mr. Cheater Mukerjea regarding murder allegations against his wife, Mrs. Bindrani Mukerjea, which […]

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BY AMALE NARAYAN & MAVIS RODRIGUES   “Thodi se pet puja karoge?” asked Elisabeth as Ramesh drove past her father’s office in Colaba. The Hindi words sounded heavy and uncomfortable on her British tongue. The words were covered with a fine layer of dust and the air was vibrating with discontent. Elisabeth pressed her handfan […]

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