Category Archives: Literary

The Gathering

THE BYWORD, July-September 2015

An Unexpected Love Affair With Bhutan

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER INDIA, May 19, 2015 Bhutan happened to me rather strangely. During a seven-minute conversation at the Jaipur Literature Festival, surrounded by a surging mass of humanity at Diggi Palace, I found myself agreeing to organise a literature festival in Thimphu. Suddenly a place that seemed inaccessible became central to my life. Embroiled in the logistics of planning a festival, I had little time to research the place itself. Three breezy insights planted in my mind by a friend […]

Be Content: Publish & Cherish, Not Perish

Economic Times, 13 December, 2011  

The Digital Future of Stories Is Here

  The Hindu, 12 November 2011 http://www.thehindu.com/arts/magazine/article2621379.ece Yet, nothing can replace meeting authors and publishers face to face to get into the groove of the latest in publishing trends, says Mita Kapur from the Frankfurt Book Fair. An agent tweeted while at the Frankfurt Book Fair — “Received 3 meeting requests today. Are you all insane? No, we can’t meet because I already have 80 meetings!” There is something about why and how we do business during the book fair. We may […]

A tale of many stories

Verve, March 2011

Bristling with rage over all that badnaam

Tuesday 18 January 2010, Deccan Herald http://174.133.94.26/content/129140/bristling-rage-over-all-badnaam.html Would a court order against two songs stop women, named either Sheila or Munni, from being teased or exploited, wonders Mita Kapur This can easily turn into a diatribe. I can predict rising feministic chauvinism and also rising frustration is same sex relationships. I can make sweeping statements like, ‘A lot has changed and a lot remains the same’. I can also say that eve teasing is going to acquire a tragi-comic status. […]

The F-Word

People, December 2010

THE WORLD OF BOOKS

Swagat, December 2o1o