Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Just a hello — and a piece of historical fiction I'm working on

Hello, all! Sorry there's not much exciting going on over here. The only Bollywood I've watched since Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was re-watching Wake Up Sid (with my cousin, who enjoyed it!) and Dil Bole Hadippa. I really need to watch something soon... I had a dream about Bollywood last night (starring Rani Mukherjee and Big B) that seemed to be telling me I need to watch something.

I also recently read Devdas, so I may post about that in the near future.

In other news, I suppose I haven't been blogging as much lately because I've been working on writing again. If you didn't already know, yours truly is both a (working) journalist and a (aspiring) novelist. I'm currently working on a piece of historical fiction about Anglo-Indians (Britons in India) in 1900 colonial Bombay. I describe it as: "In 1900, Adelaide Marshall has a mission: travel to India and drag home her brother James, who has lived there for five years and become engaged to an Indian woman despite family disapproval. But there, Adelaide is forced to confront that India is both foreign and fascinating, its people confusing and captivating, and that breaking her brother’s engagement is not as simple as she expects."

If you would like to read the story (it's about 18,000 words or 25 document pages and counting), you can find the story HERE. Any feedback, here or on the document itself (see the comments function), would be greatly appreciated!


  1. Wow, that's great to hear! I would like to become a journalist and novelist too (at least right now... maybe that'll change) :), so I'll try to take the time to read your work. Also, I'm impressed that you read Devdas, don't know if I would want to do that... is it hard to read?

    1. Yep. Journalism — one of the most exciting, unglamorous, underpaid but rewarding careers. That's me. ;)

      And Devdas is really not hard to read. It's originally in Bengali, and there's only one English translation that I know of. It's really short and in very simple language, so it's a really quick read. You can probably read it in a day. The only thing that makes it hard to read is how unbelievably frustrating Devdas is as a character. He like...can't do anything. If you think he's frustrating onscreen (I did), he's almost infuriating in print.

  2. I'm still only half way through your novel-so-far, but I can say already that I'm really enjoying it. Will try to finish soon and give feed-back.