Tag Archives: Shashi Deshpande

The ex-journo who cast ‘Shah Rukh’ in a film

Former print and TV journalist Janaki Vishwanathan, whose first Hindi film Bakrapur has a goat named Shah Rukh, in an interview to Tehelka magazine: What draws you to your topics — child labour and devdasis? My training as a journalist made me pick on something that has a basis in reality. Also, I ceased to…

How a BVB journalism course shaped a writer

Shashi Deshpande, the Bangalore-based short story writer and novelist, on how journalism shaped her writing, in the Indian Express magazine on Sundays, Eye: Do you remember how your writing career began? And how you became a journalist? I was working as a trainee with the Onlooker when a colleague asked me, ‘Why don’t you write…

Line, length, swing in the air, nip off the pitch

Writers Shashi Deshpande and Girish Karnad at the inauguration of an exhibition of cartoons of the late Maya Kamath, cartoonist of the Asian Age and Deccan Herald before her demise, at the Indian Cartoon Gallery in Bangalore, on Monday. Photograph: Karnataka Photo News