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B Sudharsan

B Sudharsan is an indie poet and award-winning scribe from Chennai, India. He has worked with leading dailies like The New Indian Express and News Today and has interviewed over one hundred and fifty well-known personalities in his stint as a lifestyle journalist from 2014 to 2016. Since 2017 though, he has passionately been grounding students in English. The fervent blogger, who devours reading, is extremely fond of Haruki Murakami's and Jeffrey Archer's works. He dwells in Delhi, India.

The Gangrape Victim Speaks

Men having no moral
have no right here to dwell;
For they’ll win no laurel,
but make our lives a hell.

What’s the Difference Between ‘Will’ and ‘Shall’?

In this post, our focus will be on explaining the key differences between the modal verbs ‘will’ and ‘shall’. Many students have the misconception (a wrong opinion) that we use ‘will’ with the second person (you) and third person (he, she, they, it) pronouns and ‘shall’ with the first person pronouns, namely ‘I’ and ‘we’. And while it is true that ‘will’ can be used with any pronoun to denote a future course of action, there are some situations when we cannot use ‘will’. Doing so may not only change the meaning of the sentence, but the sentence may end up being grammatically incorrect as well.

Who Designed This World?

Here thoughts arise with sight,
and fade away like floating clouds.
Days appear like dreams seen at night
And nights seem like the tales I read daytime.

You Fail to Fathom

Between right and wrong torn,
your mind does facts distort.
A small mistake that’s made
seems like a deadly rot.

‘Writing a Book a Feat, Making Sales the Icing on the Cake’

With all her books being published by Meryton Press, a full-service publishing company for books in both print and ebook formats, Ms Miller, who mothers a twenty-one-year-old girl, says that she first actually purchased and read several books published by Meryton Press, and it was only after being impressed with the quality of their books that she decided she would like to work for them.

In Memory of SPB

Like the way rain washes all dirt,
taking them to places not known,
death’s an end with one beginning;
That beginning’s to an end prone.
All we have is time that’s running.

‘I Fancy Writing Something That Ridley Scott Would Want to Direct’

Upon being asked if she has something to tell budding authors who lose motivation in the starting phase of their career, Ms Swartz points out that selling is hard and that half the job of an indie author is marketing. She stresses, ‘Once you are sure your cover and blurb are good, it’s all about ads, social media, and promotion of all kinds. It is the toughest and most stressful part of the job, in my opinion. It takes money and a ton of time and effort. Finding your readers can be the most difficult thing in the world, but with enough determination, you will find them, eventually.’

Where Is God?

You ask me who engendered these small worlds,
but ask I who begot the cause of all.
If God exists, where is he now, please say,
and also if he likes spring, summer, fall.
My mind does boggle sighting cosmic curls.

If You’re a Lover of Short Crime Fiction, Then This Book Is a Must-Read for You

Sweet Southern Charm begins with an interaction between Janet Cramer, a ‘trashy’ woman living in a posh locality, and Chester Barfield, a guy masquerading as an employee of a company that offers a free assessment of personal security. The latter manages to make an entry to the former’s house, and it is what ensues that makes the story. Janet is found murdered, and investigator Georgia Beaumont and her subordinate Collin Cavanaugh are consequently roped in to figure out who perpetrated the crime. While the story on the one hand fast unravels the mystery, it also details the love-hate relationship Georgia and Collin share on the other.