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Shefali Tripathi Mehta writes about Stranger than a Sun, Poems and Drawings

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It was a day like today – dark and rainy, when I received this beautiful book and read it from cover to cover sitting by the window, all the while telling myself I wouldn’t read any more ’cause it was so suffused with images that I wanted to savor one by one but another part of me kept wanting to go through it all at once and return later for those. It was like watching a train go past at night – images flashing one after another – purani dilli, Gwalior, Bhutan. A few days later, I gifted it to a writer friend visiting from Delhi who has a special dil ka rishta with Bhutan. He writes today that he liked it also for ‘some footloose Cohen-ish sentiment’ – good job with this one, Amitabh!

Shefali Tripathi Mehta is a Bangalore-based independent writer. She writes interactive e-learning course-ware for a living and stories to make living worthwhile. She has worked as sub-editor, ad copywriter, content analyst and marketing communications professional. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online journals. She is the author of What Were They Thinking!, a book on observational humour and is the co-author and translator of a coffee table book with Gulzar. She also writes on social issues in the Sunday Herald and on disability awareness in journals. Her poems have been published in Muse India and the Reading Hour.


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