Recently, Shashi Tharoor, an Indian politician, writer and former United Nations official, made a wonderful speech during an Oxford University debate. His subject was the damage done by the British colonialists to India during their 200-year tenure and how reparations are due. This speech went viral with many Indian and British publications adding to the debate with different viewpoints ranging from praise for his rhetorical skills and persuasive arguments to attacking the facts as he had presented them.
This has been my Year of Short Stories. I hadn't quite started out planning it as such. But, as my writing this year has focused on short stories, which was planned, I've been drawn more to reading them too. And, that's when I realized a) how much I love short stories and b) how much … Continue reading 2015 First Half Reading: Binging on Short Stories