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The Kuru Chronicles@ Time Out Magazine Bangalore

Old news. But in order to properly chronicle the Chronicles, I must post. Late but at least never, right?

I remember being STOKED as hell that we were featured in Time Out!

Published: Short Story– It’s Not Me, It’s You

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Last March (2011), Everyday Fiction published my short — It’s Not You, It’s Me. It’s a story about a failing marriage and, ironically, was written when I felt the sunniest. 🙂 Weird how the stories come. Maybe they really do have a life of their own and they come out when they are ready, irrespective of how I feel. I wonder if that’s true for other writers/artists as well.

WARNING: The story contains some sexual description and mature themes.

Here is a link to the story and below is an excerpt:

“In Thirunelveli this summer we did nothing but visit your relatives and eat. Every meal was the same: white rice, brown kozambu. Your mother’s sarees were all soft, old and cottony but she insisted that I wear stiff Kanjeevaram silks all summer-day long. She thrust them at me, mute, her lips set in a straight line and then turned around to throw mouthfuls of strange words at you.”

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Short Story, ‘Eating Dirt’

Once upon a time… no seriously, once upon a time, I had time to do things like write short stories and send them to a thousand magazines. So last year, I wrote this little story about a young Indian child in America who is bullied during lunch hour because her food looks and smells so different…. Click on the link to go read the story at ‘Reading Hour’ Magazine’s website. It originally appeared in their print edition in March 2011.  🙂

Press: The Kuru Chronicles Updates!

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It’s been a ridiculous month and a half. I moved to NY, started school, started work and I still have ALL my writing projects. I’ve been stressing like a champion so it was freaking awesome to wake up this morning to see that KURU GOT PRESS!!

Here‘s an interview with Ari by Platform Magazine.

And here’s a blog post at deepad. Scroll down a ways to see the bit about Kuru Chronicles. The funniest part is when the author refers to me as (lady author!). Ha ha.

Thanks to both Platform and Deepad for the props. This is the kind of stuff that keeps us going when we’re stuck in a dark room filled with ink.

Press: Bangalore Mirror covers The Kuru Chronicles

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If you’ve looked at the art for The Kuru Chronicles, you already know it’s not the kind of art you’d expect to see in a graphic novel. Adding a little more to the unexpectedness of our graphic novel, may I present- the music.

Yep. We have music. We have a band. They’re called the Kuru Circus and they create these completely eerie soundscapes based on our storyline. The one embedded is a song called Nasadiya – inspired from the Rig Veda‘s Creation Hymn called Nasadiya.

Want more? Check out Ari’s YouTube page.

Okay, so getting back to the title of this post: Prashant Vidyasagar of Bangalore Mirror managed to hold Ari down long enough to talk about The Kuru Chronicles Kuru Circus (the band!) and his artwork.

Below is an excerpt. Click here to read the full article.

“The Kuru Chronicles is a novellascape set in a dystopian Calcutta (of the future).  The novel was inspired by the city of Calcutta where Ari has spent the last couple of years, the spiritual concepts of the Vedas, the left-hand path of the Aghoris and various other cinematic, musical and visual influences that he has had over the years.”

I’m pretty excited about all the buzz being generated while I sit in my little Berkshire cave typing away. 😀