03 January, 19
It is always fascinating to peep into minds of authors and try to understand what they are saying, literally, figuratively or even sometimes metaphysically! A seemingly trivial usage of a phrase, motif, icon or even a name might have a lot of meaning. An intense thought process might have gone behind these. Understanding them will elevate our experience to a whole new level, unlocking different chambers in their minds for us to go see.
IBC brings a unique opportunity to interact and engage with Bhavesh Kansara, the author of the recently released satire on Power, Politics and Pollution, Twisted Threads.
The front cover of Twisted Threads has a set of icons (such as mushrooms, candles, diyas, pigeons etc.) that form the basis of the stories inside. Now, the rules for this contest.
- Comment on what the pigeons, mushrooms, diya, candles etc., mean
- Tweet your creative interpretations by including #IBCBookContest hashtag
- The most innovative answer, as selected by Bhavesh Kansara, will be the winner
- The contest will be open till 13th January, and a winner picked every two days
Simple right? Go ahead, let loose you imagination. We assure you, this is going to be interesting!
When Vivekanand Modi wins the general elections, the world turns upside down for She Who Shall Not Be Named. Fearing the loss of her political power, carefully nurtured over the years, she leaves no stone unturned to undermine the new government. The ever loyal echo-system thrusts a reluctant Amulya, the young heir to her vast political empire, to take the plunge into the buzzing beehive. The only problem is that, despite all the support from dead leaders to speaking machines, Amulya has the unerring knack of running away to secret lands...
Meanwhile, the Jinn who was released from a magic lamp by Abdul Malik, decides to traverse the real, the social, and the magical worlds, twisting them all.
"Hilariously incisive and thought-provoking. Bhavesh has a superlatively deep take on the system which couldn't have been presented any funnier." Ashwin S Kumar, ex-Columnist, The Unreal Times.
"Sharp, edgy political satire, with more 'Laugh Out Loud' moments than a Rahul Gandhi rally." Gappistan Radio, Former Editor, Faking News.
Bhavesh Kansara, when not working on engineering and technology, likes to compose satirical stories and limericks around people and their politics. He regularly contributes to Opindia and Swarajya, and tweets at @kansaratva.