Writer, Clinician, Immunologist, Reader
Ishita Marwah is a clinician/immunology researcher at Imperial College London by week, and a writer by weekend. She has been writing since the age of eight and her stories have won several awards, including a meeting with the President of India. She has guest-edited a Times of India supplement (Education Times), been recognised at the Tata Lit Live festival, short-listed for the Desi Writers’ Lounge Dastaan Award, and won the DNA-Sulekha Me nationwide short story contest. She lives and works in London and dreams and writes of India; while studying at the University of Oxford, she regularly contributed to the Oxford student, had her work published in the annual anthology of Oxford-based creative writing group The Failed Novelists, and was short-listed to read her work by Mark Haddon, of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time fame. She is an expert maker of bedside and in-bed book mountains, and a lover of cake and dogs.
It's like time travelling.
From very early on in my childhood, I have memories of Indian men invoking the character of the women--usually mothers, daughters, sisters--of their adversaries to settle scores. In the more innocuous setting of middle-class living rooms, tales of female misfortune were accompanied by a great, slow shaking of heads, and an expressed inability to understand men who behaved "<em>this way</em>" towards women; didn't they have mothers, sisters, daughters of their own at home?
26/04/2016 8:35 AM IST
Words fly left and right, from Left to Right, and you wish they could all only see that the answer is simple enough to be realized by a crayon-wielding child of five.
26/02/2016 8:18 AM IST
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