Our beloved club turned 8 on 28th August! Eight years of learning, crossing boundaries, exploring literature and culture; eight years of sharing art and all its forms.
For this special day, we invited our members to tell us about their experience at Club Literati, their aha moments; we humbly invite you to share with us the times their laughter erupted, their heart was full and it just clicked.
As we celebrate each other on our anniversary and acknowledged how far we’ve come, we brought about conversations with two Short Story Winners as recognised by the Times of India Group- Tino De Sa and Dr. Neelkamal Kapoor.
Bright from his early years, Tino De Sa took degrees at St. Xavier’s College, Bombay and then, as a Mason Fellow, at the Harvard University.
He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1980. His varied assignments included a stint with the United Nations, and culminated in his being the longest serving Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh.
His poems have been included in various anthologies of the Poetry Society of India and Delhi Poetree. He has twice been the first prize winner in the Times of India national short story competitions. One for Sorrow, Two for Joy is his second published collection of short stories, the first being The Disrobing of Draupadi and Other Stories.
Dr. Neelkamal Kapoor is a Professor and the Head of the Department of Pathology at AIIMS, Bhopal.
An award-winning Pathologist and cancer educator, Dr. Kapoor has authored various books, stories and articles on pathology, healthcare and parenting. Her short story collection, Chuskiyan-Kahaniyon Ki, has been highly appreciated by readers across age groups.