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ESSAYS/ CREATIVE NON-FICTION

JUNE 2019: ON THE LITERARY MEMOIR IN INDIAN LITERATURE https://scroll.in/article/928563/indian-literature-keeps-waiting-for-the-literary-memoir-as-a-form-distinct-from-the-autobiography

FEBRUARY 2019: WHEN A TEACHER WALKS – transcript of a composition for TEDx Manipal, 2019 (full text and video on youtube) – Transcript of When a Teacher Walks

DECEMBER 2018:  LIVING WITH OSCILLOPSIA AND AN EXPERIENCE OF AYURVEDA – published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics. December 29, 2018.

https://ijme.in/articles/my-body-is-a-lantern-oscillopsia-and-an-experience-of-ayurveda/?galley=html

AUGUST 2018: ON WRITING A MEMOIR AND WHY  A PUBLIC TELLING MATTERS  – “Why Remember Why Tell: Notes from a Reluctant Memoirist”  –  published in the Economic and Political Weekly, August 2018 –  postscript-EPW

https://www.epw.in/journal/2018/35/postscript/why-remember-why-tell.html

AUGUST 2018: ON MEDICAL THEMES IN A LITERATURE CLASSROOM  – “Medical themes in a literature classroom: an alternate perspective on Medical Humanities pedagogy in India’   –  published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, August 2018

JULY 2018: A COLLABORATIVE WRITING PROJECT WITH MICHAEL VARGHESE IN THE SCROLL:

Michael is an artist and writer in his early twenties. Gayathri is a novelist and taught Michael for two years at university. This is a conversational writing project about the evening that Michael attempted to end his life, and revisits the transformative experience that followed.

https://scroll.in/article/886391/he-tried-to-kill-himself-she-found-out-they-talked-a-dialogue-between-an-artist-and-a-writer