ESSAYS/ CREATIVE NON-FICTION
JULY 2020: THE BLUE GOD TURNS FIFTY: THE STORYTELLING TRADITION OF AMAR CHITRA KATHA https://scroll.in/article/967163/krishna-remembering-anant-pais-iconic-amar-chitra-katha-comic-book-published-50-years-ago
JUNE 2020: LAKSHMIBAI TILAK’S ‘SMRITICHITRE’ AND HER RECOLLECTIONS OF THE BUBONIC PLAGUE https://scroll.in/article/965219/this-memoir-explores-life-under-the-mortal-threat-of-a-pandemic-over-100-years-ago
MAY 2020: ON READING A KANNADA NOVEL: VIVEK SHANBHAG’S ‘ONDU BADI KADALU’ https://scroll.in/article/962729/why-vivek-shanbhags-kannada-novel-ondu-badi-kadalu-must-be-translated-into-other-languages
FEBRUARY 2020: VINCENT’S BEDROOM https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/vincent-van-gogh-bedroom-31343
JANUARY 2020: WHY WRITE OF LOVE IN A TIME OF STRIFE SUCH AS THIS? https://scroll.in/article/949557/why-write-of-love-in-a-time-of-strife-such-as-this-asks-a-writer-and-answers-her-question
DECEMBER 2019: HOW DO YOU RETELL A CLASSIC THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN TOLD SEVERAL TIMES OVER? https://scroll.in/article/948096/how-do-you-retell-a-classic-that-has-already-been-retold-several-times-over-ask-gayathri-prabhu
OCTOBER 2019: LESSONS IN LOVE FROM AMRITA PRITAM https://scroll.in/article/940264/when-amrita-pritam-wove-her-autobiography-around-love-she-also-demonstrated-the-many-ways-to-love
AUGUST 2019: MISS FERNS AND I: DISCOVERING A LITERARY FOREMOTHER https://www.asiavillenews.com/article/miss-ferns-discovering-a-literary-foremother-12621
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.
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
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.