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arun



Booksie Address: http://www.booksie.com/arun
Country: India
Favorite book: The God of Small Things, Arundathi Roy; The Thing Around Your Neck, Chimamanda Adichie; Animal Farm, George Orwell
Member Since: Oct 13, 2010

Featured Writing

The Residue That Lingers

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 17, 2013
An encounter with a stranger. A short conversation...
Tags:life, tea, success, conversation, stranger, hopelessness

Lifecycle

Poem by arun
Posted: Dec 11, 2012
This one is posted for Christian Taylor's 3rd season of...
Tags:love, poem, child, freedom, woman, hope, truth, destiny, pregnant, ascend, toil

A Dream Worth Dreamt

Short Story by arun
Posted: Sep 9, 2012
A socially awkward scientist and the materialization of...
Tags:science, string theory

Tit for Tat

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 22, 2012
Written for Chandigarh Literary Competition, last month....
Tags:shame, abuse, humanity, pet, consequence, pardon

A Speck of Life

Short Story by arun
Posted: Apr 13, 2012
Word count: close to 5500. CRITICISMS NEEDED - be it...
Tags:girl, lust, accident, college, ego, bike, road, shy, esteem, boast

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The Drunkard's Son

Poem by arun
Posted: Mar 4, 2012
The title says that all.. Tried to write poetry after a...
Tags:anger, son, disrespect, addict, defiance, drunkard, aversion, negligence, sneer, dipsomaniac

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When Fate Thumps You...

Short Story by arun
Posted: Dec 31, 2011
Summary: The fights between Sri Lankan govt. and LTTE is...
Tags:war, refugees, sri lanka, ltte

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The Ultimate Destination

Short Story by arun
Posted: Oct 15, 2011
Another Indian setting! A very important thing - don't...
Tags:heart, girl, help, education, poverty, india, conscience, esteem, conceit, affluence, aversion

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The Ethics Of The Art Of Bargaining

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 14, 2011
Bargaining - an art! Setting:- Tamilnadu, South India....
Tags:god, family, indian, ethics, rituals, jeans, arts, bargain, hindu, niggardly

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Undo That Shadow

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 7, 2011
For zadudet1's contest, final round
Tags:murder, tears, mom, dad, knife, shadows, cops, undo, butchery

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A Story of Nobody

Short Story by arun
Posted: May 27, 2011
The perspective of the society. The general society. Not...
Tags:society, beggar, people, carefree, bus, crowd, conceit, bus stop, isouciance

Writing Portfolio

A Teen's Lament

Poem by arun
Posted: Aug 14, 2013
Not so poetic. Just a short ramble out of a sudden...

The Residue That Lingers

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 17, 2013
An encounter with a stranger. A short conversation...

Lifecycle (Shortened for competition)

Poem by arun
Posted: Dec 11, 2012
Shortened for CT's competition. Check out my portfolio...

Lifecycle

Poem by arun
Posted: Dec 11, 2012
This one is posted for Christian Taylor's 3rd season of...

A Dream Worth Dreamt

Short Story by arun
Posted: Sep 9, 2012
A socially awkward scientist and the materialization of...

Tit for Tat

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 22, 2012
Written for Chandigarh Literary Competition, last month....

The Advent of Rain

Short Story by arun
Posted: May 31, 2012
This is a completely unconventional story – another of...

A Speck of Life

Short Story by arun
Posted: Apr 13, 2012
Word count: close to 5500. CRITICISMS NEEDED - be it...

The Drunkard's Son

Poem by arun
Posted: Mar 4, 2012
The title says that all.. Tried to write poetry after a...

Expectations Die! (#2 sequel)

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jan 16, 2012
Sequel to Expectations Die! Read the 1st part, if you...

When Fate Thumps You...

Short Story by arun
Posted: Dec 31, 2011
Summary: The fights between Sri Lankan govt. and LTTE is...

For Chutti

by arun
Posted: Dec 17, 2011

This is for superstar Rajnikanth, NOT for Clayhead Zeviyane... Anyway, you're invited to read on

by arun
Posted: Dec 11, 2011
This is for superstar Rajnikanth, NOT for Clayhead...

Love Unsaid

Short Story by arun
Posted: Dec 2, 2011
For Emily Daniel's contest. Prompt: picture... An...

Being a Victim...

Poem by arun
Posted: Nov 19, 2011
A short poem about a victim. A girl who eloped with her...

The Fake Saadhu

Poem by arun
Posted: Oct 25, 2011
Saadhu =...

The Ultimate Destination

Short Story by arun
Posted: Oct 15, 2011
Another Indian setting! A very important thing - don't...

To Kill Me In Total

Poem by arun
Posted: Oct 15, 2011
Submitted for Angellyn's poetry contest. Prompt picture...

The Face in the Mirror (for Angellyn's Unique Object Contest)

Poem by arun
Posted: Sep 23, 2011
No one sees me the way I am; No one saw me the way I...

Thunder Follows Lightning

Short Story by arun
Posted: Sep 8, 2011
Submitted for StephanieJane303's contest... The prompt...

Pedagogy is not Dead

Short Story by arun
Posted: Sep 3, 2011
Submitted for Melisa Alburney's contest. To all my...

Pedagogy is Dead

Short Story by arun
Posted: Aug 20, 2011
submitted for Stephanie Jane303's contest.. Prompt -...

The Poltergeist Within

Novel by arun
Posted: Aug 15, 2011
A family moves from Perth to London - finds the house...

India Shines

Poem by arun
Posted: Aug 15, 2011
Well, fine all you know poetry is something that is out...

The Subtle Laws of the Art of Politics

Short Story by arun
Posted: Aug 13, 2011
submitted for Tanaya's contest. prompt: "politics".

If You Wanna Make The World A Better Place...

Short Story by arun
Posted: Aug 13, 2011
for rhensis contest

Wisely Vice

Script by arun
Posted: Aug 13, 2011
For Aj101's contest

Clown of the Sunset

Poem by arun
Posted: Aug 9, 2011
for AlyssaEve's contest

The Bud That Died Before Blooming

Short Story by arun
Posted: Aug 1, 2011
For rhensis contest 3rd round. An Indian girl - teenage...

Matt's contest - 4th and final part

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 28, 2011
Here's the 4th part

The Ethics Of The Art Of Bargaining

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 14, 2011
Bargaining - an art! Setting:- Tamilnadu, South India....

After-Death

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 14, 2011
For zadudet1's Afterlife contest...

Open Your Wings

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 10, 2011
Submitted for StephanieJane's contest, round 2. Yeah,...

Hey Sandra, I know that you feel like Pandora.

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 9, 2011
My 1st attempt at writing in 2nd person perspective....

Undo That Shadow

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jul 7, 2011
For zadudet1's contest, final round

Will You Take My Hand?

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 25, 2011
A girl is forced to marry a guy. Initially she's neutral...

Love On The Rainbow

Poem by arun
Posted: Jun 23, 2011
A different world... I hope it will be good to sing...

I was a born champion

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 19, 2011
"The Booksie Contest Of A Lifetime" A man tries to kill...

I'm here for you; to rescue you!

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 15, 2011
A desperate soul finds a way; see how... (for zadudet1's...

True love never fails

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 8, 2011
Lolita is madly in love with Mikey. She is a cancer...

Desert Can Kill; Can hope save?

Short Story by arun
Posted: Jun 5, 2011
A team of 5 imprisoned soldiers were stranded in the...

When It Rained Last Night (Along with the sky cried my heart too)

Poem by arun
Posted: Jun 1, 2011
When it rained last night, along with the sky cried my...

My Novel: Character Traits

by arun
Posted: May 29, 2011
Here I publish the individual character (main) traits in...

A Story of Nobody

Short Story by arun
Posted: May 27, 2011
The perspective of the society. The general society. Not...

Strange, Life is!

Poem by arun
Posted: May 26, 2011
Wavering with the passage of ages is the human minds......

Expectations Die!

Short Story by arun
Posted: May 25, 2011
An orphan girl hates the atmosphere of being brought up...

How Long Will It Take (For The World To Change)

by arun
Posted: May 24, 2011
This is my first try at writing lyrics. Well, I know, it...



Reading requests for only short stories and poems. No novels, please.

 

What is the first and foremost skill/behaviour/asset a reviewer - or anyone who even claims to be one - should require?

Knowledge of literary jargons and techniques?

A Master's degree in literary criticism?

Numerous readings?

Perfect grammar?

No, no, no, none. The answer is honesty. If it is not the genre you prefer to read, say so. However, forget not to see the writ from the perspective of those who'd like it; for instance, you personally may not like Sci-fi, but there can be an outstanding fan count for the same. Thus, try to look through their eyes.

If you don't find a writ convincing, spill it out. No need to polish your words in the name of politeness. Don't give a shit about it - because - a BIG because - if the author being critcised cannot bear the force of it, then he/she shouldn't have submitted the work for critique. If the author is persistent, and confident, no amount of negative criticism can hold one back. SO, don't be afraid of sounding rude.

 

My name, as the profile announces, is Arun. My fav. genre: literary fiction and satire (examples of satire includes books such as The Animal Farm by George Orwell, An Ice-cream War by William Boyd, What a Carve Up! by Coe, 1985 by Anthony Burgess and the likes). I write - or try to write - realistic fiction.

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