The Multiple Avatars of an Artist | An Interview with Author Dipa Sanatani

"I can’t say that I planned to write this book. I don’t believe the story told itself—as it is neither fiction nor a memoir in a conventional sense. I did not have the privilege of hindsight as I wrote in my diary. I’ve narrated the creative process and entrepreneurial journey in real-time as it unfolded in my life."

What Separates the Successful from the Average? Lessons from The Merchant of Stories

Being a scientist has forced me to look at everything through black and white tinted glasses. In my wish list of manuals to survive the experience we call ‘life’ I also once wanted a ‘how to write without failing’ manual. Co-incidentally that is when Dipa Sanatani revealed her second book The Merchant of Stories. It is the kind of book I've wanted to read for a long time. 

The Tortured Artist

There is a certain poetic stereotype that is linked to the thought of a ‘great’ writer - The Tortured Artist. Take any famous novelist or poet that you know of that doesn’t come under this time period - Mark Twain, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickenson, Edgar Allan Poe. What do these people have in common?

Modern Myths with Dipa Sanatani | The Making of The Little Light

I wanted to write a book that would make ancient myths relevant for the modern reader while still staying true to the ‘heart’ of the myth. In Vedic Mythology, the Celestial Beings are personified as a family that have a relationship with each other – some complementary, others highly dysfunctional. What I’ve done with The Little Light is reinterpreted and reimagined those myths for the modern era.