Author Collaborative

In Conversation with Namita Das

The world is a tragedy to those who feel, but a comedy to those who think.”
― Horace Walpole

Horror as a genre has always been a dicey pick for me, both in terms of screen entertainment and books. I scare very easily and end up having sleepless nights and if sleep does, it is riddled with nightmares. Hence, I avoid these as much as possible. This, however, changed when the genre of horror-comedy was introduced to me via movies like Stree and Roohi. I began to feel that if something can make me laugh, it can’t be that scary. Hence when I came to learn about a book in the same genre, that too a short story/novella, I knew I had found my calling in this genre as a reader too. I picked up Who ate our food without much contemplation and I’m glad for it.

Read my detailed review of this book here

I have been following Namita Das for a while now and have been an admirer of her achievements and content. So after (finally!) reading a book written by her, I could not give up on the chance of having her as a guest on the #AuthorCollaborative. Before we got to that, she chose to read Under the Mistletoe & Other Stories.

Check out Namita’s detailed review of this book here

Today, on a bright Sunday evening, we decided to make good use of the weekend and chat about books and our love for writing in general.

IG handle: @arusticmind_

I wanted to understand how one can go about writing humor and comedy and who better to ask than Namita, who has now written three books in the genre? Hence my questions to her were focused on learning this from her.

Listen to Namita’s answers to the above questions here

Her questions were quite interesting as well.

Listen to my answers here

Our conversations about knowledge sharing and learning from each other took up over an hour. It was quite an intense discussion and by the end of it, our brains were almost exhausted. Hence, to make it a little lighter, we went on to my favorite part of these sessions aka the rapid-fire round.

Here’s a look at my questions to Namita in this segment.

Listen to Namita’s answers to the above questions here

Namita had some fun questions for me too.

Listen to my answers here

You can have a look/see at our full conversation in the video below:

Books discussed in the session:


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