Monday, 15 June 2015

Passion for writing is like hunger, Vivek Atray

Chandigarh Literary Society and The Bombay Review online magazine organised a workshop for budding writers at Hotel Aroma today in which over 50 young writers participated. 

Mr. Vivek Atray
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Vivek Atray, a fiction writer, columnist and Deputy Commissioner of Panchkula and Ambala spoke about the nuances of writing, which he described as an intense desire like hunger, and you feel grumpy if you don't write on a particular day. 

There are more writers coming up in India who might take over the dwindling population of readers, until the writers engage the readers, he said. 

Another young writer, Uday Pratap Singh, whose debut Panjabi movie, Annu Bains' produced and Jatinder Mauhar directed QISSA PANJAB, is due for release soon, shared his journey. 
Mr. Uday Pratap Singh

A St John's passout, Uday studied in USA and bachelors in finance but his heart was in film making and once back in the city, he wrote his debut screenplay in just a fortnight for 'Qissa Panjab', and is eagerly looking forward to release of the movie. 

I had the passion to be different and i dabbled in basketball, skateboarding, and what not, and the heart was not there in the accountancy that I studied abroad, he added. Though this was my first attempt I read all about the process of writing a screenplay, talked to several professionals, and ultimately, challenged myself into writing.

'Follow your dream', he advised the budding writers. 

The workshop was attended by many members of Chandigarh Literary Society, including Madhav Kaushik, Secretary, CLS, Simrit, Simran Kaur, Lalita Jagmohan, JN Vohra, amongst others. 

The energy, enthusiasm and vigour of the youngsters was worth watching as they scripted poems and stories in a jiffy on-the-spot. Garima Pura, Poetry Editor, The Bombay Review magazine and her associate Vidushi, conducted the entire event with aplomb. 

Many participants evinced keen interest in the CLS activities and signed up for membership. 

Young writers had all their stories written on their smart phones.


Simrit and Simran at work....bring young literateurs to CLS fold
We are also not behind the 'anytime, anywhere generation'

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