Author: Philip John

Philip co-runs a creative boutique in Bangalore. He is also a freelance writer and creative consultant. His story blog on Facebook, Labyrinths, has close to 9000 followers and was described by The Hindu as “full of interesting narratives that take the everyday and make them significant”. Philip’s short stories have been published in online literary magazines such as Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Out Of Print and Helter Skelter. He is an alumnus of Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad (MICA). He lives and works in Bangalore.
July 30, 2017 /

A. Have you read the new Arundhati Roy?
B. No. I’m not a fan.
A. Oh, OK. Didn’t you like ‘The God of Small Things’?
B. Um, it was OK. I felt like she was trying very hard to be different and clever.
A. Is it? In what way?
B. Her use of language for one thing. I found it too self-consciously inventive. And I also feel she tends to fetishize the tragic.