PODCAST EPISODE

E28: On writing about Parsis in India with Armeen Kapadia Basavaraju

The Write Creed

24-10-2021 • 28 mins


A graduate of Sophia College, Mumbai, and post-graduate from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Armeen Kapadia Basavaraju thinks that words and design are not that different, after all. A few years back she returned to her old love — writing — and hasn’t looked back since. Her stories have been published in literary magazines such as Amarillo Bay and The Louisville Review and she self-published her novel, Crossroads, in 2020. Crossroads is a delightful window into the Parsi community. The collection explores the day-to-day conversations, emotions and events that alter and shape the lives of different Parsis in modern India and reveal the issues that a vanishing community faces. In this episode of The Write Creed, Eisha chats with her old friend, Armeen, who is now working in Microsoft, about Parsis, the orthodox and liberal voices, Parsi publications and writers and the pros and cons of self-publishing in India.

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