Abdullah Khan is a Mumbai based screenwriter, novelist and freelance journalist. His articles, short stories and reviews have appeared in The Hindu, Wasafiri, Daily Star, Friday Times, Brooklyn Rail, etc. His debut novel Patna Blues will be published by Juggernaut Books in 2017. He also serves on the editorial board of two literary magazines, Earthen Lamp Journal and Dhauli Review. He is a banker by day.

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How My Wife Helped Me Finish My First Novel | Bonobology

How my wife helped me finish my novel

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Posted on : 11 Oct 2016

With persistence, his wife helped him overcome the challenges of writing a first novel

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Abdullah Khan Commented

05 Mar 2017

Comment : Yes, SOUL MATE is important.

We as an individual needs a physical mate. That's nature's design. We'd like an intellectual mate. That's the need generated by our intellect, our mind. Our 'soul' supposedly transcends both, our body as well as our mind. In that case, is it required to have a mate?

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Abdullah Khan Commented

01 Oct 2016

Comment : Aelita from Alexei Tolstoy's sci-fi . I was in school when I read the Hindi translation of the novel. I was so madly in love with this fictitious character called Aelita that I spent many months daydreaming about me travelling to Mars and meeting her. At times, I'd wake with start in the middle of the night thinking that Aelita had come to see me. It is a some kind of madness which laste almost a year.

Let's accept it. During our years of growing up, we come across some fictitious character in a book or a movie who is etched up by the writer so beautifully that it leaves behind an indelible imprint on mind, enough to last a lifetime. We get smitten. It could frame up our idea of a near-perfect hero or heroine. Who is your favourite protagonist from a Classic book or movie and why?

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