When Mumbai had its first Storytelling Open Mic by HBB

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Storytelling open mics are a great way to encourage the art of storytelling, hear beautiful stories and meet like-minded people on a same platform. It is the purpose of creating a dedicated platform to encourage spoken word artists.   Half Baked Beans, recently held its first ever storytelling open mic event in Mumbai. It was …

Meet Samidha Mathur- Witty and Wise!

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Keeping up with our monthly quota of Bean Baker’s interviews, we have Samidha Mathur this month with us. Witty and Caring, she is a complete package of intelligence and grace bundled up in one. A proud bean baker and a prominent blogger, read out her journey so far.     1.How was your growing up …

Understanding the nuances of Editing

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The Power of Language   Few years ago, I had put up a blog post on the incident that traumatized the entire nation—Nirbhaya. As the page views increased, the comments also started pouring in. But the comments surprised me. To me, they seemed to have missed the point or what I wanted to say. For …

The Art of Book Reviewing

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Are you an ardent reader who always has plenty to say about the last book you read? Then why not consider putting your avidity to use by writing book reviews? Book reviewing is an art, and some people are better at it than others. If you’re not too confident about reviewing, here are my top tips …

10 MOST UNDERRATED BOOKS OF ALL TIME- PART 2

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We love to spend our life folded between the pages of books. In the absence of human relationships, we form bonds with paper characters. We are a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction. For some of us, books are as important as almost anything else …

10 Ways To Finish A Story

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With varieties of writers, comes varieties of writing forms, and of course, varieties of stories. There’s no fixed way for a story to begin or end; it all takes a little thought and a lot of creativity to come up with different possibilities. And to witness it blossom, Half Baked Beans put up an interesting …

10 most underrated books of all time- Part 1

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We spend on an average 21900 days on the planet. Assuming one develops an interest in books at the age of 10, which is still very rare even in these days, we have a total of 18250 days left which we can use to read a bit over 2600 odd books in a lifetime. This …