DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
This raw memoir of an impoverished Indian family explores the fateful decision to send the oldest son to Jamaica to work.
Short chapters with intriguing titles such as “The Temporary Wife,” “Disagreement Over Bikinis” and “The Nude Island” help the story flow.
“The author’s emotional narration of the family dynamics that materialized while they struggled to make ends meet and the heartache of her brother’s long separation from them was both touching and insightful,” says Florence Osmund, the American author of Regarding Anna and Nineteen Hundred Days. “This was an interesting story told from the heart.”
Told by the eldest daughter in an impoverished Indian family, “The Guilt Is Alive” is the bittersweet account of a young man’s journey to Jamaica in search of a means to contribute to the family’s income. The author’s emotional narration of the family dynamics that materialized while they struggled to make ends meet and the heartache of her brother’s long separation from them was both touching and insightful. This was an interesting story told from the heart.
Hemalatha Gnanasekar works as a secretary in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited. She lives in Chennai with her husband, daughter and son. Reading is and has always been her passion and has slowly fueled her desire and zest for writing.
Even as she Juggles and maintains the balance between home and work life, she still manages to write a few pages every day. Her books generally describe the contemporary life-style of people and the complications they get entangled with.
She also likes to write about women and the variegated challenges they face.