Everybody in the internet age does it at least once in a while. Type in ‘Varsha Seshan’, just to see what pops up. Don’t tell me you haven’t searched for yourself on Google.
Shadow Web is not about time-travel. Time-travel is easy. You go back in time, but you know something about the history of the place. But what if you find yourself in a parallel world within the same time-space fabric? What can you do then?
I delighted in Shadow Web. It opened out to me possibilities of imagination and storytelling, ideas of parallel histories and dangers.
Sometimes, I wonder (perhaps all of us wonder) what it is to be myself. What or who am I?
This is nothing compared to the question of what I am without my socio-cultural background. The same ‘me’ with the same parents in the same city – where everything is different. Political, social, personal histories are different. Where would I be then?
The mind boggles, and I love books that do that to me.