THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: There is something endearing in Jenith Kachappilly’s stories, maybe it is the tenderness of his tales or the universality of themes or the undeniable ‘humane’ element in them. Blogger and radio jockey Jenith Kachappilly’s book ‘Kadha Illatha Kadhakal’ is undeniably a genuine effort from his part and his pint-sized stories are little slices of life.
Essentially, there is an underlying irony in his stories, a few of them may be only sentences long but never seem to end, like in ‘Kuthum Comayum’, which tells the tale of an ‘abstract’ love or ‘Parajitharude Sooryan’, where you tend to question your own judgement.
But, Jenith says his stories were the “aftermath of his lack of reading”. “I was never an avid reader, which I think helped me pen these stories. It all came naturally and I had no inspiration or influence, whatsoever,” he says.
Jenith believes this quality lends a readability to the book. “Though there wasn’t an intentional effort from my part to make the stories super short, I think in a way it reaches more people like me who aren’t avid readers,” says Jenith.
The writer, who claims to have put in an effort to see life in a deeper shade while penning the book, says his stories may lack a set structure or axis. But, he firmly believes it is these ‘nothings’ that make his work a genuine effort.
Rightfully, his book can be soaked up by all as the tales are simple, homely yet deep and with immense potential to grow if he refines his talent with astute observation and mastery over language.
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Jenith, who was an avid blogger for the last few years, says social media has helped mould him as a writer. “I penned my first lines in my Facebook page and the positive response I got there is definitely a boost,” says Jenith.