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M. S. Shri Lakshmi
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The video interview with M. Balakrishnan, Cultural Medallion Recipient in Literature in 2005, started with his sharing of his experience about his early life in Singapore and India. He talked about how his love for reading and participation in essay and short story competitions led him on to writing, the people who encouraged him, and how he chose his pen name. He also shared his thoughts about his stories particularly his first short story entitled Theevazhi, and how his writings had been influenced by the ups and downs of people whom he had contact with. The final segments of the video covered his achievements, including comments from readers worldwide who have been inspired by his works, as well as his plan to continue writing. The interview was recorded on 3 Dec 2009.
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