Prof. Thulasi was a Malayalam professor but he was fond of reading English Literature. He was so stingy that he never spent any money for buying books and used to grab books that my father a History Professor bought. I remember one day that he told me: never read books on literary theory as that will stifle mind and retard your creativity. After reaching my 40’s, I realize how wrong he is. Literary theories especially postmodernism have opened my mind to new frontiers of writing.