French writer recalls the connection with Calcutta | Delhi News

When you are faced with a situation where you have lost everything, it is very easy to step back and lose hope, but it is more important to continue, explains Tiffany Tavernier, French novelist and screenwriter. “At such a time, love, kindness and compassion give us hope. This is what happened during the pandemic. People have faced crises, but a sudden kindness coming from unusual and unexpected places has helped them to survive ”, explains the author of Roissy, during a conversation with Naveen Kishore, editor, on the topic of“ Kindness in Fractured Times ”at Times Litfest.
She adds that healing is very important to continue in life. “The colors, the music, the language become very important in the process. It’s the light when you drown, ”says the author, who has lost both parents – screenwriter Colo Tavernier and director Bertrand Tavernier – over the past year and has struggled against the void in his life.
She says she puts her personal experiences into her characters to bring them to life. “Roissy is lost in her own disaster like many of us during the pandemic and she finds a way out through love and kindness.”
The author lived in Calcutta when she was 19 and still fondly remembers the place. “When I visited the place again two years ago, I was happy to see that the compassion in people is still the same. The place is a mixture of intelligence and suffering. It helps you question your existence, ”she says.

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