Reinventing Writing and Reading for the Digital Age

The Problem: Writers Often Make Mistakes

  • In Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes series, Watson’s war wound migrates from his shoulder to his leg.

    Watson’s first name also changes from John to James.

  • In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, before Harry and Hermione go back in time, readers learn that Buckbeak is tied to a tree; however when they go back in time, Buckbeak is tied to a fence.


    "Most of the fansites will point you in the direction of my mistakes."

    - J.K. Rowling

  • In the Illiad, Menelaus kills a king named Pylaimenes, but somehow Pylaimenes shows up later to witness the death of his own son.

    This prompted the Roman poet Horace to remark, "I get annoyed when the great Homer nods off."

The Cause: Multiple Independent Tools

  • A spreadsheet to keep track of dates and events, and to calculate the ages of characters.

    Index cards to visualize the structural outline of the document.

    A timeline – perhaps drawn on a wall – to visualize the relationship between events.

    A word processor that doesn’t organize any of the above.

The Solution: Granthika

  • Granthika seamlessly combines the functionality of an editor, a database, and a timeline maker.

    As you write, you create person-entities with attributes (name, birth-date, etc.), and events and locations with appropriate attributes.

How It Works

  • Granthika is based on reflexive text, which unifies text and knowledge in one seamless fabric.

    Reflexive text is not mere markup (like HTML); it is a completely unprecedented, patent-pending technology which transparently blends syntax and semantics, words and their meanings.

    Reflexive text makes it possible for Granthika to apply deductive reasoning and AI techniques over text and the knowledge which the text describes.

Target Domains for Granthika and Reflexive Text

    • Fiction
    • Fan-fiction
    • Non-fiction and Academic Writing
    • Scientific Writing
    • Legal Writing
    • Business Writing
    • Publishing
    • Journalism

    Virtually anywhere text is used to describe complex knowledge.

granth (Sanskrit verb): to fasten, tie or string together, arrange, connect in a regular series; to string words together, compose (a literary work).

grantha (Sanskrit noun): an artificial arrangement of words, verse, composition, treatise, literary production, book in prose or verse, text.

granthika (Sanskrit noun): narrator, relator, “one who understands the joints or divisions of time.”

Our Team

  • Vikram Chandra

    Vikram Chandra

    CEO / Founder

    Best selling writer, programmer, geek, teacher.
  • Borislav Iordanov

    Borislav Iordanov

    President / Founder

    Software entrepreneur, programmer, innovator.
  • Melissa Ainslie

    Melissa Ainslie

    Product Manager

    UX designer, prototyper, wannabe chef.
  • Philippe Desmarais

    Philippe Desmarais

    Creative Director

    UI designer, visual artist, computing enthusiast.
  • Eric Corey Foster Young

    Eric Corey Foster Young

    Sr. Front End Developer

    JavaScript developer, gamer, musician.
  • Ivan Pelovski

    Ivan Pelovski

    Sr. Developer

    All-around software developer, JavaScript programmer, professional procrastinator, amateur folk dancer.
  • Petar Kostov

    Petar Kostov

    Sr. Developer

    Software developer, intelligent technologies enthusiast.
  • Cora Bernard

    Developer

    Programmer, student, writer, dog enthusiast.

Advisors

  • Ashwin Sanghi

    Ashwin Sanghi

    Ashwin Sanghi is counted among India's highest selling English fiction authors. His bestsellers include The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant, The Krishna Key and The Sialkot Saga.
  • Helene Wecker

    Helene Wecker

    Helene Wecker's first novel, The Golem and the Jinni, was published by HarperCollins in 2013; its sequel, The Iron Season, will appear in 2018.
  • Eva Hagberg Fisher

    Eva Hagberg Fisher

    Eva Hagberg Fisher is the author of the best-selling Kindle Single It’s All in Your Head, selected as one of the Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 2013, and of the forthcoming memoir How to Be Loved (Houghton Mifflin 2018).
  • Zoe Ferraris

    Zoe Ferraris

    Award-winning author of Finding Nouf, City of Veils, and Kingdom of Strangers. Her novels have been international bestsellers and have published in over 40 countries.
  • Melanie Abrams

    Melanie Abrams

    Melanie Abrams is the author of the daring and provocative novel Playing. She teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Anthony Marra

    Anthony Marra

    Anthony Marra is the author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, winner of the National Book Critics Circle’s inaugural John Leonard Prize.
  • Chiki Sarkar

    Chiki Sarkar

    Publisher and co-founder of juggernaut.in. Former head of Penguin Random House, India.

Investors

  • Roy Bahat

    Roy Bahat

    Bloomberg Beta

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