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Jaya by Devdutt Pattanaik

“High above the sky stands Swarga, paradise, abode of the gods. Still above is Vaikuntha, heaven, abode of God. The doorkeepers of Vaikuntha are the twins, Jaya and Yijaya, both … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Lowlands by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri Knopf Canada/ Random House India 340 pages With Jhumpa Lahiri, one cannot go wrong – intense setting and masterful writing. Jhumpa Lahiri is gifted with the ability to write … Continue reading

October 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Interview with Samit Basu

Samit Basu is an Indian novelist, graphic novelist and screenwriter. Basu is the author of The Simoqin Prophecies, The Manticore’s Secret and The Unwaba Revelations, the three parts of The … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gandhi Before India, Ram Guha

Time Magazine has called Ram Guha ‘Indian democracy’s preeminent chronicler’ and there is truth in the statement. While there are many social commentators, Ram Guha presents modern history in a … Continue reading

October 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Sharmila Kantha

  What happens when a former bank officer and current consultant pens a murder mystery? You get an unconventional crime novel that explores socio-economic life across classes in a big … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Indian Novel by Shashi Tharoor

A modern day Mahabharata , The Great Indian Novel is a satire on modern Indian politics. Bhishma becomes Gandhi, the blind king Dhritrashtra is Nehru and his daughter Indira becomes … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Adventures of Stoob, Testing Times by Samit Basu

How does a ten year old live with a name like Subroto Bandhopadhyay ? A name so long that he won’t be able to get into a partnership with Barcelona’s … Continue reading

October 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

Send Us Your Writing

Is there something you have written, and not shared with others yet? A blog, short story, personal memoir, personal essay or a poem? Send it to us at and … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Missing Queen by Samhita Arni

The Ramayana is a living epic, not dead literature — it is constantly reinvented, re-imagined, reinterpreted by poets, writers, artistes and performers of all genres, not only in India but … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Ashok Banker

Ashok Banker is a delight. He is one of India’s most popular and prolific  authors, and he is gracious, friendly and forthcoming. Despite his amazingly loaded schedule, he took time … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 5 Comments