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Manuscript help, book reviews and author interviews

Being Boys, various authors; edited by Deeya Nayar and Radhika Menon

  A collection of short stories ‘Being Boys’ by  Tulika Publishers is a unique effort to include a variety of narratives handling issues that young boys may experience. The stories … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Chhimi Tenduf-la, author of The Amazing Racist

              Half English, half Tibetan, Chhimi Tenduf-La grew up in Hong Kong, London, Delhi and Colombo, where he now lives with his wife, Samantha, … Continue reading

April 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

One Part Woman by Perumal Murugan

                  Let me begin by saying that I did not understand why this book created such a hue and cry; enough hysteria … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

World Book Day – Some Indian Books We Love

Here is a partial, incomplete list of Indian books that we love!! This week, pick up one, or more and read for the first time, or refresh your memory on … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Poet in Pyjamas, Arnav Sibal

Arnav Sibal, also known as ‘The Poet in Pyjamas’, lives in his own world. At 17, he is driven to explore, to fail and ultimately learn, something that keeps his … Continue reading

April 20, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Last Word by Hanif Kureishi

According to some, “The Last Word” is a roman-à-clef that tells the story of the relationship between Nobel laureate V S Naipaul and his biographer Patrick French. French was given permission … Continue reading

April 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

  Hausfrau is poet Jill Alexander Essbaum’s first novel, and the beauty of her words carries forward this story with a fairly thin, albeit absorbing plot. A stranger in the … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maharaja in Denims by Khushwant Singh

“Though the history depends on how historians, biographers and people view it, it still is, to quite an extent,unchangeable”- Maharaja in Denims Khushwant Singh- the name so well known, that … Continue reading

April 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Almost all of us who take the train wonder about our fellow travelers. What are they like and what are their concerns?Many of us also look outside the window and … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Interview with Moni Mohsin

Now if you haven’t read Moni Mohsin’s Butterfly series, it is entirely your loss. “Butterfly” ….. just between you, me and the four walls………..has made the readers laugh and squirm … Continue reading

April 6, 2015 · Leave a comment