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Still She Rises – Maya Angelou

Two years since Maya Angelou passed on….In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, Maya said, ” When I was 19 or 20, a wonderful thing happened to me—terrifying but wonderful. When … Continue reading

May 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Vegetarian by Han Kang

The International Man Booker Award Winner for 2016 is one of the most bizarre books I have read in recent times. Dark, unrelenting, heartbreaking and unputdownable. I read it in … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

An interview with Nidhi Dugar Kundalia on “The Lost Generation, Chronicling India’s Dying Professions”

A version of this appeared in TheQuint dated May7th,2016 Nidhi Dugar Kundalia’s book ‘The Lost Generation, Chronicling India’s Dying Professions’ showcases eleven professions that are no longer relevant in the … Continue reading

May 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Search of Shiva by Haroon Khalid

The history of the Indian subcontinent is extensive in both time and breadth; it spans several thousand years and involves an abundance of diverse religious and cultural influences. Across the … Continue reading

May 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

When I picked up Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly , I knew what I was in for. WW2- with the death camps and blitzkrieg, Hitler and his desire to … Continue reading

May 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Dark Lady’s Mask by Mary Sharratt

400 years after his death, Shakespeare is still and will always be regarded as the greatest writer and dramatist in English language. However, controversy has always surrounded his religion, sexuality … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Perfect Landing by Jyoti Singh

Jyoti Singh’s Perfect Landing releases today, May7th,2016. In Perfect Landing , the diminutive Captain Sara Jena’s flight path collides with the suave scion of the Khanna Conglomerate, Samrat Khanna and she … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Asmara’s Summer by Andaleeb Wajid

See, I don’t claim to know much of Bangalore besides Sadashivnagar where I live, and Indiranagar and Koramangala and, of course, places like M.G. Road and Brigade Road. But there’s … Continue reading

May 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Year of the Runaways, Sunjeev Sahota

Visa fraud, illegal migration and loss of jobs in host countries are part of every society’s current narrative, and economic migrants, legal or illegal, are looked upon with suspicion everywhere. … Continue reading

May 2, 2016 · Leave a comment