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Yama’s Lieutenant by Anuja Chandramouli

What if all accidents, acts of passion and hatred, of divisiveness, illness and violence, were not human reactions to situations, but guided by spirits who repent nothing, and whose evil … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Yard by Aliyyah Eniath

The Yard, enclosed by a high fence wall, comprised six bleached white houses arranged in a semi-circle around a central courtyard. Maya and her family lived in one of those … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with Zeeshan Khan, author – Right to Passage, Travels Through India, Pakistan and Iran

Zeeshan Khan is a journalist, currently working in communications with the International Organisation for Migration. He is passionate about history, religions, cultures and languages , and has an active interest … Continue reading

July 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interview with Siddhartha Gigoo, Editor – A Long Dream of Home

A Long Dream of Home (The Persecution, Exodus and Exile of Kashmiri Pandits), edited by Siddhartha Gigoo and Varad Sharma, is a collection of memoirs of Kashmiri Pandits who lost … Continue reading

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Right to Passage, Travels Through India, Pakistan and Iran by Zeeshan Khan

Sometimes I stumble upon a book that charms me beyond measure. It may have been written really well, or the subject matter is dear to me and I wish I … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

A review of Viet Thanh Nguyen’s The Sympathizer by Jai Arjun Singh

A version of this review first appeared in It is reproduced here with permission from the reviewer, Jai Arjun Singh. “I am a man of two faces, and also … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

An excerpt from Finding Mr Rightstein by Nancy Davidoff Kelton

Finding Mr Rightstein by Nancy Davidoff Kelton is a memoir of her journey – with all the love, hope, sadness and loss that life brings with it, and that time … Continue reading

June 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Excerpt from On the Rocks, A Dana Cohen Mystery, Book 1by Rebecca Marks

In On the Rocks by Rebecca Marks, Dana Cohen retires from her twenty-two year career as a NYPD detective, and increasingly relies on her drinking as her life becomes more … Continue reading

June 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

Dhanak by Anushka Ravishankar

Cinema is one of the biggest canvasses for storytelling and increasingly many books are being made into movies, even if book lovers will insist that the movie isn’t usually as … Continue reading

June 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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