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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

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

An Interview with Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

The Decision Tree is one of the most popular classification algorithms in current use in Data Mining and Machine Learning. Simply put, a Decision Tree is a graph that uses … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

An interview with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni by Monica Bhide

Reprinted with permission from Monica Bhide. This interview first appeared on monicabhide.com. I have a girl crush on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Her book, The Mistress of Spices, continues to be … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Fishermen by Chigozie Obioma

I actively began to seek books by Nigerian authors when my parents moved to the country almost a decade ago. My mother would send me cut-outs of the editorials that … Continue reading

April 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen Loigman, reviewed by Ines Rodrigues

A Two-Family House is Lynda Cohen Loigman’s first novel and we can just hope there’s more to come. The story enwrapped me from the very first paragraphs, when the reader … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

River Of Flesh, edited by Ruchira Gupta

River of Flesh is an anthology on the prostituted woman in Indian Short Fiction, and each of the twenty one stories in this collection is riveting and horrifying. In ‘Woman … Continue reading

March 14, 2016 · 1 Comment