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Grandfather’s Letters by C. Anjalendran

Since the past few months, I have been yearning for the lost art of letter writing. There is a bunch of beautiful postcards in my drawer and I am saving … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE HEAT AND DUST PROJECT, The Broke Couple’s Guide to Bharat by Devapriya Roy and Saurav Jha

One evening in an auto in Delhi, as Devapriya chats up the driver, she has a moment of epiphany. That nothing was enough anymore – not the shopping, not the … Continue reading

July 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Looking for closure and finding it through words

Memoirs cannot be critiqued. Stories of loss reach out in their own way and the reader tends to ignore the flow, flaws and language used and gets pulled in by … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Me Talk Pretty One Day

Much of Me Talk Pretty One Day began as essays for magazines or for the public radio program “The American Life” and then found home in this loosely autobiographical book. … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Interview with Kenan Tribencevic, author of The Bosnia List

 Q : Who was the most pathetic character you met when you went back? I thought it was Petra. KT : I’d say it was Petra too. I didn’t run … Continue reading

September 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Letters to Sam by Daniel Gottlieb

  At thirty-three, as the result of a near fatal accident, Daniel Gottlieb became a quadriplegic. He was a trained psychologist,and in his practice, met scores of people suffer, and … Continue reading

September 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones

Daniel Jones has been the editor of the Modern Love column for almost ten years at the New York Times. During that, he has sifted through thousands of letters sent … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Bosnia List

  What do you do when your entire world as you know it, turns against you? When your friends and neighbors wish you dead? When you watch helplessly as your … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment