articles by Aarushi Agrawal

Arts & Culture

Out of Print turns 10: Indira Chandrasekhar on the acclaimed online journal, and the short story as a literary form

It’s a flash of extraordinary brilliance on a single moment, episode, character, or transition, says Chandrasekhar about the short story as a literary form.


Elizabeth White on filming Frozen Planet, focusing on hope and optimism within the environmental movement

"The worst possible thing we can do is say it’s too late. Because then nobody has any will to do anything," says Elizabeth White, director of Sony BBC Earth docuseries Frozen Planet.


In Bhairavi, Shivani’s thundering response to the patriarchy is also a mirror to selective activism

Mrinal Pande talks to Firstpost about how her mother's recently translated novel is an exaggeration of her own struggles.


Anushka Jasraj on her short story collection Principles of Prediction, and fiction as a channel to transmit abstract ideas

The impossibility of communication, the beauty of mismatch, is probably one of the themes of the book, Anushka Jasraj tells Firstpost.


N Kalyan Raman on Salma’s writing style in The Curse, his approach to translating, and the lack of literary discourse

Salma doesn’t mince words, there is no modulation or playing down. She’s very even-toned but she doesn’t hold back, says N Kalyan Raman of the Tamil author's powerful style.


The world of Pandey Kapil's Phoolsunghi: Gautam Choubey on translating the novel, Bhojpuri literary culture

Phoolsunghi is the first Bhojpuri novel to be translated into English and opens up the local culture and tradition to a larger audience.


Primates producer Gavin Boyland on how Sony BBC Earth show celebrates animals' 'incredible diversity and adaptability'

Boyland talks about why the primates stare in the face of extinction now, and how eco-tourism can give them a new lease of life.