Desire and Despoliation: A recent English translation brings Shivani's 1978 novel 'Bhairavi' to new readers
Shivani was the pen name under which the writer Gaura Pant wrote from the 1960s to the 1990s, her fiction often first appearing in serialised form in Hindi magazines. Bhairavi was her fourth novel, published in instalments in Saptahik Hindustan and then as a book in 1978.
Dharamshala International Film Festival 2020: From Pearl of the Desert to Yalda, five must-watch picks
Five unusual films from Dharamshala International Film Festival's online 2020 edition.
The Lives of Others: Watching Rear Window, Alfred Hitchcock's 1954 murder mystery, in a post-COVID world
Many aspects of Rear Window (1954) ring even truer in an era in which rising authoritarianism and the ubiquity of social media, combined with pandemic-enforced isolation, is pushing us more and more into the once socially dubious roles of the lurker, the invisible spectator in the dark.