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Feb 24, 2020
How the rise of right-wing populism urged Rajorshi Chakraborti to write Shakti, a surreal tale of three womenRajorshi Chakraborti's newest novel, Shakti (2019) thrusts its readers into a familiar, yet surreal space, where its female leads traverse a socio-politically turbulent modern-day India, with superpowers to boot. In a conversation with Firspost, the New Zealand-based writer reflects on what inspired his book — from the prevailing socio-political milieu in India, to Black Mirror on Netflix, and everything in between.
Feb 02, 2020
Novelising a part of his life, Jeet Thayil's 'Low' is a darkly humorous take on coping with grief and lossThrough Low, Jeet Thayil takes us on a darkly comic, irreverent journey of processing grief and loss. Told in the third person, the book attempts to articulate the impossibility of processing grief in any certain manner or form.
Dec 31, 2019
A decade in Indian writing: Jerry Pinto's fiction to Sampurna Chattarji’s poetry, notes on 10 years of readingThinking over the 2010s in Indian English writing for a decade retrospective, I knew that this would be, in part, a piece about growing up, writes Aditya Mani Jha
Nov 07, 2019
Nabaneeta Dev Sen, prolific Bengali writer and Padma Shri awardee, passes away at 81Noted writer and academic, Nabaneeta Dev Sen, passed away at her Kolkata residence at the age of 81 on Thursday evening. The writer had been suffering from cancer.
Jul 30, 2019
Rheea Mukherjee on her novel The Body Myth, and why voyeurism is rooted in our own hypocrisiesThe Body Myth is a sapid meditation on loving and being loved in health and sickness.
Jun 11, 2019
Girish Karnad, a Renaissance spirit: Sunil Shanbag remembers artiste who roused thespian in himGirish Karnad's Hayevadana was the first play written by the legendary playwright-actor that theatre director Sunil Shanbag watched. At the end of the performance, Shanbag knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. On the occasion of Karnad's passing away, Shanbag remembers the man and his legacy.
Jul 23, 2017
Ravi Subramanian: The banker-turned-bestselling writer tells us about his latest thrillerBestselling author Ravi Subramanian's latest book In the Name of God is set in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple of Kerala and grips the reader with its twists.
Apr 16, 2017
The success of mass market fiction is changing the rules of Indian publishing: Here's howThe success of mass market fiction by the likes of Ravinder Singh, Durjoy Datta, Sudeep Nagarkar, Savi Sharma et al, has completely changed the different aspects of publishing, be it commissioning, retail or marketing
Jul 29, 2016
Mahasweta Devi will remain as a generational voice to remind us of our fundamental right to dreamWhile Devi is renowned for her countless other stories, including children’s stories, Draupadi remains to many of us, an iconic defiance of what the mainstream calls womanhood or subjugation or cultural adherence
Aug 15, 2014
From Salman Rushdie to Chetan Bhagat: The navratna of new Indian storytellingWho would form the navratna of storytelling in the new India? From Salman Rushie to Chetan Bhagat, here's our list.