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The Late Review: Qarib Qarib Singlle

The Late Review: Qarib Qarib Singlle

From the time I saw Sahabzade Irrfan Ali Khan playing Makhdoom Mohiuddin in the DD series Kehkashan in the 90s, and singing, “Ishq ke sholon ko bhadkao ki kuch raat kate ” , I have believed that we have done him injustice by limiting his profile to a histrionics heavy actor. His eyes and silences are […]






New Release: Words From The Hills by Ruskin Bond

New Release: Words From The Hills by Ruskin Bond

Penguin presents Words From The Hills by Ruskin Bond. Penguin invites you to pen your thoughts in this beautifully illustrated journal which brings Ruskin Bond’s unique world to life. Ruskin Bond’s Words From The Hills is a collector’s delight and a companion for adults, and at the same time inculcates creativity in school children and […]






New Release : The Book of Dust

New Release : The Book of Dust

Is it a prequel? Is it a sequel? It’s neither. In fact, The Book of Dust is… an ‘equal’. It doesn’t stand before or after His Dark Materials, but beside it. -Philip Pullman Penguin Random House is delighted to announce the release of the much awaited The Book of Dust.  Praise for the book: It will be […]






Sunita Narain documents India’s monumental environmental challenges

Sunita Narain documents India’s monumental environmental challenges

Penguin presents, “Conflicts of Interest” by Sunita Narain, a book that has a blueprint for how India can clean up its act and deal with its environmental exigencies. India’s foremost environmentalist,  Narain gives a personal account of her battles as part of the country’s green movement. While outlining the enormous environmental challenges that India faces […]






Revenge..

Revenge..

“No !” rang the journalist’s voice, laced with desperation, dripping with anguish. “I did not kill her.” His lawyer looked at him and smiled – a confident smile that said, “Don’t worry – we’ll win.” She’d been a very famous model.  They’d been seeing each other regularly. Two months back, she had been found dead in her […]






Book Review — Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Book Review — Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

I see you. I have been there. Me too. Is it fair to air stories about my battle when Gay’s memoir is utterly raw and intimate? I don’t know. But Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body has exhumed some painful memories and writing about those here will be a comforting exercise in catharsis. I was a few […]






Green Marble, Blue Marble

Green Marble, Blue Marble

“What’s your name,” Coraline asked the cat. “Look, I’m Coraline. Okay?” “Cats don’t have names,” it said. “No?” said Coraline. “No,” said the cat. “Now you people have names. That’s because you don’t know who you are. We know who we are, so we don’t need names.” ― Coraline by Neil Gaiman I wait while […]






The Harvest of Gratitude

The Harvest of Gratitude

The shorter days and longer nights make me thankful for the warmth of the sun and the long lazy days of summer that never ended. Pumpkins, squash and sweet potatoes in abundance remind me that Mother Earth will provide for us even when the cold winter winds blow. A roof over our heads and family […]






An Immersive Masterclass with Billie McKay

An Immersive Masterclass with Billie McKay

Those who remember the 2015 season of MasterChef Australia may remember an imperturbable Billie McKay nailing a perversely difficult sugar globe in the finale to land not just the title, the prize money and lifelong stardom but the chance to work alongside Heston Blumenthal in his iconic Fat Duck restaurant in London. Once there, she retreated from limelight to […]






The Late Review: When Harry And Sejal Lost The Plot

The Late Review: When Harry And Sejal Lost The Plot

The most interesting thing about  Imtiaz Ali’s Jab Harry Met Sejal is Shah Rukh Khan and the reimagining of Raj, the lover who knew he could not fail at life or love. The film shows us what would have happened if Raj had lost Simran after that fateful train journey through Europe and shrunk into […]






No, we don’t get to tell any woman what feminism should mean to her

No, we don’t get to tell any woman what feminism should mean to her

The generation of women that came before mine had a different view by and large of what abuse and violation represented. I remember being told many versions of “apni izzat apne haath mein hoti hai” (your honour is in your hands) while growing up and in my twenties by women who could not understand why I […]






Everywoman…

Everywoman…

The pain of men Is the crux of noir It’s why girlfriends Are found in fridges The pain of men Is stoic Quietly eats away at the men The pain of men Drives revenge epics Fuels classical tragedies The pain of men Ennobles, somehow The pain of women Is everyday Everywoman And when it is […]






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