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Are we unteachable as a race?

Are we unteachable as a race?

I can’t get this image out of my head. A young survivor of the latest mass shooting in the US, clinging to a parent, with a Valentine’s Day balloon clutched in the hand. And yet another image. Of screaming children raising their hands in the air as a SWAT team breaks into an auditorium. And  one […]






The Last Pillar

The Last Pillar

At the age of twelve, she had crossed the borders from Bangladesh. She was a refugee of the India’s independence movement. She found shelter in her maternal uncle’s house in the suburb near Calcutta. She is 92 now. The distant memory of her journey across the border is crystal clear though she cannot recall a sentence […]






Telling Stories of Empathy and Compassion

Telling Stories of Empathy and Compassion

Pradeep Vaidya  is a committed theatre practitioner and has been been working in theatre for over twenty years as a writer, director, music composer, singer, light designer, theatre trainer, theatre manager.  He has, to his credit a META each for Best Light Design in 2007, 2011 and 2016 besides several nominations in other categories. Other prestigious awards for […]






Are We A Democratic Republic Still?

Are We A Democratic Republic Still?

August 1947 was a watershed moment in the history of the Indian sub-continent. India – the jewel in the British crown – became an independent nation as it broke away from its imperial past of over 200 years. The joyful moment however was short-lived as independence unfortunately came at a heavy price in the form […]






A book that is angry, smart, fierce and unapologetic

A book that is angry, smart, fierce and unapologetic

Harper Collins  presents a revealing memoir and an empowering manifesto, BRAVE by Rose McGowan Unscripted, courageous, victorious, angry, smart, fierce, unapologetic, controversial and real. Rose McGowan was one of the first women to come forward about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein, and has since become the absolute flag bearer for the push back against sexual […]






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 […]






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