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Or not…

Or not…

I do not entirely dislike this era When I see Van Gogh’s sunflowers on a paper bag On the arm of a young woman in a mini skirt Messaging someone on her phone I do not entirely dislike the idea That it is all minutiae now And entire libraries can wait on her phone Unread […]






Stories of Partition by Gulzar

Stories of Partition by Gulzar

HarperCollins Publishers India is pleased to announce the release of Footprints on Zero Line- Writings on the Partition by Gulzar Translated by: Rakhshanda Jalil The Partition of 1947 has influenced the works of an entire generation of writers, and continues to do so. Gulzar witnessed the horrors of Partition first-hand and it is a theme that […]






A Biography of Soumendu Roy

A Biography of Soumendu Roy

Soumendu Roy played an invaluable part in the cinema of Satyajit Ray … it is great to have a book chronicling his contribution to cinema-’ Sandip Ray/film-maker Soumendu Roy today is widely known for his long association with Satyajit Ray. He was Ray’s cinematographer for a generation of films that is celebrated the world over even […]






The End of Monsoon

The End of Monsoon

  Insides of my skull Echoing sounds Of drumming water On tin window shields Banging the brain Into numb submission Fading slowly out of Thought, into morass. Looking out of glass Like fish in pointless swim My aquarium filled With moist air. Trapped must feel like this Free must feel like this Sightless must be […]






What Ma’s Kitchen Taught Me About Life

What Ma’s Kitchen Taught Me About Life

My mother was a great cook and indulged in cooking as a fetish. Ma was a magician too, adding that special sparkle to anything she touched. She could even snip a handful of wildly growing, wayward Amaranth leaves, tease them with fiery red chillies, team them with un-skinned potatoes, turn them over in an iron […]






Orhan Pamuk’s New Book Is Here

Orhan Pamuk’s New Book Is Here

An enthralling new novel by the Nobel Prize winning author is here. Orhan Pamuk’s The Red-Haired Woman is a riveting story set in mid 1980s Turkey; a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them. Penguin presents The Red-Haired Woman by Orhan Pamuk. About the book: On the outskirts of a town thirty […]






Hope Is The Thing With feathers..

Hope Is The Thing With feathers..

I fear that I might sound ridiculous; I am still throwing caution to the wind and have chosen to relate a profound moment I shared with the Universe. All my life, I was agnostic. Cynical. Bitter. I didn’t believe in looking for signs. I must admit that the cynicism stemmed from my inability to read […]






300 Things I Hope For…for Us

300 Things I Hope For…for Us

I turned 30 on Friday, and bought myself quite a few amazing books. But I want to tell you about this heartwarming book for now. 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas In the adorable book, the author hopes for 300 beautiful, moving, simple things for us. Just that. He simply hopes. Each page carries […]






The Ways I Remember Madras…

The Ways I Remember Madras…

22-August is celebrated as Madras Day. A tribute to the city I love.. The black cow is heavily pregnant. She walks into the lane where we live. Our 400 square feet box is the first house. With a large writing pad on my lap, I am sitting at the threshold. My pen is in mouth, ‘complex’ maths in […]






Perfect As Is…

Perfect As Is…

When we look in the mirror,  we often see flaws and sometimes perfection. What we see  at times goes beyond the physical aspects to character traits or even how we feel about ourselves. There are those who obsess about the way they look and then there are some so unhappy with themselves that they need to constantly numb their senses to get through […]






“If the film is worth anything, it will find an audience”

“If the film is worth anything, it will find an audience”

Actor-director Rajat Kapoor contradicts the cliches of fame without saying a word.The three time National Award winner’s body of work speaks for him and also for his need to create content that does not necessarily conform to commercial stipulations. It is easy to see why in a star-driven business, it would be tough for an independent […]






At Last, Women Who Speak And Are Not Spoken For

At Last, Women Who Speak And Are Not Spoken For

A girl in a burkha (Plabita Borthakur in her breakout role as Rihanna) in search of a stairway to heaven and a Led Zeppelin high, wearing her real self like a shade of red on her lips, and then wiping it off to disappear into the dungeon like tailoring shop of her father where at the […]






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