Anuja Chandramouli: The Hopeless Blogger!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
A Monument to a Mother’s Love
Perumal Murugan’s collection of essays about his mother is a labour of love that captures beautifully the essence of a remarkable, re...
Tuesday, January 07, 2020
Bringing in the New Decade with a Bang!
There is something portentous about the changing of the decade. For those who are rolling their eyes and want to insist that the new d...
Packing a Wallop
Seasoned writer and novelist Timeri N Murari sure knows how to pack a wallop. His latest work of fiction, Gunboat Jack, is set in the earl...
Dark Deeds and Damaged Lives
Winner of the DSC Prize, 2014 for South Asian Literature, Cyrus Mistry’s latest novel, The Prospect of Miracles begins with the deat...
Monday, January 06, 2020
Cleaning up the #MeToo Mess
When the #MeToo movement exploded, most of us were pumped up with pent up anger, pleased as punch that predators were being pounded i...
Sunday, November 17, 2019
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND ITS REAL FOE
Freedom of expression is sacrosanct and I have always taken issue with those who would seek to curb it. It is the inviolate right of ...
Hateful Ode to Mommy Dearest
Mothers are traditionally revered and with good reason. They bring forth life into this overcrowded world after all. It is also belie...
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Feminism in Myth, Non – fiction and a Historical Romance
In Bhumika: A Story of Sita , Aditya Iyengar envisions a life for his protagonist without the Man – God who has come to define her in...
DEALING WITH THE CLIMATE CHANGE CRISIS WITHOUT FREAKING OUT
I have nothing at all against precocious children determined to save the world and draw our attention to catastrophic climate change....
The Right and Righteous Way to Celebrate Diwali
Every year, when Diwali comes around, the Indian thing to do seems to be to get into a vehement argument about how best to celebrate ...
Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Pressure to become Parents and its Perils
A 74 year old Andhra woman, Mangayamma Yaramati reportedly resorted to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment to give birth to twin girls...
Book review | Lisa Taddeo’s 'Three Women': A searing study on sex and shame
Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women is non-fiction that takes a long, hard look at naked desire by inhabiting the bodies and souls of three white, ...
Post I-Day depression
Another Independence Day has come and gone. The Tricolour was hoisted in schools and government offices, we sang the National Anthem with ...
Recently, a 2:20 minute video depicting an Indian family attempting to make off with pilfered items from their hotel in Bali and getting ...
The Conundrum that is Choice
There is so much by way of choice today, it is hard to make a choice. I spend a big chunk of my free time, trying to figure out what to wa...
Gem of an Emperor: Maharaja Ranjith Singh
Born on the ashes of the declining Mughal dynasty, the Sikh Empire under Maharaja Ranjit Singh enjoyed a dazzling period of glory. The kin...
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Pesky Little Things and Pestilential Evils
In summer, most of us, take off to more temperate zones (preferably abroad, if the Gods of finance have been kind), where we stand in que...
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