Archive for: July, 2017

Tashan Mehta was awarded the Sangam House Writer’s Residency in 2015, and has been longlisted for the TFA prize for fiction for two years. Her writing has appeared in literary journals such as OUT OF PRINT and NOTES, an Oxbridge publication. The Liar’s Weave is her first novel. Give us the origin story of The...

When the idea for a book on Baba Ramdev and his company came up, it seemed promising. I had followed Ramdev’s rise ten years ago when I was at Mint, meeting him on multiple occasions, covering his Ganga campaign in Kanpur, hanging around his kutir while he asked questions about swadeshi economics to Rajeev Dixit,...

उस दिन के बाद से गंगा में बहुत पानी बह चुका है, जब नीतीश कुमार ने भाजपा के साथ अपने पुराने और जमे-जमाए गठबंधन को तोड़ने का...

Pratishtha Singh is a lecturer of Italian language and literature in the Delhi University. She is an author and a poet. She’s in the process of finishing her doctoral thesis on the representation of Mussolini in Contemporary Italian literature. Her short story, The Cobra Certificate is the story of Jerry and Yudi, twin...

Have you ever been to an Indian thana, say in Pipli or Nidadavolu? Go on. Step inside. Be brave. You will be raped in twenty-seven languages and a million dialects. You will be spat on. You will drink urine. And if you are lucky, you will die. But if you are reading this there’s a good chance you are not among the...

In May 1999 India was invaded by Pakistan in Kargil in a surprise attack. In this short account, Diksha Dwivedi, whose father was one of the martyrs of that war, brings alive the battleground through the voices of the soldiers. HOW IT BEGAN is an excerpt from LETTERS FROM KARGIL, out in August 2017.

Kiran Manral has published several novels. She is on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, Chair of the Women Unlimited Series of the Taj Colloquium, a mentor with Sheroes, Qween and Back 2 The Front, and is an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi. Check out her True Love stories here. It...

If you’ve been in a relationship for more than a few years, you probably wouldn’t describe your love life as spicy or even mildly spicy. Even if you started out as hot as Tabasco, you’ve probably ended up in the black pepper range now. But believe me, couples can and do add spice, heat and thrill to their...

It’s my lucky day. The head is found quickly. It had rolled into a ditch a few feet away, the trail of blood leaving a helpful arrow for us to follow. It could have been worse; the dogs could have gotten at it, which would have meant searching for it out in the boondocks. Or there might have been rain last night and...

Vismay Harani’s The UnRobot is about a time when robots reign supreme, humanity is enslaved and a desperate plan to overthrow the robots is hatched. While he may be Vismay Harani to outside world, those closest to him call him ‘Alienman’. He has tried to provoke a fat spider to bite him so that he could be a friendly,...