Archive for: September, 2017

For over twenty-five years, every time I read a good book, I wistfully told myself, someday, I too would write a story. I knew there was a story (if not a few) in me. It just needed, I convinced myself, the right time. Now and every moment, I deluded myself with ‘I have a full-time job, a fuller time wife and...

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Saburi Pandit is a Literature Major, an avid reader, and always aspiring to be a better writer. She really enjoys analyzing and critiquing everything around her, from pop culture to a long-form essay to banal weather. She’s extremely interested in human lives and how they sustain each other. She sources my calm from...

In this extract from How The BJP Wins, Prashant Jha paints a picture of what happened in Allahbad, Uttar Pradesh on the morning of 23 February 2017, the election day. On 23 February 2017, at 9 a.m., a hotel manager in Allahabad proudly showed the ink on his finger. ‘I have voted and cycle will win.’ Cycle is the...

Indian grandmothers: CONNECTIONS, CURIOSITY, BRAINPOWER! These qualities characterize practically every frail-looking grey-haired who hugs you after your parents have scolded for not doing your homework! Grandfathers might be rocking their lives away on the veranda, but when the household silver is stolen, it is...

After eight nominations and five Emmy Awards, Big Little Lies has raised the bar when it comes to television adaptations of books. Here’s a list of 6 books that were turned into TV shows that should be on your list for your next binge-watching session: Big Little Lies The 2014 novel by Liane Moriarty, was adapted...

Asif Uzzaman is a young writer based in Ranchi. Born and brought up in Patna, he is currently pursuing his Higher Secondary education in Humanities. Horror, Magic Realism, Literary fiction, and light Romance are among his preferred genres. His stories and poems have appeared in several anthologies including Lifenama,...

“I told the defence minister that the Pakistan Air Force has the advantage. We are sure to have losses.” It was a stunning nugget of information from Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, who as Chief of Air Staff during the 1965 war, led India’s first full-fledged use of offensive air power. Today, Arjan Singh,...

Test your knowledge on the Indo-Pak conflict of 1999. Read Letters From Kargil, where Diksha Dwivedi, the daughter of a martyr, tells the story of the Kargil through the letters and diaries of her father and other soldiers who fought war.

“You’re an army kid” is a phrase anyone from a defence background is way too familiar with. And it feels as honourable as it sounds, because with the responsibility of letting your family put the country before you, comes pride. Being a fauji kid is not all about the mess, the CSD canteen, stylish Ray bans...