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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nilanjana Roy

Articles by Nilanjana Roy

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Ink, Mortar And Canon

Jan 12, 2015 Mukul Kesavan

A hundred essential books, chosen by our jury, and the reasons they should be read—and reread

For Anonymous

For Anonymous

Dec 29, 2012 Nilanjana S. Roy

That girl, the one without the name. The one just like us. The one whose battered body stood for all the...

Bharat (Tempera On Newsprint)

Bharat (Tempera On Newsprint)

Jun 20, 2011 Nilanjana Roy ON Maqbool Fida Husain

Husain’s canvases, absorbent of India, were coloured by the times

The Churmur At The Tip Of My Tongue

The Churmur At The Tip Of My Tongue

Mar 07, 2011 Nilanjana S. Roy

Finally, it’s the fabled grime that gives street food its defining sharpness

Make Love, But First Make The Lover

Make Love, But First Make The Lover

Jan 24, 2011 Nilanjana S. Roy

The warm, sensitive stud has morphed into a handsome handyman but Mr Right is still a fantasy

Travel

Travel

Dec 27, 2010 Nilanjana S. Roy

It is relatively easy to write about remote, far-off places—Timbuktu or Ulan Bator rather than Delhi,...

Dough-Eyed One

Dough-Eyed One

Jan 11, 2010 Nilanjana S. Roy

A national dish for India? Cut out the curry, the dosa has searing ambitions.

The World Is My Thali

The World Is My Thali

Aug 20, 2007 Nilanjana S. Roy

From puri-aloo to McAloo Tikki burger, from Raj to rajma, fusion to confusion, we have run the gustatory...

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Jul 17, 2007 Nilanjana S. Roy

Older and wiser, none of us want to be Modesty Blaise any more. Instead, we'll settle for making war, money...

It's Cold In Cyberia

It's Cold In Cyberia

Oct 16, 2006 Nilanjana S. Roy

The pen became an abstract blade. And as it slashed through the undergrowth, the vegetation kept changing.

A Nugget Of Rediscovery

A Nugget Of Rediscovery

Jun 26, 2006 Nilanjana S. Roy

It is the stories where human lives stray plausibly, but irrevocably, into surrealist territory, while...

Location, Location

Location, Location

May 12, 2006 Nilanjana S. Roy

I gave up on trying to do the Bombay scene - what was the point when it was so Delhi?

Bibliornithology

Bibliornithology

Mar 03, 2006 Nilanjana S. Roy

A flock of bookish birds: Restless Chattering Starlings, Feather-Brained Cuckoos, Bibulous Bulbuls, Culture...

No Bed Of Rhesus

No Bed Of Rhesus

Feb 03, 2006 Nilanjana S. Roy

My guests have been hooted at, had obscene gestures made at them, and showered with muck. "Really," they say...

Mirage 2005

Mirage 2005

Jun 20, 2005 Nilanjana S. Roy

In the heart of darkness, Deb finds a new set of horsemen for the apocalypse: dereliction, amnesia,...

In Noor's Jahan

In Noor's Jahan

Jan 31, 2005 Nilanjana S. Roy

Baldwin's ability to bring her characters to life has never been in question and it reigns supreme now...

Cooper Calling

Cooper Calling

Apr 05, 2004 Nilanjana S. Roy

It has few surprises, but many insights and the small joys that arise from making new discoveries in an...

English Vegetables, Desi Steak

English Vegetables, Desi Steak

Mar 02, 2004 Nilanjana S. Roy

"In my mother's house and my grandmother's house, meals came in two varieties: Indian and English. Between...

In Search Of A Plot

In Search Of A Plot

Dec 08, 2003 Nilanjana S. Roy

There are few sensations worse than reading a book with anticipation and realising that the package should...

The X, Y, Zee Precursors

The X, Y, Zee Precursors

Aug 04, 2003 Nilanjana S. Roy

Irritants break the flow of concentration; instead of the urgency and the barely suppressed energy of the...