August 04, 2020

Shoma Chaudhury

  • V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs
    V.S. Naipaul: Bounty Of Barbs

    The writer and the man were ­inextricably intertwined. Both not made for the faint-hearted.

  • 'Inexpressibly Dismayed'
    'Inexpressibly Dismayed'

    'Despite my immediate and assertive actions in support of you, I stand wrongly defaced and accused of having...

  • Soaporifically Inclined
    Soaporifically Inclined

    A desi equivalent of an American soap or an Asian-American Mills & Boon?

  • Alone With Solitude
    Alone With Solitude

    The Jnanpith award can do little to upset the silent, internal spaces for Nirmal Verma

  • Mirror Has Two Faces
    Mirror Has Two Faces

    Proof of a maturing oeuvre

  • Bapsi Sidhwa
    Bapsi Sidhwa

    The Parsi author on Earth, the film adaptation of her book Ice-Candy Man

  • Missing A Small Beat
    Missing A Small Beat

    A delicate, subtle debut that belies the hype which heralded it

  • Shrouds Of Shame
    Shrouds Of Shame

    Despite a worldwide ban on chiru hunting, shahtoosh shawls made from its wool continue to be a craze with...

  • Blooming Business
    Blooming Business

    As hybrid orchid farms mushroom all across the country, the demand for, and profits from, this rare flower...

  • "Free Sexuality From Reproduction"

    Acclaimed psychoanalyst and writer Sudhir Kakar talks to Shoma Chaudhury about the ambivalences and...

  • Divining The Devi
    Divining The Devi

    In reaction to the razzmatazz of recent years, a new traditionalist mood sets in over Durga Puja

  • Two dedicated Mumbai journalists wage war against communalism
    Two dedicated Mumbai journalists wage war against communalism

  • No Fire In This Earth
    No Fire In This Earth

    It's come trailing clouds of hype, but Deepa Mehta's film 'Earth' fails to strike a raw chord

  • Who Cares For Moby Dick?
    Who Cares For Moby Dick?

    As the world moves towards saving them, in India there is an upsurge in whale shark hunting

  • "I'm Not A Dirty Old Man"

    Singh fends off questions about his sex life

  • Royal Regalia
    Royal Regalia

    With a keen eye for detail, designer Ritu Kumar traces the fascinating history of Indian textiles in her book...

  • Cry, Beloved Country
    Cry, Beloved Country

    A powerful debut on Partition and two women's struggle for love

  • Fire In Her Belly
    Fire In Her Belly

    Two English translations bring Qurratulain Hyder, the legendary Urdu writer, into focus

  • She Has Helped Parents Enjoy Life With Autistic Children
    She Has Helped Parents Enjoy Life With Autistic Children

  • Sushi, Masala Soaked
    Sushi, Masala Soaked

    In workaholic, stress-ridden Japan, Indian films take on the unlikely role of a spiritual balm

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