June 24, 2021
Sunil Menon

Sunil Menon

  • ‘I Had To Search For Hell, The Modern Hell’
    ‘I Had To Search For Hell, The Modern Hell’

    Ratan Thiyam, the world-renowned theatre director from Manipur, who won the Outlook SpeakOut Award for Best...

  • "A Novel Is Like A Prayer, A Layered Universe..."

    The story-strands in Arundhati Roy's new novel 'The Ministry of Utmost Happiness', spin out to encompass and...

  • The Book Of Perilous Sanity
    The Book Of Perilous Sanity

    When the refusal of ‘the new normal’ takes fictional form, what comes out is a sprawling tale of the...

  • Japan Diary
    Japan Diary

    “The more you watch Japanese television, the more you feel it’s watching you....”

  • Alpha Male In A Pussy Riot
    Alpha Male In A Pussy Riot

    If society is the sum of its contraries, can BDSM coexist with khap?

  • ‘History Was Not Driven By One Zone’
    ‘History Was Not Driven By One Zone’

    The centrality of Tamil culture within the Dravidian space may have been an error of the imagination.Even...

  • Youtube Diary
    Youtube Diary

    YouTube inverted the entire logic of scarcity and desire that drove us on hot, lonely afternoons to tiny...

  • Going To Xa'Nadu
    Going To Xa'Nadu

    Excerpts from a conversation between five diverse voices—architect Raj Rewal, activist Bezwada Wilson,...

  • Caste And Faith In The Dalit Mirror
    Caste And Faith In The Dalit Mirror

    Four activists and scholars with different religious identities take stock of what has changed for India’s...

  • ‘Pterodactyl Is...  Poetry Of The Future’
    ‘Pterodactyl Is... Poetry Of The Future’

    Talking about Mahasweta, the history that made her and her literary challenge to history, and the practice of...

  • The Blue Country
    The Blue Country

    The Agra rally: travels through a political landscape

  • Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi (Hindi)
    Hazaron Khwaishein Aisi (Hindi)

    A sceptical tribute to the ’60s and its flawed rebels.

  • Solaris (Russian)
    Solaris (Russian)

    The infi­nitude and unknowability of outer space stands in for the fraught dark alleys and cul-de-sacs of...

  • The Shining (English)
    The Shining (English)

    Fits neatly somewhere in the logical Kubrick grid.

  • Party (Hindi)
    Party (Hindi)

    This pitiless self-satire—animated by a brilliant cast—is adapted from a semi-autobiographical play

  • Valmiki’s Exile To The Petrified Forest
    Valmiki’s Exile To The Petrified Forest

    The story-teller is again a renegade. Pasteurised, cleansed and rid of all human flaws, our gods will be...

  • Sanskrit In 7 Days
    Sanskrit In 7 Days

    What we need is the opposite of a supremacist language policy

  • Boatman, Don’t Know Your Name
    Boatman, Don’t Know Your Name

    Food is also memory: a culinary suite conjures up a riverine junction in Old Bengal

  • Aunty, Call The Police
    Aunty, Call The Police

    Let’s not get all post-ideological about racism and other allied isms

  • Bali Diary
    Bali Diary

    Bali is a Hindu island, fragile and nervous in Islamic Indo­nesia, stricken by a sense of loss of control

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