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Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Portrait Of A Writer As An Artist

Author Amitava Kumar on the importance of keeping a journal, juggling words with drawings, and writing fiction in the time of fake news

27 May 2022
Flash Fiction: Dirt

Flash Fiction: Dirt

The favourite jheel of a mohalla’s kids is bulldozed in front of their eyes

29 May 2022

The Martians Respond To Earth’s Geopolitics: A Science Fiction Allegory

Two hundred years earlier, the Martians had found that the water sources and canals on the surface of their planet had started drying up. But the Martian...

Short Story: Ruby’s Box Of Pencils

Short Story: Ruby’s Box Of Pencils

A school girl bedazzled by fancy pencils turns into a thief but an act in kindness causes a change of heart and quality of writing

17 April 2022

Book Excerpt | Khanjar-e-Ishq: A Filmi Kahani

A story of love and fetish, suffering and survival that unfolds across the scarred landscape of a bruised relationship.

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27 March 2022
Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

Short Story: The Mothers In Her Backbone

As Ma laid her healing hand on her back, Anisha felt like she had magically inserted some fallen, missing piece of a little bone back into her column of...


27 March 2022
Love Story: Time And Time Again

Love Story: Time And Time Again

He had thought of her as she was, as her name spoke of: a single star. And now the star had burnt out, consumed by the vastness of the galaxy.


13 March 2022
The Travails of Two Love Birds In Kashmir Under Lockdown

The Travails of Two Love Birds In Kashmir Under Lockdown

For youngsters in Kashmir, the unprecedented lockdown of 2019 was a tough time: the phone lines were dead and they couldn’t get to whisper sweet nothings...


08 March 2022
‘Ten Rupees’: Manto’s Short Story Explores Sex And Gender Binary

‘Ten Rupees’: Manto’s Short Story Explores Sex And Gender Binary

Saadat Hasan Manto’s short story ‘Das Rupay’ is the tale of a 15-year-old pushed into the flesh trade by her mother. In his early days in Mumbai, Manto...


26 February 2022
Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Book Review: A Gripping Testament To Our Divisive Times

Kunal Basu’s latest novel, ‘In An Ideal World’, is not just about two competing visions of India, but also about the courage of compassion.


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12 February 2022
Short Story: Pygmalion

Short Story: Pygmalion

A sculptor finds himself engaged in sculpting the soft nuances of a woman’s body — hips that would make Botticelli blush, and breasts that would make...


06 February 2022
Love Story: That Obscure Object Of Desire

Love Story: That Obscure Object Of Desire

He ran a small press. When she sent in an essay, they got talking. Hungry to know more about each other, they fell in love soon — hectically, hopelessly. But...


13 January 2022
Love Story | The Girl Who Gave Her Heart Away

Love Story | The Girl Who Gave Her Heart Away

They met on an expedition in the hills. He had his eyes on her. She thought he was merely flirting. Love happened.


08 January 2022
Arranged Love | Mom, Can I Marry The Girl Of My Choice?

Arranged Love | Mom, Can I Marry The Girl Of My Choice?

A short fiction story by author Namita Das on the travails of young lovers trying to marry the people they choose in the face of parental policing.


08 January 2022
A Cat Has Nine Lives, I Had My Eight

A Cat Has Nine Lives, I Had My Eight

The extraordinary story of cheating death, again and again and again and again...


31 December 2021
Dwayne Johnson Declined Vin Diesel's Request To Rejoin 'Fast And Furious'

Dwayne Johnson Declined Vin Diesel's Request To Rejoin 'Fast And Furious'

Actor Dwayne Johnson turned down the offer by Vin Diesel and also slammed him for involving Paul Walker's death.


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30 December 2021
Best Indian Movies Dealing With Dystopia and Post Apocalypse

Best Indian Movies Dealing With Dystopia and Post Apocalypse

We take a look at five popular films, which dealt with the themes of post apocalypse and dystopia.


25 December 2021
Book Review | The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell

Book Review | The Reluctant Mother: A Story No One Wants To Tell

A promising author, Zehra Naqvi, nuancedly articulates how the multi-layered and complicated processes with its intense emotional pressure leave mothers...


21 December 2021
Yearender 2021: Top 10 Novels Of The Year

Yearender 2021: Top 10 Novels Of The Year

As the year draws to an end, we bring to you the top 10 Indian fictions of 2021. And a must-read they are!


17 December 2021
'The Matrix Resurrections': Keanu Reeves And Carrie-Anne Moss Jumped Off A 46-Storey Building 19 Times

'The Matrix Resurrections': Keanu Reeves And Carrie-Anne Moss Jumped Off A 46-Storey Building 19 Times

Actor Keanu Reeves and actress Carrie-Anne Moss' daredevil stunt in 'The Matrix Resurrection' has a reason. They simply wanted the scene to appear natural!...


10 December 2021
Tom Holland Reveals He's On A WhatsApp Group With Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield

Tom Holland Reveals He's On A WhatsApp Group With Tobey Maguire And Andrew Garfield

Actor Tom Holland revealed that he is on a WhatsApp group with actors Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield.


28 November 2021
'Nightmare': A Nine-Year-Old's First Step Towards Writing Fiction

'Nightmare': A Nine-Year-Old's First Step Towards Writing Fiction

'It was midnight I heard footsteps stop at my window… A chill ran down my spine and even though it was winter, I could feel sweat trickle down my...


16 October 2021
Uss Ne Kaha Tha: A Gripping Extrusion Of Gender Binary

Uss Ne Kaha Tha: A Gripping Extrusion Of Gender Binary

Ashar Najmi’s Urdu novel explores the complex perception of gender roles, gender identity and the ubiquitous unitary sexual orientation in the literary...


10 October 2020
Transcending Time And Space: An Ode To The Classics

Transcending Time And Space: An Ode To The Classics

From The Gilgamesh to Gulliver’s Travels, from the Mahabharata to Six acres and a Third, they all speak to us eloquently even today.


01 May 2019
Obamas’ Production Company Unveils A Slate Of Upcoming Projects In Collaboration With Netflix

Obamas’ Production Company Unveils A Slate Of Upcoming Projects In Collaboration With Netflix

Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama, who formed their production banner, Higher Ground last year, unveiled seven projects, scheduled...


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