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Tamil Translation – An Old Language For Modern Reading

Tamil Translation – An Old Language For Modern Reading

Translations from Tamil to English are moving towards new directions in Indian publishing which augurs well for an ancient language to attract contemporary readers.

25 June 2022
Short Story: Rage At The Machine

Short Story: Rage At The Machine

Instead of shoving his way into the train at Bandra station, Waghmare liked getting pushed and flowed into the bogey with the crowd. He witnessed the...

27 June 2022

The Poetry of Homes

A poet sent her poem in response to the Nomad's Diary

A Fistful of Poems About Father

A Fistful of Poems About Father

These poems commemorate fatherhood by recalling childhood stories, bonds made over books and rivers, the onset of illness and the eventual loss of the father.

25 June 2022

Book Review | From Afro-euphoria to Afro-realism: A Reality Check On India-Africa Relations Over The Past Decades

The book assesses development projects funded by concessional LoCs, bilateral trade, people- to people initiatives, and grant projects between India and Africa.

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27 June 2022
Talat Mahmood: The Gentle Mould-Breaker

Talat Mahmood: The Gentle Mould-Breaker

The playback and ghazal singer of the 20th century crooned in more than 15 regional languages and also fought for the right to royalty fees for playback...


18 June 2022
Painting The Walls Before They Collapse

Painting The Walls Before They Collapse

They utter something as one and in chorus. I tell them, I don't want to be late for my lecture on the importance of being dishonest about climate change.


11 June 2022
Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

Book Excerpt | Legacy: How Monohar Parrikar Missed His Chance At Greatness

‘Legacy’, the last chapter of An Extraordinary Life, Parrikar’s biography published by Penguin Random House India and authored by Sadguru Patil and...


11 June 2022
Bilingualism Inspires Us To Look Beyond The Limits Of Our Own Cosy Worlds

Bilingualism Inspires Us To Look Beyond The Limits Of Our Own Cosy Worlds

It doesn’t help if that one language is English. Everyone speaks it, or understands the necessity of the ‘lingua franca’. So it is no one’s language of...


05 June 2022
Trapeze, Circus, Jugglers, And Beyond: The Saga Of A Temple, A Mosque And A Survey

Trapeze, Circus, Jugglers, And Beyond: The Saga Of A Temple, A Mosque And A Survey

For digital media and television channels, the incident was like manna from heaven -- a lucrative opportunity to garner viewership. It soon manifested as one...


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05 June 2022
No Strings Attached: Puppets of Tilonia

No Strings Attached: Puppets of Tilonia

The expressive puppets of Barefoot College in Rajasthan’s Tilonia village bind people to grassroots activism, helping them address a range of issues from...


05 June 2022
A Faded Souvenir Of The Forgotten Past

A Faded Souvenir Of The Forgotten Past

Rajkamal Chaudhary (1929–1967) wrote outside the dicta of dominant Hindi ethics. His stories can be read like montages, flashes and sudden glimpses of the...


04 June 2022
Book Review: It Does Not Die

Book Review: It Does Not Die

In a world obsessed with staying young, one can guess what lies at the heart of the Hidden Hindu. Gupta presses the right buttons of violence, hackers and...


28 May 2022
Poems: Of Journeys, Recurring Thoughts, Sadness and Fragrance

Poems: Of Journeys, Recurring Thoughts, Sadness and Fragrance

What are the consolations for the adventurer on a searing journey riven by human suffering? Can thoughts be volatile and violent? Can despondency seep into...


21 May 2022
Book Review: Leading By Example

Book Review: Leading By Example

Picking up on the title of one of the more spectacular James Bond books, Govind Dholakia, has embarked on the story of how he reached the heights of the...


21 May 2022
Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Poems: The Landscapes of Home, Love, Solitude, And Infinity

Can there be home within a home? Can our vanity be too big to hold all the love we get? Can solitude taste like the numb strumming of a guitar? How many years...


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21 May 2022
Book of Tea: A Poem

Book of Tea: A Poem

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21 as International Tea Day in recognition of the long history and deep cultural and economic significance...


21 May 2022
Short Story: Once Upon A Road

Short Story: Once Upon A Road

For Hasan, a man seemingly in his mid-thirties, roads often lead to more roads. An encounter with Vikram near a temple on an October night ends with a strange...


16 May 2022
Short Poems

Short Poems

Short poems for a weekend read.


11 May 2022
'Sickness': A Short Story By Saadat Hasan Manto

'Sickness': A Short Story By Saadat Hasan Manto

‘I am not comfortable in the company of women, to the extent that I had agreed to a nikah about a year and a half ago but had not made any arrangements to...


08 May 2022
Short Story: R Cube

Short Story: R Cube

It was her quiet and fiery resilience that had attracted me to her: she was glorious, mysterious, and almost unattainable. Even in the throes of desire, a part...


07 May 2022
Short Story: The Strings

Short Story: The Strings

Everybody—her parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, children and the servants in the extended family—huddle around her on the carpet, enchanted by the...


09 April 2022
2,000-Year-Old Riddle Solved!

2,000-Year-Old Riddle Solved!

Among all the stories, Dean is most intrigued by the location of the Stone Tower. It was somewhere at the Silk Route’s mid-point that was a halting spot for...


02 April 2022
Covid Musings: Survival Is The Only Resolution And Celebration

Covid Musings: Survival Is The Only Resolution And Celebration

What I wrote during the three waves of Covid is a reflection of what we all went through during those testing times -- migration, human suffering and isolation.


02 April 2022
Poems: Of Disrobed Ganga, Crinkled Space And Pulsating Silence

Poems: Of Disrobed Ganga, Crinkled Space And Pulsating Silence

Excerpted from Vanishing Words: Poems (Hawakal), which outlines the loneliness, sighs, silences, absences and the quests to escape we have experienced during...


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