January 28. It was on this date nine years ago that immigrant Sri Lankan Tamils in Canada intensified protest against a “genocide” of their community in the Northern Province of the island-nation. Appadurai Muttulingam’s stories take a kaleidoscopic view on their everyday lives—and beyond that.
As fog detains rail passengers in wintry north India, here’s a look at three summer-time train-related stories by Marathi’s Gangadhar Gadgil. The latest of their English translations: A Faceless Evening
From Assam to Toronto International Film Festival, a film scripted, directed, shot, edited and produced by just one person, Village Rockstars is hardly a tale of victimehood instead a story of aspiration...
An English novel profiling Kerala’s pastoral life essays the psyche of a middle-class woman of the last century. Her life does undergo its share of turmoil, but the overall take from Shanti is the bell-metal shine of the harvest festival.