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One Giant Inside Joke
By En Wright · In conversation with the Admin of the wildly popular Facebook page Humans of Hindutva, on satire, subterfuge, and skewering the Right-wing on social media.

Contents

Book Review: A Murder on Malabar Hill

Sujata Massey's novel is best described by Dirk Gently’s maxim that to solve a crime, one must investigate the society in which it takes place.  

Woman in Charge: Gram Sabha

Tara wished she could speak more at these meetings, but there were important people here. She had to make a good impression.  

Book Review: I Am a Troll

A worthy venture into the deep, dark world of Indian cyber-terrorism that should attract more detailed investigations and the placement of legal safeguards online.  

Book Review: Slow Startle

Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.  
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Interviews

  • Manu Joseph

    The Value of Morality

    In conversation with the always outspoken Manu Joseph about journalism, being political, and his latest novel, Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous.
  • Tishani Doshi

    Bold As Roses

    In conversation with acclaimed poet, novelist, and dancer Tishani Doshi on Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, her new collection of poetry.
  • Jerry Pinto

    A Struggle Against Invisibility

    In conversation with the inimitable Jerry Pinto about his latest novel Murder in Mahim.

Features

  • Woman in Charge: Gram Sabha

    Woman in Charge: Gram Sabha

    Tara wished she could speak more at these meetings, but there were important people here. She had to make a good impression.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Water

    Tara had just discovered an ugly truth. This man, this public servant, was flaunting his corruption. She didn’t want him to win.
  • Boyfriend

    Boyfriend

    Fear and guilt, judgement and inconvenience: one writer recounts her struggles of staying over at a male friend's house in a city like Bombay.

Reviews

  • A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Book Review: A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Sujata Massey's novel is best described by Dirk Gently’s maxim that to solve a crime, one must investigate the society in which it takes place.
  • I Am a Troll

    Book Review: I Am a Troll

    A worthy venture into the deep, dark world of Indian cyber-terrorism that should attract more detailed investigations and the placement of legal safeguards online.
  • Slow Startle

    Book Review: Slow Startle

    Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.
The City Speaks #35

The City Speaks #35

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #35