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By Namita Aavriti · Aditya Vikram Sengupta's debut film Asha Jaoar Majhe forces us to ask questions about what we do with love in our lives.

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Book Review: Murder with Bengali Charact...

Jokes aside, there is something to be said about this novel's failure to work as a murder mystery.  

Piece of Cake

Why would anyone throw perfectly good sponge cake out of a car window?  

An Unseemly Truth?

Are positive gay images hiding an unseemly truth? A look at Myntra and the politics of their 'lesbian ad' for Anouk.  

The Ballard Engine

Right before the end, reality had become a bad sci-fi movie, the kind you watch at four in the morning, unable to sleep, unable to turn the T.V. off.  
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Interviews

  • Aarthi Parthasarathy

    Privilege and Prejudice

    In conversation with Aarthi Parthasarathy, the mind behind Royal Existentials, a groundbreaking webcomic that addresses issues of race, gender, and sexuality in India.
  • Anusha Parthasarathy

    For the Children

    In conversation with Anusha Parthasarathy, the creator of Meera, a one-of-a-kind comic strip for children in India.
  • Tanuja Desai Hidier

    Myth and Memory

    In conversation with Tanuja Desai Hidier, singer-songwriter and bestselling author of Born Confused and Bombay Blues.

Features

  • Cake

    Piece of Cake

    Why would anyone throw perfectly good sponge cake out of a car window?
  • Myntra's Anouk Advertisement

    An Unseemly Truth?

    Are positive gay images hiding an unseemly truth? A look at Myntra and the politics of their 'lesbian ad' for Anouk.
  • Jodhpur

    Into the Desert

    It was a solid plan; to fall asleep before the cold got to us. Or so we thought.

Reviews

  • Murder with Bengali Characteristics

    Book Review: Murder with Bengali Characteristics

    Jokes aside, there is something to be said about this novel's failure to work as a murder mystery.
  • Seahorse

    Book Review: Seahorse

    In Janice Pariat's debut novel Seahorse, time is tethered to love, to obsessions, to personal myths.
  • Pune 52

    Film Review: Pune 52

    Largely regarded as India's first Marathi neo-noir film, Pune 52 has all the elements one has come to expect from unconventional cinema in India.
The Oracle of Tripe #24

The Oracle of Tripe #24

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #24