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Missing
By Sumana Roy · Sumana Roy's debut novel Missing is a study of the modern marriage, played out against the awareness of the question: what happens when a wife goes missing? Read an excerpt from the book here.

Contents

Book Review: Poonachi: Or the Story of a...

Perumal Murugan's latest novel is not primarily allegorical, but accords animalkind the dignity and depth of feelings that they are rarely manifested with in literature.  

Fertile Baldness

Shame, non-acceptance, and exclusion unfailingly accompany baldness. But baldness can be fertile, too—for humour and style, if nothing else.
  

Verticals

Modern, Western-aspiring society has a crisis of lifestyle; its problem is not its physical distance from nature, but its emotional distance.  

Book Review: Things We Found During the ...

In Kuzhali Manickavel's stories, readers are refused a comfortable distance from the narrative, and find themselves directly implicated.  
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New Writing Vol. 6

Noise

Interviews

  • Humans of Hindutva

    One Giant Inside Joke

    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.
  • 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.

Features

  • Fertile Baldness

    Fertile Baldness

    Shame, non-acceptance, and exclusion unfailingly accompany baldness. But baldness can be fertile, too—for humour and style, if nothing else.

  • Bombay

    Verticals

    Modern, Western-aspiring society has a crisis of lifestyle; its problem is not its physical distance from nature, but its emotional distance.
  • 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.

Reviews

The Tap #22

By Ramya Sriram