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A Struggle Against Invisibility
By Niharika Mallimadugula · In conversation with the inimitable Jerry Pinto about his latest novel Murder in Mahim.

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Woman in Charge: Mother

At times like these, Tara missed the gentle music of her village, which was so unlike this town.  

Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi ...

Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.  

Woman in Charge: Respect

Hair that shined in the morning light, ruddy cheeks, small eyes, and full lips. Their gaze, she knew, rested on her.  

Woman in Charge: Pradhan

'Woman in Charge' is a new series, based on true events, that explores the life of a female Pradhan in a Kumaoni village.  
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Interviews

  • Sharanya Manivannan

    An Act of Belonging

    In conversation with Sharanya Manivannan about The High Priestess Never Marries, her latest book of short fiction.
  • First Hand Anthology

    Representing the Real

    In conversation with Vidyun Sabhaney about putting together First Hand, an anthology of nonfiction graphic stories that is possibly the first of its kind in India.
  • Black Mumba

    A Snake Pit of Dreams

    In conversation with Ram Venkatesan and Kishore Mohan about Black Mumba, a new noir graphic novel that explores some of the darker aspects of the city of Mumbai.

Features

  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Mother

    At times like these, Tara missed the gentle music of her village, which was so unlike this town.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Respect

    Hair that shined in the morning light, ruddy cheeks, small eyes, and full lips. Their gaze, she knew, rested on her.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Pradhan

    'Woman in Charge' is a new series, based on true events, that explores the life of a female Pradhan in a Kumaoni village.

Reviews

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.
  • Leila by Prayaag Akbar

    Book Review: Leila

    Prayaag Akbar’s biggest triumph lies in his ability to adopt a female voice so completely, you forget this is a male author’s debut novel.
  • Greenlight

    Book Review: Greenlight

    The sixth book in Kalpana Swaminathan’s acclaimed Lalli detective series is not for the faint-hearted.

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