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When the Cat’s Away
By Sucheta Chakraborty · Loneliness and loss, the perception of absence, and the choices that emanate from it are some of the themes filmmaker Sudipto Roy explores in Kia and Cosmos. Read on for an exclusive interview about the film.

Contents

A Transdisciplinary Approach

In conversation with Vandana Singh about climate change, speculative fiction, semiotics, the nature of language, and her new book Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories.  

Stories of Nagaland

In conversation with Easterine Kire about war, the importance of community, documenting unwritten histories, and her latest novel A Respectable Woman.  

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.  

Missing

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.  
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New Writing Vol. 6

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Interviews

  • Vandana Singh

    A Transdisciplinary Approach

    In conversation with Vandana Singh about climate change, speculative fiction, semiotics, the nature of language, and her new book Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories.
  • Easterine Kire

    Stories of Nagaland

    In conversation with Easterine Kire about war, the importance of community, documenting unwritten histories, and her latest novel A Respectable Woman.
  • 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.

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 #3

By Ramya Sriram