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Privilege and Prejudice
By Tanya Sharma · In conversation with Aarthi Parthasarathy, the mind behind Royal Existentials, a groundbreaking webcomic that addresses issues of race, gender, and sexuality in India.

Contents

For the Children

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

Myth and Memory

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

Beyond Bollywood #5: Fandry

Even when a larger-than-life portrait of Ambedkar is looking over you, there is only so far the love story of a lower caste boy and an upper caste girl can go.  

Creating Readers

In conversation with the founders of the Eternal Library, India's first library consultancy firm, and Trilogy, a new library, book store, and event space in Mumbai.  
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Interviews

  • 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.
  • Trilogy

    Creating Readers

    In conversation with the founders of the Eternal Library, India's first library consultancy firm, and Trilogy, a new library, book store, and event space in Mumbai.

Features

  • Fandry

    Beyond Bollywood #5: Fandry

    Even when a larger-than-life portrait of Ambedkar is looking over you, there is only so far the love story of a lower caste boy and an upper caste girl can go.
  • Je Suis AIB

    A Contemplation of Satire

    This isn’t just about defending to the death the rights of a few comedians to make dirty jokes. It’s about building a space in our country for satire.
  • Gandu

    Beyond Bollywood #4: Gandu

    Gandu's quest won’t bring tears to your eyes or that warm feeling in your heart. But you will also not be able to take your eyes off it.

Reviews

  • 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.
  • Annie Zaidi Gulab

    Book Review: Gulab

    Annie Zaidi takes the tropes of the conventional ghost story and breathes new life into them.
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