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Standing By
By Arun Kale · Conceptualised by the Kadak Collective, the Bystander anthology is an ambitious crowdfunded project that aims to gather works created by a diverse group of over 50 South Asian creators from 13 countries.

Contents

Film Review: Stray Dolls

The path to the American dream is paved with nightmares in Sonejuhi Sinha’s Stray Dolls, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.  

Book Review: Small Days and Nights

In its lyrical, deconstructed form, Tishani Doshi's latest novel tells the story of big things that happen in small places.  

When the Cat’s Away

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.  

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.  
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Interviews

  • Kia and Cosmos

    When the Cat’s Away

    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.
  • 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.

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

  • Stray Dolls

    Film Review: Stray Dolls

    The path to the American dream is paved with nightmares in Sonejuhi Sinha’s Stray Dolls, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.
  • Tishani Doshi

    Book Review: Small Days and Nights

    In its lyrical, deconstructed form, Tishani Doshi's latest novel tells the story of big things that happen in small places.
  • Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    Book Review: Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    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.
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The Oracle of Tripe #3

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
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