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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: Pradhan

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

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.  

Book Review: Greenlight

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

In Chefchaouen with Shah Rukh Khan

While I love Shah Rukh Khan as irrationally as the next person, he did cost me a flip phone and some loose change.  
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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: Pradhan

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

    In Chefchaouen with Shah Rukh Khan

    While I love Shah Rukh Khan as irrationally as the next person, he did cost me a flip phone and some loose change.
  • Saadat Hasan Manto

    The Legacy of Manto

    Six decades after his death, we remember Saadat Hasan Manto, whose progressive and profound stories reaffirm his credibility as a giant of South Asian literature.

Reviews

  • 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.
  • Immoderate Men

    Book Review: Immoderate Men

    The book explores chauvinism, patriarchy, and the male psyche in an interesting and honest manner.

Testimonial Comics #1

By Nishant Jain