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By Namita Aavriti · In Neeraj Ghaywan's Masaan, sex is young and brand new; it is curiosity and desire all wound up in wires and technology and Facebook and computers. Death, in contrast, is old and ceaseless and long.

Contents

Book Review: The House of Hidden Mothers

In her latest novel, Meera Syal grapples with an eye-wideningly long list of capital-I Issues.  

Coming and Going

Aditya Vikram Sengupta's debut film Asha Jaoar Majhe forces us to ask questions about what we do with love in our lives.  

Book Review: Murder with Bengali Charact...

Jokes aside, there is something to be said about this novel's failure to work as a murder mystery.  

Piece of Cake

Why would anyone throw perfectly good sponge cake out of a car window?  
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Interviews

  • Asha Jaoar Majhe

    Coming and Going

    Aditya Vikram Sengupta's debut film Asha Jaoar Majhe forces us to ask questions about what we do with love in our lives.
  • Aarthi Parthasarathy

    Privilege and Prejudice

    In conversation with Aarthi Parthasarathy, the mind behind Royal Existentials, a groundbreaking webcomic that addresses issues of race, gender, and sexuality in India.
  • 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.

Features

  • Cake

    Piece of Cake

    Why would anyone throw perfectly good sponge cake out of a car window?
  • Myntra's Anouk Advertisement

    An Unseemly Truth?

    Are positive gay images hiding an unseemly truth? A look at Myntra and the politics of their 'lesbian ad' for Anouk.
  • Jodhpur

    Into the Desert

    It was a solid plan; to fall asleep before the cold got to us. Or so we thought.

Reviews

The Oracle of Tripe #24

The Oracle of Tripe #24

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #24