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The Value of Morality
By Niharika Mallimadugula · In conversation with the always outspoken Manu Joseph about journalism, being political, and his latest novel, Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous.

Contents

Woman in Charge: Mela

Girls, whose bodies had widened, gyrated and swayed, performing in ways society wouldn’t otherwise allow.  

Woman in Charge: Picking

As the women sat together, they picked the leaves off the branches, leaving only the tiny buds that now smelled ripe with intoxication.  

Bold As Roses

In conversation with acclaimed poet, novelist, and dancer Tishani Doshi on Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, her new collection of poetry.  

Woman in Charge: Dreams

At this moment, more than anything, she wished she too could giggle and laugh and read words and whisper secrets.  
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Interviews

  • Tishani Doshi

    Bold As Roses

    In conversation with acclaimed poet, novelist, and dancer Tishani Doshi on Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods, her new collection of poetry.
  • Jerry Pinto

    A Struggle Against Invisibility

    In conversation with the inimitable Jerry Pinto about his latest novel Murder in Mahim.
  • Sharanya Manivannan

    An Act of Belonging

    In conversation with Sharanya Manivannan about The High Priestess Never Marries, her latest book of short fiction.

Features

  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Mela

    Girls, whose bodies had widened, gyrated and swayed, performing in ways society wouldn’t otherwise allow.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Picking

    As the women sat together, they picked the leaves off the branches, leaving only the tiny buds that now smelled ripe with intoxication.
  • Woman in Charge

    Woman in Charge: Dreams

    At this moment, more than anything, she wished she too could giggle and laugh and read words and whisper secrets.

Reviews

  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.
  • 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.
The City Speaks #19

The City Speaks #19

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #19