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  • Ghachar Ghochar

    Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar

    Vivek Shanbhag's novel looks hard at the nouveau rich in India and the consequences of wealth on relationships with the community, in-laws, work ethic, and morality.
  • Walking Towards Ourselves

    The Meaning of a Woman

    Walking Towards Ourselves, Catriona Mitchell’s compilation of stories about and by Indian women, does not see the struggles of women in the country as being too privileged, specific, or personal.
  • court

    Film Review: Court

    Chaitanya Tamhane's acclaimed film Court is a study in how people present themselves to the world.
  • Drawing the Line

    Out of the Box

    In Zubaan Books' Drawing the Line anthology, the hero is the everywoman and her contained, quiet rage against the system.
  • Masaan

    The Mortal Envelope

    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.
  • Meera Syal

    Book Review: The House of Hidden Mothers

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

    Book Review: Murder with Bengali Characteristics

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

    Book Review: The Lives of Others

    Mukherjee writes with subtlety and intelligence, never quite allowing any of his characters to assume a moral authority.
  • Mirages of the Mind

    Book Review: Mirages of the Mind

    Mushtaq Ahmed Yosufi's novel captures the overpowering sense of nostalgia that erupted in the Indian subcontinent after the partition.
The Oracle of Tripe #19

The Oracle of Tripe #19

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando
The Oracle of Tripe #19