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  • 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.
  • Brahma Dreaming

    Book Review: Brahma Dreaming

    As an introduction to the world of Hindu tales for the uninitiated, John Jackson's book is a fascinating read.
  • Gone with the Vindaloo

    Book Review: Gone with the Vindaloo

    Vikram Nair's debut novel is humorous and unpretentious; a book that celebrates life in all its natural flavours.
The City Speaks #12

The City Speaks #12

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #12