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  • CD Review: Curious Toys

    It’s almost like the Dave Matthews Band and Pearl Jam had a baby in Chennai.
  • Book Review: 1888 Dial India

    Anuvab Pal's book takes a long, hard look at modern Indian society through glasses coated with exaggeration, irony, and humour.
  • Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

    A coming-of-age story, there is something about Stephen Chbosky's book that is wildly reminiscent of The Wonder Years.
  • Book Review: Revolution 2020

    When Chetan Bhagat’s characters are in love, they don’t just love each other, they own each other.
  • CD Review: A Creature I Don’t Know

    What makes Laura Marling so special is her ability to soak into your brain, layer by layer.
  • Film Review: Noukadubi

    If you are a connoisseur of films that leave a lingering aftertaste like gourmet French wine, watch Rituparno Ghosh's Noukadubi.
  • Book Review: The Girl in the Garden

    The predictable plot twists and stonewashed themes are drawbacks, but the subtly etched characters make the book worth reading.
  • Film Review: John & Jane

    Ashim Ahluwalia's disturbing film is about a different kind of imperialism: a psychological one.
  • Song Review: Quest

    Vivek Rajagopalan’s music manages to sound both global and indigenous at the same time.
  • Book Review: The Eighth Guest & Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries

    In her sequel to The Englishman's Cameo, Madhulika Liddle manages to tell Mughal murder mysteries with aplomb.
  • CD Review: I’m with You

    With their tenth album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers prove that they’ve still got a few tricks up their sleeves.
  • Book Review: Slither

    Sex, real and imagined, desired and forced, implied and overt, attempted and unfulfilled; a strange spectrum is travelled by reading this book.

Testimonial Comics #20

By Nishant Jain