Urvashi Bahuguna

Urvashi is a writer and a feminist. She trips over her own feet a lot.

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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.

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.

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.

Book Review: Murder in the Ashram

If you’re going to enjoy this novel, you must employ a rare degree of suspension of disbelief.

Artless in India

It’s easier to understand time when so much of it seems to stagnate, churn, curdle, and recycle in front of you.

Book Review: Down the Road

28 vignettes of campus life, covering the Amazing Technicolor Life that school and college are made out to be.

Pleasantly Plump

There’s no space on screen for even an extra inch of flesh. Or, for that matter, in T.V. shows, advertisements, billboards, music videos, or even in our own heads.

Book Review: Susanna’s Seven Husbands

The mystery remains intact in Ruskin Bond’s original short story, and the suspense is held captive under a gravestone—or seven.

Book Review: Reflected in Water

This part-travelogue, part-reverie helps reinvent Goa, a place that is largely misunderstood.