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Articles labelled ‘Interviews’

  • Stateless in India

    Fault Lines and Paper Trails

    In conversation with Sumithra Prasanna about her film Stateless in India, and her experiences of filming through Assam as the state grappled with the repercussions of the N.R.C.
  • Varun Thomas Mathew

    A Bit of Magic Realism

    In conversation with Varun Thomas Mathew about his debut novel, the nostalgia of city life, and the relationship between magic realism and memory.
  • Annie Zaidi

    Point of Pain

    In conversation with Annie Zaidi about her new book Prelude to a Riot, inequalities within South Asia, and why we can never escape home.
  • Bhaskar Hazarika Aamis

    Meat-and-Greet

    In conversation with Bhaskar Hazarika about his critically acclaimed film Aamis, and its place within a genre that combines the bleak with the beautiful.
  • Raqs-e-Inquilab

    Art in Conflict, Conflict in Art

    In conversation with the makers of Raqs-e-Inquilab about creative freedom, censorship, and the one-sided narratives of hate and fear about Kashmir and its people spread by the media.
  • Nandita Dutta

    No Easy Answers

    In conversation with Nandita Dutta, whose book F-Rated examines Indian filmmaking through the eyes of eleven women directors who have been central to the industry across decades.
  • Bystander

    Standing By

    Conceptualised by the Kadak Collective, the Bystander anthology is an ambitious crowdfunded project that aims to gather works created by a diverse group of over 50 South Asian creators from 13 countries.
  • Kia and Cosmos

    When the Cat’s Away

    Loneliness and loss, the perception of absence, and the choices that emanate from it are some of the themes filmmaker Sudipto Roy explores in Kia and Cosmos.
  • Vandana Singh

    A Transdisciplinary Approach

    In conversation with Vandana Singh about climate change, speculative fiction, semiotics, the nature of language, and her new book Ambiguity Machines and Other Stories.
  • Easterine Kire

    Stories of Nagaland

    In conversation with Easterine Kire about war, the importance of community, documenting unwritten histories, and her latest novel A Respectable Woman.
  • Humans of Hindutva

    One Giant Inside Joke

    In conversation with the Admin of the wildly popular Facebook page Humans of Hindutva, on satire, subterfuge, and skewering the Right-wing on social media.
  • Manu Joseph

    The Value of Morality

    In conversation with the always outspoken Manu Joseph about journalism, being political, and his latest novel, Miss Laila, Armed and Dangerous.

The Oracle of Tripe #13

By Chaitanya Modak and Benita Fernando