Interviews

Tashan Mehta

Time and Space and a Complicated Place

In conversation with Tashan Mehta about looking at the world through fresh eyes, talking to her past self, and the process of building new worlds from the ground up.

Siddhartha Deb

Fever Dreams and Buried Truths

In conversation with Siddhartha Deb about his novel The Light at the End of the World, the ethics of fictionalising real-world incidents, and how the fantastic can illuminate the real.

Praveena Shivram

Fertile Ground in Grey Spaces

In conversation with Praveena Shivram about fluidity in worldbuilding, reimagining mythology, and transcending binaries in her debut novel Karuppu.

Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

The Abstraction of Desire

In conversation with Tejaswini Apte-Rahm about historical fiction and her debut novel, The Secret of More.

Sonia Filinto

The Bread Earners of Goa

In conversation with filmmaker Sonia Filinto about her film Bread and Belonging, Goa’s perennially shifting demography, and of the intriguing connection between bread and migrants.

Anushka Jasraj

Telling It Slant

In conversation with two-time Commonwealth Short Story Prize winner Anushka Jasraj about her stories and characters, surrealism, and her writing process.

Nisha Susan

Pavlovian Patches of Writing

In conversation with Nisha Susan about writing her new book The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories, romance, endings, flawed protagonists, and much more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Art in Conflict, Conflict in Art

In conversation with the makers of Raqs-e-Inquilab about creative freedom, censorship, the role of art in a time and place of crisis, and about the one-sided narratives of hate and fear about Kashmir and its people spread by the media.