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  • Kumbalangi Nights

    Film Review: Kumbalangi Nights

    Facial hair plays an important role in Madhu C. Narayanan’s Kumbalangi Nights, a film that brings to the surface the perils inherent in popular notions of masculinity.
  • Celestial Bodies

    Book Review: Celestial Bodies

    Jokha Alharthi’s Man Booker International Prize-winning novel employs elaborate and poetic prose as it gazes into Oman's cultural bounty.
  • Milk Teeth Amrita Mahale

    Book Review: Milk Teeth

    Amrita Mahale’s debut novel takes you on an engaging journey through the crowded streets and tiresome middle-class hypocrisy of '90s Bombay.
  • Stray Dolls

    Film Review: Stray Dolls

    The path to the American dream is paved with nightmares in Sonejuhi Sinha’s Stray Dolls, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.
  • Tishani Doshi

    Book Review: Small Days and Nights

    In its lyrical, deconstructed form, Tishani Doshi's latest novel tells the story of big things that happen in small places.
  • Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    Book Review: Poonachi: Or the Story of a Black Goat

    Perumal Murugan's latest novel is not primarily allegorical, but accords animalkind the dignity and depth of feelings that they are rarely manifested with in literature.
  • Book Review: Things We Found During the Autopsy

    In Kuzhali Manickavel's stories, readers are refused a comfortable distance from the narrative, and find themselves directly implicated.
  • A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Book Review: A Murder on Malabar Hill

    Sujata Massey's novel is best described by Dirk Gently’s maxim that to solve a crime, one must investigate the society in which it takes place.
  • I Am a Troll

    Book Review: I Am a Troll

    A worthy venture into the deep, dark world of Indian cyber-terrorism that should attract more detailed investigations and the placement of legal safeguards online.
  • Slow Startle

    Book Review: Slow Startle

    Rohan Chhetri does not make any bones about the fact that Slow Startle is a book about death.
  • We That Are Young

    Book Review: We That Are Young

    Preti Taneja's Delhi contains sustained subterranean anger, abundant misogyny, and the superficial glory of unimaginable wealth.
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Book Review: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

    Balli Kaur Jaswal’s third novel deals with honour killings, vigilante community policing, murder, forbidden love, and a lot more.

The Tap #19

By Ramya Sriram