Reviews

A Matter of Rats

Book Review: A Matter of Rats

Despite the emotions that bind this collection of stories, Kumar’s prose is never elegiac. There is always humour, love, and the possibility of redemption.

Jobless Clueless Reckless

Book Review: Jobless Clueless Reckless

Revathi Suresh’s debut effort is a coming-of-age novel and it takes that trope head on, without cloaking it in something else.

Facebook Phantom

Book Review: Facebook Phantom

The representation of young adults and their issues in 17-year-old Suzanne Sangi’s debut novel is surprisingly competent.

Sophie Says by Judy Balan

Book Review: Sophie Says

Judy Balan’s second book ends up being an echo of what might have been, in an alternate universe, an incisive, fun novel.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia from

Book Review: How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

Mohsin Hamid’s latest book makes you turn your attention to lives and situations that you may not have considered before.

Hoirong

CD Review: The Resurrection Of The Princess Of Woe And Her Vampire Hound Posse

Kamal Singh as Hoirong has released a brilliant, thoughtful debut that is as evocative of Seattle in the ’90s as Bangalore in the mid-’00s.

A Memoir by Ma Anand Sheela

Book Review: Don’t Kill Him!: The Story of My Life with Bhagwan Rajneesh

Why does Ma Anand Sheela continue to ‘love’ Osho even after he accused her of bio-terrorism and was responsible for her stint in prison?

Hotel Calcutta

Book Review: Hotel Calcutta

Rajat Chaudhuri’s latest novel sees a motley bunch of hotel guests sharing stories of which they are observer, star, and occasional victim.

The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Book Review: The Illicit Happiness of Other People

Manu Joseph deftly weaves a novel that is a rare sighting: a blue moon, exciting and wholly fulfilling.

Book Review: Adi Parva

Amruta Patil returns the Mahabharat closer to its original canvas; far more crowded and complicated than most Indians may be familiar with.

Book Review: Drop Dead

How do you best challenge the fact that in India, finding a woman in a position of power at her workplace is almost always the exception to the rule?

Book Review: Another Country

Anjali Joseph’s second novel seems to be about 21-year-old Leela’s relationship with herself via the men she chooses to date in different countries.