Reviews

CD Review: Sarkarsm

You’ve got to admit that music-wise, the Riot Peddlers—a three-piece punk rock band from Mumbai—are on top of their game.

Book Review: The Taming of Women

P. Sivakami’s stories refuse to mollycoddle the reader into a sense of ennui, the worst weapon in an indifferent world.

Book Review: The Book of Destruction

Translated from Malayalam by Chetana Sachidanandan, Anand’s The Book of Destruction is anything but feel-good—and that’s a good thing.

CD Review: Sad Little Shoebox

Rummage through the songs on Gowri Jayakumar’s debut album, and you will find snippets and cut-outs of bygone youth and distant memories.

Book Review: Chennaivaasi

T. S. Tirumurti sets the stage for a tale of duty, love, and family that spans across continents and generations.

Book Review: The Rhythm of Riddles

This translated collection of Byomkesh Bakshi mysteries is non-intrusive, mildly interesting—at times, pleasant—but ultimately tepid.

Book Review: How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded a Million Dollar Company

Varun Agarwal’s debut novel is not one that will appease critical eyes. Its charm lies in its sheer simplicity and the author’s easy, engaging style.

Book Review: The Edge of Desire

Tuhin Sinha’s latest novel—The Edge of Desire—accentuates the vices that prevail in the Indian government.

Film Review: Gangs of Wasseypur

Replete with profanity, lechery, drugs, and dirty secrets, Anurag Kashyap’s latest is one of the most bad-ass movies ever to hit the silver screen in India.

Book Review: Impeachment

Anjali Deshpande offers a scintillating take on one of the most tragic industrial accidents that the world has seen.

Book Review: Urban Shots (Series)

If you were to read stories about a regular day in your city, would they capture your interest long enough for you to reach the end?

CD Review: S.T.D.

Sridhar/Thayil are still one of the most eccentric, experimental, and unique bands in the Indian scene.