Book Review: 1888 Dial India

Anuvab Pal’s book takes a long, hard look at modern Indian society through glasses coated with exaggeration, irony, and humour.

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

A coming-of-age story, there is something about Stephen Chbosky’s book that is wildly reminiscent of The Wonder Years.

Book Review: Revolution 2020

When Chetan Bhagat’s characters are in love, they don’t just love each other, they own each other.

CD Review: A Creature I Don’t Know

What makes Laura Marling so special is her ability to soak into your brain, layer by layer.

Film Review: Noukadubi

If you are a connoisseur of films that leave a lingering aftertaste like gourmet French wine, watch Rituparno Ghosh’s Noukadubi.

Book Review: The Girl in the Garden

The predictable plot twists and stonewashed themes are drawbacks, but the subtly etched characters make the book worth reading.

Film Review: John & Jane

Ashim Ahluwalia’s disturbing film is about a different kind of imperialism: a psychological one.

Song Review: Quest

Vivek Rajagopalan’s music manages to sound both global and indigenous at the same time.

Book Review: The Eighth Guest & Other Muzaffar Jang Mysteries

In her sequel to The Englishman’s Cameo, Madhulika Liddle manages to tell Mughal murder mysteries with aplomb.

CD Review: I’m with You

With their tenth album, the Red Hot Chili Peppers prove that they’ve still got a few tricks up their sleeves.

Book Review: Slither

Sex, real and imagined, desired and forced, implied and overt, attempted and unfulfilled; a strange spectrum is travelled by reading this book.

Book Review: Custody

The author reveals the many facets of human nature, where custody battles become a way of trumping one another in a divorce.